A common question asked by many of our breast augmentation patients at the start of their journey is “when’s the best time of year to have surgery?”

Simply put, it all depends on the patient and their lifestyle as surgery can be undertaken at any time of the year. Our hospitals are open every day apart from Christmas Day.

The most important thing to bear in mind is allowing enough time to recuperate from surgery which is approximately two week post operatively.

We advise patients to take at least a week off from work and to avoid any strenuous exercise for two weeks.

It will take up to four weeks for the initial swelling to subside and the breasts ‘to drop’ or settle into their final position.

Mark Norfolk, Clinical Director from Transform commented: ‘If you are thinking about having surgery, it’s important to bear in mind the time it takes to have the various consultations, pre op appointments and the surgery itself.

On average, our patients have surgery 8-10 weeks from first coming to see us. You also need to factor in at least 4-6 weeks before seeing the final result.

My advice is to plan well ahead especially if you wanting to look your best for a special occasion such as a wedding or Christmas.’

Whatever time of the year you choose to have surgery, you need to make sure you are giving yourself enough time to fully heal otherwise you may compromise the final result.

Adhering to all the aftercare guidelines is crucial to ensuring the best possible result.

To help patients get an idea of what their breasts may look like after surgery and to allay any pre-surgery fears, Transform is now exclusively using a 3D imaging tool called Crisalix.

Using a mobile 3D sensor and camera, a series of photos are taken to digitally interpret the patient’s body post surgery. 

Our surgeons can simulate surgical procedures with various implant sizes and profiles, giving patients a good and clear indication of what they’ll look like after surgery.

If you are thinking of having surgery, make sure you plan it well in advance and ensure you’re fully informed of the post op care and advice recommendations.