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Your Guide to Firmer, Fuller Breasts

Breasts are often seen as a fundamental aspect of femininity, embodying both the beauty and uniqueness inherent to each woman. As such, it’s entirely natural for you to explore various methods to enhance their appearance, tailoring your approach to achieve specific aesthetic goals. Among these goals, achieving perky breasts and upper pole fullness stands out as a common desire. Whether through exercise, dietary adjustments, supportive garments, or even surgical interventions, the journey towards achieving these characteristics is as varied as the reasons behind it. In this blog, Chester Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna aims to guide you through various methods, from natural techniques to surgical options, helping you understand what suits your needs best.

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More about Breast Anatomy

Breasts consist of glandular tissue, fat, and connective tissue, all playing roles in their shape and feel. Upper pole fullness refers to the fullness of the breast above the nipple, an area that can appear more or less pronounced, depending on various factors. Knowing more about the anatomy of your breasts is the first step towards knowing what changes might be possible and what methods can achieve the desired effect. This knowledge serves as the foundation for exploring both non-surgical and surgical approaches to enhancing breast appearance.

Factors Affecting Breast Shape and Fullness

Several factors can influence the shape and fullness of your breasts. Age leads to changes in the elasticity of the skin and the firmness of the tissues, impacting the appearance of your breasts. Genetics also play a role, determining your natural breast size, shape, and how they might change over time. Weight fluctuations can cause changes in breast size and shape due to gains or losses in fat content. Hormonal changes, particularly those associated with pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause, can significantly affect breast appearance. Lastly, lifestyle factors, including smoking and sun exposure, can impact skin elasticity and breast appearance. Being aware of these factors can help you manage expectations and decide on the best approach to achieve your desired look.

Natural Methods for Enhancing Breast Firmness

Exercise, particularly chest exercises like push-ups, can help improve the appearance of your breasts by strengthening the muscles underneath. This, coupled with exercises that improve posture, can give your breasts a more lifted look. Nutrition plays a vital role; eating foods rich in vitamins and antioxidants can support skin and tissue health. Hydration is key to maintaining elastic and smooth skin, while regular moisturising can help keep the skin supple. Additionally, massage techniques can stimulate blood flow and promote a healthy appearance. While these methods won’t dramatically change the size or shape of your breasts, they can contribute to a firmer look and feel.

Proper Support for Perky Breasts

Choosing the right bra is more than a matter of comfort; it’s about providing your breasts with the support they need to look their best. A well-fitted bra not only improves posture but also enhances the appearance of your breasts, making them look more lifted and fuller. It’s important to get professionally measured, as the size and shape of your breasts can change over time due to factors like weight changes or hormonal shifts. Wearing a sports bra during exercise is also advisable to reduce movement and potential strain on breast tissues. Although the debate about the long-term effects of wearing a bra is ongoing, ensuring your breasts are well-supported daily can contribute to a more favourable appearance.

Surgical Options for Upper Pole Fullness

Surgical options for enhancing the appearance of your breasts, such as breast lift, augmentation, and fat grafting, offer more significant changes. These procedures should be considered carefully, taking into account your desires, health, and the potential risks involved:

Breast Augmentation

Breast enlargement is a popular cosmetic surgery that involves the insertion of implants to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. When it comes to enhancing upper pole fullness, the type of implant chosen plays an important role.

There are mainly two types of implants used in breast augmentation: silicone and saline. Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel that mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. They are preferred by many for their natural look and feel. Saline implants, on the other hand, are filled with sterile salt water. They are inserted empty and filled once in place, allowing for smaller incisions and adjustments in size.

The profile of the implant also affects the degree of upper pole fullness. High-profile implants are taller and narrower, offering more projection and a significant increase in upper pole fullness compared to low or moderate profile implants.

How to get Perky breasts and upper pole fullness

The Procedure, Recovery and Risks

The breast augmentation procedure usually takes one to two hours and is performed under general anaesthesia. Anca makes incisions in inconspicuous areas to minimise visible scarring. The implants can be placed either under the pectoral muscle (submuscular) or directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (subglandular). The choice depends on various factors, including the type of implant, the desired outcome, and your body type.

Recovery from breast enlargement varies from person to person. Initial swelling and discomfort are common, but pain medication can help manage this. Most people can return to work within a week, but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least a month. It’s crucial to follow Anca’s post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and the best possible outcome.

Like any surgical procedure, breast enlargement comes with risks, including infection, changes in nipple or breast sensation, implant leakage or rupture, and the need for revision surgery. Discussing these risks with Anca beforehand is important to make an informed decision.

Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is designed to lift and reshape sagging breasts, improving their contour and elevation. This procedure can significantly enhance breast perkiness by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. It’s particularly beneficial for those who have experienced changes in breast shape due to ageing, weight fluctuations, or childbirth.

During the procedure, incisions are made around the areola and possibly down the breast and along the breast crease. The breast tissue is then reshaped and lifted, the nipples are repositioned to a more youthful height, and excess skin is removed before the incisions are closed.

Recovery from a breast lift involves wearing a support bra to minimise swelling and support the breasts as they heal. Most people can resume normal activities within a couple of weeks, although exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least a month.

Combining Breast Lift with Augmentation for Optimal Results

For those seeking both an increase in size and correction of sagging, combining a breast lift with augmentation can provide optimal results. This approach allows for the addition of volume, particularly in the upper pole, while also lifting and firming the breast tissue. The combination can achieve a more dramatic transformation than either procedure alone.

The recovery process and risks are similar to those of individual procedures, but combining them may result in a slightly longer recovery period. It’s essential to discuss your goals and expectations with Anca, who can recommend the best approach based on your anatomy and desired outcome.

Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Fat transfer breast augmentation offers an alternative to implants by using your body’s fat to enhance breast size and shape. The process involves liposuction to remove fat from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, which is then purified and injected into the breasts.

This procedure can provide a modest increase in breast size and is ideal for those looking for a more natural augmentation. It can also improve breast shape and symmetry and is particularly effective in enhancing upper pole fullness without the need for implants.

Pros and Cons Compared to Traditional Breast Augmentation

One of the main advantages of fat transfer breast augmentation is the use of your body’s natural tissue, which eliminates the risk of allergic reactions or implant-related complications. The results are natural-looking and feel, and there is the added benefit of contouring areas where fat is removed.

However, there are limitations to the amount of volume that can be added through fat transfer, and not all the transferred fat will survive the process, which may require multiple procedures to achieve the desired outcome. Additionally, the cost can be higher than traditional breast augmentation due to the complexity of the procedure.

Choosing the right procedure for enhancing upper pole fullness depends on your individual goals, body type, and health considerations.

FAQs about Perky Breasts and Upper Pole Fullness

FAQs Anca Breahna

Can exercise alone give me the same results as breast augmentation or a lift?

  • While exercise can improve the appearance of your breasts by strengthening the chest muscles beneath, it won’t significantly change the size or reverse sagging caused by factors like ageing or weight changes. Exercises are beneficial for overall firmness and posture but cannot replicate the results of breast augmentation or lift procedures.

How long do the results of breast augmentation and breast lift last?

  • The results of breast augmentation can last many years, but implants are not lifetime devices. A breast lift’s outcomes are long-lasting, especially if you maintain a stable weight and follow a healthy lifestyle. However, natural ageing and gravity will eventually affect the breasts’ shape and position over time.

Is fat transfer breast augmentation safer than using implants?

  • Both procedures have their own set of risks and benefits. Fat transfer uses your own body fat, reducing the risk of allergic reactions and offering a more natural feel. However, it has limitations on the amount of volume that can be added. Implants, whether silicone or saline, can provide a more significant increase in size but come with risks like implant rupture or capsular contracture. The best option depends on your individual goals and health.

What should I consider when deciding between saline and silicone implants?

  • Consider factors like the feel, look, and maintenance of the implants. Silicone implants tend to feel more like natural breast tissue, while saline implants are firmer. Saline implants require a smaller incision as they are filled after insertion. Your lifestyle, body type, and aesthetic goals should guide your decision, with advice from your surgeon.

How do I choose the right surgeon for my breast enhancement procedure?

  • Look for a certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast surgeries. Review before-and-after photos of their previous patients, specifically those who had the procedure you’re considering. It’s also important to have a consultation to discuss your goals, concerns, and any questions you might have. Choosing a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with and who understands your aesthetic goals is crucial.

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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

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How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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