The procedure for breast augmentation is usually performed under general anaesthetic.

A neat incision is usually made in the lower breast crease. Then the breast tissue is surgically separated from the muscle to create a pocket. An implant is inserted into this pocket and moved into position. After which the incision is neatly sutured closed leaving a 4-6cm well-concealed scar. Surgical tape is also applied to protect the wound and promote healing.

I do also use other approaches for breast augmentation depending on the patient’s preference. These approaches will be discussed during a consultation and examination.

In some cases, the implant is inserted below the chest muscle (submuscular placement). The muscle adds coverage in cases where there is little natural breast tissue producing a smoother, more natural-looking result.