Breast Augmentation Scotland
Breast Augmentation Surgery Scotland
Ms Lucy Khan and Mr Chris Cartlidge are breast augmentation surgeons who undertake expert breast implant surgery with secret scars following a full surgical assessment. We find out the look you want to achieve. At the clinic you will simulate a breast augmentation on your own chest using our breast implant shells. You can see and feel your potential implant-augmented breasts in real life. Click for a breast augmentation guide.
Choose Best Breast Augmentation Surgeons for You
If you are trying to find the top rated breast augmentation surgeons near me, use our website to help you research. We only use the highest quality implants, available options include: smooth round, textured round, textured anatomical (teardrop) and soft-touch impleo (this implant is round but the silicone is soft and takes a teardrop shape in the breast). B-lite (very lightweight) implants are also available. We also undertake fat-transfer breast augmentation (using fat from the tummy and thighs) if suitable. It is really important to get a scar that you are happy with and heals well. Ms Khan and Mr Cartlidge use the latest techniques to give a small hidden scar in the lower fold of the breast that should heal well.
Call 0131 467 1450 for an appointment at Dr Nestor’s Medical Cosmetic Centre, Edinburgh.
Call 01786 451669 for an appointment at Kings Park hospital, Stirling.
Why do people have a breast augmentation?
There are a number of reasons that patients may choose a breast augmentation. You may wish to enlarge the breasts, to make the breasts seem more full and curvaceous, to look more feminine or in better proportion with the rest of your body, or to correct asymmetry between the sides. Whatever your personal reasons, you want to have the top plastic surgeon breast augmentation that’s right for you.
What is the normal procedure?
You will meet your consultant in the clinic. You will discuss your goals, expectations and any fears you may have. The surgeon will examine you, checking the dimensions and appearance of the breasts, and undertaking a breast health check for any lumps or other abnormalities. Together you will decide the best size of implants to place and type of implants to use. You will have the opportunity to use trial sizers to see what your new bust size will look like in a sports bra. You can take photos and check the appearance in the mirror to get a close idea of the new size.
After a ‘cooling-off’ period of a minimum of 2 weeks (during which time you can cancel with no obligation to proceed), you will come in for surgery. On the day of surgery, you will be asked not to eat or drink anything from a certain time beforehand. You will meet the anaesthetist (doctor who puts you to sleep and keeps you healthy during the surgery) before going round for your operation. All the anaesthetists that we work with are previous or current NHS consultants.
When you wake up you will be in a bed on a ward. You will have dressings over your wounds and there will be dissolving stitches, wound glue and paper stitches sealing your scar. Someone else will need to drive you home. If needed, take simple painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, but avoid aspirin.
Keep dressings in place for 14 days after the operation. Avoid getting the area wet for 48 hrs and then after that you should shower and pat the area dry until the dressing are removed.
You should wear a supportive (post-operative or sports-type) bra which isn’t too tight. You should avoid vigorous exercise for 4 weeks. Do not undertake contact sports or sleep on your front for 8 weeks. This is a useful article on sleeping after breast augmentation surgery.
As well as your appointment to have the dressings removed at 10-14 days you will receive a follow-up appointment at 6 months to check you are happy with everything. You will be able to speak to your surgeon or arrange another appointment at any time prior to your 6 month review, without any charge.
What do I need to know about breast implants?
There are a few things that everyone considering breast implant augmentation should know. Every GMC-specialist registered and qualified breast plastic or general plastic surgeon in the UK should tell you these things before surgery. If your surgeon does not mention them, please consider consulting with one who will.
1. If you can feel your ribs with your finger, beneath the breast or at the side of your breast, you will be able to feel the edge of your implant beneath your breast and at the side of your breast.
2. Currently manufactured implants that strive to achieve durability of the shell have a thicker shell to prolong the life of your implant, and a thicker shell may be easier for you to feel.
3. If feeling an edge of an implant shell could be a problem for you, do not have
4. We cannot change the quality or thickness of your tissues. If you are thin or have very little breast tissue, you will be more likely to feel your implant.
5. The larger your implant, the worse your breast will look over time. A larger implant will stretch your tissues over time and will cause more tissue-thinning and
sagging than a smaller implant. Your tissues do not improve with age, and they
will be less able to support the additional weight of any implant, especially a larger
6. Any implant, if filled adequately to prevent collapse and possible folding of the shell when you stand, will feel firmer than a normal breast, regardless of the filler
material. If the implant shell folds, it could fail sooner and require you to have
a re-operation sooner (most patients accept a firmer breast in exchange for a possibly longer life of the implant shell).
7. If you want a totally natural breast, you should not have an implant breast augmentation.
What are the potential risks?
Arrange a consultation
Our consultations are held at BMI Kings Park Hospital, Stirling and
Dr Nestor’s Medical Cosmetic Centre, Edinburgh
Or call — 0131 297 0618