Aimed at increasing the size and improving the shape of the breasts, this is one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery in the UK. It can often be used to correct breast asymmetry. Once we have discussed the look you are hoping to achieve, I will be able to advise you about which size, shape and position of the implant is likely to be most successful, bearing in mind your existing breast size and shape.
In some cases, I may recommend breast augmentation surgery using lipofilling augmentation, which allows a natural breast enlargement of up to one cup size without using implants. Lipofilling involves using your own body fat or tissue (taken by liposuction from the abdomen, legs or hips) to create a natural result that softens over time. There is increasing interest in this type of breast augmentation.
I have a particular interest and expertise in this type of surgery. There are increasing numbers of patients needing a second or third breast augmentation for a number of reasons including: changes with age and pregnancy; implant rupture; and capsular contracture (scarring around an implant).
There are a number of reasons why you might choose to have breast uplift surgery. These include having uneven breasts (breast asymmetry); breast changes following childbirth or as you age; or because you have lost a significant amount of weight. In some cases, breast uplift surgery is combined with breast augmentation (enlargement) to give you fuller, better supported breasts.
Breast reduction can help if you are unhappy about the size, weight or position of your breasts. As well as improving posture, breast reduction can also relieve back and neck pain and, in some cases, help to correct breast asymmetry.
Gynaecomastia can be a hereditary condition but can also be caused by hormonal changes, illness, drugs, or a result of weight gain or weight loss. It can affect men of any age.
Male breast reduction is an increasingly popular procedure to remove any excess tissue around the breast. In many cases, this can be carried out using liposuction, while at the same time removing any excess skin and fat in order to help achieve a more masculine and ‘sculpted’ profile.
Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, can help to remove excess skin and fat, as well as helping to tighten the abdominal wall. Many people choose this type of surgery to deal with the problem of sagging folds of skin or poor muscle tone following pregnancy or after losing a significant amount of weight. I also offer revision surgery for patients who have had a previous tummy tuck that has not achieved the results they had hoped for.
Liposuction removes unwanted body fat from areas such as the buttocks, hips, thighs and abdomen that cannot easily be lost as a result of exercise. During surgery the area is also reshaped, aiming to achieve a natural contour. In some cases, liposuction can be used as part of breast augmentation (enlargement) or breast reconstruction surgery, including DIEP flap surgery.
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