The Private Clinic offers various types of breast surgeries and works with top consultant plastic surgeons who have decades of experience. The Private Clinic not only works with highly acclaimed and skilled plastic surgeons but also counts a dedicated post-operative team of nurses and offers a 24h patient helpline for each of their patients. All the procedures are performed at their state of the art facilities and providing the best results. Patient care is their top priority, so you know you are always in the safest hands.
Read about some of the breast surgeries offered at The Private Clinic below.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast Augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures among women in the UK. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that consists of improving the size, volume and symmetry of the breasts by surgically introducing breast implants. All the implants used by the surgeons at The Private Clinic are of the highest quality CE Mark and FDA approved which ensures safety standards and outstanding results.
There are different types of implants available including teardrop shape or rounded implants and there is the option of inserting the implants over or under the muscle. All the implant and surgical details along with the risks and complications are discussed in consultation with the breast surgeons.
What is breast reduction?
Breast Reduction also known as Mammoplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size and reposition the breast. Often breast reduction patients tend to suffer from physical pains such as back pains and can sometimes be restricted to do certain activities such as sports due to the size and weight of the breast. This is an effective procedure to reduce the size of the breast, revealing smaller, lighter and more youthful looking breasts.
There are a number of techniques available to perform a breast reduction and will depend on the size and the patient desired results:
- Anchor type or inverted T reduction – This type of breast reduction is one of the most common ones. The scar resulting from this surgery goes around the areola, down to the natural crease of the breast. The scars do fade away over time.
- Vertical pattern breast reduction – This type of breast reduction results in a scar that starts around the areola and then goes down vertically. It is similar to the anchor type however the scar does not go down and across under the breast.
- Circumareolar reduction – This type of breast reduction is ideal for patients who have a small amount of tissue to be removed. The resulting scar only goes around the areola.
What is a breast uplift?
Breast Uplift or Mastopexy is a type of breast procedure for women who suffer from drooping breasts to help them achieve better positioned and fuller-looking breasts, revealing a more uplifted appearance. Mastopexy is also ideal for patients whose breasts have lost volume or shape as this procedure can restore the volume and firmness of the breasts.
A breast uplift consists of removing the excess skin to then pull up the breast tissue to lift and shape the breasts. The resulting scar after a breast lift is a lollipop shaped scar that goes around the nipple and dawn vertically. The results show a more lifted and fuller looking breasts.
What is nipple correction?
Inverted Nipple Correction is a simple procedure to help inverted nipples withdraw above the surface of the skin. There are different grades in which the nipples can be retracted.
- Grade 1: Would refer to nipples that have a flat appearance but react to temperature changes or when touched and will remain everted for a short period of time.
- Grade 2: Are nipples that are flatter than the ones in grade 1 and even though the can react when stimulated, they will immediately invert.
- Grade 3: This is most severe of cases, in which the nipples remain inverted at all times. In this case, the patient may not be able to breastfeed.
Nipple correction surgery is a minor surgical procedure performed under local anaesthetic. There are two approaches that can be taken; the first one consists of performing a small incision on the base of the nipple to then pull out the fibres and milk ducts responsible for causing the nipple to retract. Then with the help of biodegradable sutures, the nipple will start to pop up during the recovery process. The other option available is to perform an incision that divides the milk ducts and the problematic fibres from the inside. The procedure is very simple and only takes 30 minutes; many patients have it done in conjunction with a breast augmentation or breast reduction.
Areola reduction surgery focuses on reducing the size and improving the symmetry of the areolas. The procedure consists in removing the outer area of the areola by performing a circular incision around the areola, the skin is then moved inwards to reduce the overall size of the areolas. This procedure can be performed under local or general anaesthetic. This procedure can also help tighten the area and reposition the nipples.