• What can I expect after surgery and the recovery period?


Following the procedure, you will have paper and waterproof dressing. You are expected to stay in the hospital for one night.  You should wear a supportive sports bra for 4-6 weeks till the healing process is completed. At the post operative clinic visit (7-10 days after surgery) I will remove the paper dressing and assess your wounds. Your stitches will be dissolvable.  You will be seen in the clinic at four months after surgery to assess your final results, this visit is free of charge


  • How much does the procedure cost?


Guide package price of £ 4590 includes any OP care for 60 days post discharge plus one follow up consultation. The cost includes the surgeon and anaesthetist fees, hospital fees and the implant costs. Mr Salhab uses the latest Mentor round or anatomical implants. A post operative clinic visit is also included in the package 

 

  • Will I see sales consultants or advisors before my surgery?

 

No, I don’t use this type of service. I see my patients personally and provide them with professional advice. The initial consultation will last between 30-40 minutes when you will have full assessment. Initial consultation costs £200. Occasionally you may need to have a further visit to the clinic before your operation to finalise planning of your surgery, the initial consultation fee covers this.

 

  • Is silicone safe?

 

Many studies have been conducted to establish whether silicone breast implants cause certain diseases. There is no evidence to suggest that silicone breast implants are associated with an increased incidence of breast cancer. There is also no evidence to suggest that these implants cause autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

 

  • Am I too old to have breast augmentation?


The short answer is no. Many women in their 40’s and 50’s have had  breast augmentation surgery with very good results 

 

  • Can I have surgery if planning to become pregnant?

 

It is usually recommended that pregnancy be postponed until 6 months after the  surgery. Pregnancy will change the size and shape of a woman’s breasts whether she has implants or not. These changes may adversely affect the cosmetic appearance of any augmented breast. You should avoid having breast augmentation if you are breast feeding.

 

  • Will breast augmentation work with droopy breasts?


Women with sagging breasts can also have breast implants. Depending on how much the breast sags, an additional surgery may also be necessary such as  breast uplift or mastopexy.  Mastopexy can be performed at the same time of breast augmentation.


  • When can I return to work?

 

This  depends on the type of work you do. You are likely to feel some discomfort for the first few weeks and you should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for  about 4-6 weeks.

 

  • Can I exercise after breast augmentation?

 

It is recommended that patients begin walking immediately after surgery. However, women should not perform any intense physical exercise for six weeks following the operation. Physical exercise including weight lifting, biking, jogging, and other forms of intense activities may cause implants to shift position or cause wound healing problems that may alter the appearance of the breasts after

surgery.

 

  • When can I drive ?


Usually you can drive after 1- 2 weeks depending on your discomfort. I would recommend that driving begins after you no longer have pain and you feel confident that you can perform emergency stop without discomfort.  

 

  • When can I fly?

 

You can take a domestic fly within 48-72 hours after your operation. International flights are best avoided for 3 weeks after the operation to reduce the  risk of developing  deep venous thrombosis ( leg veins clots) 

 

  • What breast size will I be?

 

It is unrealistic to give exact breast size after augmentation. As a general rule, every 125-150cc of
implant volume equals an increase in a single cup size. However, every patient’s body is different.

 

  • Can I still breast feed after breast augmentation?

 

Yes. Subglandular and submuscular implant placement does not affect the ability of the breast to produce milk. 


  • Is breast-feeding safe after augmentation?

 

Yes. Studies have shown that babies that are breast-fed by mothers who had  breast implants are not at increased risk of any disease.

 

  • Will the implants affect cancer detection in later years?

 

Studies have  found that cancer detection  by self examination is not delayed by having the implant behind the breast tissue. Breast implants can obscure part of the breast tissue when having a mammogram. However, special views during mammography are used to examine more of the breast tissue. 


Mo Salhab MD, MRCS, MS, PG Dip, FRCS

Oncoplastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Breast Surgeon 

Private Sec:          01274550842

Clinic Bookings:  01274550620

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