Feature: Belvedere Clinic discusses its breast enlargement surgery
Welcome! Here at Belvedere Clinic we want to discuss the full details of Breast enlargement surgery. It’s a procedure to increase the size and shape of the breasts. Restoring the balance between your breasts and hips makes your hips look smaller and creates a more proportional figure.
The size and selection of appropriate implants is something which you will discuss with your surgeon in detail during your consultation.
Initial results can be seen immediately, however, it can take between two and four months to appreciate the final result. Wearing a support bra helps during the recovery period.
There will be scars of about 4-5cm in the creases below the breast where the implants have been inserted. These will fade over time as the wounds heal, and this usually takes around three months. The scars continue to improve and are normally only just visible at six months.
About your breast enlargement surgery
Surgery planning begins with an overall evaluation to ensure you are healthy enough for the procedure. This evaluation minimises possible surgical risks. A complete history of all health disorders, medications, and allergies will be considered in pre-operative screening prior to surgery.
Our breast surgeon may wish to collaborate with your primary care provider for any additional information. Blood testing and a baseline mammogram for women over the age of 35 or those with a family history of breast cancer may be recommended prior to any breast surgery. It is important to recognise that similar to other medical devices, breast implants – saline or silicone – are not lifetime devices. It is possible that at some point in your life they will need to be removed or replaced, and you should talk to your surgeon about this prior to surgery.
Our breast surgeon will discuss the procedure in detail with you during your pre-operative consultation. Click here for more information on pre-operative preparation.
Incision sites for breast implant placement
Your doctor plays a pivotal role in explaining your options for surgery. Breast tissue, body type and implant type and size will all be considered before you and your doctor finalise a surgical plan.
This is an overview of the most common incision choices your doctor can offer.
An inframammary incision is placed in the fold beneath your breast. This location can accommodate every size and shape of implant, is often concealed, and is known for fast recovery times. An inframammary incision gives your surgeon the most precise access to where your breast implant will sit after surgery.
The periareolar incision is performed on the border of the dark skin around your nipple. It is known to have fast recovery times, but does not accommodate every size and shape of implant.
A transaxillary incision is well concealed in the armpit and more removed from the breast area, so it is less noticeable. Recovery times are a bit longer and not all implant sizes and shapes can be accommodated.
The two choices for implant placement
You can have your implants placed above the muscle (subglandular) or below the muscle (subpectoral). Our Breast Surgeon will decide which placement location is best for you based on your goals, breast type and other factors. The location choice will be part of your surgical plan.
Looking for a breast enlargement? London-based, Belvedere Clinic’s here to assist you in all your needs.