The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic
and usually takes around 90 minutes.
will usually want to place the implant directly behind your breast, as this usually offers the most natural result. However, if you are slim and do not have enough breast skin and tissue to cover the implant, they 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.
Your Consultant will usually place the implant through a cut on the (inframammary) crease under your breast. They will make an incision (cut) and create a pocket to place the implant in.
Preparing for surgery
Before surgery, your Consultant will likely provide you with a checklist of things you need to do or remember to prepare for surgery. This includes which items you should take into hospital, as well as arranging childcare for the first few days following surgery, if needed. You should refrain from vigorous exercise the day before your surgery.
After surgery, your breasts will be swollen, bruised and sensitive.
This is normal, but you are required to rest to ensure you recover properly. Your Consultant will offer advice
on the best way to rest and what to avoid in the first few weeks (heavy lifting, driving and sleeping
in certain positions).