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Breast Surgery

Cosmetic breast surgery is one of our most popular cosmetic surgeries. Women and men who choose to have breast surgery are looking to improve the appearance of their breasts and body shape and improve their self-confidence. Breasts often change shape over your lifetime as part of the ageing process, childbirth or weight loss and so it’s not surprising that women often choose cosmetic breast surgery.

Here at Winfield Hospital we offer breast surgery procedures including breast augmentation, breast uplift and breast reduction. Our skilled and experienced cosmetic breast surgeons provide detailed but straightforward advice on the different procedures including their benefits and risks so that you can make an informed decision.

Cosmetic breast surgery is suitable at any age. We understand that everyone’s breasts and their aesthetic desires are different and we aim to create the breast size and shape that you wish for.

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation, also known as a breast enlargement or a boob job, is the most popular cosmetic surgery for women in the UK. As its name suggests a breast enlargement increases the size of your breasts and enhances their shape. Implants are used to achieve extra volume in your breasts. A breast augmentation changes your upper body profile and may boost self-confidence.

Some women have always desired larger breasts. Some women after pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and through natural ageing find their breasts reduce in size. A breast augmentation adds volume and contour to the breasts and restores a more youthful appearance.

Your breast surgeon will perform a breast augmentation under general anaesthetic. They’ll insert breast implants behind your natural breasts through small incisions. It takes between one to two hours.

Breast uplift

A breast uplift or mastopexy raises and reshapes your breasts to give you firmer, younger looking and more defined breasts. Your new breasts may improve your self-assurance.

As you get older and following pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss breasts often start to sag. We see many women who have droopy breasts and they choose to have a breast uplift to increase their breast volume

During a breast uplift some breast skin may be removed and tightened. Your nipples will be repositioned so they sit higher up on the breast. The procedure normally takes between one and two hours and is performed under general anaesthetic.

Many women who have too little breast volume and excess skin have a breast uplift and breast enlargement together to create their desired look. Others choose to have a breast uplift together with a breast reduction to realise their desired breast size and shape.

Breast reduction

A breast reduction, or mammoplasty reduction, reduces the size of your breasts and reshapes them too. The resulting breasts are lighter, more comfortable and more in proportion with your body.

Women with very large breasts often suffer from shoulder, back and neck pain, bra straps digging in to the shoulders and soreness under the breast as well as difficulty in participating in some sports. They may also attract unwanted attention and feel embarrassed by their large breasts. A breast reduction can help relieve these physical and psychological issues.

Some men feel that their breasts tissue is too large and looks slightly feminine. They may choose a breast reduction, known as gynaecomastia, to reduce their breast size and create a more masculine appearance.

A breast reduction involves the surgical removal of breast tissue to produce smaller breasts. It’s normally performed under general anaesthetic and takes between one to two hours.

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