FAQs - Suffolk Breast

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  • What is a triple assessment?

    This is a combination of clinical, radiological (which may include mammography for those aged 40 or over) and pathological evaluation also known as a biopsy, of a breast lump.

  • How long do breast implants last?

    Breast implants can last up to 20 years. In some cases patients may have to undergo further surgery to rectify any changes or problems implants may cause.

  • What do I do after finding a breast lump?

    If you discover a lump in your breast, take note of its size, shape and feel. You should also record any other symptoms, such as pain or changes in your breast’s skin texture. Remember to never self-diagnose and visit a healthcare provider to determine whether the lump is malignant via a breast examination.

  • How long does a breast fat transfer take?

    A breast fat transfer can last 2-3 hours, depending on the patient. You may not see the desired results for several months following surgery.

  • What do I do if my breast infection is not responding to antibiotics?

    If your breast infection isn’t responding to antibiotics, we recommend you visit a our clinic for further advice and a check-up. you might require an ultrasound and needle aspiration if you have developed an abscess

  • What are the risks of a breast fat transfer?

    As with any operation, a breast fat transfer carries risks. These can include scarring around the breast, swelling, fat necrosis, and infection. You will be made aware of any risks associated with the operation prior to surgery.

  • What are the early signs of breast cancer?

    Breast lumps are an early sign of breast cancer, although most lumps are innocuous. Changes in the texture of your skin around the nipple (such as peeling or crusting) can also be an early sign of breast cancer. These symptoms may be accompanied by nipple discharge or breast pain, in which case it is best to seek urgent medical advice.

  • Is breast pain a sign of breast cancer?

    Breast pain can arise from a variety of causes and is not necessarily an indicator of breast cancer. We recommend you seek medical help if you are concerned, or if your breast pain is accompanied by other symptoms, such as changes in your breasts’ size and shape; nipple discharge; or changes in the texture of your skin or areola.

  • How long does it take to recover from a breast reduction?

    It may take several weeks for you to return to a normal daily routine. We recommend you avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first few weeks. Your breasts may feel tender and sore following surgery. The pace at which breasts will heal can vary depending on the individual.

  • How painful is a breast reduction?

    Breast reductions are usually performed under anaesthetic. You may experience some pain following the operation, and usually medication is available to ease any discomfort.

  • How long does a breast lift last?

    How long a breast lift lasts depends upon several factors, including the method of the operation. A patient’s age, health, and lifestyle choices can also affect the length of time a breast lift will last.

  • Why is my breast hurting?

    There are several causes of breast pain. For example, breast pain is a normal symptom of early pregnancy and is also common during menstruation. Your breast may hurt if you have experienced a physical injury, or it could also be a symptom of psychological stress. Seek professional medical advice if you are concerned.

  • Will my breasts sag after a breast Lift?

    Women with larger, heavier breasts may find their breasts will sag following a breast lift. Women with smaller, saggy breasts benefit the most from having a breast lift.

  • Should I be concerned about my breast Lump?

    While most breast lumps are not a sign of any serious underlying condition, they can be an early indicator of breast cancer. It is important to be breast aware. If you are worried, we recommend you visit a qualified medical professional to receive a breast examination.

  • What is the difference between breast augmentation and breast lift?

    Breast augmentation surgery includes the use of implants in your breast, whereas breast lift surgery does not. It is possible to combine breast augmentation and breast lift surgery depending upon the patient’s desires.

  • What are the symptoms and treatments for breast infections?

    Breast infection symptoms include inflammation and irritation, lumps, swelling of the breast, and general breast pain. Flu-like symptoms can also accompany breast infections, including aches, pains, and a high temperature.

  • How do I treat a breast infection?

    Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated throughout the day. Take care of the infected area by avoiding tight-fitted clothing where possible. Over-the-counter medications can help reduce the discomfort of a breast infection. If symptoms persist, visit a doctor for a check-up.