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Breast Procedures, Breast Lift, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation
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Breast
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Reconstructive
Breast Augmentation
Overview
Procedure
Anaesthetic
Recovery
Risks
Ancillary
Cost
Many factors such as age, genetics, pregnancy and weight changes can cause the size and shape of the breasts to change. Women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts often have difficulty with clothes and simply want to feel more feminine. A fuller, shapelier breast can be achieved with a breast augmentation. It is important to realize that breast augmentation cannot correct significant sagging or drooping of the breasts. In these instances, a breast lift is often necessary, which may be performed in conjunction with this procedure.
During breast augmentation, an incision is made under the breast, around the nipple or in the armpit. Silicone prostheses are then placed behind the breast or behind the chest muscle.
Usually Conscious sedation, day case, theatre Or general anaesthetic, stay overnight, theatre
Moderately to quite painful 60% recovery 5-7 days 80% recovery 6 weeks 99% recovery 6 months
Generally a low risk procedure. Minor imperfections. Infection, this can lead to implant removal. This is fortunately rare. Capsular contracture. Breast-feeding should not be affected, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Breast lift or areolar reduction
Breast Augmentation From R 45 000
Breast Lift & Augmentation From R 50 000
Breast Lift
Overview
Procedure
Anaesthetic
Recovery
Risks
Ancillary
Cost
The breasts undergo changes in response to factors such as genetics, the aging process, pregnancy and breast-feeding, weight gain or loss, and hormonal fluctuations. Breasts that were once firm and shapely often begin to sag and droop giving them a loose or heavy appearance. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can help restore a firmer, shapelier breast, which will improve body contours and give the breasts a more youthful appearance.
There are multiple techniques available depending on the degree of ptosis (breast sagging). Excess skin is removed from the breast and the breast is repositioned in a more suitable position. A Breform internal bra can be placed to hold the breast, but this is not always needed. One will have a scar around the nipple or under the breast and around the nipple.
Conscious sedation, day case, theatre General anaesthetic, stay overnight, theatre
Moderately painful 50% recovery in 7days 80% recovery in 6 weeks 99% recovery in 6 months
Generally low risk. Minor imperfections. Breast will sag if exposed to original cause for initial sagging. Can affect breast-feeding. Scarring takes time to settle.
Breast augmentation Tummy tuck
Breast Lift From R 31 000
Internal bra lift From R 50 000
Breast Reduction
Overview
Procedure
Anaesthetic
Recovery
Risks
Ancillary
Cost
Breast reduction surgery has a very high satisfaction rate among patients. Large breasts are not only unattractive but are often a source of great discomfort. Weight reduction is seldom successful in reducing the size of the breasts.
Excess breast tissue and skin is removed from the bottom of the breast. The remaining breast tissue and nipple is then re-positioned. The skin incisions can either be an inverted T or a short scar technique can be used for smaller reductions.
General anaesthetic in theatre with an overnight stay.

Moderately painful

50% recovery in 7 days

80% recovery in 6 weeks

99% recovery in 6 months

Generally low risk. Minor wound problems. Altered nipple sensation. Can affect breast-feeding. Scarring takes time to settle.
Tummy tuck
From R 48 000
Dr JC van der Walt Inc. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon The Stables 1 How Avenue St George's Hospital Port Elizabeth Reg. No. 015/218777/21 VAT. No. 4550270468
PO Box 20058 Humewood 6013 South Africa Tel: + 27 (0) 41 373-2261 Fax: + 27 (0) 41 373-2267