Many patients having breast implants may go on to have children. Breast augmentation has no effect on breast-feeding and silicone has never been detected in breast milk (it should be noted that teats on baby bottles are routinely made of silicone). Some patients may require mammograms following augmentation. Patients should advise the doctor or nurse that they have silicone implants as 1-2 extra views may be required and some breast screening units may undertake ultrasound scanning to supplement or replace the mammogram.
In the past patients were advised that their implants would need to be changed at 10 years. This is no longer considered to be correct and implants may last much longer, and in older patients may never need to be changed. The commonest reasons for changing implants is patients requesting size changes or developing one of the problems as described above, in particular capsular contracture.
Early identification and prompt intervention is important and should patients have any cause for concern they should either contact the hospital or Mr. Sarakbis’ secretary, the contact details being shown below.
In all cosmetic surgical procedures undertaken by Mr. Sarakbi, there is a fixed fee policy which means that no further surgical charges are incurred for complications that occur within one year following the initial surgery. There may however (depending on the local hospital policy), be a charge for the hospital and the anaesthetist for repeat procedures occurring over 30 days from the original operation.
The vast majority of patients are delighted with the result of breast augmentation surgery. In many it results in a dramatic increase in self-confidence and patients feel not only more proportioned but also more feminine.