A surgical procedure to enhance the size of the breasts, this treatment inserts implants into the breasts making them fuller and larger in appearance.
Hypomastia is the term used to describe small breasts. We are all different and unique in our own way and our bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Breasts shape and size varies from woman to woman and there is no form that is considered to be of the norm. How a woman feels about the size of her breasts is personal and feeling content about how they look comes down her own perception of what is right for her.
At a glance
Larger, fuller breasts
Length of Surgery
1 - 2 hours
General anaesthetic or Twilight (local anaesthetic and sedation) in some cases
Up to 4 weeks
The size of the breasts is usually determined by genetics, but there are some rare cases where small breasts are due to a condition called Amastia – this concern is passed down through the milk line and can result in significantly under-developed breasts that are often accompanied by an absence of the nipple. Fluctuations in weight can also lead to lost volume in the breasts, as can breastfeeding.
Possessing smaller breasts can have a profound impact on a woman’s self-esteem, causing both physical and emotional difficulties in body confidence and sometimes in personal relationships.
During a pre-operative consultation, Mr. Marando will conduct a thorough consultation of you as a whole, assessing your physical indications and discussing your reasons for wanting surgery, including the cup size you wish to achieve. You will be fully informed regarding the procedure itself and any pre-treatment recommendations. Mr. Marando may feel it necessary to arrange a second consultation, ensuring you have thoroughly considered your decision and are happy to proceed.
Photos will have been taken of your breasts prior to the operation and incision points will be marked on the breasts, which will be in one of three places:
- Inframammary – in the crease beneath the breast
Periareolar – around the outside of the nipple
Transaxillary – in the armpit
The most effective approach will be discussed and agreed with the patient during the consultations that precede the operation.
The implant will then be inserted, either in the Submuscular pocket (under the chest muscle) or in the Subglandular pocket (behind the breast tissue), before the wounds are carefully stitched and dressed.
As this procedure is intended to increase breast size and volume, it can also be effective in cases of Breast Asymmetry, treating just one breast or by using different sized implants for each side to create a more balanced chest area. This method of augmentation is also an effective way to correct tuberous breasts, adding the necessary volume to produce a more natural and aesthetically pleasing shape. This treatment is recommended if you wish to increase the size of your breasts by one or more cup sizes.
Most Breast Augmentation procedures are performed as a day case, but occasionally, an overnight stay in hospital is appropriate. When discharged from hospital, you will be given a course of pain relief to take at home for a few weeks while the tenderness from this procedure subsides.
Mr. Marando will arrange follow-up appointments to enable him to monitor your recovery and the healing process, as well as the development of the final results which should be visible in around 3 – 6 months.
Achieving a more satisfactory shape and / or breast size can help to restore lost confidence, not only physically but psychologically too, helping you to feel self assured with your refreshed body shape and enhanced cleavage.
Am I suitable for this treatment?
If you are affected by small breasts and are finding it is impacting on your physical and psychological well-being, then you may be a suitable candidate for Breast Augmentation surgery. Mr. Marando will talk through all your options and concerns enabling you to make a confident decision as to whether this is the right decision for you.
If you are in good health, with a healthy weight and BMI, you will be in good stead for a successful recovery. It is important to note that smoking and alcohol consumption can delay the healing process.
How safe is this treatment?
This is a very commonly requested procedure and is performed frequently, worldwide.
The safety of you as a patient is always held in high regard by Mr. Marando, and he will ensure all precautions are taken in order to maintain your well-being. The implants used by Mr. Marando meet the required safety standards, reducing risk of any further complications.
Is it painful?
This procedure will incur a certain amount of discomfort, post treatment. You will be under general anaesthetic during the operation itself and a course of pain relief will be prescribed for you to take in the few weeks that follow.
Are there any side effects or risks?
The nature of this surgery will cause the breasts to be swollen and bruised for up to 2 weeks post treatment. Some scarring may be visible but incisions are made with discretion in mind and are in places to cause as little scarring as possible.
Some less common side effects that can result from undergoing surgery can include: Bleeding, infection, haematoma and blood clots.
How much downtime is usually needed?
Up to 2 weeks should be considered as downtime for this treatment. Allowing ample time to recover from surgery is important and the healing process will be more successful if you adopt rested levels of activity and take some time off work. It will more likely be advised that you refrain from driving for the recommended time by Mr. Marando, leaving up to 12 weeks before resuming intensive exercise and returning to the gym.
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