Breast augmentation is, in many ways, the queen of cosmetic surgeries. Breast enhancement is known to increase self-esteem for many women often due to a disconnect between their natural body and their body image. Breast augmentation is a fairly simple procedure but nevertheless it must be the right size and style to match your body and this will become evident in consultation with our surgeons. There are many different styles of implant. Our advice is to keep an open mind until consultation and then decide.
Breast enlargement does not mean always choosing large-sized breast implants – smaller breast sizes are also available, not to mention that instead of breast implants you can choose a breast lift, which will correct the look of your breasts without (or with small) breast implants.
What to Expect
Before considering surgery it is also important to be aware that all surgical procedures carries a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with breast enlargement specifically.
1.5 to 3 hours surgery
8 to 14 days for full recovery
For ages 18 and above only
Light scarring can be present depending on the method used
Frequently Asked Questions
Do implants last forever?
No your new breast implants will not last a lifetime and will need replacing at some point in the future.
Although it does differ among cases, you should expect to have to have further surgery after about 10 years.
Can I breastfeed after having breast implants?
In most cases yes it’s still possible for you to breastfeed with implants. It does depend on the size of the implant, the placement and the type of breast surgery that you’ve had, therefore its advisable that you mention this to your surgeon in the initial consultation. But usually If the cuts are made under the fold of the breast or alternatively through the armpit, there shouldn’t have any problems associated with breastfeeding after surgery.
When can I return to normal life after surgery?
Most people find they need to take a week or two off work after having breast augmentation surgery. Although this does depend on the job you do and people who have higher intensity jobs will need to take longer off work that say someone with a office job.
You will be advised to avoid doing any strenuous activities and lifting anything heavy for the first few weeks after your surgery. It is likely to take up to six weeks before you can completely get back to normal.
How much does breast augmentation cost?
When will I see the final results?
Immediately after surgery you may find that your breasts look too high, but this usually settles down after a few weeks as they settle into the final shape.