BREAST TREATMENTS

For many people, the size and shape of their breasts influence how they feel about themselves. After assessment, recommendations of treatment will be tailored to your needs and wishes.


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BREAST ENHANCEMENT WITH IMPLANTS

How long will the operation take?
About 1 hour

Will I need a general anaesthetic?
Yes, you will be asleep.

How many nights will I have to be in hospital? 
If you are recovered from the anaesthetic, you may be able to go home the same day, although some people prefer to stay one night.

How long will I need to take off work?
You will need one to two weeks off work.

What should I avoid after the operation?
Avoid heavy lifting and high impact exercise for 4-6 weeks.

What are the risks of the operation? 
Any operation carries some risks.  Bruising, swelling and tightness are common after the operation.  Rarely infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness of the skin or nipple and capsular contracture can occur.

When will I need appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns.  Routinely at 1 and 2 weeks and 3 months after surgery to assess final result. 
Scars continue to settle for 18-24 months.

How much will it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »

For more information: www.baaps.org.uk/procedures/breast-augmentation


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BREAST ENHANCEMENT WITH AUTOLOGUS (YOUR OWN) FAT

How long will the operation take?
About 90 mins

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you are asleep for the operation 

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
If you are recovered from the anaesthetic, you may be able to go home the same day, although some people prefer to stay one night. 

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work? 
Swelling, bruising and some pain are usual for the first 2-3 days afterwards and gradually improve over the next 10 days.  You will need a week off work. 

What should I avoid after the operation?
You should avoid strenuous activity for 2 weeks and avoid pressure on the area for 2 weeks.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks.  Apart from early bruising and swelling, there can be reabsorption of up to 50% of the fat over the first few months.  Rarely infection, asymmetry, bleeding, fat necrosis, oil cysts, benign calcification may develop which can be associated with mammogram changes.

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns.  Routinely at 1 and 2 weeks and 3 months after surgery to assess final result. Procedure can be repeated after 6 months if needed.

How much will it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »

For more information:www.baaps/procedures/fat-transfer-to-breast


BREAST REDUCTION

How long will the operation take?
About 2 hours

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you are asleep for the operation

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
You need to stay in hospital one and rarely two nights after the surgery.

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work?
Swelling, bruising and some pain are usual for the first 2-3 days afterwards and gradually improve over the next 10 days.  You will need two weeks off work.

What should I avoid after the operation?
You can walk straight after the surgery and do gentle exercise after 4 weeks.  You should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for 6 weeks after surgery.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks.  Bruising, swelling and temporary numbness of the nipple are common.  Infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, nipple / areolar loss, delayed healing, fat necrosis are uncommon. 

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns.  Routinely at 1 and 2 weeks and 3 months after surgery to assess final result. Scars continue to settle for 18-24 months.

How much does it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »

For more information: www.baaps.org.uk/procedures/breast-reduction


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BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY)

How long will the operation take?
About 90 minutes

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you are asleep for the operation

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
You need to stay in hospital one night after the surgery.

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work?
Swelling, bruising and some pain are usual for the first 2-3 days afterwards and gradually improve over the next 10 days.  You will need one to two weeks off work.

What should I avoid after the operation?
You can walk straight after the surgery and do gentle exercise after 4 weeks.  You should avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks after surgery.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks.  Bruising, swelling and temporary numbness of the nipple are common.  Infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, nipple / areolar loss, delayed healing, fat necrosis are uncommon. 

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns.  Routinely at 1 and 2 weeks and 3 months after surgery to assess final result. Scars continue to settle for 18-24 months.

How much does it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »


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MALE BREAST REDUCTION (GYNAECOMASTIA)

How long will the operation take?
About 90 minutes

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you are asleep for the operation

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
If you are recovered from the anaesthetic, you may be able to go home the same day, although some people prefer to stay one night.

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work?
Swelling, bruising and some pain are usual for the first 2-3 days afterwards and gradually improve over the next 10 days. You will need one to four weeks off work. I would recommend a compression vest to reduce the risks of swelling after surgery.

What should I avoid after the operation?
You can walk straight after the surgery and do gentle exercise after 4 weeks. You should avoid heavy lifting and strenuous activity for 6 weeks after surgery.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks. Bruising, swelling and temporary numbness of the nipple are common. Infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, nipple / areolar loss and seroma are uncommon.

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns. Routinely at 2 weeks and 3 months after surgery to assess final result. Scars continue to settle for 18-24 months.

How much does it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »

For more information: www.baaps.org.uk/procedures/gynaecomastia


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BREAST RECONOSTRUCTION

How long will the operation take?
About 4 - 8 hours

Will I need a General Anaesthetic?
Yes, you are asleep for the operation

How many nights will I need to stay in hospital?
You need to stay in hospital 3 - 6 nights after the surgery

Will it be painful afterwards and how long do I have to have off work?
Swelling, bruising and some pain are usual for the first 2-3 days afterwards and gradually improve over the next 10 days. You will need four to twelve weeks off work.

What should I avoid after the operation?
You can do gentle exercise after 4 weeks. It may take up to 12 weeks for you to recover enough for heavy lifting and strenuous activity.

What are the risks of the operation?
Any operation carries some risks. Bruising, swelling and numbness of breast skin and donor area are common. Infection, bad scarring, problems with the reconstruction, asymmetry, bleeding, seroma are uncommon.

When will I have appointments after the operation?
Review at any time if you have any concerns. Routinely at 1 and 2 weeks and 3 months after surgery to assess final result. Scars continue to settle for 18-24 months.

How much does it cost?
A general guide on fees is available here »