For people who are looking to have the best boob job in London, it is important to carry out plenty of research to help find the best boob job Surgeon in London. Centre for Surgery is the leading plastic surgery clinic in the UK and is home to specialist breast surgeons experienced in all types of boob jobs.
How to prepare for a boob job – top tips
Once you have booked your boob job procedure, it is important to arrange for a friend or relative to drive you to and from the clinic and to be with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. We recommend making alternative childcare arrangements if you have small children, as you will need to rest and relax as much as possible during the first week after surgery. You should prepare your dedicated room at home with all the essentials to minimise the need to shop around for common items after surgery. Avoid drinking alcohol for one week before the procedure and focus on eating a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. We recommend stopping smoking at least four weeks before and after the procedure to minimise the risk of delayed wound healing, infection or excessive scarring.
Avoid strenuous exercise the day before your procedure, as this may increase the risk of postoperative pain and discomfort. You will need to choose an appropriate post-operative breast garment to help support the breasts during the recovery period. The support bra functions to stabilise the breasts in the new position. The bra needs to be worn continuously for a minimum of four weeks after surgery, so you should spend time choosing a comfortable-fitting bra.
You should avoid taking aspirin or any medicines containing aspirin to minimise the risk of bleeding during or after the procedure. You will need to avoid Foued for a minimum of six hours before surgery, and clear fluids are allowed up to 2 hours before surgery. We recommend washing with chlorhexidine solution on the day of your procedure to reduce the risk of post-operative wound infection. You should remove artificial nails or nail polish as the Anaesthetist will need to monitor your oxygen levels with a finger probe during your procedure.
Boob job surgery overview
What are the pros and cons of over-the-muscle breast implant placement?
Over-the-muscle placement is ideal for women who have a moderate degree of breast tissue and can help to produce natural-looking breasts. Recovery after over-the-muscle placement is quicker compared with under-the-muscle. Patients can return to normal activities much more quickly.
There is a slightly higher risk of capsular contracture when smooth implants are placed in the subglandular position, and the risk of rippling is higher in the upper and inner part of the breasts, particularly if women have minimal breast tissue. Visibility of the implant edges, particularly the upper edge, may be more likely when implants are placed on top of the muscle.
What are the pros and cons of under-the-muscle breast implant placement?
The capsular contracture rate is less than 10% when implants are placed beneath the pectoral muscles. The muscle placement is better for thinner women with minimal breast tissue as the pectoral muscle can better conceal the upper and inner aspects of the implants. This means the risk of visible or palpable edges is less and produces a more natural breast curvature.
Recovery after under the muscle breast implant placement is slightly longer and more painful compared with subglandular breast augmentation. Bruising and swelling may take longer to disappear, and the breasts may take up to 6 weeks to fall into their natural position. Final results can take longer to appear, and between 3 to 6 months is average. Women with highly developed chest muscles may find they can affect the shape of the implant when they contract their muscles during exercise. The contracted muscle exerts pressure upon the implants, which leads to them being pushed in an outwards direction. Some women may feel a minor dent over the implant as it emerges from beneath the muscle. Women who have a moderate amount of breast tissue (B cup or more) have a higher chance of developing sagging of the breasts over time, particularly after breastfeeding, and this could result in a double bubble deformity.
How long does a boob job take to carry out?
Breast augmentation takes between one and two hours and is performed under a general anaesthetic as an outpatient. This means you will be able to go home later the same day. Breast augmentation involves making an incision in the lower breast crease, followed by the creation of a breast pocket to accommodate the insertion of breast implants. The incisions will then be closed with dissolvable stitches to leave a short and barely visible scar.
What is hybrid breast augmentation (implants + fat transfer)
Breast augmentation with implants can now be combined with fat transfer to the breasts, also known as fat transfer breast augmentation in the same procedure. Combining both in the same procedure can produce several benefits compared to breast implants or fat transfer alone.
Benefits of a hybrid boob job
Hybrid breast augmentation can produce natural-looking results when fat transfer is combined with implants. Women can achieve a significant and predictable increase in breast cup size with breast implants and with smoother and more natural implant edges when fat is injected around the implant. A more aesthetically pleasing side profile or side boob can also be achieved with breast fat transfer.
Women with little or no breast tissue may be more likely to develop implant rippling when breast implants alone are carried out. Combining fat grafting with implants minimises the risk of breast implant rippling or being able to feel the edges of the implant as injected fat helps to soften the implant borders. Combining implants with fat transfer can help to achieve a breast contour that more closely resembles normal breast tissue, and this helps to create harmony with the rest of your body. This procedure can produce a significant boost in self-confidence and emotional well-being. Fat transfer involves liposuction to remove excess fat, and areas containing stubborn fat can be contoured to achieve a more sculpted figure.
Boob job implants
What is the best type of boob implants for a boob job in London?
Mentor breast implants are considered to be the highest quality breast implants available in the UK. Our surgeons have years of experience with Mentor implants for boob job surgery.
What are my choices for boob job implant sizes?
Breast implant size is most commonly used by our surgeons are generally between 150cc and 800cc. Large breast implants have both a larger base width and increased projection. Breast implants are available in hundreds of different sizes and profiles to suit a wide range of body shapes.
What is the most popular size of implants for a boob job?
The most popular size of breast implants used for a boob job is generally between 280cc and 380cc. This is roughly comparable to a smaller or larger C cup.
Boob job concerns
Can a boob job affect nipple sensation?
There may be a temporary alteration to nipple sensitivity after breast augmentation. The nipples may be less or more sensitive, and are often related to post-operative swelling. Normal nipple sensitivity usually returns after four weeks but can take up to 3 months. Permanent changes in nipple sensitivity are rare and occur in approximately 2 to 3% of all patients.
Should I have a boob job before or after pregnancy?
Breast implant surgery is a hugely popular cosmetic surgery procedure. Once a patient has decided to have a boob job, the next question to consider is when to have it. We would recommend having an in-person consultation with a plastic surgeon to weigh up the pros and cons of timing your boob job. Although a boob job can be undertaken at any time, women planning to get pregnant within the next 9 to 12 months would be recommended to defer having a boob job. Although there is no risk of breast implants affecting babies, getting the best results may mean having the procedure once you have recovered from pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.
If you have no plans to have children in the near future, then it is better to have it earlier to help you gain the incredible benefits that boob job surgery can produce.
Will I have visible scars after a boob job?
All types of surgery involving an incision will result in a scar. Some people may have a slightly higher risk of developing visible scarring compared with others. Our surgeons are experts in minimising the appearance of scars after a boob job with meticulous surgical techniques. An expertly undertaken breast augmentation involves making incisions in natural skin creases or folds and ensuring an attentive level of postoperative care to make any scars appear as inconspicuous as possible. Scars take between 12 and 18 months to flatten and fade to a faint white line.
How to fund your boob job
How much does a boob job cost?
The cost of a boob job will be determined by several factors, including the type of implants used, the location of the clinic and the surgeon you choose to carry out the procedure. Although the price can vary quite significantly, it is important to choose a surgeon who has a high level of expertise with significant experience in performing all types of breast augmentation surgery. The cost of a breast augmentation includes anaesthetic fees, facility fees and surgical fees. Preoperative medical assessments and postoperative after-care visits are also included in the cost of your procedure.
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Can I get a boob job on finance?
Centre for Surgery partners with Chrysalis Finance, the leading provider of medical loans in the UK. We offer a full range of finance options, including 0% finance for eligible applicants. Applying could not be easier and takes no more than 15 minutes over the phone. Check your eligibility for boob job finance by calling us today on 020 7993 4849 and one of our friendly patient coordinators will be more than happy to assist you.
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Is a boob job worth it?
The vast majority of women who have a boob job tell us they wish they had the procedure much earlier. Patient satisfaction rates after breast augmentation is extremely high. The procedure is relatively affordable and can help to boost self-confidence. Recovery after breast implants is generally smooth and comfortable. Women have a much better range of clothing choices after surgery. Breast implants can last between 10 and 20 years before they need to be removed and replaced.
Boob job recovery
How long does it take to recover after a boob job?
Recovery after a boob job takes approximately six weeks, although it may take longer, particularly if combined with a breast lift. Every person heals differently depending on their underlying state of medical health. Your surgeon can give you detailed information about what to expect in the recovery period after a boob job.
When can I exercise after a boob job?
Light exercise can be started after two weeks, including light walking. Full exercise can be commenced after six weeks, although we would still recommend avoiding lifting heavy objects.
Will I need to buy new clothes after a boob job?
Boob job surgery gives larger and fuller breasts. Very often, this means upgrading your clothing, including your size of bra. The breasts will be heavier, and it is wise to choose garments with thicker and wider straps.
Boob job long-term effects
Will I still need to wear a bra after boob job surgery?
It is still important to wear a well-fitted bra after surgery, even though the breasts will be both larger and firm to the touch. This will help to minimise the risk of migration of the implants downwards over time. Underwired bras should be avoided for a minimum of eight weeks after a boob job to prevent irritation of the incisions, which could lead to excessive scar formation.
Does a boob job affect breastfeeding or breast milk production?
Having breast implants may cause a slight reduction in the amount of breast milk that can be produced. Most women may find no difference in breast milk production after having breast implants. Breasts commonly alter in size and shape both during pregnancy and after breastfeeding, and breastfeeding will not directly affect the shape opposition of breast implants.
How long do breast implants last?
Modern breast implants, such as those made by Mentor, are designed to last between 10 and 20 years. After ten years, the risk of implant-related complications, including capsular contracture, increases. The risk of breast implant rupture increases after ten years. Many women may have had breast implants for 20 years or more without any problems. We would recommend considering breast implant replacement or removal after ten years
Will I need a breast implant replacement?
Having a boob job effectively commits you to a further surgical procedure in future. This is because breast implants have a finite lifespan and do not last forever. The shape of your breasts may also change with time, and this could be due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss or the natural ageing process. Some women may develop complications related to having breast implants, such as capsular contracture or implant rupture. Procedures that could be required include breast implant removal, breast implant replacement, breast lift or fat transfer to breasts.
Boob job surgery at Centre for Surgery
Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London and is home to some of the best boob job surgeons in the UK. We carry out hundreds of boob job procedures each year at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone. Start your journey today by scheduling a consultation with an expert plastic surgeon. Call us on 02027 993 4849 or complete the contact form below, and one of our patient coordinators will be more than happy to assist you.