Breast Augmentation at River Medical
Breast Augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure at River Medical. Our Consultant Plastic Surgeon is a specialist in breast surgery and has done over 3,500 breast augmentations, each one different from the next and completely individual to the patient. One of the contributing factors to the popularity of breast augmentation at River Medical is our Consultant’s exceptional stitching technique which aids in minimising scarring.
We understand that, for most women, feeling good about your breasts can have a big impact on your confidence. Our Consultant Plastic Surgeon will work with you in order to get the best possible results for you and your body.
This is one of the simplest and most tried-and-tested of cosmetic surgery procedures and is most commonly performed under a general anaesthetic. An agreed-sized implant is inserted through a small incision made in the natural crease of your breast.
Size is the reason why the vast majority of women have breast augmentation, because they want to increase their size and/or have their breasts more proportionate to the rest of their bodies. During your consultation with our Consultant, he will talk to you about your expectations and what he can achieve for you.
River Medical Method for Sizing
Our method is slightly different to most other providers; our Consultant uses what is known as a ‘sizer’ during your procedure. This method means that you will get the perfect implant fit for your body type.
We use the Natrelle Implants from the implant range of Allergan, a leading manufacturer in the global plastic surgery community. There are a number of reasons why we choose to offer our patients these implants:
These breast implants have achieved FDA approval, which means they have passed the rigorous testing process of the Food & Drug Administration; they are also manufactured in an FDA-approved manufacturing plant which gives the patient added security and re-assurance. From start to finish, it can take up to 12 days to manufacture a NATRELLE™ implant, during which time it will undergo almost 100 quality control tests.
- Allergan NATRELLE™ provides patients with a Lifetime Patient Warranty – what does this mean? On completion of your surgery, you are automatically enrolled and you have the re-assurance of a lifetime implant replacement warranty against implant rupture and, in the unlikely event of implant rupture, you will also receive €1000 towards your surgical costs to get your implants replaced.
- NATRELLE™ implants have achieved FDA approval which means they have passed the rigorous testing process of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration; they are also manufactured in an FDA-approved production plant which gives the patient added security and re-assurance.
- NATRELLE™ implants are constructed with six layers, including a barrier layer. From start to finish, it can take up to 12 days to manufacture a NATRELLE™ implant, during which time it will undergo almost 100 quality control tests.
What results can I expect?
Increased breast size
Improved volume and shape of the breasts
Improved balance and symmetry of breasts
Improved self-confidence and self esteem
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation
Who will do my initial consultation?
Our Consultant Plastic Surgeon will discuss everything with from your expectations to the results that you can expect to and all possible eventualities.
What is the recovery time like?
You will need to take 7 to 10 days off after your surgery, if your job is physical you may require more time. Everyone recovers differently and the River Medical team will monitor you closely.
You will have an element of discomfort after your surgery which typically lasts one to ten days but this will be managed with the support of your Consultant Plastic Surgeon and River Medical Registered General Nurse to ensure you the safest and most comfortable recovery.
How should I prepare for my procedure?
There are a few elements to this: preparation will begin with your initial consultation with our Consultant Plastic Surgeon, you will also meet with one of our Registered General Nurses. They will both go through every aspect of the surgery and your recovery with you.
You will come in once more before your surgery to have a further comprehensive pre-operative assessment with your River Medical General Registered Nurse.
The Consultant will be available to you right up until your surgery should you wish to see him again.
Will there be scaring?
Our Consultant Plastic Surgeon uses very fine specialist stitching which minimizes scarring.
Will I be able to breast feed after the procedure?
Yes, breast feeding should not be a problem after your procedure.
Why do you not have before and after pictures on the website?
Before and after pictures on websites can be misleading as they may not patients of the surgeon who will be doing your individual augmentation.
As every person wanting augmentation has completely different expectations it is a much more valuable tool for your Consultant Plastic Surgeon to show pictures of not only augmentation that he has actually done but also show you results you will be likely to receive.