Breast Surgery & Implants in London & UK
Breast surgery refers to a group of surgical procedures performed to alter the size, shape, or position of the breasts. These procedures include breast augmentation (enlargement), breast reduction, breast lift, and breast reconstruction. These procedures are typically done to enhance the appearance of the breasts, but they may also be done to improve breast symmetry or to alleviate discomfort or pain caused by overly large breasts. Our surgeons perform many hundreds of breast implant procedures annually with one of the lowest complication rates in the UK.
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Our expert plastic surgeons are trained in the full range of surgical techniques for breast surgery, including complex tubular breast correction and correction of breast asymmetry as a result of their deep experience from carrying out breast reconstruction in the NHS on patients who have had breast cancer.
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Breast Augmentation with Implants
Breast augmentation, also known as breast enlargement or breast enhancement, is a surgical procedure that increases the size and shape of the breasts. The procedure involves the placement of silicone implants under the breast tissue or muscle. It is typically performed under general anaesthesia, and recovery time varies. Consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is recommended to discuss the risks and benefits and to determine if the procedure is suitable for you.
Mini Boob Job (Mini Breast Augmentation)
A mini boob job, also known as mini breast augmentation, is a cosmetic surgery procedure involving the use of smaller-sized breast implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. The procedure is commonly requested by athletes or patients who have a lean or petite body shape. Choosing smaller-size breast implants can produce a subtle yet beautiful breast enhancement without the risks associated with larger breast implants.
Breast Implant Options
When it comes to your breast augmentation procedure, there are many breast implant options you will need to explore to choose the best breast implant matched to your unique needs and preferences. Our expert surgeons aim to provide customised recommendations to help you choose the most appropriate type of breast implant, incision choice and breast implant placement to achieve natural-looking results for a significant boost in self-confidence.
Breast Implant Check
Regular breast implant checks are recommended if you have any symptoms suggesting an underlying breast implant problem such as capsular contracture, silent implant ruptures, BIA-ALCL or breast implant illness (BII). Having a regular breast implant check will allow early and prompt diagnosis and treatment of problems affecting your breast implants, including both breast implant removal and breast implant replacement.
Breast Implant Removal (Explant)
Breast implant removal is a commonly performed procedure for women who no longer wish to have breast implants. There may be numerous reasons one might chose to remove their implants including capsular contracture, lifestyle changes or simply a change of mind.
Breast Implant Removal & Breast Lift
Breast implant removal with breast lift is commonly combined in a single procedure for removing implants that may have caused complications or because women no longer wish to have implants. Breast implant removal as an isolated procedure can cause sagging breasts which is why breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is commonly combined with breast implant removal, particularly for women who have had large implants for over ten years.
Breast Implant Replacement
Breast implant replacement also known as breast implant revision surgery or ‘implant exchange’ is a suitable procedure for those who are experiencing capsular contracture or general unhappiness with the size of their current implants. Using the existing scars from the initial breast implant procedure, the new implants can either be placed in the current pockets or new ones can be created.
Breast Implant Revision
Breast implant revision surgery most commonly involves breast implant removal and/or implant replacement to address complications from previous breast augmentation or for women who want to change the size or shape of their implants. Breast implant revision is designed to create a youthful breast appearance. Our surgeons are trained in the full range of breast revision techniques using a combination of fat transfer, breast lift and implant exchange surgery.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
Fat transfer breast augmentation or natural breast augmentation with fat transfer is a great option for those looking to enhance the size of their breasts without the use of breast implants. Fat transfer to this area naturally increases the shape and volume of the breasts, using fat grafted from another area of the body with liposuction without the need to use an artificial material such as a silicone breast implant.
Hybrid Breast Augmentation
Hybrid breast augmentation is an advanced technique of breast enhancement using both breast implants and breast fat transfer to create highly effective results. The procedure’s benefits include both volume enhancement and the ability to sculpt the breast with fat grafting, which has particular benefits in slimmer women who may not derive the best results from breast augmentation with implants alone.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast lift surgery, also known as ‘breast uplift’ and ‘mastopexy’ surgery, is a procedure that helps to restore volume and shape to sagging breasts. By removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue, the breasts are then raised. This procedure is ideal for women whose skin and areola size have stretched through weight loss or childbirth. Following a breast lift, patients can expect their breasts to feel firmer and appear more youthful.
Mini Breast Lift (Doughnut Mastopexy)
A doughnut breast lift, also known as a mini breast lift, is ideal for women with mild degrees of breast sagging that do not require a standard breast lift. A periareolar mastopexy involves making circumferential incisions around the areola and removing the excess breast skin and a small amount of breast tissue in some cases to achieve an improved breast shape and elevated nipple position without the need for the longer incisions of a traditional breast lift.
Breast Lift with Implants
Breast lift with implants also known as augmentation-mastopexy is a combined procedure that creates more youthful and prominent breasts for those who have had dramatic weight loss or pregnancies. Once silicone implants have been used to enlarge the breasts, they are then lifted so they sit higher; thus, resulting in a much firmer appearance. Breast lift with implants can be carried out as a single stage or two stage procedure depending on your expectations for treatment and the size of implants you wish to have.
Breast Lift with Auto-Augmentation
Breast auto-augmentation and breast lift, also known as a breast lift with auto-augmentation, is a specialist breast reconstruction procedure that utilises your own natural breast tissue to reshape the breasts. Breast auto-augmentation is most commonly carried out for patients who want to remove their breast implants but are still looking to maintain fullness in the upper part of the breast.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty or mammaplasty, aims to help the patient’s breast appear more in proportion by making the breasts smaller; this improves posture and reduces any back pain experienced from having breasts that are overly large and heavy. Breast reduction is a very successful procedure with a marked improvement in both body confidence and psychological well being.
Liposuction Breast Reduction
Liposuction breast reduction, or breast liposuction, unlike a traditional breast reduction procedure, uses liposuction to remove fat from the breast without the scars or a longer recovery period of breast reduction surgery. This is an ideal option for women over the age of 40 who do not want the scars from a surgical breast reduction.
Breast Asymmetry Correction
Breast asymmetry correction encompasses a number of different breast procedures including breast augmentation breast lift, breast reduction and breast fat transfer to address all degrees of breast asymmetry. With more than half of all women having some degree of breast asymmetry, this common condition can negatively affect one’s confidence and self-esteem.
Tuberous Breast Correction
Tuberous Breast Correction also known as Tubular Breast Correction is a surgical procedure for the correction of conical shaped breasts that often develop at puberty. Treatment most commonly involves breast augmentation with implants combined with release of the constricting ring that causes the tubular shape.
Breast reconstruction surgery is for designed for women who may have had previous mastectomy surgery or may have tuberous breast deformity. Techniques include both implant-based reconstruction and flap-based reconstruction to create a natural looking breast mound. In some cases breast asymmetry surgery may be needed for the other normal breast to restore symmetry.
Inverted Nipple Correction
Inverted nipple correction is a highly effective procedure for nipples that are buried within the skin. They can occur in both men and women, giving the appearance of a hole where the nipple generally is. Often, the nipple pulls inward instead of outward, negatively affecting one’s self-esteem and confidence. This correction procedure makes the nipples appear more aesthetically pleasing and is easily performed under a local anaesthetic.
Nipple reduction surgery is suitable for both women and men who have nipples that are different sizes, droopy or larger than they would like them to be. Whilst the height and width of the nipple is reduced, the sensation in the nipples will still be maintained. The procedure is easily performed under a local anaesthetic.
Areola reduction focuses on decreasing the size of the areola to make them more aesthetically pleasing. The size of the areola can change due to trauma, pregnancy, weight loss or gain and genetics. The main reasons one might choose to undergo this procedure is if the areola is too wide, domed, raised or non-circular. This minimally invasive procedure has a fast recovery period and can improve ones self-image.
Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia)
Male breast reduction is carried out to remove enlarged male breast tissue. It is a commonly performed procedure for enlargement of the male chest or ‘man boobs’ caused by excessive fat or glandular tissue. This medical condition causes men’s breast tissue to swell, often caused by an imbalance of hormones. A gynecomastia correction procedure corrects the enlargement of breast tissue by removing unwanted breast tissue and excess fat.
Gynecomastia surgery or gyno surgery is designed to help men achieve a flatter-looking and more masculine chest contour. Gynecomastia correction most commonly involves liposuction and/or gland excision and which may be combined with excess skin removal to treat a puffy-looking chest or nipples. Gynecomastia surgery is a permanent solution for men who would like to improve their chest’s appearance, allowing them to lead a more normal life.