Breast Augmentation and Enhancement Procedures
Breast enhancement procedures can considerably improve the size and appearance of your breasts by making them larger, more symmetrical, or more in proportion to your body. Doing so can promote a more positive body image.
Dr Moss understands that your reasons for wanting breast surgery are personal, and will work with you to determine the best augmentation plan that will suit your individual needs, desires and expectations. He offers a complete range of the most up-to-date surgery techniques for breast reduction, breast uplift, breast correction, and augmentation with breast implants.
Dr Moss is an expert in both breast augmentation and cosmetic nose surgery. As a result, he often performs surgery on the nose and breasts at the same time on appropriate patients.
- Enlarges breasts to produce larger, fuller and more proportional breasts.
- Reshapes, firms and enlarges breasts that have lost their shape due to breastfeeding.
- Balances breasts that differ in size and shape.
Successful breast implant surgery can result in improved body image and greater confidence.
Each breast augmentation option has its own set of benefits, risks and trade-offs. You should not have a breast augmentation with implants unless you understand and accept these risks. Levels of discomfort, or even pain, following a breast augmentation tend to vary, but with Dr Moss’ meticulous surgical technique, most of our patients are back to everyday activities within 3 days of their surgery.
We offer a range of augmentation options, and Dr Moss regularly performs each of the different procedures available. When it comes to breast implants, options include silicone, saline, round and smooth breast implants placed under or above the muscle, via the breast fold, axilla (armpit) or via the pink area around the nipple (areola).
Occasionally, breast implants may be inserted at the same time as a breast lift when there is an excessive loss of fullness and drooping of the breast (usually as a result of breastfeeding).
Recent developments in techniques and implant technology have enabled breast implant surgery to result in a much more natural look and feel. Only your surgeon can know what is best for your individual tissues, so Dr Moss will spend time with you to trial a range of implants in order to decide which is best. Satisfaction with your new breasts is not possible without taking the time to weigh your options carefully before surgery.
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Dr Chris Moss answers common questions regarding Breast Augmentation
To many women, body image is very important and often certain factors such as pregnancy, heredity, weight fluctuation or ageing can change the shape and appearance of your breasts resulting in a lack of self-confidence.
Depending upon your individual needs and desires, I am able to offer a range of the most up-to-date breast surgery techniques for breast augmentation. I understand that your reasons for wanting breast enhancement are very personal and will work with you to determine your individual needs, desires and expectations.
Choosing to undergo any plastic surgery procedure is a very important decision, as is selecting the plastic surgeon. Dr Moss has performed over 1500 breast augmentation (implant) surgical procedures for enhancement of breast shape and size. Every possible step is taken during Dr Moss’ breast augmentation surgeries in order to produce the most natural appearing breast with optimal safety. All surgery is performed at a fully accredited and state of the art facility at The Avenue Hospital in Windsor. Surgery is usually performed as a day stay however you can stay overnight if you prefer.
Embarking on breast augmentation can be very daunting at first. The best breast size and shape for you is a very individual decision and depends on your personal feelings, wishes, and what your body tissues will allow you to have. There are a number of decisions to be made. These include implant size, shape, and placement, incision site and your preference for silicone or saline. Each of these options is thoroughly discussed and your surgical plan is tailored to your individual requirements. Naturally, satisfaction with your breast surgery depends on you having realistic expectations of what can be achieved for you personally.
It is completely reasonable to want to have ‘normal’ breasts or to want to be your best. Obviously it would be wonderful if you were happy with the breasts nature has given you. However, if this is not the case, then you have the option of breast augmentation which is now the third most common cosmetic surgery procedure for women. Although the “Baywatch breast” always gets a lot of press, the vast majority of women I see request a natural appearance to their breast enhancement.
There are two main groups of women who typically consider breast augmentation: those whose breasts developed inadequately (either small size, uneven size or abnormal shape) and those whose breasts lost shape and fullness after pregnancy. A third group of women have other personal reasons for wanting to enhance their breasts. Some try to correct their problem with push-up bras and inserts however these options do not work well to improve a woman’s body image.
All surgery, even in expert hands, has risks. When surgery is performed by a trained and experience plastic surgeon such as myself, complications rarely occur. During the consultation I carefully explain the possible risks of your surgery so that you can make an informed decision.
At this time there is no scientific evidence that implants cause health problems in breast-fed children.
I have a strict after-care protocol aimed at reducing any discomfort right from the outset. Pain control medications are provided. True, there is a degree of discomfort or pain in the first few days, but despite this, one of the most important things you can do is get moving. The trick is to use enough pain medication to allow gentle upper body movement as this helps you recover more quickly.
Most of my patients prefer day surgery but it is important that they have someone to care for them overnight. Some patients choose to stay overnight in hospital.
A routine recovery to everyday activities is rapid and usually always within 24 hours. This includes caring for small children. Recovery time varies for individuals depending on their motivation, tissues and procedure. By treating your tissues gently at surgery, the surgical trauma is minimized and your recovery is both shorter and easier. It is very important to follow your after-care instructions. By doing this you will speed up your recovery time.
It is important to avoid any aerobic exercise for the first two weeks. If you have an office job it is very common to be back to work after a few days. For more physical work it usually takes about two weeks.
Excessively large, sagging breasts that are out of proportion with the body can cause back and neck pain, tiredness, skin rashes, shoulder grooving, and make it difficult to find suitable clothing. Many women suffer from poor body image as a result, especially because their breasts are so difficult to hide, and feel they are lacking in self-esteem or self-confidence.
With the effective and safe procedures that are available today, a woman need not endure the physical and psychological problems associated with excessively large breasts. Dr Moss regularly performs breast reduction procedures, and he understands that some women find it difficult to discuss this particular problem, but he and his staff are very sympathetic to the correction of excessively large breasts and can offer much advice and support.
The procedure itself involves removing excess breast tissue and skin. The breasts are then reshaped, often with the reduction of the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple). Unequally sized breasts can be made more even. Your requested breast size will be confirmed at your consultation.
Some scars are inevitable with this procedure. The incisions are made vertically down the breast from under the areola, and sometimes horizontally along the crease underneath the breast, forming the shape of an inverted ‘T’. These scars fade with time, and most patients are so pleased with the results of this particular type of surgery that the scars seem insignificant when compared to their improved lifestyle and confidence. Liposuction is often used to achieve refinement in the shape of the breasts. Patient satisfaction is very high.
- Short scar breast reduction
- Inverted T breast reduction
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
This procedure lifts, firms and reshapes the breast without increasing the actual breast size or weight. This may be performed at the same time as a breast augmentation with implants if increased breast fullness is required. There is a wide variety of short incision techniques available.
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Vectra 3D Computer Imaging for Breast Augmentation
Our VECTRA 3D machine uses a number of cameras to take multiple simultaneous pictures of you from several different points of view. This is used to build a three dimensional virtual model of the area of your body that you are planning to enhance through plastic surgery. This 3D image can be rotated on the screen and viewed by you from almost any angle. Your three dimensional image can then be processed by our advanced Sculptor 3D software to display an image of the result expected from your surgery including desired changes to the size, shape, balance and proportion of features such as the breast, nose, face or body. Our patients have reported that being able to see an image of the actual changes they are considering has greatly increased their ability to make decisions on what they prefer and are comfortable with. Having an image of themselves (rather than just words) helps our patients communicate their aims and this works to further increase satisfaction levels from surgery. Once you are confident that you have found the result you will be most satisfied with, then this image can be used by Dr Chris Moss to help develop a surgical plan that is best for you. It is important to note that the while it has proven highly accurate, the Vectra 3D produces a simulation of the expected surgical result only. Actual results can vary to a degree as they also depend on factors such as your tissues and healing ability.Book a consultation