Breast Augmentation Essex

What Is A Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery, or breast enlargement Essex involves surgery to insert implants filled with silicone gel to enhance the size of the breasts. The implant is  either placed under the chest muscle, or directly under the breast tissue, above the muscle. There are a number of reasons why women opt for a breast augmentation Essex; from simply wanting a fuller cleavage and a shapelier figure, to replacing lost volume after having children, or even sometimes choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery Essex following weight loss.

What To Expect From Breast Augmentation Essex

If you decide that you would like to undergo breast enlargement Essex, our team will ensure that you are certain about your decision and you have received all the information you need to know before the surgery. You will need to book an initial consultation with Mr Sierakowski to discuss what your goals are and how best these might be achieved, based on your specific breast examination. From here, he will be able to tell you the technique that he thinks would best suit your body and the results you want. At the consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss any questions you may have and gain as much information as you can about the breast enlargement surgery Essex.

Once you have made your decision and decide you want to go ahead with the breast augmentation Essex surgery, you will attend a second consultation with Mr Sierakowski to go over the planned surgery again and answer any more questions you may have. You can change your mind at any time before the surgery, as we understand it is a difficult and important decision to make.

What Happens During Breast Augmentation Essex?

The procedure typically takes between one and two hours and you will be put under general anaesthetic throughout the duration of the Essex breast enlargement procedure. The implants will be inserted through a cut in the crease underneath your breast. A ‘pocket’ for the implant is made either above or below the muscle, depending on what has been decided before the breast augmentation surgery Essex. An adjustable trial implant can be used to ensure that the correct size has been selected. Once the chosen implant has been inserted, using a special sterile technique, the wound is carefully sewn up using dissolving stitches which are hidden under the skin. Dressings are applied over the scars and you are placed into a special compression bra to provide comfort and support.

Are There Any Potential Risks From Breast Augmentation Surgery Essex?

As with any operation, there are risks associated with breast enlargement Essex surgery, which you need to be aware of when making your decision. During your cosmetic surgery Essex consultation, Mr Sierakowski will explain these risks to you. Some risks are associated with any operation, for example an unexpected reaction to the anaesthetic, developing a blood clot in the legs or lungs, or problems related to infection or bleeding.

A specific complication related to Essex breast augmentation surgery is capsular contracture. This occurs when scar tissue forms around the implant, causing the shape of the breast to become distorted. In severe cases, this can be painful and require the implants to be replaced or removed.

There is a chance that your nipple and breast skin may feel different after breast enlargement Essex surgery; either more or less sensitive. This normally improves with time. It is also important to remember that your skin will stretch as you get older, causing the shape of your breasts to change. The implant may become visible under the skin, something known as “rippling”. Some patients end up having more surgery on their breasts to correct these problems. Implants are made to be very tough, but the shell can eventually fail and a leak of silicone can occur. This is not usually serious and in many cases the leak is contained within the capsule and the patient does not notice a problem. However, sometimes lumpiness can develop, or the breast can change shape. A scan will usually be carried out and if this suggests the implant has ruptured, removal and exchange of the implant will be advised.

What To Expect After Breast Augmentation Essex

It is normal to have some discomfort after breast enlargement surgery Essex and you will be given pain relief to help with this. If your chest feels tight, or your breasts and ribs feel tender then don’t worry, as this is common. When you wake up after surgery, you will be wearing a special support bra to help keep your implants in position. Patients are typically advised to stay in overnight, to allow the nurses and Mr Sierakowski to make sure you are ok and give yourself time to recover after the surgery. After your Essex breast enlargement surgery, you mustn’t drive yourself, so you must get a responsible adult to drive you home.

Your follow-up appointment will be given to you before you leave. Usually, these appointments are 1 week, 2 weeks, 6 weeks and 6 months after the procedure, to ensure that everything is healing correctly. In addition to this, you will also receive information and advice about caring for healing wounds after plastic surgery, as well as all the common “do’s and don’ts”. It is recommended that you do not drive for two weeks after your breast enlargement Essex and that you don’t return to the gym until 6 weeks after the surgery.

While you recover from breast enlargement Essex surgery, you will probably find that you have some discomfort, bruising and swelling, which will take a few weeks to settle, this is normal with many procedures, including Adbominoplasty surgery Essex and body contouring surgery Essex. Due to this, you may need to take a week or two off work and take over-the-counter painkillers. Don’t do any strenuous exercise or even lift anything heavy during the first few weeks after the procedure. You will be provided with a support bra to wear for the first 6 weeks after surgery.

Although the scars under your breasts will start off quite red, this will only be for the first few weeks, after which they will slowly fade over 6 to 12 months. Be prepared for your breasts to slowly change shape over the first few months, as they gradually settle down after breast enlargement surgery Essex.

Breast Enlargement In Essex

Breast enlargement surgery Essex performed by Mr Sierakowski is available at locations throughout Essex. These include, Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Phoenix Hospital in Chelmsford and Wellesley Hospital in Southend. Get in touch to find out more information about our procedures.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is breast enlargement surgery dangerous?

Breast enlargement surgery is very common and generally very safe. However, there are risks associated with all forms of surgery and it is important to familiarise yourself with these risks before making any decision. Mr Sierakowski will discuss these risks in detail with you. This includes risks associated with the breast implants, such as capsular contracture (tight scar tissue forming around the implants) or rupture and general risks of surgery such as bleeding and infection.

What size breast implant is best for me?

With different shapes and sizes to choose from, it can be tricky to decide on the best solution for your body. During your consultation, you will get the chance to try on different sized implants in your bra, to help you get an idea of how you might look with breast implants. Mr Sierakowski will talk to you about your goals and help you make a decision that is right for you. His wealth of expertise enables him to knowledgeably advise you on the best type of implant to suit your body and your goals. Additional consultations before your surgery will give you the opportunity to refine your decision and ensure you are happy with your final choice of implants.

Is breast enlargement surgery painful?

It is common to feel a tightness and tenderness in your breasts and ribs following the procedure. Generally speaking, larger implants placed under the muscle tend to be the most uncomfortable following surgery, but everyone experiences things differently. Pain relief will always be provided and generally things settle down after a week or two. It is not uncommon to feel occasional stinging or shooting pains in your breasts in the first few weeks after surgery as the nerves recover.

Does breast enlargement surgery leave scars?

The scar from breast enlargement surgery is hidden in the crease under your breast. The scar is kept as short as possible, whilst allowing the implant pocket to be created and the implant to pass through. A special funnel is used to squeeze the implant through the narrow incision, which is usually about 4 to 5cm long. The stitches are under the skin and dissolvable. With regular moisturising and massage, the scar normally fades to a thin line after 6 to 12 months, but of course results do vary.

Key Facts


Length of surgery
1 – 2 hours

Anaesthesia General
General Anaesthetic

Overnight or day case
Usually Overnight

2 weeks off work
No driving for 2 weeks
Return to the gym 6 weeks

1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months

Potential Risks and Complications of Surgery

Bruising, swelling, altered breast and nipple sensation

Infection, bleeding, asymmetry, capsular contracture, implant rupture