Breast Augmentation & Enlargement
There are a wide variety of reasons that women choose to undergo breast augmentation surgery in London & breast enhancement surgery in London, but whatever the reason the overall aim is always the same: to enhance self confidence and body image, helping the client feel happier and more comfortable with the size and shape of their breasts.
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Mr Sheikh Ahmad
With clinics in Harley Street London, Truro Cornwall, Birmingham and Cardiff, Mr Sheikh Ahmad has developed a unique breast augmentation package for clients in the South West and all over the country. One that offers extensive surgical experience, a bespoke pre-op consultation process, a door-to-door VIP service and carefully crafted aftercare.
Mr. Ahmad has over 30 years of surgical experience, with extensive experience in breast augmentation. He’s performed more than 1,000 breast augmentations and enlargements, using a variety of techniques that are tailored to individual needs and demands. And has developed techniques to address some of the most unwanted issues related to breast enlargement with implant surgery.
Consultation includes full bio-dimensional planning with 3D imaging (Crisalix). An essential service for any person having breast enlargement, this offers a unique pre-surgery evaluation that helps the client and surgeon make decisions regarding choice of implant, size, shape and enhancement.
A wide variety of breast implants are available, including Allergan or Mentor, Sebbin and more recently B-Lite breast implants, which are 30% lighter than other breast implants. These all have an excellent reputation for durability and a very low incidence of capsular contracture – a complication following breast surgery, when scar tissue tightens causing misshapen and hard implants.
Mr. Ahmad is also one of very few surgeons in the UK with expertise using ADM (acellular dermal matrix)/mesh in cosmetic breast surgery. Used as an internal bra, it’s an incredibly useful technique to prevent capsular contractures and breast ptosis (drop) after breast uplift and enlargement with moderate to large size implants.
To find out more and book a consultation, please make an appointment with Mr. Ahmad by contacting his secretary via email or ring her on 01872 248325.
Summary of Treatment
DURATION OF RESULTS
Long Term Results
Frequently Asked Questions
ABOUT BREAST AUGMENTATION
Why Opt For Breast Surgery?
Volume enhancement due to aesthetic/medical reasons:
For personal preference (dissatisfied with the shape and size of breast)
Replace breast volume lost after having children and breastfeeding
Correct uneven breasts
Correct mild to moderate ptosis (breast droop)
For complications from previous breast enhancement surgery:
Rupture/ Bleeding implants
To correct congenital conditions involving the breast:
For Breast reconstruction
Correct large volume deficit after previous lumpectomy for breast cancer
How Much Do Breast Implants Cost?
Can Asymmetrical or Disproportionate Breasts Be Corrected?
There are four types of asymmetry. Type I and type II are not very difficult to correct as the asymmetry is not very striking. These are either corrected by augmenting one side (in type I) or by reducing one side (type II). Type III and IV are complicated and need careful assessment and correction. They may take more than one surgery. In cosmetic breast surgery, correction of these later types is most challenging and needs an experienced and skilful surgeon. Although it’s challenging and difficult surgery, it’s very rewarding for the cosmetic breast surgeon when the desired results are achieved and the patient is happy and satisfied with the results.
What Happens At My First Consultation?
You will have a full breast examination, comprehensive measurements made of your frame, existing breast size, glandular analysis, tissue characteristics, and anatomical variations in typical dimensions.
The type of breast implants on the market, their safety, and the ones that have the best life span and lowest complication rate will be discussed.
Mr. Ahmad will also detail your options and alternatives, the potential complications, any limitations, short and long term breast changes, costs, the need for future surgery, mammography and follow-up.
If indicated you will have a full 3D image assessment using Crisalix. This can help customers to choose appropriate size breast implant.
What Size Can My Breasts Be Increased To?
Crisalix 3D imaging systems enables the client and surgeon decide on size based on your proportions. This is the safest way of balancing the desire of breast enhancement with reduced detrimental effects. Most women desire to be a C or D cup but some will request bigger sizes and although cup-size is not absolutely guaranteed, Mr. Ahmad will be able to show you how your breast shape can be augmented, and take into account your preference.
If you ask for a size that is much larger than your assessment suggests then you must be aware that there may be higher risks of complications and detrimental changes: e.g. breast tissue sag, palpability, less natural appearance, numbness, arms rubbing against side of breasts, ache, and future mal-position.
Mr. Ahmad assesses women for large breast implants and advises them regarding the feasibility of mega-enhancement / enlargement. Some of these mega-enhancements may require two-stage procedures.
Mr. Ahmad will always strive to meet your expectations but if there are limitations as to what can be achieved (often related to your starting point) then these will be discussed.
It is important to be realistic.
What Type of Implants Are Available?
Where Is The Implant Inserted?
Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Painful?
How Will I Feel After Surgery?
At this stage your surgeon should be happy for the nursing staff to dispense painkillers which are given in combination for few days, but most of the patients are quite comfortable with taking paracetamol after a week or so.
It is quite common for one breast to be more tender, and to swell slightly more (this is often the right side). Similarly one breast will often recover more quickly and this is quite normal.
Although it would be very rare, the gradual appearance of a great discrepancy in size would not be normal and should be assessed. Similarly if you feel unwell, feverish and develop a temperature you would need to consult your surgeon. If the skin over the breast swells and becomes reddened and tender you would need to consult your doctor.
Changes like this would be very unusual indeed, but it is important to know that should they occur, a prompt review is required to assess the cause and treat it.
How Long Will I Be In Hospital?
What Clothes Should I Bring To Wear After The Operation?
Are There Any Side Effects To The Operation?
You may feel slightly bloated for a few days. This is often due to slight constipation caused by medication. A gentle laxative (lactulose, movicol or senna) will help resolve this.
If Something Goes Wrong During / After Operation, Is Surgery Guaranteed & Will Problems Be Resolved Within The Original Cost?
The kinds of problems that can occur are haematoma around the implant in the first 24-hours which will require evacuation, or implant infection needing implant removal in the first few weeks.
If these complications do occur you will be covered by the fixed price package for further surgery.
For example, if you need to have the implants removed because of an infection in the post-operative period, this is covered, as is the subsequent operation to replace new implants.
AFTER SURGERY, RECOVERY & THE FUTURE
Will I See The Surgeon Again After Surgery?
How Long Is The Scar Tissue Healing Time?
A good idea is to tape the scar for three months to keep the scar line like a fine pencil line. The scars gradually fade over the first 12 months to a pale colour.
This process can be speeded up by using silicone gel called Dermatix or Cica-care.
What Bra Should I Wear Following Surgery?
Once you have recovered from surgery there is no reason why you shouldnu2019t go without a bra on occasions, as long as you feel comfortable it will not have a detrimental effect. In the long term however breast tissue will be more susceptible to droop if you do not wear a bra most of the time.
Do I Need To Take Time Off Work After Surgery?
If your work is very sedentary, you can occasionally return after three days, but remember that you will still be taking painkillers.
What Forms Of Sports Activity Can I Do After Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Different implant manufacturers have different types of texturing, which has an influence on your choice of breast implants. Texturing allows tissue in-growth and stops excess movement of the implant, helping prevent capsular contracture.
Excess movement early on (first four weeks) will prevent in-growth and encourage a small seroma to form (like blister fluid), further preventing in-growth. Therefore, you will have more restrictions with your recovery programme to allow for this, and no excessive stretching/movement should be undertaken for four weeks.
With round breast implants the restriction is much less, especially if the implants have been placed in the sub-glandular position.
If I Lose / Gain Weight Will My Breast Size Reduce / Enlarge?
Just as when you put on weight you find that it goes onto the bottom/hip area, you will also often find some of it goes onto the breast area. Big shifts in weight are therefore not desirable. However, most people have minor weight fluctuation of 2-4 lbs, which has negligible effect.
If your starting breast size was very small (A to AA cup size), then losing weight tends not to make the augmented breast smaller. Instead it reduces the thin normal fatty tissue layer under the skin, and in the breast tissue layer. This makes the implant edge more easily palpable (particularly in the outer edge near the armpit, and in the skin crease area under your breast).
Implants that are partly under the muscle have the additional coverage of soft tissue that this provides, which is particularly helpful in thin individuals, but remember – the pectoralis major muscle does not fully cover the implant, generally just the upper half.
How Can I Prevent Sagging/Drooping In Future Years?
Your breasts will always change as you get older, and this is irrespective of whether you have breast implants or not. This is because of biological changes that occur with ageing.
These changes include: loss of elastin, stretching of collagen, atrophy of breast tissue, loss of skin elasticity, sun damage to skin, smoking related damage, effects of weight change on skin and breast tissue, effects of pregnancies and breastfeeding on skin and breast tissue, hormonal changes, weight of breast tissue and implant weight and size.
3D imaging with Crisalix assessment goes some way to reducing excessive implant sizes being chosen by women. The larger the implant the greater the long term detrimental effects. This is because of the additional weight, and the compressive force of the implant on the surrounding tissues, which become thinner, and more stretched.
Avoid very large augmentations and implant sizes that exceed your natural dimensions. Submuscular breast implant augmentation may provide additional support to the implant.
Avoid the use of sunbeds and do not smoke at all (both have a very detrimental effect on skin elasticity and quality, as well as micro-vessel blood flow). Keeping the skin over the breasts moisturised helps to maintain the elasticity (Bio Oil is possibly advantageous here).
Maintain your weight in the healthy range for your body mass index.
Mr Ahmad also uses special techniques in certain cases to minimise the process of sagging. He will advise you at the time of consultation on these techniques if indicated.