Are breast implants safe ?

Breast implants have been used for over 30 years and have a very good safety record. Serious concerns were raised about 10 years ago regarding the use of silicone breast implants. Fortunately, several very large studies involving many women with and without breast implants have led to the conclusion that these fears were unfounded. Further details can be found on the UK Department of Health website.

Can I babyfeed after breast surgery ?

But it's better to wait 1 year after breast surgery to be pregnant.

Will there be scars after breast reduction surgery ?

A variety of surgical approaches are possible and the exact details of any scars will be discussed with you at consultation. There is always a scar around the areola (the darker area outside the nipple) following repositioning of the nipple. For large reductions, the best correction is often achieved by adding a vertical scar from the areola to the crease under the breast and across the crease under the breast itself. In smaller reductions (or a lift combined with a small to moderate reduction) it is sometimes possible to avoid the horizontal scar across the crease under the breast. This is called a vertical scar technique and Mr Hamilton is keen to employ it in all suitable patients to minimise scarring. The scars fade over a period of months following surgery and the vast majority of patients find them highly acceptable.

Can I use liposuction to lose weight ?

Generally, NO.
Liposuction is an ideal technique for treating problem areas and re-contouring. In those individuals who are significantly overweight weight loss by diet modification and exercise is usually the best approach, though liposuction may be useful after weight reduction to achieve a better overall balance to the body shape.

How long does facelift or necklift surgery last ?

This is a very sensible and common question. In truth, many factors affect this, including the genetic makeup of the patient, the quality of the skin and the surgery performed. It is fair to say that the benefits typically last 7 to 10 years. Although the surgery "turns back the clock" by improving the freshness and youthfulness of the appearance, aging still continues and further change with time is inevitable. Rejuvenation surgery, however, gives long-lasting benefit which persists despite the ageing process.

Last update : 29/04/2014

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