Breast augmentation or enlargement is now one of the most widely performed and most successful cosmetic surgery procedures available in the U.K.
There are currently two types of implant available in the UK; a silicone gel implant and a saline filled implant that is usually placed inside the breast before being filled with salt water. Implants also come in many different shapes and sizes allowing you more choice.
Breast augmentation can be performed under a general anaesthetic, although some surgeons use a local anaesthetic, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy, so that you remain awake but feel very little discomfort during the operation. A short incision can be made either in the crease under the breast, around the areola (nipple area) or in the armpit in order to insert the implant. Implants can be positioned either between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle (sub-glandular) or behind the muscle (sub-muscular). Most people find that they can return to work after a few days recuperation. Private costs for breast implants can range from approximately £3,000 - £5,000.
This is Part 3 of the interview of Adrian Richards (Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics, and Founder of Cosmetic Courses) and Ron Myers (Director of The Consulting Room) looking at PIP Breast Implants.
A video explanation of Cold Subfascial breast augmentation.
A Video demonstrating the correct application method for the Brava Breast Enhancement and Shaping System
A video demonstrating Brava Breast Enhancement and Shaping System
A video discussing which implant style is recommend for different chest types.
A video discussing the relative weight if slaine and silicone breast implants
A discussion on how to make implant sizers using rice that can be worn to determine which breast implant size feels the most comfortable for you.
This video helps to explain how surgeons help you choose the right implant for you in order to give you the optimal results.
Video discussing how surgeons can reduce the risk of wrinkling in breast tissue after breast implant surgery
Video highlighting the differences between the early liquid silicone implants and the newer cohesive silicone gel implants.
This video shows how releasing the constriction of the lower part of the breast alongside insertion of breast implants can improve the appearance of tubular breast deformities.
This video explains the differences and advantages and disadvantages of round and tear dropped shaped implants.
Example of a woman who has this “double bubble” effect and how it can be corrected with breast implant relocation.
This video shows insertion of implants beneath the pectoral muscle
This video shows an example of how the chest muscle can hold the breast implant too high, creating an unnatural appearance, and how removal and replacement of implants infront of the muscle can improve the breast shape.
Video explaining the causes and solutions of capsular contacture after breast implant surgery
After surgery the capsule around breast implants can harden, resulting in discomfort and a distorted appearance. This video explains the treatment options available to resolve this problem
This video shows a breast enlargement procedure on a woman who has enough existing breast tissue allowing for her to have 460 cc silicone breast implant placed in front of the chest muscle.
This video highlights the case of a woman with breast implants who after giving birth felt that her skin had become a little loose around the breast area and wanted to have her existing implants exchanged for larger ones.
This video explains why there is a slightly higher risk of breast droop (or ptosis) during pregnancy when you have breast implants.
This video explains why breast implants should not affect your ability to safely breast feed your baby
This video discusses the latest generation breast implants and one surgeon’s advice to his patients regarding how long the implants last.
Insertion of breast implants can help to reduce prominent nipples in women with small breasts. To ensure the correct size of implants are selected, temporary implant sizers are used during the breast enlargement process.
This video demonstrates one of the problems of sub-muscular breast implants in women who have very little breast tissue.
Video showing the removal of ruptured breast implants and their replacement with new implants
This video highlights an example of a woman who had previously had breast reduction wishing to enhance breast volume following weight loss.
This video shows how asymmetry of the breasts, which affects many women, can be treated with a combination of breast enlargement with implants and different types of breast uplift (Mastopexy) procedures.