Breast 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.
The size and selection of appropriate implants (round of anatomical/teardrop) 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. The breast enlargement procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic
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 surgical procedure.
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.
Pre-operative preparation – Our breast surgeon will discuss the procedure in detail with you during your pre-operative consultation. Click here to read more information on your Pre-Operative care