• Improve the shape of your breasts without an implant
  • Increase the fullness of the upper breast
  • No added weight of an implant
  • Performed by expert breast surgeons

Breast Auto-Augmentation following breast implant removal

The Problem

There are many reasons why patients choose to remove their implants but often one of the biggest reasons that leaves them feeling concerned is how their breasts are going to look after the implants have been taken out.

When you remove your breast implants, it can cause your breasts to lack fullness and appear sagged. When the upper pole of the breast is lacking in volume, it can cause breasts to look sunken and saggy.  A breast auto-augmentation is a great way to not only lift the breast but also restore fullness into the upper breast without the use of an implant.

A breast auto-augmentation which may also be referred to as a breast augmentation-mastopexy or breast lift with auto-augmentation, is a specialised plastic surgery procedure that uses your own natural breast tissue to reshape and enhance the shape of your breasts.

Ideal candidates for a Breast Auto-Augmentation procedure are patients who are looking to have their implants removed but do not want sagging breasts post procedure.

It is common for upper pole fullness to decrease following a breast implant removal as the implant was the reason for the fullness previously. Over time, the shape and appearance of the bust can change but particularly for patients who have had large implants or implants for a long period of time the skin of the breasts can appear stretched and sagged.

A breast auto-augmentation is a really effective procedure that only uses your natural breast tissue and it has a big advantage over implants in that it will only increase volume in the upper pole, no volume or weight will be added to the lower pole of the breasts. It may be difficult to replicate the same size your breasts were with implants, but it will be a close match.

What is a Breast Auto Augmentation?

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Mr Adrian Richards MBBS, MSc, FRCS (Plast.) GMC Number 3286812 talks about the Breast Auto Augmentation procedure.

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Benefits of a breast auto-augmentation include;

  • Improving the shape of your breasts without an implant
  • Increasing the fullness of the upper breast
  • Correcting sagging of the breast
  • Lifting the breasts into a more youthful position
  • No added weight of an implant
  • A natural implant is achieved

The breast auto-augmentation procedure is similar to a breast uplift however this procedure is instead a reconstruction of the breast for patients who are having their implants removed. A breast uplift tends to focus on relocating the nipple to give the appearance of fuller breasts, the breast tissue in a breast uplift procedure is often untouched. An auto augmentation procedure instead uses the patients existing breast tissue or glands and relocates them to the upper portion of the breast.

Breast Auto-augmentation is a specialist plastic surgery procedure which should only be performed by expert breast surgeons. Very few plastic surgeons carry out this specialist type of procedure so be sure to ask to see previous examples of their work when you visit for a Breast Auto Augmentation consultation. Mr Adrian Richards consults for this procedure at our clinics in Buckinghamshire, Northampton and London Harley Street and Mr Dario Rochira in London Harley Street and Bristol. Free patient advisor consultations are also available at our Milton Keynes consulting rooms should you wish to find out more about the procedure before meeting with a surgeon.

The Problem

There are many reasons why patients choose to remove their implants but often one of the biggest reasons that leaves them feeling concerned is how their breasts are going to look after the implants have been taken out.

When you remove your breast implants, it can cause your breasts to lack fullness and appear sagged. When the upper pole of the breast is lacking in volume, it can cause breasts to look sunken and saggy.  A breast auto-augmentation is a great way to not only lift the breast but also restore fullness into the upper breast without the use of an implant.

At your consultation you will be assessed and your surgeon will plan your surgical technique to help produce breasts that are more volumised and uplifted.

The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and a T-shaped, anchor shaped or lollipop shaped incision will be created on the lower portion of the breast to help ensure longer lasting results. Firstly the breast implant will be removed from the breast. The outer layer of excess skin (the epidermis) is then removed. At this stage an uplift procedure would remove and discard any excess breast tissue however an auto augmentation instead works to reshape the tissue to fill the upper portion on the breast. The surgeon will select the breast tissue or glands in the lower breast and rotate it up into a new position in the upper pole of the breast. The tissue is not surgically cut to preserve the blood supply. Once in its new position, the tissue is then secured to the chest wall and upper breast tissue. Your surgeon will then relocate your nipple and areola higher up on your breast to give that uplifted appearance before removing any excess skin and closing the incisions with absorbable sutures.

Results

The results from a Breast Auto-Augmentation are instant however your breasts will need to go through a recovery period which may include some swelling. The best results can be seen from 6 weeks post-op but it can take 6-12 months for you to fully heal.

Downtime

Following your procedure, you may need to stay overnight in the hospital but this will be decided by your surgeon ahead of your procedure. We recommend that patients take 1-2 weeks off work and avoid any intense exercise or strenuous physical activity in the first 3 to 4 weeks following surgery.

Swelling and localised discomfort will subside within a few weeks, but you will need to wear a support bra, with no under-wire, for at least 6 weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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