The breasts you’ve always wanted



 

Breast Surgery, whether that be enlargement (a ‘boob job’) or reduction is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries there is. It’s important that your breasts are the way you want them to be. At Baddow Hopsital, we aim to walk you through surgery step by step, from an initial consultation, to deciding n your surgery, explaining the procedure, right through to you making a full recovery and enjoying the breasts you’ve always wanted.


Breast Enlargement



Step 1: Consultation and Planning

The first step towards getting the breasts you want is a consultation with your surgeon. We offer a number of free, no-obligation consultations, which you can find out more about here.
Your consultant will explain the whole procedure with you, and answer any questions you may have. You will also be guided through recovery and follow-up consultations.

Email us to arrange a free consultation

Implant Shape & Size

Your consultant will discuss the size and shape of your implants with you, as well as consider different implant manufacturers.

Other Considerations

Profiles of Implants
For the base of each implant, there are four different profiles: low, medium, high and extra high. This is simply a term used to describe the edge or ‘take off’ of the implant, with low profile having a softer, subtle edge giving more of a natural look to the opposite end of the spectrum, where an extra high profile has a steeper edge to the implant resulting in lots of cleavage and providing a more ‘false’ look.

Asymmetry
Most women have some form of minor breast asymmetry (unevenness). One side may differ from the other in volume, position of the nipple or shape of the chest wall. This is entirely normal. Your surgeon will try to modify this as best he/she can during the procedure but it is within normal limits for minor variances to exist or remain after surgery.


Implant Shape & Size

The first choice to make when considering breast augmentation surgery is the shape and size of your implant. Your surgeon will be able to guide you on this.

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Other Considerations

Profiles of Implants
For the base of each implant, there are four different profiles: low, medium, high and extra high. This is simply a term used to describe the edge or ‘take off’ of the implant, with low profile having a softer, subtle edge giving more of a natural look to the opposite end of the spectrum, where an extra high profile has a steeper edge to the implant resulting in lots of cleavage and providing a more ‘false’ look.

Asymmetry
Most women have some form of minor breast asymmetry (unevenness). One side may differ from the other in volume, position of the nipple or shape of the chest wall. This is entirely normal. Your surgeon will try to modify this as best he/she can during the procedure but it is within normal limits for minor variances to exist or remain after surgery.


Before & After

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    Breast Augmentation & Anatomical Implants – 140cc Anaxomical Breast Augmentation36yr old patient who underwent a breast augmentation with 140 low profile anatomical shaped implant.

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    BREAST AUGMENTATION & CONICAL IMPLANTS
    225CC CONICAL

    44yr old mother of 4, wanting a small increase in volume, with a natural lift. Breast augmentation with 225cc conical implants.

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    BREAST AUGMENTATION & ANATOMICAL IMPLANTS
    270CC LOW PROFILE ANATOMICAL IMPLANT

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    BREAST AUGMENTATION & ANATOMICAL IMPLANTS
    315CC MEDIUM PROFILE ANATOMICAL IMPLANT

    40yr old mother of 3 kids, who underwent a breast augmentation with 315 medium profile Natural (tear drop shaped) implant.

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    ROUND IMPLANTS

    BREAST AUGMENTATION & ROUND IMPLANTS
    240CC MEDIUM PROFILE ROUND IMPLANTS

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    BREAST AUGMENTATION & ROUND IMPLANTS
    335CC MEDIUM PROFILE ROUND IMPLANTS

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    MASTOPEXY AUGMENTATION

    36yr old mother of two who underwent a Mastopexy augmentation with 225cc low profile conical Pure® implants.

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    MASTOPEXY AUGMENTATION 295 LOW CONICAL

    37yr old mother of 3 underwent a Mastopexy augmentation with 295cc low profile conical. Pictures taken 1yr post op.

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Preparation

Please ensure you attend a pre-operative assessment clinic with our designated nurses who will review your medical questionnaire, check your blood pressure and pulse and carry out any other relevant tests.
We ask you to buy OCTENSIAN body wash (available at Baddow Hospital), which reduces the risk of infection and should be used for one week before surgery.

Do not take aspirin for at least one week prior to surgery, unless advised by your surgeon.

Before coming into hospital, if you smoke, we advise you to give up for at least two weeks before your ‘boob job’. Apart from the other health risks, smoking delays wound healing.
After the procedure you will not be able to undertake household duties such as vacuuming, dusting, washing clothes, ironing and shopping for some time, so you may wish to arrange someone to help.

You will also need to avoid pushing, pulling or lifting objects. If you have small children, you may require childcare support during your recovery period.

Ensure things you need on a daily basis are within easy reach, as you must not raise your arms past your shoulders for the first two weeks. This also means you will need someone to wash your hair during this time.

It is advisable to wear comfortable, loose-fitting, front-fastening clothes on admission.

We will supply you with a post-operative bra as part of your package but you may want to consider purchasing an additional bra through Baddow Hospital – and you should also purchase a couple of well-fitting, front-fastening sports bras.

Procedure

Breast Augmentation is usually performed under general anaesthetic as a day case procedure (ie coming in and out of the hospital the same day). However, on occasion the surgeon, or patient, may feel it is appropriate to stay in Baddow Hospital overnight.


Step 3: Recovery & Follow-Up

Your aftercare will be discussed before discharge with your Consultant Cosmetic Surgeon and Nurse Specialist. Following Breast Augmentation Surgery, your breasts will be swollen, heavy and more sensitive; you may experience altered sensation, particularly around the nipples. This may take a few months to resolve and for your breasts to settle completely into their natural shape and sensation.

You will be seen by the nurse after the first week for a wound check.

Having a shallow bath is fine but you must wear a bra 24 hours a day for the first week, (except for changing). After this, the bra can be removed for bathing.

You will receive a follow-up appointment at Baddow Hospital with the nurse and your surgeon prior to discharge.

Preparation

Precautions to take:

  • Once out of hospital, you should refrain from lifting, strenuous exercise, general housework, tight tops, reaching high cupboards and sun bathing.
  • Sleep propped up with pillows for the first two weeks.
  • Do not sleep on your front.
  • When in bed, prop a couple of pillows at either side of you to prevent you from rolling over in bed.
  • Once your wounds have fully healed, you may use moisturiser such as Nivea or E45, massaging the whole breast and wounds gently as this will help soften the tissues.
  • Do not participate in aerobics, gym work, athletics, swimming or attend a spa or sauna for up to six weeks, after which you should be able to gradually return to normal levels of activity.
  • Don’t try to do too much too soon. If it hurts – stop and try another day.
  • Although uncommon, infection can occur so you will be given a course of antibiotics to take. It is important to finish the course.
  • Do not hesitate to contact us if your breasts appear red, hot, more tender and/or swollen; if you’re feeling unwell and have a raised temperature; if your breasts look ‘odd’ and become uncomfortable; or if you have pain, altered shape and firmness of a breast.
  • Wear your supportive bra for 24 hours every day during the first two weeks to help to reduce swelling.
  • Massage and moisturise. Treat the whole breast and scar. Use the palm of your hand to apply a moisturising cream for dry skin in a gentle circular movement. This helps to soften your skin and adjacent tissue and also enables the breast to adjust to its new contour.
  • Experience how your breasts feel before letting anyone else touch them.
  • Tel 01245 474 070 (8am to 8pm).