Breast cancer is now the most common cancer within the UK. Some patients who undergo a mastectomy may choose to have some level of reconstructive surgery. Your consultant will be able to discuss your individual needs with you.
As well as the types of implant and tissue expansion used in cosmetic breast augmentation, we can reconstruct your breasts after a mastectomy by transplanting tissue taken from your back, abdomen, thighs or buttocks. By rejoining small blood vessels under a microscope, we can enable your new breast to age naturally with you, with less chance of needing revision.
A breast reduction is often performed as a result of physical, psychological and aesthetic concerns. Removal of breast tissue, reshaping and repositioning of the nipple and areola can give back the ideal size and shape, and provide a more natural appearance.
A breast augmentation is designed to enlarge and enhance breast size and shape. Breast implants and autologous fat transfer can be used in both the reconstructive and aesthetic setting to improve the appearance of the breast.
Breast lift (mastopexy)
A breast lift is designed to lift the nipple and areola and the breast tissue to provide an improved aesthetic appearance. It can be performed in both the reconstructive and aesthetic setting to give a more natural appearance.
Nipple and areola reconstruction
We can reconstruct your nipples and areolae relatively quickly under local anaesthetic, replacing missing nipples using the surrounding skin and creating natural-coloured areolae using medical tattoos.
Revisionary breast reconstruction
Following breast reconstruction, you may need corrective surgery to the overlying skin, implant pocket or implant itself due to weight change or natural ageing. We can do this by any or all of the above procedures but the use of autologous fat is particularly effective in revision of size and shape.