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.
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.
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 specialist 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 breast implant removal and breast implant replacement.
Breast Implant Removal (Explant)
Breast implant removal, also known as explantation, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of breast implants. This procedure may be performed for a variety of reasons, including medical complications, dissatisfaction with the results of previous breast augmentation, or a desire to return to a more natural look and feel. During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions in the breast tissue and remove the implants. If necessary, they may also remove any surrounding scar tissue or perform a breast lift to restore a more youthful and natural appearance.
Breast Implant Removal & Breast Lift
Breast implant removal with a 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 is a surgical procedure that involves removing an existing breast implant and replacing it with a new one. This procedure is typically done to address issues such as implant rupture, leakage, deflation, or the desire to change the size or type of the implant. The surgery involves making an incision in the breast tissue, removing the old implant, and inserting a new one. It may also involve adjusting the position of the implant or performing other breast surgeries, such as a breast lift, to achieve the desired result.
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 a breast enhancement procedure that combines the use of breast implants with fat transfer. This technique involves harvesting excess fat from the patient’s body using liposuction, purifying it, and then injecting it into the breasts to add volume and improve their shape. The procedure also involves the placement of breast implants to provide additional volume and projection. Hybrid breast augmentation can provide a more natural-looking result compared to breast augmentation with implants alone and may be an option for patients who desire a larger size but want to avoid the potential risks and complications associated with larger implants.
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.
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.
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 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
Breast liposuction is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves removing excess fat from the breasts to reduce their size and reshape them. The procedure is commonly performed under local anaesthesia and involves making small incisions in the breasts through which a thin tube called a cannula is inserted to suction out the excess fat. The procedure is less invasive than traditional breast reduction surgery and results in minimal scarring, with most patients able to resume normal activities within a few days. It is an effective option for those who wish to reduce the size of their breasts without undergoing more invasive surgery.
Inverted Nipple Correction
Inverted nipple correction is a surgical procedure that aims to correct nipples that are inverted or have an inward appearance. The procedure involves making a small incision around the base of the nipple and releasing the tissues that are pulling the nipple inward. This allows the nipple to protrude outwards and gives it a more natural appearance. In some cases, the surgeon may also use sutures or a small plastic tube to hold the nipple in the correct position during the healing process.
Nipple reduction is a surgical procedure that involves reducing the size of the nipple, typically for cosmetic reasons or to alleviate discomfort. The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthesia and involves making an incision around the base of the nipple. The surgeon will then remove excess tissue from the nipple, reshaping it to a more aesthetically pleasing size and shape. The incision is then closed with sutures, and a sterile dressing is applied to the area. Recovery time is typically short, with most patients able to return to work and other normal activities within a few days.
Areola reduction is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size of the areola, the pigmented area surrounding the nipple. The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia and involves making a circular incision around the outer edge of the areola. The surgeon will then remove excess tissue from the areola and reshape it to a smaller size and more symmetrical shape, if necessary. The incision is closed with sutures, and a sterile dressing is applied to the area. Recovery time is typically short, with most patients able to return to work and other normal activities within a few days.
Breast Asymmetry Correction
Breast asymmetry correction is a surgical procedure used to address differences in size, shape, or position between a woman’s breasts. The procedure aims to create a more symmetrical and balanced appearance of the breasts, improving the overall aesthetic appearance and potentially reducing any physical discomfort associated with the condition. Depending on the individual’s needs, the procedure may involve breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, fat transfer, or a combination of these techniques.
Tuberous Breast Correction
Tuberous breast correction is a surgical procedure that is used to address tuberous breasts, a condition in which the breasts fail to develop fully during puberty. This results in breasts that are constricted, narrow, and tubular in shape, with enlarged areolas and a higher than normal breast crease. Tuberous breast correction involves releasing the constrictions and reshaping the breasts to create a more natural, symmetrical appearance. The procedure may involve a combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, and tissue reshaping techniques, depending on the individual’s needs. Tuberous breast correction can improve a woman’s self-confidence and body image, as well as alleviate any physical discomfort associated with the condition.
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.
Male Breast Reduction
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.