Cosmetic breast surgery procedures, such as the breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast uplift, are some of the most popular procedures in the UK. Women that are dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts are typically very happy with the results of their procedures, but it is important to choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon.
Breast Enlargement (Augmentation) Surgery – The Boob-Job
Before the operation… “Should I? Would I? Could I?”
Breast enlargement is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic operations throughout the UK and it’s no different here in Nottingham. We have all seen lots of references to it in magazines and on TV. This has the effect of making this surgery seem trivial, a bit like having an expensive hair-do, or that it’s “nothing to worry about”. Be assured, this is not the case and anyone who says it is, is lying to you. Before going through this operation, I strongly advise any woman to know what they are getting themselves into; not in order to scare them, but to be sure that everyone who goes for surgery does so with their eyes open and with confidence that they are doing the right thing.
Size… “Make them Enormous!”
To begin with, many women who ask about breast enlargement may say that they would like their breasts to be “huge” or “as big as possible”. For most women in Nottingham, though, inserting very large breast implants would produce a very unnatural look, with the very obvious appearance of breast implants. This effect, where the breast looks like an implant with a breast tightly wrapped around it, has proved very dissatisfying for many women, who went into surgery hoping for natural-looking, but larger breasts. In fact, to achieve a natural-looking enlarged breast requires accurate measurements of your chest size, current breast size and the amount of existing breast and fatty tissue underneath the skin.
I discuss all this in the clinic, but be prepared to be sent home to do some volume experiments with bags of rice! I will almost always ask the lady to find out herself, what overall size of implant she requires. The results of this are often surprising. Most ladies will come up with a final volume that is quite a bit smaller than the volume they originally considered. Don’t be disappointed if this is the case, a vital aspect of planning in this surgery is coming up with the right size and shape of implant for you, so that your result can be as pleasing to you as possible.
Overly large breasts can cause many physical problems, such as severe back, shoulder and neck pain, as well as making it hard to find bras and clothes to fit. A breast reduction procedure can provide a solution to these problems by removing excess breast tissue and reshaping the breasts into a more youthful size and shape.
Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)
Designed to help women whose breasts have sagged, either as part of the ageing process or as a result of childbearing or weight loss, breast uplift surgery lifts and reshapes the breasts. It can be combined with a breast augmentation procedure.
Inverted nipples affect up to one in ten women in the UK and this is a straightforward surgical procedure to correct the problem.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)
This problem can either be caused by an excess of glandular tissue or an excess of fatty tissue and male breast reduction surgery aims to leave men with a flatter, more masculine chest contour.
Please ensure you book a consultation with a fully accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeon.