Breast enlargement surgery in Leeds
The Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital is the largest private hospital in Yorkshire. Our dedicated breast clinic and team of skilled cosmetic surgeons provide first-class breast augmentation surgery. Read more…
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2 Leighton Street, Leeds, LS1 3EB
Why choose Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital for my breast augmentation?
Our state-of-the-art Leeds hospital is home to a highly experienced cosmetic team. We pride ourselves on giving high standards of care and treatment in a clean and safe environment.
From your initial cosmetic surgery consultation, we'll make your breast augmentation go as smooth and efficiently as possible. You'll always see the same consultant and be entitled to as much aftercare as you need. You'll stay in your own private bedroom with en-suite and our on-site chef will prepare delicious meals that can be tailored to your requirements. Our priority is your comfort, safety and wellbeing.
If you're considering breast enlargement, (commonly referred to as a "boob job"), why not attend one of our free open events? You'll meet one of our experienced consultants and find out if the procedure is right for you.
Why do women have breast enlargement surgery?
People choose this operation for a variety of reasons:
- To enhance the body contour
- To reconstruct the breast after previous breast surgery
- To improve breast size
- To improve breast shape after having children
- To balance a difference in breast size.
What are the benefits of breast enlargement?
Some women have simply always wanted larger breasts and perhaps feel unhappy with their appearance. Or you may want to enhance the shape of your breasts following pregnancy or weight loss. Breast augmentation patients often report psychological benefits following the procedure including:
- Improved self confidence
- Enjoy wearing new/fitted clothing
- Feeling more feminine
- Body balance, the feeling that your breasts are more in proportion with your body
What kind of breast implant should I choose?
Based on your own needs your consultant here in Leeds will discuss and advise you on what implant might be best to use.
All implants are made of an outer layer (shell) of silicone. They can be filled with silicone, salt water (saline) or both. The silicone used to fill the implant can be in the form of a liquid or gel (cohesive silicone). Liquid silicone and saline implants give a softer and more natural feel. Cohesive silicone implants give a firmer feel and can come in more shapes.
Textured liquid implants with a simple round shape often give as good a result as shaped cohesive-gel implants.
The Medicines and Healthcare products regulatory Agency (MHRA) is responsible for ensuring the safety of implantable medical devices, including breast implants.
Are silicone implants safe?
Many studies have been carried out to find if silicone breast implants are safe. There is no evidence to suggest that women who have silicone breast implants are at a higher risk of getting diseases such as cancer and arthritis.
What happens during breast augmentation surgery?
Your operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about an hour and a half. There are several options for surgical incisions:
- Inframammary (the crease under the breast)
- Transaxillary (the armpit)
- Periareolar (the area around the nipple)
The type of incision (cut) used is based on the type of implant, the degree of augmentation (enlargement), your particular anatomy and patient/surgeon preference. Be sure and discuss incision options with your surgeon.
Your cosmetic surgeon will usually place the implant in a pocket directly behind your breast as this gives the most natural result. However, if you do not have enough breast skin and tissue to cover the implant, your surgeon may recommend placing the implant behind the pectoral muscle. Be sure to discuss the implications of placement of your implant with your surgeon.
Going home after breast augmentation surgery at Leeds Hospital
- You should be able to go home the same day or the day after your surgery
- You might be required to wear a special supportive bra for several weeks to help your breasts settle after the procedure
- Everyone recovers at their own pace
- However most women return to normal activities within two to three weeks
- Your consultant will advise when you can return to work.
- You should be able to do a limited amount of activity, such as lifting young children, after about 2 weeks
- It usually takes a few weeks for your breasts to look and feel more natural
- The results of a breast augmentation usually last for a long time
- The length of time a breast implant lasts will vary depending on an individual's personal factors.
This chart is a guide to stages of recovery only. Everyone heals differently so your results may vary.
Day 1 - 4
5 – 14 days
Sleep upright in bed supported by pillows to help reduce swelling.
Wear your support bra as advised by your consultant.
Take things easy when you get home.
Gradually increase your activity but nothing too strenuous.
Any nondissolvable stitches will be removed during this time.
Driving may be commenced only when comfortable.
Bruising and swelling continue to go down.
You can think about returning to work a week or two after surgery. (Speak with your consultant for advice.)
Gentle exercise can resume after four weeks but avoid strenuous exercise for a further two weeks.
Your implants will begin to descend into a more natural looking position.
Scars will begin to soften and fade.
Final result can be judged
What are the complications of breast surgery?
Every surgical procedure has a risk of complications. Be sure and discuss any concerns you might have about these risks with your surgeon.
Specific complications of breast surgery may include:
- Capsular contraction - the breast may feel harder than normal and painful
- Developing a collection of blood or fluid in the pocket where the implant is placed
- Infection of the implant
- Change of breast and nipple sensation
- Thickening and tightening of the capsule
- Kinking and rippling
- Stiff shoulder
- Numbness or persistent pain on the outer part of your breast
- Rupture or deflation of the implant
- Cosmetic problems.
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