In this set of guides, we provide you with a comprehensive checklist of questions to ask and things to find out about the cosmetic surgery clinics on your shortlist. We explain what the consultation involves, what you should expect and how you can get the most out of it. We also provide tips on how to weigh up your findings to make your own informed decision as to which
As with all surgical procedures there are risks involved. It is important that you understand these risks so that you can make an informed decision. This set of guides identifies and explains a comprehensive list of the risks of breast augmentation surgery. Risks such as capsular contracture, implant rupture, scarring, infection, breast and nipple sensation and several others. We also discuss breastfeeding with implants.
How will I feel after breast enhancement surgery? Will I be in pain? What will my new breast implants look like? What should I expect? Will there be any swelling? How long will it take for my breasts to settle down to their new shape?. How will I know if I need to contact a doctor or the surgeon? Are these effects temporary or can some be permanent?
Your questions answered.
Breast implants are placed either under the chest muscle (submuscular) or over it (subglandular). There are also partial unders where the implant is located under the top two thirds of the pectoral (chest) muscle. The advantages of each type of breast implant placement are explained in this guide along with their disadvantages.
For the breast implants to be positioned inside your body, the surgeon must make an incision. In the UK, the most common surgical incision for implant placement is under the breast in the inframammary fold. However, there are other incision options available to the surgeon. We explain the various different breast augmentation incisions and where they are made upon the body.