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CONSULTATION

You will already have had a comprehensive clinic consultation with one of our surgeons to determine the best procedure to suit your requirements. On the day of surgery, you will be seen by your surgeon and by the anaesthetist who will answer any questions you may have. You will also meet the nursing team who will get you ready for your operation and take care of your afterwards. The operation is performed under general anaesthetic (you will be asleep throughout), and can take up to three hours to complete. Dependent upon your individual circumstances, you may be required to stay in hospital for 1-2 nights after the operation.

THE PROCEDURE

There are a number of different techniques which your surgeon may use to perform this procedure, and this depends on how much the skin needs tightening, and which technique will achieve the best result for you. For patients with less drooping of the breast, it may be possible to perform the operation leaving a scar around the areolar. For those that require the removal of more skin, the scar will be circular around the areola and have a vertical component to the crease below the breast. Some patients will require a scar around the nipple with an inverted T-shaped component vertically downwards from the areola and along the crease beneath your breast.

All of your stitches will be dissolvable and you will not need to have them removed. You will have a dressing over your wounds which will be splash proof. You should try and keep the dressing clean and dry. You will be asked to wear a soft supportive bra without any underwire following the operation by your surgical team. A follow up appointment with your surgical team will be arranged when you go home.

RECOVERY

You will already have had a comprehensive clinic consultation with one of our surgeons to determine the best procedure to suit your requirements. On the day of surgery, you will be seen by your surgeon and by the anaesthetist who will answer any questions you may have. You will also meet the nursing team who will get you ready for your operation and take care of your afterwards. The operation is performed under general anaesthetic (you will be asleep throughout), and can take up to three hours to complete. Dependent upon your individual circumstances, you may be required to stay in hospital for 1-2 nights after the operation.

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