Breast surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Women of all ages and for many different reasons choose cosmetic breast surgery. It may be that you want larger breasts, smaller breasts, different shaped breasts or you’d like them lifted. Whatever your reason, you can rest assured that Berkshire Independent Hospital and its expert cosmetic surgeons will be able to offer the best care and advice for your aesthetic and practical needs.
We offer breast augmentation, breast uplift and breast reduction surgeries to improve the appearance of your breasts and the quality of your life.
Breast augmentation, also known as a breast enlargement or a boob job, will enlarge your breasts and change the profile of your upper body. Your cosmetic surgeon will use implants to enhance the size and shape of your breasts.
Women choose to have a breast augmentation for individual reasons. It may be that you’ve always desired bigger breasts, or that your breasts have changes size and shape (often after childbirth and breastfeeding) or that your breasts are asymmetrical. Breast enlargements are the most popular cosmetic surgery for women.
Breast augmentation is carried out under general anaesthetic and takes between one to two hours. Your cosmetic surgeon will make discrete incisions around your breast to allow the implants to be inserted behind your natural breasts.
A breast augmentation aims to enhance a women’s appearance whilst also helping to boost her self-confidence.
A breast uplift or mastopexy aims to give you firmer, younger and shapelier looking breasts. Your cosmetic surgeon will lift and reshape your breasts by removing and tightening skin and re-positioning your nipples to sit higher on the breast. Often a breast uplift is performed in conjunction with a breast enlargement, whereby the surgeon will use implants as well, to produce your desired look. It can also be done with a breast reduction to achieve your preferred breast size.
Women whose breast definition has changed and who now have sagging breasts but sufficient volume, due to ageing, weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding, often select this procedure.
Breast uplift is performed under general anaesthetic and normally takes between one and two hours. It aims to create a firmer breast and increased self-assurance.
A breast reduction, also called a mammoplasty reduction, involves the surgical removal of breast tissue to produce smaller and lighter breasts that are more in proportion with the rest of the body.
Some women who have breasts that are too large suffer from physical or psychological distress. Large breasts can lead to shoulder, back and neck pain, bad posture and soreness under the breasts. They can be a physical encumbrance and limit your participation in sporting and leisure activities. They can also bring unwanted attention and make you self-conscious and embarrassed.
The operation is completed under general anaesthetic and lasts between one to two hours. A breast reduction will address the physical and emotional problems of having breasts too large.
Men can also have a breast reduction, known as gynaecomastia, if their breast tissue is too large.