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Breast Augmentation Implants
Breast Augmentation Implants
Breast Augmentation Implants
Breast Augmentation Implants
Breast Augmentation Implants

Breast Augmentation Implants

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Duration Duration
30-40 minutes
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
General anaesthesia
Hospital stay Hospital Stay
Day case but can stay overnight if preferred
Downtime Downtime
Up to 4 weeks
Results Final Result
4 weeks
Suitable for Addresses
Breast size and shape
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Breast augmentation surgery, also referred to as a ‘boob job’, is a popular surgical procedure that serves to increase the size and alter the shape of the breasts with the use of artificial implants.

Breast enhancement can help improve symmetry and restore volume that may have been lost due to a number of factors, including rapid weight loss. You may also want to read about Breast Uplift, which can be performed in conjunction with this surgery to achieve the desired result.

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Top 5 FAQs for Breast Augmentation Implants

What is Breast Augmentation surgery?
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Breast Augmentation is the term used to describe the prosthesis(usually silicone) used to apply change in the form, texture or size of breasts using breast implants. This regains fullness of the breast that has been lost and also helps to regain symmetry of uneven breasts, often caused by ageing, or post pregnancy.

When were silicone breast implants first used?
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The first silicone breast implant was devised by Thomas Cronin, and Frank Gerow in Texas in 1961 and inserted in 1962.

Are silicone implants widely used?
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Silicone gel implants are currently the most common type used in Europe. Currently in America Saline breast implants are the most common, however following the decision of the Food and Drug Administration in the USA (FDA) to allow silicone breast implants to be used from November 2006 the uptake of silicone implant usage has increased dramatically and will overtake saline implants. In Europe current sales figures show a distribution of 90% silicone, 10% saline. As modern silicone gel implants have been available since 1962, surgeons have well over 50 years of experience using these types of implants and in fact there have been over well 5 million women around the world who have had silicone breast implants. This is more than any other type in use.

What are the alternatives to silicone gel?
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Saline-filled(salt water) implants are currently the most common implant used in the United States. They are also the only alternative to silicone implants. However with the lifting of the ban on silicone implants from Nov 2006, this has steadily shifted in favour of silicone implants. Although good to excellent results may be obtained with saline implants, compared to silicone gel implants saline implants are more likely to cause cosmetic problems such as rippling, wrinkling, and be noticeable to the eye or the touch. They also have a more “slushy” consistency compared to silicone gel implants. Furthermore if the shell of the implant should develop a small leak the salt water is rapidly absorbed by the body. This results in the breast becoming flat and another operation is needed to insert a new implant. Particularly for women with very little breast tissue, or for post-mastectomy reconstruction, plastic surgeons believe that silicone gel implants are the superior device. In patients with more breast tissue however, saline implants can look very similar to silicone gel although they generally still lack the more “natural” feel of the silicone.

Have breast implants changed over the years?
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Of course evolution has brought changes and improvements over the years with the introduction of textured surface envelopes made of newer formulations designed to minimise the “bleed” or diffusion of what is usually tiny amounts of the silicone oil fraction of the gel contents. Importantly the standard silicone gel by most accounts, arguably "feels" the most natural of all breast implants. This is probably as a result of the inherent smoothness of the silicone gel content. Newer cohesive silicone gels such as the one used in the newer Motiva implants that Mr. Karidis currently implants, provide even smoother and more natural feeling gel which Mr. Karidis feels has set a new gold standard.

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Tips from the Top

  • Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    "Wear a sports bra – a front fastening option is often helpful. If you have young children – a second pair of hands will be very helpful for your first 2 weeks whilst you recover."

    Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    Wear a sports bra – a front fastening option is often helpful. If you have young children – a second pair of hands will be very helpful for your first 2 weeks whilst you recover.

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Remember – breast enlargement isn’t done by cup size, but volume of implants instead. It’s more important to try implants on with Mr Karidis than to have a set bra size in mind"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Remember – breast enlargement isn’t done by cup size, but volume of implants instead. It’s more important to try implants on with Mr Karidis than to have a set bra size in mind

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation "

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal

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