How long does the procedure take?
The surgery normally takes around 45-60 minutes, depending on the complexity of the procedure. This does not include recovery time or post procedure activities.
Are the results permanent?
Yes, the results of a breast enlargement are permanent (over around 10-15 years). However, if a substantial amount of weight is lost or gained, or you have child birth or become a nursing mother, then your breasts may change shape naturally.
When can I go back to my normal day-to-day activities?
We recommend that people take one week off work following the procedure (possibly more time, if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and strong exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery to allow your body time to re-adjust and fully heal.
Are there any alternatives to this surgery?
No, the only way to reduce the size or change the shape of your nipples is by Areola surgery.
Can I combine breast augmentation with other surgery?
Yes, you can combine this procedure with other breast or body surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation with our surgeon.
What choice of implants do I have?
Currently, there are several ranges of implants from you to choose from (depending on the look you are trying to achieve). As a guide, you should choose between a round or tear drop shape (with the tear drop shape giving you a more natural appearance). This will affect the size of implant you require and the final projection.
What is the difference between over and under the muscle insertions?
This concerns the placement of the implant. Your surgeon will be able to advise on the best technique, as much depends on your skin, build and final desired result. As a general rule, under the muscle will give a more natural appearance, where over the muscle is sometimes better for women with a moderate amount of sagging.
Will I have any altered sensation in the area?
Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain the existing sensation as much as possible.
What weight should I be for surgery?
You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.
When can I fly after the procedure?
You should check with your surgeon regarding the safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had any recent surgery.
We recommend that for several weeks after surgery, you are close to a Nu Cosmetic clinic in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after you have had the procedure.
What are the typical age ranges for this procedure?
All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures; suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.
Can I get a second opinion?
Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.
Are your surgeons suitably qualified and registered?
All of our surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask your surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process and confidence in us.
Where are your clinics?
Nu Cosmetic Clinic has 14 clinics throughout the UK. Please visit our clinics page for more details.