Breast surgery is a form of surgery, which alters the shape of the breasts. The surgery could either be carried out to enhance the shape of the breast or could be medically inclined, i.e. reconstruction after conditions such as cancer.
Every woman has a unique relationship with her breasts, whatever your view point is, please remember that every woman is beautiful in her own special way. Even if you are not completely satisfied with your breasts, we are always happy to help you get the perfect breast that will make you feel wonderful about your self-image. Each patient is different and we will help you create a customised procedure that is tailored specifically to your needs. Whether it’s breast augmentation or reduction, or even a breast lift, our skilled surgeon will give you the best results.
If you are not very happy with the shape, size or symmetry of your breasts, you can always opt for breast augmentation. This procedure is very popular with women because it works to change the size of a woman’s breast as per her needs. However, breast augmentation does more than just increase breast size. It can also help restore breast volume after weight reduction or following pregnancy and breastfeeding. This procedure also works to improve symmetry and be used for reconstruction after mastectomy or injury. Breast implants restore volume back to the breasts to create an aesthetically pleasing and balanced silhouette.
Breast lift (mastopexy)
If you are happy with the size of your breast, but feel like you could use a little lift, then a breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, may be the right option for you. In this procedure the tissue around the breast is tightened, the nipples are realigned and the volume is restored in your breasts without significantly altering the actual size of the breasts. This procedure is perfect to give that added perkiness to your breasts without the use of implants.
Sometimes having large breasts could cause serious health problems such as back aches or chronic pain, whatever your reason may be, if you wish to reduce the size of your breasts, then a breast reduction could be the right surgery for you. The surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia, and works to remove excess breast tissue and skin to create breasts that are in proportion to your figure.
Male Breast (Gynaecomastia)
Gynaecomastia is the term used to describe abnormally large breast tissue in men. Disportionately large breasts can cause emotional distress to a man, and adversely affect his self-confidence.Male Breast reduction is a form of surgery which corrects excessive growth of the breast tissue in men. The surgery may be performed under local or general anaesthesia. The surgeon will remove the excess breast fat and skin to create a profile that is more suited to the patient.
Things to consider before Cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery may seem like an attractive option if you want to change your appearance. Often, the desire for any cosmetic treatment isn’t about beauty or vanity or even about how you look – it is about your body image, or how you feel about your appearance and what you believe other people see when they look at you. We therefore assume that people wanting to undergo cosmetic intervention want to look and feel better about themselves and improve their quality of life.
Before you start looking for a doctor for any cosmetic procedure, think about what you expect from treatment. People choose to have cosmetic surgery for all sorts of reasons and understanding why you want cosmetic surgery and what you expect from it will be very important to your overall satisfaction.
Do you feel confident in being able to explain to your doctor exactly what you don’t like about your appearance and how you would like it to be altered? Remember that the doctor needs to understand what you see when you look in the mirror and be able to assess your body image and determine if surgery is worthwhile.
Possible risks with breast surgery
There are many factors that may impact on your result and recovery. Your personal circumstances such as your habits and lifestyle and well as your medical history, previous procedures and operations. Also important are the medical facility where the procedure is undertaken, training and experience of the staff and your surgeon’s qualifications. In addition, there are risks with allergic reactions, medications side effects and anaesthetic, during and after surgery.
Some of the general side effects are allergic reactions, severe swelling and bruising, bleeding, infection and blood clots. Similarly, there are specific complications. For example: scarring, skin loss (necrosis) and slow healing wounds, pain, facial asymmetry, facial nerve weakness or palsy, numbness, under and over-correction. To minimise risk in facelift surgery, it is important to have a clear surgical plan, safety checklists and good communication. Likewise, it is important to fully comply with medical instructions, attend appointments and communicate any concerns early on.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you have the option to seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Recovery time and treatment results will vary from patient to patient and depend upon a variety of individual patient factors. Despite your surgeon’s experience, the medical literature recognises that problems may occur even with the best care
Breast Surgery Recovery
The recovery time period will vary for each person, the expected recovery time frame is usually between 4 to 6 weeks. Right after the operation you will have swelling and bruising. This will go down as the time passes. Do not engage in strenuous physical activities as this could cause unnecessary complications.
Your surgeon will prescribe you pain medication which you should take, also make sure you follow all the instructions laid out for the aftercare. By the third week after surgery, your swelling should have subsided and you can start engaging in light normal activities.
As advised by your surgeon you may wear a post-surgical bra. By the fifth week you could get back to your daily activities and your breasts should have started looking considerably normal.
Find your Breast surgeon
The skill and expertise of the surgeon you choose are very important. Make sure you choose a specialist surgeon with adequate training and experience and who will be equipped to answer all your questions and carry out your breast surgery safely. A good surgeon will always make sure you are comfortable and guide you through the process in a very reassuring but realistic manner.
Find your Breast surgeon
The skill and expertise of the surgeon you choose are very important. Make sure you choose a specialist surgeon with adequate training and experience and who will be equipped to answer all your questions and carry out your eyelid surgery safely. A good surgeon will always make sure you are comfortable and guide you through the process in a very reassuring but realistic manner.
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