Breast enlargement is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. The operation is performed for women with breast underdevelopment or when the breast has reduced in size and dropped as in pregnancy. In the latter case it may need to be combined with an uplift procedure. The enlargement and reshaping of the breast using breast implants strongly enhances self confidence and the feeling of femininity.
Mr Sabbagh only uses the new generation ‘Cohesive’ gel implants. The implant can be placed under the breast or under the muscle. This depends on patient’s assessment at the clinic. Most often the implant is placed through a small incision in the crease under the breast. When this has fully healed it will be almost invisible. During the consultation Mr Sabbagh will perform exact measurements of the breast and will provide various test implants to tailor the appropriate implant for the patient.
Mr Sabbagh uses cohesive gel silicone implants manufactured by Allergan (Natarelle gel) which offers one of the widest ranges of implants. Allergan are leaders in the medical aesthetic industry and offer a lifetime guarantee for rupture.
Both round and teardrop implants are used. The chosen implant will depend on accurate assessment of the breast. Generally teardrop implants produce less fullness in the upper pole to simulate a more natural breast contour.
The incision for breast enlargement is positioned in the inframammary crease, the crease under the breast. The scar is well hidden and once fully healed (after several months) will be almost invisible.
The implant is positioned either behind the breast or behind the pectoral muscle. Generally in slim women it is preferable to place the implant under the muscle as this provides better soft tissue cover and produces a more natural shape.
In most cases drains are not necessary.
Following surgery a small waterproof dressing is placed over the incision. In addition to this the patient will need to wear a sport type or post-surgical brassiere for support for a period of 6 weeks.
There will be some minor discomfort of the breasts following the surgery. In addition elevation of the arms may also be uncomfortable in the first week. Small non- vigorous tasks can be performed following discharge from hospital, however, the degree varies between patients. It is advisable patient avoids carrying heavy objects or engaging in strenuous physical activity for 2 weeks following surgery. Upper body gym exercises should be avoided for 6 weeks.
- General Anaesthetic (1-2 hours)
- Hospital stay: 1 night
- All sutures are dissolvable
- Home with water proof dressing
- Time off work: 7-14 days
- Return to normal activities (sport, gym) 3-4 weeks
- Support bra for 6 weeks