BREAST ENLARGEMENT

breast_enlargement

INTRODUCTION

The breast is the most important external sign of a woman's femininity. Having a full and pert breast symbolizes youthfulness and womanliness. This explains why breast enlargement, also called breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty, is the commonest cosmetic surgical procedure in the UK as well as the rest of the World.

When considering breast enlargement, it is important to choose a surgeon who can assess your individual build, requirements and personal desires. Based on these parameters and an artistic eye, the surgeon should then be able to advise you on the specific shape and size of implant to suit you.

WHY CHOOSE US?

Our purpose built Cosmetic Surgery Clinic is located within the heart of Edgbaston Medical Quarters, Europe's Premier Medical District in Birmingham City Centre. All surgeries can be carried out in our dedicated operating theatre where you are looked after by a select team of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses. 

Award Winning Expert Plastic Surgeons

Your consultation will be with our award winning Consultant Plastic Surgeons and not an intermediary. They will assess your individual build, requirements and personal desires. Based on these parameters and an artistic eye, the surgeons can then advise you on the specific shape and size of implant that suits you.

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Unrivalled Lifetime Warranty & Aftercare Support

The Implant Companies offer a lifetime warranty against implant rupture and 10 years against implant capsular contracture.

We offer free unlimited follow-up consultations.

Revision surgery is free of charge (terms and conditions apply)

Find out more in our FAQ 

Visualise Your Transformation in 3D

Being able to see the possible surgical results in 3D (as opposed to looking at pictures of others or imagining the results) can help immeasurably with your decision making. CRISALIX offers realistic 3D simulations of surgical outcomes. Ask your surgeon about CRISALIX when you see us to discuss your treatment.

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WHICH IMPLANTS DO WE USE?

Since 2010, Kat and Co has been using the polyurethane coated breast enlargement implants from the German company - Polytech. There is significant evidence of reduced capsular contracture and implant rotation rates with these breast implants. The comprehensive range of breast implant shapes also means that an implant can be chosen to fit a patient optimally. As of Jan 2020, there has only been 1 reported case of BI-ALCL associated with the Polytech polyurethane coated breast implants. This gives an incidence of 1:180 000, one of the lowest of all the implant types. Other alternative breast implant brands used include Mentor and Motiva.

The 3 breast implant companies offer a lifetime warranty against implant rupture and 10 years against implant capsular contracture. In addition, the distributor of the Polytech breast implants offer a 2 year financial support towards implant revision surgery which meets the terms and conditions. This provides up to £1500 for each breast. Kat and Co offers unlimited follow-up appointments post breast enlargement surgery.

Kat and Co has never used the PIP implants either in cosmetic or reconstructive breast enlargement surgery. These French implants ( but also distributed under different names in various European and Asian countries) were found to have a non-medical grade silicone gel not meant for placement in the human body. In addition, they had a proven higher rupture rate. These cheap implants were used largely by the cosmetic clinic chains and various clinics around the world that attracted cosmetic tourism. Read our blogs that covered the out break of news about these implants over a year's period from 2010.

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BREAST ENLARGEMENT PROCEDURE

Operation time 45 mins
Anaesthesia twilight anaesthesia
Nights in hospital 0
Risks - common bruising, swelling, temporary numbness
Risks - uncommon infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, capsular contracture
Pain and discomfort 3 - 7 days
Follow-up after surgery 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 months
Time off work 1 - 2 weeks
Sports 2 weeks - walking 4 weeks - fast walking 6 weeks - everything
Result 12 weeks until final result scars continue to improve over 18 months

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Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

Breast enhancement is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgeries in the world, with a high patient satisfaction rate. However as with all surgeries, you should always discuss the potential risks with your plastic surgeon.

There are some basic considerations that determine whether you may be ready for a Breast Enlargement / Breast Augmentation?

  • You can clearly define the goals you would like to ahcieve with a Breast augmentation
  • You understand what the procedure realistically can and cannot accomplish
  • You accept the risks of Breast augmentation surgery
  • You clearly understand your responsibilities as a patient in ensuring your procedure is safe and your results are maintained
  • You are physically and mentally healthy
  • You understand Breast Implants are not lifetime devices and will need to be replaced ar some point to maintain safe and long-term results, and that you will require follow-up appointments with your plastic surgeon

Depending on the specifics of your procedure, surgery can typically last between 1 to 2 hours.

Our Anaesthetists are leaders in the field of Twilight Anaesthesia (Consious Sedation). This is our anaesthesia of choice over General Anaesthesia although it is available as an alternative if necessary. The advantages of Twilight Anaesthesia are :

  • Fewer side effects than with traditional general anaesthesia - less nausea and grogginess
  • Faster and easier recovery
  • Allows day surgery instead of overnight stay, with reduced risk of hospital acquired infections and deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolus
  • Level of sedation can be controlled
  • Good safety profile
  • Good amnesia effect
  • No ventilation needed

Click here to listen to patients talk about their Twilight Anaesthesia experience

Breast Augmentation is a day surgery procedure under Twilight Anaesthesia. You are typically at the clinic for about 4 to 5 hours.

Recovery time is much shorter with Twilight Anaesthesia. You are advised to rest for at least 24 hours after surgery. You can drive and return to work typically after 1 week if your work is not too physical. You can return to lower body exercise after 3 weeks and upper body exercise after 6 weeks. But the recovery process can vary from patient to patient.

Any form of implant failure or a clinical condition (such as capsular contracture) could potentially create the need for implant replacement. You should be mindful of the consensus that Breast Implants have a lmited lifetime, although you could keep your implant for 10-20 years without the need to replace them (provided you follow aftercare instructions).  

FEES

Breast Enlargement Starts From £4,975
The initial consultation charge is £150. There is no additional charge for a second consultation before proceeding with surgery. If you are not ready to commit to a formal consultation, we offer a free mini virtual consultation. Click here to book your free mini virtual consultation
The full consultation fee is taken when you make the booking. Our cancellation policy: Any Changes of the booking including cancellation within two weeks of the appointment date will incur a charge of 50% of the consultation fee. The full amount will be charged for any changes including cancellation within 48 hours of your appointment.
You will meet with your Consultant Plastic Surgeon who will talk you through the surgery and discuss practical matters such as choosing implant sizes and confirm costs. Following the session, you will be sent:
  • Information leaflets pertaining to the treatment
  • Pre- and post-operative care information
  • Informed Consent Form which details the possible risks and complications and terms and conditions of treatment.
  • Provisional cost
Your surgeon will also be writing to you with a summary of the consultation and details regarding the surgery. Should you decide to proceed with surgery, you will need to ring the the admin team at Kat & Co on 0121 456 7930 to identify a suitable date for the surgery

RISKS & COMPLICATIONS

Complications are uncommon but can include asymmetry, implant dislocation, increased scarring, incorrect implant position, sensory disturbances, palpable implant edges, infection, and capsular contracture. You should always discuss the possible risks and outcomes with your surgeon prior to breast surgery.
The formation of a capsule of connective-tissue around an implant is a normal reaction to a foreign body. The undesired tightening of this capsule (capsular contracture or capsular fibrosis) can result in changes to the shape as well as to the position of the implant. A capsular contracture may never occur at all, or it may occur after weeks, months or years. 

AFTERCARE

Kat and Co is proud to offer an unrivalled aftercare package in partnership with the Implant Companies Warranty and Commitment Plus Patient Revision Surgery Insurance (endorsed by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons). It covers the treatment of any complications and revisions that may arise in the first 6 months following surgery (Terms and Conditions apply). This means that you can be assured that you are fully covered in the unlikely event that you require any further surgery. 
We do not have a limit on the number of follow up appointment after your surgery.  This can be virtual or face to face.
We provide all of our patients with a postoperative bra, which we will have measured and sized for you on the day of surgery so that it will be the correct fit.  
After surgery, you will have access to :
  • an emergency phone number that you can call 24/7
  • a cosmetic nurse specialist's phone that you can Whatsapp within office hours for non - urgent queries
  • access to the clinic which is open from 7am to 8pm everyday Monday to Friday and alternate Saturdays
We offer the polyurethane coated silicone breast implants from the German company Polytech as an alternative to the traditional silicone implants. There is significant evidence of reduced capsular contracture and implant rotation rates with these breast implants.  It is ideal for
  • patients keen on tear drop shaped implants
  • patients with a history of capsular contracture
There is an additional fee of £200 attached to the use of these implants. Discuss this with your surgeon if you wish to find out more.
Breast Enlargement (Augmentation) From £4975
BREAST ENLARGEMENT INFORMATION SHEET
BREAST ENLARGEMENT INFORMED CONSENT FORM
BREAST ENLARGEMENT WITH IMPLANT LARGER THAN RECOMMENDED INFORMED CONSENT FORM
OPEN CAPSULECTOMY AND CHANGE OF IMPLANTS INFORMED CONSENT FORM

POLYTECH - A BREAST IMPLANT FOR ME?

POLYTECH PROGRAMME REGISTRATION GUIDE

WHY POLYTECH?

BREAST ENLARGEMENT

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • Mrs Kat uses a drain only in secondary breast augmentation surgeries. 
  • The sports bra is worn over the dressings and to be worn day and night for the first 2 weeks and during the daytime only for the next 3 months.
  • Gentle shower is allowed and pat dressings dry.
  • TED stockings to be worn for 2 weeks.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers and antibiotics

Dressing clinic

  • Appointment approximately 1 week after surgery when the wound is checked
  • Wound is allowed to get wet after this.
  • A gentle shower.
  • Bathing from 3rd week onwards.

Activities

  1. First week – minimal upper body activities.
  2. 2-6 weeks normal daily activities including driving but no excessive stretching of arms.
  3. 6 weeks onwards – all activities.
General scar care for first 3 months

  • Micropore tape to the scars - once well healed – for at least three months.
  • The micropore tape is to stay on for showering and baths and simply patted dry and not to be changed until it is very loose and almost falling off by itself. Frequent removal of the micropore tape can irritate the scar.
  • Moisturise scar after first 3 months.
  • Moisturising the surrounding breast skin.

Special Instructions

  • Sports bra to be worn during the day for the first 3 months.
  • Normal bra and bikini can be worn for holidays and the odd special occasion for the first 3 months.
  • No underwired bra for the first 3 months.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE CLINIC.

Before / After Pictures

Breast Enlargement

VISUALISE YOUR SURGICAL TRANSFORMATION

Being able to see the possible surgical results in 3D (as opposed to looking at pictures of others or imagining the results) can help immeasurably with your decision making. CRISALIX offers realistic 3D simulations of surgical outcomes. Ask your surgeon about CRISALIX when you see us to discuss your treatment or watch the video and then click below to try it out!