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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 £ 4830 includes post-operative care until discharge. 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
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. You need to have a further visits to the clinic before your operation to finalise planning of your surgery, the initial consultation fee covers this.
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. Textured surface implants are linked to a rare cancer ( Breast implant associated Anaplastic large cell Lymphoma ) estimated at 1/24000 sold implants in the UK.
The short answer is no. Many women in their 40’s and 50’s have had breast augmentation surgery with very good results
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
Yes. Subglandular and submuscular implant placement does not affect the ability of the breast to produce milk.
Yes. Studies have shown that babies that are breast-fed by mothers who had breast implants are not at increased risk of any disease.
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