Cosmetic Breast Surgery Services
Because we all come in such different shapes and sizes there is no “one size fits all” for breast surgery. Some women are 100% happy with their figures, but for the rest of us, there are aspects of our body we would love to improve.
When it comes to breast problems I am passionate about finding out about your concerns, and how I can help.
I pride myself on trying to explain the process of surgery in a way that is easy to understand and with a manner that makes you feel able to ask questions- no matter how simple or complex.
Breast augmentation surgery increases the size of the breast, often with a silicone implant placed directly under the breast tissue or under the breast and chest wall (pectoralis major) muscle. Implants can be round or tear-drop shaped and are available in a wide range of widths and volumes.
Breast reduction procedures are ideal for breasts that are too large or heavy, often for women who feel out of proportion or “top heavy”. Having a reduction can also improve back pain, posture, bra strap grooving on the shoulders and chronic infections on the underside of the breast.
For breasts that have succumbed to gravity, a breast lift, or mastopexy can reshape the breast, lift the nipple and reduce the size of the areola if required.
Removal of Breast Implants
For women who have had previous implant surgery some wish to consider having their implants removed, with or without removal of the capsule. Implants can be exchanged for new implants or removed permanently, sometimes with breast uplift to help give a natural breast shape.
Cancer Symptoms and Surgery
I specialise in seeing patients with a variety of breast symptoms including
breast lumps, nipple discharge and breast pain.
I am happy to see patients directly without the need for a GP referral.
I’m also happy to see patients concerned with a family history of breast cancer, or wanting the reassurance of an annual breast assessment.
When assessing your breast symptoms, we use “triple assessment”- using a combination of physical examination, breast imaging and biopsy when needed. I am fully supported by my breast care nurse who has a wealth of experience with breast problems, cancer and surgery.
For those women unfortunate enough to have breast cancer, my experience as an oncoplastic surgery guide the recommendations I make.
My experience as an oncoplastic surgeon
Oncoplastic breast surgery is where cancer surgery (“onco”) is combined with plastic surgical techniques to try and optimize the best long term cosmetic outcome for women requiring breast cancer removal. This can be as complex as full reconstructive surgery after mastectomy or can enable women to keep their breast by reshaping the breast tissue after removing the cancerous part. There are various techniques available for both these situations and I am happy to explain to patients in as much detail as they would like which options are available to them on an individually tailored basis.