How Long is Breast Augmentation Recovery?

A step by step guide to breast augmentation recovery

When considering a boob job, having an understanding of breast augmentation recovery is vital. Breast enlargement surgery is an invasive procedure as will require a recuperation period.

Mr Ross performs may breast enlargement and rejuvenation procedures every year. The most popular remains breast augmentation, which is designed to make the breast bigger using implants.

Understanding the breast augmentation aftercare stages is helpful in ensuring a swift and safe recovery. Every patient is different, so it’s important to note this will not be exactly the same for every woman.

Below you will find some commonly asked questions to help you make sense of breast augmentation recovery, and how to maximise your recovery period.

If you have any other questions you can email the clinic.

What happens straight after breast augmentation surgery?

Immediately after breast augmentation surgery you’ll be taken to a recovery ward. How long you stay here depends on your surgical outcome, and how well you respond to the anaesthetic.

You will be in bandages and will not be able to drive. It’s advised you have a family member to help you leave the hospital.

Does it take a long time to recover from a breast augmentation?

This is entirely down to the patient and the surgical outcome. Initially, patients may experience some discomfort and swelling post surgery. You will not immediately be able to tell the results of breast augmentation surgery due to bruising and swelling.

You’ll be given breast augmentation aftercare advice upon leaving the hospital. This will include washing, sleeping and clothing guidance. If you follow the advice given by your surgeon you can expect to have a swift recovery.

Can I do anything to speed up my recovery?

Not specifically. But you can do things to aid your recovery. Following the aftercare advice is very important to avoid infections and complications post breast augmentation.

Do you have any breast augmentation aftercare advice?

Wear your post-surgery garments as instructed. Take the time to recover, and let the body heal. Ask for help from family or friends, and avoid excessive movements initially.

It’s also important to massage your scars. There’s more information on this in this recent blog post on scar massage.

When can I go back to work?

Usually within 2-4 weeks of breast augmentation surgery.

When can I exercise again?

Usually within 2-3 weeks, but it should only be light exercise like swimming.

What changes should I expect aside from physically?

Sensation usually changes following breast augmentation and the nipples may be hyper or hypo sensitive. It is uncommon to have permanent changes in sensation but can take a number of months to return back to normal.
More questions? Get in touch

If you have any more questions or you wish to book a consultation please get in touch. You can find all of the information you need on our contact us page.

How to Prepare for Eyebrow Lift Surgery

Make sure you’re ready for eyebrow lift surgery

An increasingly popular facial rejuvenation procedure is eyebrow lift surgery. Otherwise known as a brow lift, this procedure is designed to rejuvenate the area above the eyes.

As you age you may find that your brow has become droopy, resulting in a ‘moody’ looking expression left constantly on the face. A brow lift can address this issue and leave you with a youthful looking upper eye/brow area.

Unlike eyelid rejuvenation procedures such as upper blepharoplasty, the purpose of eyebrow lift surgery is to lift the brows. In turn, this gives a more youthful appearance to the upper face.

Why choose brow lift surgery?

Patients may choose to undergo eyebrow lift surgery as an anti ageing facial rejuvenation treatment. This procedure can help to open up the eye area and upper face, giving a softer and ‘happier’ appearance.

It is also sought by patients with naturally sagging or low brows. For that reason, the average age of patients undergoing a brow lift varies. This is a surgical procedure and, therefore, comes with the same risks as any invasive procedure.

What happens during this procedure?

The ‘open’ brow lift is the more traditional technique, where an incision is made at ear level going along or slightly behind your natural hairline.

The skin is lifted, some of the tissue underneath is removed and the muscles are tightened before removing excess skin and closing the incision.

You can find out more about eyebrow lift surgery itself on the treatment page.

Is there a non-surgical alternative?

If you wish to try a non-surgical brow lift, there are ways of transforming the brows with injectables like dermal fillers and muscle relaxing injections. This cosmetic treatment is non-invasive.

‘Botox’ is a medical toxin that is strategically placed around the eyes, most commonly above the eyes, in order to lift the brow. A wider-eyed appearance is just one of the numerous benefits this kind of facial rejuvenation treatment can offer.

The other benefits of using Botox around the eyes can include improving droopy eyelids and lifting the eyes.

A consultation is recommended to ensure you understand the risks associated with surgery of this nature, as well as the rewards it offers, and you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have.

Brow lift cost

Brow lift cost differs from patient to patient. Each person will need a tailored procedure, and some require more technical work than others.

When it comes to brow lift cost, most patients agree the results make the cost worthwhile. You can find out more about eyebrow lift surgery and fees via the brow rejuvenation treatment page.

More information about eyebrow lift surgery

We welcome your questions and would be delighted to explain more about this facial rejuvenation procedure. Please email the team if you wish to ask a question, or alternatively, you can book a consultation with Mr Ross.

You can find out more information about brow lift surgery on the treatment pages.

The key to undergoing safer cosmetic surgery

Expert tips to undergoing safer cosmetic surgery

We are currently asked by patients for our top tips when looking to undergo safer cosmetic surgery. Every patient is different, of course, but there is some simple advice to follow if you’re considering aesthetic surgical procedures.
Mr Ross says the key successful but safer cosmetic surgery results lies in the honest relationship between patient and surgeon, and doing thorough research.

Why choose cosmetic surgery?

Some patients are told they need to have surgery, for reasons such as disfigurement, trauma or cancer and tumours; other people choose to have cosmetic surgery procedures like facelift surgery to improve their self-esteem.
The decision should only be made for you, and not for the benefit of anyone else. It’s an emotional decision as well as a physical one, and this needs to be balanced during consultation. If you’re not deemed suitable for fit for surgery Mr Ross will decline to treat you.

Who you choose to trust as your plastic surgeon is of utmost importance. Mr Ross aims to provide patients who request or want to have cosmetic surgery to have the best possible advice from a specialist in their field of care.

Choosing safer cosmetic surgery

The Royal Collage of Surgeon’s Professional Standards for Cosmetic Surgery are intended to improve patient safety and standards in the industry. They stipulate that only surgeons with the appropriate training and experience should undertake cosmetic surgery, as well as the ethics and behaviour expected of them.

Any surgeons found to be breaking the guidelines risk being struck off. With that in mind, Mr Ross offers his top tips when choosing to undergo safer cosmetic surgery to the face or body:

1. Have a clear idea in your mind what you are concerned about and what you would like to be improved by cosmetic surgery

2. Find a surgeon who listens to your concerns and explains clearly what a realistic outcome from cosmetic surgery might be

3. Meet your surgeon at least 2 weeks before your operation, and ideally meet them on a second occasion before surgery. This gives you time to fully consider and understand your operation

4. Make sure your surgical team provides clear written or on-line information about your procedure and what to expect in the recovery process

5. Ask lots of questions until you are happy you completely understand the benefits and risks of your chosen cosmetic surgery procedure

6. Find a plastic surgeon that is highly qualified and trained in your procedure, and that can explain their own results of surgery to you including complication rates.

7. Make sure that surgeon is someone you feel you can trust

8. Make sure you understand what to do afterwards in case something goes wrong, and that your plastic surgeon has given you a plan of aftercare

9. Be wary of ‘promotions’ or financial incentives to pay for cosmetic surgery. If it sounds too good to be true it usually is.

10. Ensure you have been given a written plan for the cost of cosmetic surgery including hospital fees, and any costs associated with complications or revision procedures

More information

If you would like more information please email the clinic, or you can book a consultation online.

Gary Ross talks to BBC 5 Live about buttock augmentation

The pros and cons of undergoing buttock augmentation

This week Mr Gary Ross featured on BBC 5 Live discussing buttock augmentation.

The interview, recorded live on the popular breakfast show, highlighted the pros and cons of undergoing procedures, including the Brazilian Bumlift.

The topic hit headlines again recently with reports of a US doctor fraudulently undertaking ‘bum lift’ procedures. Known as Dr Bum Bum, the disgraced expert is currently being taken to court for treating patients irresponsibly. The court case continues in America.

Why choose buttock augmentation?

The procedure comes in several forms, but the goal is to change the shape or size of the buttocks. This is usually involves one or more augmentation or enhancement methods.

The subject of buttock augmentation continues to be a contentious one. While there are many patients who benefit physically and mentally from undergoing this type of cosmetic surgery, there are many points to consider prior to the procedure.

You can find out more about this type of body contouring surgery, including suitability, via the treatment pages. A full consultation is needed before any treatment can take place.

Mr Ross on Radio 5 Live

Discussing the cosmetic surgery phenomenon with presenter Nicky Campbell Mr Ross explained why this type of procedure continues to be popular.

“Social media and the ‘Kardashian effect’ are definitely part of the reason for buttock augmentation’s continuing popularity. It’s most popular with women who want to enhance the shape of the buttocks.”

The interview included discussion on body dysmophia, as well as the importance of undergoing the procedure safely. Mr Ross explained the pros and cons of the procedure, and why seeking expert advice is paramount to the long term health and satisfaction of patients.

“We use the buttocks every day, so it’s important this type of surgery is performed with care,” Gary concluded.

Buttock augmentation options

There are different techniques when it comes to changing the appearance of the buttocks. Some patients want a bigger bottom, whereas others want to lift the buttocks. Depending on what you wish to achieve the technique used may vary.

Fat transfer procedures, such as those using Body-jet, take fat from one area of the body and replace it in the buttocks to improve shape or volume. Liposuction, on the other hand simply removes fat from the buttocks.

Some patients choose to have buttock implants, although this is less common in the UK now with the rise of fat transfer and less aggressive methods.

More information

Mr Ross invites you to book a consultation if you would like to discuss body contouring surgery, including fat transfer and butt lifting surgery.

You can listen to the full BBC 5 Live interview here.

What is involved in a Mummy Makeover?

Which surgical procedures are included in a mummy makeover?

In recent years we have seen a surge in popularity for the procedures collectively known as the mummy makeover. This term refers to a selection of body contouring procedures that are designed to improve the body after pregnancy or extreme weight loss.

The procedures which are included in the term mummy makeover usually include some kind of tummy tuck surgery, otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, and a breast rejuvenation procedure. Other procedures that may be included may be a thigh lift or liposuction.

A mummy makeover essentially includes two all more body contouring or body shaping treatments that are designed to lift and firm the skin. Most women who choose this type of cosmetic surgery are seeking to rejuvenate their body post pregnancy.

Why choose a mummy makeover?

Usually, someone would choose a mummy makeover because they are unhappy with the appearance of the abdomen and breasts. The point of this type of cosmetic surgery is to rejuvenate the midsection and the breasts in order to improve the appearance of the body and improve the self-esteem of the woman.

Who is a mummy makeover suitable for?

A mummy makeover is suitable for women who have had children and don’t wish to go through pregnancy again. If you are still considering having more children it is advised that you refrain from undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures like those listed above until you have finished your family.

Are the results long lasting?

The results of a mummy makeover are long-lasting. Because the procedures included in this type of cosmetic rejuvenation our surgical, the results will last for many years. Of course, this does not prevent the ageing process in any way, and breasts that have been uplifted will begin to sag again in future due to ageing. However, most patients agree that the results of breast rejuvenation surgery or abdominoplasty are worth the investment.

Will I need further surgery?

In most cases, patients are happy with the outcome of their various surgeries. However, in some cases, further surgery may be needed.

Also if you undergo a procedure like a breast uplift in your 20s or early 30s you may well need to undergo another procedure later on in life if you are unhappy with how are your breasts look as the ageing process kicks in.

Can I choose which procedures I have?

Your plastic surgeon will advise you on which procedures are most likely to provide you with the best result. It is then up to you to go away and decide whether or not a mummy makeover is the best choice for you.

More information

If you would like more information about this kind of body rejuvenation surgery please contact the clinic to arrange a consultation. You will also find more information about each of the procedures on our treatment pages.

Skin Removal Scars With Fleur De Lis Abdominoplasty

Last week we discussed the abdominal scars from a bodylift procedure. This week, we’ll be taking a closer look into the abdominoplasty scars a patient is likely to incur during the fleur de lis abdominoplasty excess fat removal treatment.

Fleur de lis abdominoplasty is a procedure that removes more skin than a standard abdominoplasty. In this process of this excess fat removal surgery, skin on the upper part and lower part of the abdomen is removed.

This video features a previous patient that was unlikely to benefit from standard abdominoplasty, due to the amount of excess skin she had in the central part and upper part of her abdomen. Excess fat removal surgery is ideal for patients who may have developed excess skin, or for those where a standard tummy tuck may not address the excess fat issues.

The procedure will leave patients with an abdominoplasty scar that’s vertical, this should be discussed in your consultation, as the extent of the dissection can vary from patient to patient. Recovery information will also be advised upon consultation, including ways in which you can help your scars.

For further information regarding fleur de lis abdominoplasty scars, please get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can visit our fleur de lis case study page to see results of our performed treatments.

Who Is A Good Candidate For A Body Lift Procedure?


In this video we’ll be looking at who is a good candidate for a body lift procedure, an operation that rejuvenates the abdominal area, removing excess skin and fat. It can also be referred to as a ‘belt lipectomy’ or ‘full body lift’.

Many patients feel disheartened after losing a substantial amount of weight only to be left with excess skin or fat. Therefore, patients that have accomplished significant weight loss are ideal candidates a body lift procedure, whereby they may wish to lose excess skin that’s accumulated following the changes in their body. The body lift procedure removes circumferential tissue from around the body to achieve the abdominal skin removal.

In this video we’ll take a further look into the placement of the skin removal scars. We’ll be giving a detailed view of scars after a lower body lift surgery, and also skin removal scars from the upper body part of the chest – referred to as a reverse bodylift.

We explain the difference between candidates who would benefit from a typical abdominoplasty, and those who would be more suited to a bodylift. In this instance, the patient was recommended a body lift procedure due to the excess skin on his back and sides. The images in this video are taken from our case studies featuring previous patients, clearly showing the positive results of a lower bodylift.

If you’d like more information on body lift surgery or abdominal skin removal, then don’t hesitate to get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our bodylift case study page to get more information and view examples of results from our treatments.

Things to consider when choosing facelift surgery

Choosing a facelift surgeon and undergoing facial rejuvenation surgery

Choosing to undergo facial rejuvenation surgery means picking a facelift surgeon that you feel can offer you the best service. It is important to pick a plastic surgeon who you feel has the right skills and experience to provide you with the best results possible.

A facelift can have a remarkable effect on the patient’s self-esteem and is often an option for men and women who are over the age of 45 and are unhappy with sagging skin in the mid or lower section of the face.

There are multiple benefits to choosing facelift surgery over nonsurgical options, and it is widely acknowledged that facelift procedures will have a much better long-term results for the patient.

Different types of facelift surgery

Asked with several facial rejuvenation procedure is, when it comes to a facelift there is no one size fits all procedure. There are several different types of facelift surgery which can be made available, and which one is most suitable to your needs can be determined during a consultation.

A mini facelift is designed to lift an area of the face but not the whole face. In contrast, a full facelift, otherwise known as the traditional facelift, is designed to lift the entire face. You can find out more information about both of these types of facelift surgery on the treatment pages.

Things to consider when choosing a facelift surgeon

1. Qualifications and experience – are they a member of a safety organisation like BAAPS or BAPRAS?

2. Your surgeon should be polite, helpful and understanding.

3. Does the surgeon appreciate your goals?

4. Ask to see previous cases if you feel this would help you.

5. Do not commit to undergoing facelift surgery or any other form of facial rejuvenation surgery unless you feel completely comfortable with the surgeon during consultation.

6. You should be given time to consider whether facelift surgery is indeed to the right option for you, and so a second consultation should be booked a week or so later if you wish to move forward.

Facelift surgery is not suitable for everybody and it is unlikely you will be offered this form of anti-ageing procedure if you are under 45 or deemed not needing of such treatment.

Each case should be handled individually and it is inevitably up to the patient whether he or she chooses to move forward and book facelift surgery in future.

More information and booking a consultation

More information on facelift surgery or any of the other surgical procedures offered by Mr Ross can be found on the treatment pages. Follow the navigation bar and research the treatment or treatments you would like to book an appointment for.

During your consultation you can find out any further information that you feel would be useful in helping you make your decision. Please email the clinic directly if you have any questions relating to facelift surgery or want to book a consultation.