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Breast surgery is a procedure that eliminates breast tissue. The removal of the breasts is called mastectomy. Breast reconstruction can be performed at the same time as a mastectomy or in some cases, reconstructive surgery may be done later on to restore comfort and symmetry to your body.

Should I have breast surgery?

The best option for you will depend on many factors, including how much breast tissue needs to be removed, the size of your current breasts and whether you plan to have children in future. Your surgeon will help you make this decision based on what’s best for you.

Breast surgery is a common procedure that many women have to endure. The most common type of breast surgery is the mastectomy, which typically removes one or both breasts. With this procedure, you can still live life with dignity and flair; you just need to make some adjustments. Breast reconstruction may be an option for those who wish to reconstruct their breast(s). There are many options available for reconstruction: implants, tissue from another part of your body (e.g., stomach), skin grafts from other parts of your body, and fat transfer. Your doctor will review all these options with you during your consultation visit before deciding on the best approach for you and your specific situation.

Different Breast Surgical Procedures

Breast surgery is a common procedure. The most commonly performed breast surgeries are mastectomies, lumpectomies, and breast reduction. 

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Breast Reconstructions

Breast reconstruction surgery is an operation that reconstructs breasts after mastectomy, which is an operation that removes the entire breast.

It is a major decision to have your breasts enlarged. This is a major operation, and the results may not be as expected. There are also some risks.

Implants are placed into your breasts during the operation to increase or change the size or shape of your breasts, or make them even more fuller.

Breast enlargement is also known as "boob job", or breast augmentation.

How to choose your breast implants

There are two types of implants: silicone and saline.

The most popular type of silicone implant used in the UK is the silicone. They are less likely to wrinkle, and they feel natural. They can also spread to your breasts and cause lumps.

Saline implants are more prone to break down, collapse or fall apart over time. They will not be absorbed into the body if they do burst or fall apart.

Discuss the pros and cons with your surgeon about the various types of breast implants, as well as the size and shape of the implants and where they will be placed (behind or behind the breast muscles).

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