What Does It Mean When Your Breast Implant Hurts?

Pain is an expected side effect of having breast implants. The fact that the plastic surgeon performing the procedure needs to make cuts in your skin, however small and unnoticeable they may be, means it is likely to hurt around the area.

But what if your breast implants are hurting years after having your procedure? In this post, we’ll discuss potentially what it means when your breast implants hurt in both the short term and the long term.

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How Do I Know When My Breast Implants Need Replacing? (or Removing)

One of the biggest concerns breast implant patients have before undergoing the procedure is how long their breast implants will last and whether they will need revision surgery.

The good news is that, contrary to what you may have heard, there is no time limit on how long either silicone breast implants or saline breast implants will last.

That does not mean you will never have to face the decision of whether replacing breast implants is the best of your surgical options.

When is replacing breast implants the right course of action? That’s what we are going to discuss…

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How Much Are Breast Implants? (UK and Abroad)

Breast implants are one of the most popular kinds of cosmetic surgery in the country. For the purposes of this post, we are going to focus on enlargements for cosmetic purposes.

Unless you are getting breast enlargements following a mastectomy and not for aesthetic reasons, you will not normally be able to have health insurance cover it.

Therefore, it can cost a significant amount of money. So, how much are breast implants?

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How Long do Breast Implants Last? (And When They Should Be Replaced)

If you are interested in breast implants, either to increase the size of your breasts or to reconstruct damaged or removed breast tissue following surgery, one question you should be keenly interested in when deciding whether it’s right for you is “how long do breast implants last?”. We answer this for you in this post.

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Under the Muscle Breast Implants vs Over – Which Should You Go For? (Pros and Cons)

There are various important things you need to decide when you choose to have breast augmentation. For instance, you need to choose whether to have implants placed over the muscle or under the muscle.

Although our plastic surgeons will ultimately advise you which is best for your specific breasts (so take this post as information only), in the following post we are going to look at the subject in detail, discussing the pros and cons of each and answering some other important questions. Continue reading “Under the Muscle Breast Implants vs Over – Which Should You Go For? (Pros and Cons)”

Silicone vs Saline vs Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants

If you are interested in breast implants and breast augmentation surgery, you’ve surely wondered which breast implant types to go for.

In the following post, we look at the three main types of breast implants; saline breast implants, silicone breast implants and cohesive silicone gel implants. Covering everything you need to know to make an informed decision about whether silicone vs saline breast implants is best for you. Continue reading “Silicone vs Saline vs Cohesive Silicone Gel Breast Implants”

Breast Enlargement Pills and Creams – Do They Work?

If you are unhappy with your breast size but don’t want to go under the knife for plastic and reconstructive surgery or breast implants, then you have probably wondered about natural breast enlargement options, like breast enlargement pills and breast enhancement creams (and whether or not they work!).

As well as discussing whether they are effective or not, we will also discuss other options such as relying on diet and exercise, and even taking hormones to discover if they can improve your breast size.

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Allergan Implants Update

As you may be aware, there has been a scare about Allergan implants. Allergan following the suspension of their implants, have withdrawn their sale from the UK and Europe. However, the medical regulatory authorities have stated that there is no increased risk of health problems with these implants and therefore have not recommended the removal of implants which are already in the patients’ breasts.

Having said that it has raised many concerns. We want to reassure you that we are fully aware of these developments and are available to perform free check-ups for your breasts. We strongly recommend everyone with Allergan implants to come in for a check-up. Particularly those whose with implants are 5 years or older.

Please call 0800 170 7171 to book your free check-up appointment.

5 Things you need to know before having Breast Reduction and Uplift

1.    What is it?

As the name suggests, the procedure reduces the overall size of the breasts and can also correct asymmetry, where one breast is larger than the other. Breast uplift or “mastopexy” is a procedure similar to breast reduction. It tightens loose skin and reshapes and repositions the nipples if they are misaligned. Continue reading “5 Things you need to know before having Breast Reduction and Uplift”