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What is hybrid breast augmentation?

If you are considering a breast augmentation, a hybrid breast augmentation, also known as a composite breast augmentation, may be a great option for you. This type of procedure is a combination of both breast implants and fat grafting, which means you can get the best of both worlds when it comes to achieving your desired results.

At HR Plastic Surgery in London, we offer several breast augmentation techniques. Our lead surgeon Mr Ridha has helped many women achieve their desired results with hybrid breast procedures and is highly sought after.

Hybrid breast augmentation is an augmentation procedure that results in the enlargement of the breasts using both a breast implant and fat grafting together. The technique involves the insertion of a breast implant into the patient’s chest and then harvesting fat with a liposuction technique from another area of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs.

The collected fat is then injected (fat injection) around the implant into the surrounding soft tissue to create a more natural look and feel whilst achieving a fuller breast appearance. This procedure can also help to reduce the risk of capsular contracture, which is a risk associated with traditional breast implant surgery.

Breast Enlargement at a Glance

Surgery Time

1-1.5 hours

Time off work

1 weeks

Hospital Stay

Day Case

Shower

Day 1

Reasonable Mobility

Reasonable Mobility

Day 1

Exercise

Exercise

After 6 weeks

bras garments

Bras & Garments

6 weeks

Suture Removal

Sexual Activity

After 4 weeks

sleeping on back

Sleeping on back

4 weeks

Full Recovery

Full Recovery

6 weeks

Driving

Driving

1 week

bras garments

Scar Healing

2 weeks

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Benefits of a hybrid breast augmentation

The benefits of hybrid breast augmentation surgery include the following:

Customised approach

Offers a customised approach to breast enhancement. Unlike traditional breast implants, which come in a variety of predetermined sizes and shapes, a hybrid breast augmentation allows for a more personalised approach to achieving the desired results. It also allows the correction of any minor volume asymmetries between each breast, which is very common and often cannot be corrected easily with the predetermined implant volumes available.

Natural Look and Feel

Combining breast fat transfer with breast implants can provide a more natural look and feel to the breasts. In addition, combining fat transfer with breast implants can provide a more custom look and feel to the breasts, which can be more aesthetically pleasing than traditional breast implants.

Reduce the risk of complications

Hybrid breast augmentation can help reduce the risks of certain sequelae of traditional breast augmentation such as capsular contracture, as the transferred fat contains stem cells.

Proportioned Augmentation

Hybrid breast augmentation can help to achieve more proportional results. By combining fat transfer with breast implants, a surgeon can create a more balanced and proportionate volume increase and appearance.

As the volume augmentation desired is achieved through a combination of implant and fat grafting, smaller implants can be utilised resulting in less weight and force exerted on the breast soft tissue. A more natural look is achieved as the soft tissue-to-implant ratio is better maintained.

Implant masking

In slim patients who desire an augmentation, there is a risk of the edge of the implant being palpable or visible as well as any rippling in the contour of the implant. Hybrid breast augmentation helps protects against this possibility as a smaller volume implant can be utilised and the injected fat can help provide more soft tissue cover of the implant, thereby masking its presence.

Patients who are considering hybrid breast augmentation surgery should consult with a specialist plastic surgeon to discuss their goals and expectations for the procedure.

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Risks of a hybrid breast augmentation

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with a hybrid breast augmentation. these include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Asymmetry
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Scarring
  • Poor fat graft take

Most of these complications are rare and can usually be treated effectively. However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and complications before undergoing hybrid breast augmentation surgery.

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How is a hybrid breast enlargement
procedure performed?

A hybrid breast enlargement procedure involves combining two different surgical techniques, which involve both implants and fat grafting. During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision in the breast inframammary crease and then place the implant over the chest muscle and behind the breast tissue.

In the second step, fat grafting is performed to add breast volume. The fat cells are harvested from another area of the patient’s body and transferred to the breasts using a fine cannula.

Finally, the incision is closed and the patient is placed in a support garment to help with the healing process.

Recovery time

The procedure is performed as a day case. The incision line normally heals within 2 weeks after which patients can return to normal activities of daily living apart from strenuous activities which must be avoided for a total of six weeks.

A supportive sports bra should be worn 24 hours a day for six weeks and avoid any activities that involve lifting or pushing. Additionally, patients may experience some mild discomfort and swelling during the healing process, which can be managed with simple pain-relieving medication.

Before and After images

View some of the results experienced by our breast augmentation patients.

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How much does a hybrid breast augmentation cost in London?

The exact cost of your hybrid breast augmentation surgery will be discussed with you after your initial consultation with Mr Ridha. The total cost will be dependent upon your unique aesthetic desires and the specific procedures recommended.

If you would like more information on the costs please contact us directly.

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Breast implants are used to increase the size
of the breast for a hybrid breast implant.

Why choose us?

At HR Plastic Surgery it is our goal to clearly understand and carefully listen to each patient’s unique aesthetic goals. Each treatment plan is designed with the individual in mind, as no two bodies are the same. We go above and beyond to ensure our clients’ needs are met.

Open and honest communication is essential in our practice, to establish a clear understanding of expectations and set realistic outcomes. We routinely perform procedures such as hybrid breast augmentation with successful results.

mr hyder ridha

Meet Mr Ridha

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Hyder Ridha is a Consultant, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon who read medicine at the prestigious Royal Free and University College London Medical School.

Having graduated with distinction (MB BS) in 2003 and holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology (First-class Honours), you can rest assured you are in good hands should you select him as your breast augmentation surgeon. HR Ridha offers several effective surgical and non-surgical treatments

Our Locations

We are conveniently located in four hospitals throughout London. Find us here:

Hatfield Avenue,
Hatfield Business Park,
Hatfield AL10 9UA

One Medical House,
Boundary Way,
Hemel Hempstead HP2 7YU

Benslow Lane,
Hitchin SG4 9QZ

Ambrose Lane,
Harpenden AL5 4BP

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions regarding a hybrid breast augmentation surgery, please contact us for more information. We have also included some of our most frequently asked questions to help give you as much information as possible, to make the most informed decision.

Hybrid breast augmentation offers the advantages of achieving a more natural appearing and feeling of breast augmentations, with optimal safety. It also allows the correction of any breast shape irregularities or volume asymmetry.

Yes, traditional implants are utilised for hybrid breast implants.

A hybrid breast augmentation is not routinely available in the NHS as it is a cosmetic procedure. However the technique is used in the NHS when performing breast reconstructive surgery.

Yes, hybrid breast augmentation is a safe technique and is routinely used in breast reconstruction. It does not increase the risk of cancer or any autoimmune conditions.

Yes, you can have a very large implant with a hybrid breast augmentation. However, the advantage of a hybrid breast augmentation is to achieve the desired volume increase whilst utilising a smaller volume implant. It is important to discuss all of your options with your surgeon and to make sure that you have realistic expectations and understand the risks of the procedure.

This article is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

*Medic First Limited trading as HR Plastic Surgery is an Appointed Representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Medic First Limited is a credit broker not a lender.

How to schedule a consultation

To book an appointment with Mr Ridha to discuss your breast augmentation procedure, please give us a call on + 020 3907 6830, email us at info@hrplasticsurgery.com, or book online via our website.

If you would like to experience how you could look post-surgery, you can book a 3D consultation on our website, where you can see your potential after the results in 3D.

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