Breast augmentation in another term for breast enlargement. This is a cosmetic procedure that usually involves the use of artificial implants that are placed inside the breast with the result of making them larger. The implants are usually silicone or saline. Breast enlargements are the most popular type of cosmetic surgery that is carried out on women across the UK today. A woman may opt to have breast implants for a variety of reasons. For example, her breasts may never have properly developed, she may require implants following cancer treatment or she may want to restore her figure after pregnancy or breastfeeding.
The operation is usually done under a general anaesthetic. It usually takes only thirty to forty minutes to perform. Many patients are advised to remain in hospital overnight following the procedure. The implant can be placed between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle where it is over the ribs or between the pectoral muscle and the ribs themselves. Choices for implants are usually between the silicone and saline versions. Silicon is by far the more popular choice with surgeons and patients alike. The implants can come in many different shapes and sizes and it is important that you work with your consultant to decide which type is the right one for your body shape.
There are a number of different clinics across the Glasgow area that will perform breast augmentation surgery. The cost will vary between clinics, locations and other factors such as your individual needs and the type of implant you eventually choose. In general you could get implants fitted in the Glasgow area for around £3000. The only way to get an exact cost is to be seen by the clinic. The cheapest deal may not always be the best one. Remember to take into account the experience of the surgeons available, the service you can expect during your stay and the amount of after care the price includes. Remember that you will be stuck with the results of your operation for a long time and it is important to get the best care and attention from the beginning. Revision surgery to put right any issues with your implants will be very costly.
As is the case with any type of operation there are risks involved. Patients should be made fully aware of all possible problems by there cosmetic consultant before they decide for certain what they wish to do. Most clinics within the Glasgow area have an enormous amount of experience and should be able to answer any of your concerns and questions. The most common problem with breast enlargement surgery is disappointment with the outcome. For this reason it is important to know for sure exactly what you expect to achieve from having surgery and have a realistic expectation of what the surgeons can achieve. Other common problems include capsular contracture, loss of sensation in the breasts and nipple area, calcification, skin wrinkling and rippling, implant displacement and future problems with breast feeding. The consultant you choose should be able to advise you about any potential problems and give you some idea of the eventual outcome of you surgery.