Will there be a lot of scars?
This depends on the type of Breform™ procedure that is best suited to you; the surgeon will confirm this with you on consultation and discuss scarring with you. However, it is important to remember that because the Breform™ device is within the breast taking up the weight of the breast tissue, you do not have any stress on the skin of the breast, so patients are definitely left with superior scarring. (See procedure notes)
Is it possible to feel the Breform™ under the skin once it is inserted? No you cannot feel a Breform™ under the skin.
What type of material is used and how safe is it?
A Breform™ is made of polyester which has been employed in reconstructive surgery for over 40 years.
What will happen if I fall pregnant?
Pregnancy will not have any effect on the lactation function of the breast.
Can the Breform™ be removed at any stage? It would be unnecessary for the device to ever be removed, but it can be done.
Will I lose any sensation or feeling in my breast or nipple?
There is a minimal chance that you might lose the sensation in your nipple after a Breform™ implant. However this loss of sensation is usually temporary with normal sensation returning to the nipple within 6 months.
Is the Breform™ surgery classified as a cosmetic procedure?
Yes, it is a cosmetic surgery procedure.
Will my breasts droop again as my skin stretches with age? No, there should be no additional droop with age, as long as you do not undergo excessive weight gain or loss.
Will my breasts be restored to the shape they were in my youth?
Yes, a Breform™ implant restores breasts to their natural, youthful shape.
Who should consider this procedure?
Women with normal size but droopy breasts will have the best result. If your breasts are very large it is wise to consider a breast reduction simultaneously.
I have a 1 year old child. Would the Breform™ be suitable for me?
Yes, a Breform™ would be perfectly suitable for you, once you have completed breastfeeding and breast functionality has returned to normal.
How much does the Breform™ procedure cost?
The cost of the Breform™ procedure is dependent on various factors. Breform™ does not have any influence over the cost of the procedure itself. Breform™ supplies the Breform™ device to accredited surgeons who in turn quote each patient individually for the entire procedure.
My sister had to have her silicone implants replaced. Does the Breform™ device degenerate over time and does it have to be replaced later in life?
The Breform™ device does not degenerate over time and it does not need to be replaced.
Is there a risk of rejection of the materials by the body?
The body will not reject the polyester materials used.
How long will I have to spend in hospital?
The amount of time spent in the hospital depends on the patients requirements, but it is usually one day. The actual procedure takes between 2.5-6 hours. It is recommended that you spend at least one night in hospital after the surgery; however this does vary from patient to patient and surgeon to surgeon.
I have allergies to certain medications and substances, is there a risk of being allergic to a Breform™?
No allergic reactions to the material have been reported, it has been safely used in surgery for over 40 years.
I am worried about possible complications with surgery. Have any complications arisen from Breform™ surgery?
No major complications have been reported with the Breform™ procedure. Minor complications have been reported post-operatively but these resolved spontaneously.
What are the toxicity risks inherent in the Breform™ breast support?
There is no toxicity.
If the Breform™ is permanent, what are the long term risks? Could the body reject the device over time?
The Breform™ device is CE Registered (CE Registration Number : LNE/G-MED CE 0459) made from a medical polyester mesh. Long terms studies have been carried out and have shown this material is safe for use in the human body. There is no significant concern or body rejections involved.
Can any surgeon perform this procedure? Where can I find a surgeon who is familiar with the Breform™?
All surgeons performing Breform™ operations are accredited by Breform™ Limited and are fully qualified plastic surgeons. For contact details of a Breform™ accredited surgeon in your area please visit our Find a surgeon page
What about normal breast health and lump inspections? Does the Breform™ still allow a woman to have her breasts examined?
A Breform™ does not impair breast examinations or surgical procedures; therefore, you can still feel for lumps. Lump removal can be carried out without any problems.
Aside from normal feelings and sensations in the breast, will the breast still function normally such as during breastfeeding?
Yes, the breast will function normally and the secretion of milk during breastfeeding should not be affected at all.
Will my areolas become deformed or lose their natural shape after surgery?
No, there is no deformity of areola.
Why the name "Breform"?
Breform™ is derived from the words "breast" and "reform". We are reforming breasts and restoring them to their natural youthful shape and position. Breform™ as a brand has meaning and simplicity. It is feminine, reliable and trustworthy.
"A Breform™ is made of polyester which has been employed in reconstructive surgery for over 40 years."