Breast Enlargement - Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will my surgeon be able to tell me what breast size I’ll be?
A: Your surgeon will be able to give you an estimation of the breast size you’ll be based on the breast implant size and you’re current size of breast. However, it is important to note that we cannot guarantee an exact size or expectation of your breast size.
Q. Where will my scar be?
A: There are different ways to do breast enlargement. Some breast augmentation surgeons prefer to do a surgery that leaves a scar under the breast hidden in the crease whilst some like to use an approach through or around the areola.
Q. How long will I have to stay in hospital?
A: The majority of our patients are able to go home on the same day depending on the preference of the surgeon, the required recovery time and distance from home..
Q. How long will the actual procedure take?
A: Our breast enlargement surgery will generally last between 45 minutes and 1 hours.
Q. What are the main risks associated with breast augmentation surgery?
A: Any surgery carries some risk with the most common risks being bleeding, infection, rippling and changing the density of the breast.
Q. What type of implants do you offer?
A: We only use Allergan Breast implant products. These have a world-class safety record and come in a range of sizes and projections to suit your needs.
Q. What’s the difference between ‘above the muscle’ and ‘behind the muscle’?
A: Above the muscle procedures involve placing the breast implant in front of your breast muscle which means it’s more superficial and sits just below the breast tissue. Alternatively, behind the muscle refers to when the implant sits behind the breast muscle. This depends on how much breast tissue is present, if there’s enough to hold the breast implant or whether it needs to be placed behind in order to sure the implant is correctly positioned.
Q. Will having breast implants affect having mammograms in the future
A: The vast majority of our patients will be able to have routine mammograms in the future. The important thing to remember however is that you also inform your practitioner that you have a breast implant before screening as a different method may need to be used.
Q. How long will my implants last?
A: Breast implants should be checked by a surgeon around 10 years after surgery. Whilst breast implant products are not designed to last indefinitely, if you are not experiencing problems you needn’t check or replace them after a set time limit. However, if you have your breast implants at a younger age they’re likely to need replacing at some point. Most surgeons recommend replacement 10 to 20 years after.
Q. What are Transform's breast implants made from?
A: Natrelle™ implants are made from silicone.
Q. Are breast implants safe?
A: Yes, and we understand your concerns. Your surgeon will talk to you in more detail about the breast implant products to be used in your procedure. Please rest assured that we only use the most stringently tested products available. All patients have access to our 3 years aftercare programme as standard. In addition, we also offer an extended aftercare programme for patients who wish for additional peace of mind. You may have read or heard conflicting reports regarding the safety of breast implants in recent years. It’s only natural that you’ll want all the facts about our breast implant products before going ahead with your breast enlargement surgery. Our surgeons will talk to you in detail about the Allergan breast implant products we’ve been using since 2006. Allergan breast implants have an exceptional safety record and have been implanted in over 1 million women worldwide.
Q. Do you have a breast implant register?
A: To request details with regards to your breast implants, please call 0161 312 0301. We currently hold information on all breast implants used by Transform since 2004.
Q. Will I be able to breastfeed after having breast augmentation?
A: You will be able to breast feed, the breast implant does not affect the ability to breast feed or not.
Q. How will my pregnancy affect my breasts?
A: After pregnancy your breasts will change in the same way they would change without the implant. If there’s a significant weight gain, there’s still the chance the skin of the breast can stretch and potentially sag after pregnancy. If there’s little weight then it’s likely your breast skin will not stretch and therefore will return to the way they were before.
Q. Is it OK to have a breast uplift with my breast enlargement?
A: Your surgeon may recommend an uplift to achieve your desired result. This is often the case with breasts that droop and have lost a lot of volume. All women have different circumstances, and your health profile will help you and your surgeon determine which approach will work best for you.