The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually takes about 60 - 90 minutes. There is a one-night stay in the hospital.
The breast implant will be placed through a cut on the crease under your breast (inframammary fold).
Mr Sawyer will usually want to place the implant directly behind your breast as this gives the most natural result. However, if you are slim and do not have enough breast skin and tissue to cover the implant, he may recommend placing the implant behind the pectoral muscle which lies behind your breast. This will prevent the outline of the implants from being noticeable.
Usually, a drain (tube) is used in the pocket to drain away fluid that can sometimes collect. These drains are usually removed on the day of discharge. The cut is then closed with dissolvable stitches, leaving the drain in place.
To give your breasts support, we will fit you with a supportive bra at the end of the operation.