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Breast Augmentation – step by step

During the whole process of Breast Augmentation, there are many different choices that must be made in order to leave you with an optimal result that transforms the appearance of your breasts. Selecting the right implant, the right approach, and the right placement all affect what the final breast enhancement will look like. Preparation is 90% of the process. The surgery itself is just an execution of a well thought-out plan.

Setting Up for Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

You will arrive at our facility in Watford 2 hours prior to your surgery to allow our team to check you in, give you any medication that may be required prior to the surgery, and to allow you to relax in our pre-surgical room. Once the Operating Room is ready, Dr. Zeuke will come into the room to speak with you. You will have a chance to ask any last minute questions that you may have.

Dr Zeuke will then take pre-surgery photos and mark your breasts. Next, you will meet with our Anesthetist, who will perform one last check to ensure you are safe to have the surgery. Finally, you will be taken into the Operating Room, which has by now been set up for your Breast Augmentation surgery.

Breast Augmentation Surgery: Anaesthesia techniques

All our Breast Augmentation surgery procedures are performed under twilight anaesthesia. You will be relaxed and asleep and unaware of anything; you will not feel any pain. The anaesthesia begins with the insertion of an intravenous (IV) line by the sedationist. Through this line you will be given  medication to relax you and to put you to sleep. During the procedure, you will also receive liquid and any medications necessary through this line. The Anaesthesia is maintained throughout your procedure by further IV medication.

Our sedationist uses state of the art techniques, meaning that we do not need to insert a tube into your throat (trachea). The benefit of this is that you will not wake up with an uncomfortable throat, which is common with endotracheal tubes (tubes in your throat). Once the surgery is finished, the sedationist will gradually reduce the medicines being given and you will start to wake up over the next 60 seconds or so. During your sleep, we use various sophisticated monitors to ensure that you are fully comfortable and completely unaware of any surgery.

Insertion of Your Breast Implants

Once you are asleep, your chest is cleaned with an antiseptic solution, and sterile drapes are placed all around to maintain a bacteria-free environment. We inject local anesthetic (freezing) into the breast area, so that when you wake up from the IV sedation your breasts feel frozen and you have minimal discomfort. Next, a small incision is made (at the breast fold) to create a tunnel from the skin to the space under the breast. A breast pocket is created, which is an empty space either above or below the chest muscle (pectoralis major) into which the breast implant is inserted. This space is washed out with an antibiotic solution. Next, the breast implants are removed from their sterile packaging and inserted into the breast pocket.

The Funnel No-Touch Technique

We use a special instrument called an introducer Funnel to perform the No-Touch Technique during the breast augmentation surgery, which means that the implant is transferred from its sterile packaging directly into the sterile breast pocket. This limits the chance of a contamination and potential infectious complications after the surgery. It is just one of the countless measures we take to ensure you walk away with a beautiful, worry-free breast enlargement. Once the implants have been inserted, we meticulously check for symmetry and make any adjustments necessary to give you the best symmetry possible. Finally, we use absorbable sutures to close the incisions. Bandages are placed around your chest and wounds, a surgical bra is put on you to hold the implants in place, and we inform the sedationist that it is time for you to wake up.

Recovery After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Once you are awake, you will be transferred to the Recovery Room where a highly skilled nurse will monitor you as you wake up. Most women spend 30 – 45 minutes in the recovery room until they are fully awake and ready to leave our facility. For further information on your recovery, please refer here.

Follow-Up Visits

After your breast augmentation surgery, you will have scheduled follow-up visits at London Lipo Institute to allow us to monitor your progress and healing. Your initial follow-up visits are ALWAYS WITH YOUR SURGEON; once your wounds have healed, Dr. Zeuke will see you again to monitor the progress of your implants as they settle in. Follow-up visits are very important and we ask that you do not miss them. They allow us to ensure that your scars heal beautifully, that your breast implants settle in as expected, and that ultimately, you are left with the perfect breast enlargement.

Find out more

You can find out more about breast augmentation surgery on our blog pages. At London Lipo Institute, we have a number of plastic surgeons experienced in breast augmentation surgery. To book a free consultation, please call us on 01923 801601 or email info@londonlipoinstitute.com. Alternatively, please fill out the contact box below and a member of our team will get in touch with you.

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