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Breast Augmentation Surgery, Essex

Tare`s Mission Statement: I believe in offering a natural-looking, proportionate enhancement in breasts size to compensate for the underdevelopment or the loss of volume following weight loss or childbirth. It is a very useful procedure for regaining the self-confidence and improved self-body image ( see testimonials by patients).

do not offer breast augmentation procedure to gain unnatural and unaesthetic extra-large size breasts.

Breast enlargement (augmentation) is a common procedure to correct hypoplasia (underdevelopment of breasts) or ptosis (droopy breasts).

Why opt for breast enlargement?

However we may feel about the relevance or fairness of “judgement by appearance”, society has established expectations against which all people compare and are compared.

Women whose breasts are abnormally small by these “standards” may not feel feminine and are self-conscious. They are unable to wear under clothes or swimwear designed for “Ms Average”, and may be inhibited about beach holidays or swimming, and reluctant to wear “revealing” evening dresses and “strappy” summer clothes. Some women may feel a lack of confidence in their work environment and in their personal relationships, and therefore wish to correct this problem.

Many women who have had children and have breastfed – or have lost significant weight – are unhappy about the loss of volume and emptiness in the upper part of the breast, and are keen to have a subtle enhancement of breast size with good cleavage.

How to choose the right cup size?

There are over 40 bra manufacturers in the UK and there is a great variation between their cup sizes. Hence it is not always possible to predict the exact cup size. We will obviously discuss what is an appropriate or reasonable size in terms of your height and body shape – and your expectations – before you undergo surgery. It is not possible to predict the precise cup size that will result after this procedure, but we will endeavour to give you a result which is appropriate for your height and build – keeping your preferences in mind.

What does the operation involve?

Breast enlargement is performed under general anaesthetic and may involve one or two nights stay in hospital. Depending on individual circumstances, it may be possible to carry out the procedure as a day case. A tube drain is inserted into each breast to remove any blood fluid that may result from surgery, and this tube drain is normally removed within 24 to 48 hours. Patients are allowed home wearing a supportive soft brassiere.

Following surgery, there will be some discomfort which is treated by painkillers. The breast can be bruised and swollen, which means that it appears larger in the first few days after surgery than it’s eventual “settled” size. The swelling and bruising will subside over a period of six weeks, and then the final shape of the breast becomes evident.

What is the post-operative process?

A small dressing is applied to the suture line in the crease underneath the breast. Most patients are able to shower and change this dressing themselves at home. An outpatient appointment is made for removal of sutures approximately one week after surgery, and a further review appointment is usually offered one to three months after the operation.

How much can I do in the weeks following the operation?

Patients can experience discomfort for the first couple of weeks following their operation while lifting weights or stretching the arms above the head. It is advisable to have help around the house and with young children during this period. The majority of patients are quite comfortable and able to return to work within two to three weeks after surgery, and as long as common sense is used to evaluate progress, it is usually possible to resume normal exercise schedules including gym, aerobics and swimming in six weeks after surgery.

What is discussed before the operation?

It is important that all patients are provided with a complete understanding of the procedures involved. We will discuss and review the different shapes and types of implants that are available to you. We will discuss the positioning of the implant above or below the pectoral muscle in the chest – and what are the long-term implications of having a breast implant would be in the future. Such problems may include capsule formation, leaks and ruptures, mammograms, implications for pregnancy and breast-feeding, trauma – and the possibility of revisions in the future.

What complications may arise from this procedure?

Breast enlargement surgery can have complications just like any other surgical procedure. Short term (and easily treated) complications may include bleeding, haematoma (blood clots), infection, visible scar, asymmetry, loss of sensation in the nipple; long-term problems may include capsular contracture, rippling, leaks or ruptures.

Only rarely does an implant need to be removed due to a severe infection following surgery. If this occurs, the breast is allowed to recover fully – and then a new implant is inserted in three to six months as appropriate.

What assurances are possible regarding the probable lifespan of an implant?

No implant manufacturer guarantees an implant for life, but 10 to 15 years is considered reasonable for implant viability. If there is a suspicion of a leak or rupture, we will most likely advise you to have an MRI scan or an ultrasound examination to check on the integrity of the implant.

ALCL in Breast Implants:

Recently the scientists have found evidence of ALCL ( Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) in patients with breast implants. The incidence is variable from 1:6000 to 1:20,000 implants.

It usually presents as a sudden unilateral, enlargement of the breast 5-6 years after breast augmentation without any traceable cause.

The first line of treatment is to remove the implant and capsule completely. Patients may need Chemotherapy depending on the severity of the disease.

Breast Implant Illness:

Recently this symptomatology has been identified in a few patients. The patient describes a variety of symptoms thought to be related to breast implants.

The patient usually complains of fatigue, brain fog, muscle pain, anxiety, hair loss, insomnia, headaches, backache and dry eyes.

The treatment would involve the removal of implants but the symptoms may persist even after the explantation.