Breast Enlargement Essex
What Is A Breast Enlargement?
A 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 enlargement Essex; from simply wanting a fuller cleavage and more shapely figure, to replacing lost volume after having children, or following weight loss.
What To Expect From Breast Enlargement 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 procedure.
Once you have made your decision and decide you want to go ahead with the breast enlargement 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 A Breast Enlargement?
The procedure typically takes between one and two hours and you will be put under general anaesthetic throughout the duration of the 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 surgery. 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 Enlargement Surgery?
As with any operation, there are risks associated with breast enlargement surgery, which you need to be aware of when making your decision. During your 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 breast enlargement surgery is capsular contraction. 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 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 A Breast Enlargement Essex
It is normal to have some discomfort after breast enlargement 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 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, 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. 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 Essex.
Breast Enlargement In Essex
Breast enlargement surgery 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.