Expect more than physical benefits following surgery. Of course, you will need time to heal and recover and even a lifting hand those first few weeks – however, expect a more confident and happy you, as you choose new clothes to fit your new shape and you enjoy a stronger and leaner core.
It is no secret that an active lifestyle can help you to look and feel more body confident, and we are advocates of this.
Stay active, eat well, and live for longer, right?
It is not always that simple…
Busting a gut, staying focussed and working hard to maintain your perfect weight is tough at the best of times.
Choosing to change your lifestyle to get fit, healthy and refine your body shape is inspiring…
but what if you reach your goal weight and you are still not happy with the result?
We see many patients who struggle with low self-esteem and confidence, even after they have lost weight, or joined the gym, mainly due to solving one problem and another occurring. Weight loss can change the size and shape of your breasts, and may result in a huge reduction in size or not much breast left at all. Skin that has been stretched can appear saggy and deflated and nipples can point downwards, rather than towards the front area of the chest wall.
Breast implants can sometimes fill the space where skin has stretched and give you back some size, shape and structure (and cleavage). On some occasions, breast implants, along with a breast uplift is required, to elevate the nipple location and lift the whole breast upwards.
For large, broad-based, and severely sagging breasts, both a breast reduction and breast uplift is advised. This allows excess skin and folds to be removed, before lifting and shaping.
Downtime and Recovery
After the surgery, a compression garment will need to be worn for around 4-6 weeks.
Downtime is usually about 2 weeks, and any bending or heavy lifting should be avoided for at least a month. Swelling should subside in about six or seven weeks, and the breasts will settle into their final shape in a few months.
Exercise After Surgery
As part of your aftercare routine, and to get the best results from your surgery, it is so important to take care of yourself. This includes avoiding vigorous exercise or activities for some time. Although being active throughout your recovery period is not advised, your surgery will not stop you being active in the future and this means you can continue with your previous activity and regain your fitness levels.
Is Breast Surgery Right for You?
If you lack confidence in your body despite achieving fantastic weight loss results, breast implant surgery can be an option to consider. It can be carried out on its own or alongside breast uplift
surgery or breast reduction
surgery, depending on your desired look.
All surgery is unique to you and your body. To get the most out of your surgery, we advise to you come along and meet the breast specialist surgeons, that way you can speak to them about your journey and your hopes and fears.
can talk you through the procedure, your aftercare and expected results during this free consultation.
Breasts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. We believe that there is one pair of breasts for each person…as unique to you as your fingerprint.
Although some look and feel similar, all breasts are shaped slightly different and there are many factors that determine your breast type, especially your size.No, there is not a perfect size or shape, and no, there is no such thing as perfectly symmetrical breast either! Although surgery can come pretty darn close.
Here we look at 3 factors that determine breast shape and size and how important genetics are to the story.
A large proportion of tissue is made up of fat, which means if you lose or gain weight, this can change the look and size of your breasts. How much you lose or gain is dependent upon the amount of fatty tissue you have, and that is a lot to do with genetics.
Over time your breasts can lose their elasticity and gravity can take its toll becoming less supportive which may cause dropping or sagging. Be sure to invest in a well-fitting bra and support them when you can, like during exercise (wear a sports bra) and during breast feeding (wear a feeding bra).
Your breasts are a complex part of your anatomy, made up of supportive or connective tissue, milk glands and ducts, and fatty tissue. How much of each tissue type you have is unique to you.
There is no secret formula to keeping them perky; genetics play a huge role in the size and shape of your breasts and can influence the level of hormones, which effect breast tissue.
Just as your genes take care of how tall you are and your eye colour, they also have an impact on your breast size, although over your lifetime, your breasts can change shape and size naturally.
We see many women who struggle with the shape or size of their natural breast and look for a little cosmetic help to restore confidence. Ladies who are flat chested who have tried padding, special bras and lotions and potions without success turn to our breast specialist surgeons for advice and help.
Others, who have lost their natural size and shape, miss what they once had and look to restore.
A breast uplift
can correct drooping or sagging breasts and restore confidence.
A breast enlargement
can enhance a smaller bust, and give an increased size and more symmetrical shape.
If you would like to discuss your options, or book a free consultation
with one of our surgeons
, please get in touch here. Alternatively, read through our patient stories
to view before and after images and understand more about what prompted surgery.