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Breast Augmentation

Beginning with an extensive consultation with our expert Plastic Surgeons, you will be able to discuss your goals in order to identify the most appropriate implant size, shape and projection for breast augmentation that will complement your body frame. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and involves surgical insertion of breast implants to increase the size and shape of the breast. Placement can be under or over the muscle, subject to the local anatomy and scarring is discreet and minimal.

Approx. recovery time
4-6 weeks

Return to work

7-10 days

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Consultation

Book a 1 hour consultation with Dr. Andreas Androulakakis or Theodore Nadidis

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Procedure

On the day the procedure takes approx. 1.5 hour.

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Aftercare

Read about our bespoke aftercare and meet the nurses.

About

Breast augmentation using implants, also known as breast augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves placing silicone, or more rarely, saline implants to enhance the size and shape of the breasts.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The surgeon will make an incision in a pre-determined location on the breast. There are several common incision options, including inframammary (in the fold under the breast), periareolar (around the areola), transaxillary (in the armpit), or transumbilical (through the belly button). The choice of incision location depends on various factors, such as the type of implant, the patient's anatomy, and the surgeon's preference.

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After making the incision, the surgeon will create a pocket or space for the implant to be placed. There are two main options for implant placement: subfascial (over the chest muscle but under the breast tissue) or submuscular (partially or completely under the chest muscle). The choice of implant placement will depend on the patient's anatomy, the type of implant, and the surgeon's recommendation.

Once the pocket has been created the surgeon will carefully insert the implant using the Keller Funnel, which is a new technology that minimizes the contact of surgeons hands with the implant. The main benefits of using this method are smaller incisions, reduced risk of infection and less stressful to the implant.

The wound will then be closed in layers making sure that the implant will be secure in its position. A special waterproof glue will be placed on the wound to allow early showering and help with fast healing.

Dr. Andreas Androulakakis and Dr. Theodore Nadidis

M.D Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetic and Reconstructive

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon MBBS, BSc (Hons), MPhil (Cantab), FRCS (Plast)

Dr. Andreas Androulakakis stands at the helm of Galen. His founding vision for a centre of holistic health is rooted in the belief that wellbeing comes from full enjoyment of the human experience as much as it benefits from medical science.

Theodore works as a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the renowned Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He graduated with distinction from University College London Medical School in 2003 and completed his higher plastic surgery training in London, with specialist fellowships at the Royal Marsden and Queen Victoria Hospitals.