Dr Kian
Dr Kian

Deciding upon the size of your implants is probably the important decision you will make in your breast surgery journey. 

It’s important to look at a number of different factors before choosing which size implants you think you should go for. Today we’re going to discuss some of the points you should consider and how to choose a size that is suitable for you and your every day life.

What are my options for new implant sizes?

My philosophy is to achieve outcomes that appear natural. Your body frame and chest wall measurements obtained during your consultation will determine the size of your breast implants . The pocket can be extended during surgery to increase the size of your implant (within reason). If you need a smaller implant, you may also need to have your breasts elevated to make the pocket smaller during surgery.

Which type of implants would be best for me?

Implants can be texturised in a variety of ways, ranging from smooth to “macro-textured.” Smooth and textured implants have advantages and disadvantages, which will be explained in detail during your appointment. In general, the UK has more long-term experience with textured implants, particularly in terms of capsular contracture.

Following on from this we Subglandular, submuscular or dual-plane?

Subglandular placement means placing the implant above the muscle, but under your breast tissue. Submuscular placement means placing the implant under the muscle and dual-plane placement means having some of the implant under the muscle and some under breast tissue.

Dr Kian is trained in all these different variations of the procedure and will advise on which options are available to you. He will discuss the pros and cons of each.

How do I book in for an appointment?

You will first need to book in for a consultation with myself. Here I will explain the process and discuss the outcome you are looking to achieve with your implants. To find a suitable date for your consultation simply head over to the contact page


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