Congenital Breast Anomalies Correction – Process
There is no singular approach that will be suitable in every instance, instead the skilled and experienced surgeon has a range of techniques at their disposal.
One option is implants, and there are sub divisions here as to whether saline or silicone implants are recommended. Implants would add volume and shape as required, helping to reshape the breasts and address issues such as asymmetry.
In other cases, it might be that rearranging existing breast tissue is a suitable approach – this obviously reliant on there being sufficient breast tissue but not in optimal position.
Fat transfer would be suitable for some patients, fat grafted from one area of the body, for instance the thighs or abdomen, and then used to help shape the breasts. For anyone who has some additional weight they would like to lose in a specific area, this can be a way to achieve both aims in one cosmetic procedure, thus saving expense and also reducing recovery time overall.
Fat transfer can also be used in combination with implants, enabling smaller implants to be used, and helping to add an extra degree of refinement to the process.
However, it is not possible here to say which option would be the best in any individual case, that would be the aim of a consultation,
The prospective patient also does not need to be an expert in the options, if they have a sense that a procedure would be beneficial they simply need to arrange a consultation and then have an open and honest conversation with a surgeon. The surgeon will use all the information, including medical history, to suggest a best course of action.
The operation itself is likely to take between two to three hours but, again, this will vary depending on the precise nature.
Post-surgery, physical activity should be avoided for 48 hours and exercises such as sport, dog walking and housework avoided for at least six weeks. It may be eight to 12 months until strenuous activities can be resumed and it may take this length of time for final results to be visible as swelling settles down.
It is an involved procedure and one where the skill and experience of the surgeon is vital – they have to factor in how the breast will adjust post surgery and the final share they will settle into.
The Cost of Correcting Congenital Breast Deformities
The cost for the procedure covers the surgeon fee, anaesthetist and the fees inherent with using a private hospital.
In Bristol, this is the Bristol Spire hospital, a wonderful modern building that is equipped with the highest quality equipment. The hospital also has a reputation for wonderful levels of care, with feedback praising the staff and level of professionalism.
At the time of writing, prices would start from around £6,000 – however, the nature of this surgery, the wide range of specific cases it covers, means that in reality an accurate cost can only be provided at a detailed consultation.
If you choose to have a consultation with Ms Prousskaia, she would provide a full, detailed quote, this inclusive of all fees and after care.
About Elena Prousskaia
Elena is cosmetic surgeon with approaching 20 years’ experience, she is known as one of the leading surgeons operating in the UK.
Starting her career at the North Bristol trust she dedicated several years to complex microsurgical reconstruction as well as general plastic surgery.
Elena has held Fellowships around the world, including prestigious posts with Guys and St Thomas in London and Fellowships in Italy, Barcelona, India and the University Hospital of Tokyo.
As befitting a leading surgeon she has won awards and written for numerous leading medical journals.
These credentials – and further details are outlined here – are not mentioned to boast but to show Elena’s standing as a cosmetic surgeon.
Credentials are of course important, but so too the ethos of the cosmetic surgeon and their ability to truly listen to anyone considering surgery.
Of her ethos, Elena says.
“The one thing that matters most to me when I am with a patient is empathy.
“It is only when you are able to identify and understand your patients problems that you can begin to help resolve them satisfactorily. A good surgical outcome is not the only thing that matters.
“Everything that you do and say to a patient has to come from your heart. I consider myself very lucky to be able to share my passion for what I do and hopefully bring a bit more happiness into my patients’ lives.”
The independent reviews back up Elena’s skill as a surgeon and ethos – universally five star reviews across multiple independent sites.
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