Augmentation

Breast enlargement surgery increases breast size by inserting a silicone gel implant behind the breast. The surgery is done to enlarge naturally small breasts, and to restore lost volume e.g. after breast feeding or weight loss. 3D imaging with the VectraXT is done to match implants to your goals and breast dimensions.

The surgery is done through incisions either in the crease under the breast or around the margin of the areola (dark circle of skin around the nipple). A pocket is made either directly behind the breast, or beneath the chest muscle under the breast, depending on the chest tissue thickness.

The operation is done under general anaesthetic (asleep) and takes 1 - 2 hours. Sometimes repositioning of the nipple position is required at the same time. Most patients stay in hospital for 1 night, and go home the next day. Pain medication may be required for up to 1 week, but this is very variable. Return to work is possible at 7 - 10 days. There will always be a visible scar, but scars do continue to fade with time and become less noticable.

Silicon areola incision Silicon under breast incision