Q&A with Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Mr Paul Banwell
There has been a rise in requests for natural breast augmentation for those with small breasts or in mothers who have lost fullness following children and breastfeeding.
What trends have you seen in breast augmentation surgery over recent years?
Breast augmentation still remains the number one cosmetic procedure in the UK and there seems to be a huge rise in the desire for a shapely but natural result. Whilst I like to tailor breast enhancement according to patient wishes, the ‘fake’ look even among younger patients seems to be becoming less popular.
What type of implants are patients requesting?
I have seen a huge shift over recent years towards a desire for anatomical or ‘tear-drop’ shaped implants. These implants give a much more natural shape and allow a focused tailoring to the patient. As well as the huge choice (matrix) of available implants they carry huge advantages in terms of optimising the eventual breast shape.