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Breast Surgery

At Mount Stuart Hospital we offer a full range of breast surgery procedures including breast augmentation, breast uplift and breast reduction surgeries. The aim of breast surgery is to improve the appearance of your breasts, your quality of life and self-esteem.

Breast surgery is one of our most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. We see women of all ages for cosmetic breast surgery.  Some women yearn for larger breasts, some want smaller breasts, some women desire different shaped breasts, to have them lifted or made symmetrical.

Everyone’s breasts are different and our role is to offer you the best care for your individual breast surgery needs. Our skilled and experienced cosmetic breast surgeons will provide advice on the different procedures, their benefits and risks to allow you to make an informed decision. We offer all patients time to reflect upon their decision before surgery goes ahead.

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is also known as a breast enlargement or a boob job. It aims to enhance or increase the size or shape of your breasts and change the profile of your upper body whilst also boosting self-confidence. Implants are used to achieve extra volume in your breasts.  

Breast enlargements are the most popular cosmetic surgery for women in the UK. Women often choose to have a breast augmentation for added volume and contour to the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight loss or through the natural ageing process to restore a more youthful appearance or they may have always wanted larger breasts.

The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and involves the insertion of breast implants behind your natural breasts through small incisions. It will take between one to two hours.

Breast uplift

A breast uplift or mastopexy aims to raise and reshape breasts to give you firmer, younger and more defined breasts and increase self-assurance. Women choose to have a breast uplift if they want to increase their breast volume. We often see women whose breasts have sagged due to natural ageing, weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding.

During a breast uplift your cosmetic surgeon will remove and tighten breast skin and reposition your nipples so that they sit higher up on the breast. Often a breast uplift is performed in conjunction with a breast enlargement, if you have too little breast volume and a lot of excess skin, and implants will be used as well to create your desired look. A breast uplift can also be completed with a breast reduction to achieve your preferred breast size and shape.

A breast uplift usually takes between one and two hours and is performed undergeneral anaesthetic.

Breast reduction

A breast reduction is also called a mammoplasty reduction. It will reduce the size and reshape your breasts to make them lighter, more comfortable and more in proportion with your body.

Often women who have very large breasts suffer both physically and psychologically. A breast reduction can help with these issues. It can relieve shoulder, back and neck pain, bra straps digging in to the shoulders and soreness under the breast. It can also allow you to participate more in sporting activities that with larger breasts may have been difficult. Women who have breast reductions may also want to eliminate unwanted attention and embarrassment that larger breasts bring.

Men can also have a breast reduction, known as gynaecomastia, if their breast tissue is too large.

A breast reduction is performed under general anaesthetic and involves the surgical removal of breast tissue to produce smaller breasts. It normally lasts between one to two hours.

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