Breast Enlargement | Breast Augmentation, Implants & Enhancement | Harley Medical Group
The Procedure for Breast Enlargement
At The Harley Medical Group, all of our medically led team of Surgeons and Cosmetic Surgery Nurses have years’ of experience and all are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). Patient care is our number one priority, and that is why we insist on a minimum of two pre-surgery consultations, a full assessment of your current health and medical history, and ongoing post-operative care.
The Breast Enhancement operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic. The operation time will vary from patient to patient and can take between one and two hours depending on the type of breast surgery being carried out. The surgeon will make an incision in the skin about 3 to 5cms long, usually in the crease below the breast but incisions can also be made in the underarm or around the areola (nipple).
The surgeon will then create a pocket for the breast implant to be placed in and this can be between the breast tissue and chest muscle or behind the chest wall muscle. The size and shape of the breast, the looseness of the skin and your own anatomy will determine which position the surgeon feels is the best option for you and this will be explained and discussed at your Breast Enlargement consultation.
Surgeons at The Harley Medical Group use the Keller Funnel™ to introduce the implant into the created pocket rather than the traditional method of the surgeon using their gloved fingers. This medical device provides a low friction or less traumatic insertion method for silicone gel implants and means a shorter incision length.
The incision will then be stitched, these may be dissolvable stitches rather than ones which require removing, and the treated area will be dressed. We will then give you a type of sports bra which you will be advised to take with you and wear whilst the area heals. There may be drainage tubes in place which will be removed before you go home.
From your very first Breast Enlargement consultation with one of our Patient Advisors, you will have a committed nursing team to talk you through the breast surgery and to provide all of the support you need.
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