BREAST ENLARGEMENT

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INTRODUCTION

The breast is the most important external sign of a woman's femininity. Having a full and pert breast symbolizes youthfulness and womanliness. This explains why breast enlargement is the commonest cosmetic surgical procedure in the UK as wellas the rest of the World.

When considering breast enlargement, it is important to choose a surgeon who can assess your individual build, requirements and personal desires. Based on these parameters and an artistic eye, the surgeon should then be able to advise you on the specific shape and size of implant to suit you.

Since 2010, CC Kat has started using the polyurethane coated implants from both the Brazillian Silimed as well the German Polytech company. There is increasing evidence of reduced capsular contracture and implant rotation rates with these implants. The comprehensive range of implant shapes also means that an implant can be chosen to fit a patient optimally.

The 3 implant companies offer an automatic enrolment into the implant lifetime warranty against rupture. Mrs Kat offers a free follow-up at 3 months and up to a year post-surgery.

Additional information about the implants can be found through these links.

Mrs Kat has never used the PIP implants either in cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. These French implants ( but also distributed under different names in various European and Asian countries) were found to have a non-medical grade silicone gel not meant for placement in the human body. They also had a proven higher rupture rate. These cheap implants were used largely by the cosmetic clinic chains and various clinics around the world that attracted cosmetic tourism. Read Mrs Kat's blogs that covered the out break of news about these implants over a year's period from 2010.

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BREAST ENLARGEMENT PROCEDURE

Operation time

45 mins

Anaesthesia

general

Nights in hospital

1

Risks - common

bruising, swelling, temporary numbness

Risks - uncommon

infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, capsular contracture

Pain and discomfort

3 - 7 days

Follow-up after surgery

1 week, 2 weeks, 3 months

Time off work

1 - 2 weeks

Sports

2 weeks - walking
4 weeks - fast walking
6 weeks - everything

Result

12 weeks until final result
scars continue to improve over 18 months

Visit our FAQs page for more information regarding the surgery.

FEES

Breast Enlargement (Augmentation)

From £5,041

AUGMENTATION MAMMAPLASTY INFORMED CONSENT FORM

AUGMENTATION MAMMAPLASTY WITH IMPLANT LARGER THAN RECOMMENDED INFORMED CONSENT FORM

OPEN CAPSULECTOMY INFORMED CONSENT FORM

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POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • Mrs Kat very infrequently uses a drain which will be removed the morning after the surgery.
  • The sports bra is worn over the dressings and to be worn day and night for the first 2 weeks and during the daytime only for the next 3 months.
  • Gentle shower is allowed and pat dressings dry.
  • TED stockings to be worn for 2 weeks.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.

Dressing clinic

  • Appointment approximately 1 week after surgery when the tape under the breasts is removed and re-taped.
  • Wound is allowed to get wet after this.
  • A gentle shower.
  • Bathing from 3rd week onwards.

Activities

  • First week – minimal upper body activities.
  • 2-6 weeks normal daily activities including driving but no excessive stretching of arms.
  • 6 weeks onwards – all activities.

General scar care for first 3 months

  • Micropore tape to the scars - once well healed – for at least three months.
  • The micropore tape is to stay on for showering and baths and simply patted dry and not to be changed until it is very loose and almost falling off by itself. Frequent removal of the micropore tape can irritate the scar.
  • Moisturise scar after first 3 months.
  • Moisturising the surrounding breast skin.

Special Instructions

  • Sports bra to be worn during the day for the first 3 months.
  • Normal bra and bikini can be worn for holidays and the odd special occasion for the first 3 months.
  • No underwired bra for the first 3 months.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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