Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a popular surgical procedure which increases the size of the breasts with the use of implants. Some women who have always had small breasts, or for those who have lost breast volume through ageing, weight loss or pregnancy, breast implants create fuller, larger breasts.

Through discussions with Mr Timms, you will learn about breast implant surgery and the breast implants themselves. As part of the consultation process, Mr Timms will carefully examine you and discuss the likely post operative result. You will work together with Mr Timms to make decisions about the implants, including the type, their shape and location, the position of the scars, and the size.

Sculpting Surgery uses the Vectra Imaging system to assist you in understanding the implant which will be right for you. The Vectra is comprised of a series of 6 cameras which take simultaneous photos. These are then spliced together to give a highly realistic, 3D image of your breasts. Once an implant is selected, the software will show you what your new breasts may look like post surgery. This simulation is invaluable in helping you to make the best possible decision about your body and in further educating you about the surgery.

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Breast Augmentation Animation (C) Canfield Imaging Systems

Post Op Care

IN HOSPITAL

  • you will wake after breast surgery with dressings on each breast. Your anaesthetist will have prescribed medication for you to keep you comfortable – you will have pain relief prescribed for discharge also.

WHAT TO WEAR

  • a soft bra/crop top/singlet with shelf is adequate support for your breasts post operatively. There are specialised garments available – these may be purchased pre or post operatively. Mr Timms’ staff will give you advice regarding these. Please avoid wearing underwire bras for 6 weeks after your surgery.

POST OP APPOINTMENTS

  • an appointment will be made for you to be reviewed by Mr Timms’ nurse in the rooms 7-10 days after your surgery

POST OPERATIVE ACTIVITY

  • you will need to be prepared to avoid driving for at least 2 weeks post Breast Augmentation. It is advisable that you refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for 6 weeks. Most activities can be recommenced after your 6 week review with Mr Timms.