Two Year Evaluation Of PERLE Smooth Opaque Round Breast Implants

PERLE Breast Implant Study

A recent paper published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum, by La Belle Forme owner and Medical Director Taimur Shoaib and others, evaluated the preliminary results of a new, smooth, round, and opaque breast implant PERLE by GC Aesthetics used by a single-center UK aesthetic practice – Glasgow Day Surgery Centre. Mr Shoaib presented the paper at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS) World Congress in Athens.

“I performed this study to examine the safety of PERLE implants. We introduced these implants into my clinic, La Belle Forme in Glasgow, at the beginning of 2021 when I heard about the science behind them. Every empirical aspect of the implant fitted in with my idea of high quality and I wanted to test this. We followed up 374 patients, with PERLE implants, over an average of 18 months. Our study showed that the safety profile of these implants is comparable with other modern implants with no implant-related complications and no cases of capsular contracture.”

   Mr Taimur Shoaib

Taimur presents at the ISAPS Olympiad Athens World Congress!

Safety In Breast Implant Surgery

Patient following augmentation-mastopexy with 340 cc moderate (MR) profile PERLE implants

patient following augmentation-mastopexy with 340 cc moderate (MR) profile PERLE implants

Modern breast implant surgery is considered to be very safe, with a recent study from Italy demonstrating no perioperative mortality in almost 100,000 such patients over a period of 8 years. Yet, the ideal breast implant still does not exist. Surgeons choose breast implants based on a shared decision-making process with patients, taking into account their individual ideals, requirements, and the best available evidence.

Patients undergoing aesthetic breast surgery between January 2021 and December 2022, on whom the PERLE implant had been used, were reviewed to establish:

  • The operating surgeon
  • the pocket in which the implant was placed
  • If mastopexy (uplift) was also performed
  • The follow-up period
  • The type of surgeries the surgeon performed
  • Type of revision surgery (if any)

Patient demographics:

  • 385 patients underwent aesthetic breast surgery in the period
  • 374 (97.1%) had the PERLE breast implant placed
  • All patients identified themselves as female, with the exception of one, who self-identified as gender-fluid
  • Mean age = 32 years, range 19 to 62

Procedure details:

  • The majority of patients underwent bilateral procedures (99.1%) through a subglandular/subfascial approach (85.3%)
  • Primary breast augmentation (77.6%) was the most commonly performed procedure, followed by augmentation-mastopexy (16.8%)
  • A total of 745 PERLE breast implants were placed, with the majority being either MR (45.5%) or HR (36.8%) profile


Breast Reduction Example 7

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

Having large breasts that do not fit your frame can take a physical and mental toll on your body.

This particular patient developed breasts at an early age. At times the size of her breasts brought unwanted attention and after a while, their weight affected her physical health. Before her reduction, she was wearing a size J bra.

We are so happy to hear that following her Breast Reduction she is delighted with her results. The decision to get this surgery was “the best decision” she ever made!

If the size of your breasts is having a negative effect on your physical and/or mental health, book a consultation today and speak in confidence with a specialist surgeon.

Before Breast Reduction Front View
Before Breast Reduction Front View

Before Breast Reduction Front View
Before Breast Reduction Front View

Before Breast Reduction 45-degree View
Before Breast Reduction 45-degree View

Before Breast Reduction Right Side
Before Breast Reduction Right Side

After Breast Reduction Front View
After Breast Reduction Front View

After Breast Reduction Front View
After Breast Reduction Front View

After Breast Reduction 45-degree View
After Breast Reduction 45-degree View

After Breast Reduction Side View
After Breast Reduction Side View


Before and After Breast Reduction Example 6

Breast Reduction Example 6

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

This particular patient sought a Breast Reduction as she felt her bust was far too large for her petite size. Her breasts were causing her frequent back pain and made day-to-day life difficult.

Following her procedure s literal weight has been lifted and she is delighted with the outcome.

Book your breast reduction consultation today and begin your self-confidence journey.

Breast Reduction Before - front view
Breast Reduction Before – front view

Before breast reduction - left 45 degree view
Before breast reduction – left 45 degree view

Before breast reduction - right view
Before breast reduction – right view

Breast Reduction after - front view
Breast Reduction after – front view

After breast reduction - left 45 degree view
After breast reduction – left 45 degree view

After Breast Reduction Side View
After Breast Reduction Side View


What is the cost of breast reduction surgery in the UK?

Cost Of Breast Reduction Surgery

Image of patient before Breast Reduction at La Belle Forme Glasgow Image of result after Breast Reduction at La Belle Forme plastic surgeons Glasgow

The cost of breast reduction surgery in the UK varies depending on a number of factors, including the surgeon’s fees, the location of the surgery, and the complexity of the procedure. At La Belle Forme the cost of breast reduction surgery in the UK can be found on our prices webpage.

Here are some factors that can affect the cost of breast reduction surgery:

  • The surgeon’s fees: The surgeon’s fees are the biggest factor that affects the cost of breast reduction surgery. Surgeons in different parts of the country charge different fees, so the cost of surgery can vary depending on where you live.
  • The location of the surgery: The cost of breast reduction surgery can also be affected by the location of the surgery.
  • The complexity of the procedure: The complexity of the procedure can also affect the cost of breast reduction surgery. If you have a larger chest or if you need more extensive surgery, the cost can be higher.

In addition to the surgeon’s fees, the cost of breast reduction surgery can also include the following:

  • Anesthesia: The cost of anesthesia is typically included in the surgeon’s fees. However, if you have any special requirements, such as needing general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia, the cost may be higher.
  • Operating room facilities: The cost of operating room facilities is typically not included in the surgeon’s fees. This cost can vary depending on the location of the surgery and the type of facilities used.
  • Other expenses: Other expenses that may be associated with breast reduction surgery include:
    • Post-operative care: This may include the cost of dressings, medication, and follow-up appointments.
    • Travel expenses: If you need to travel to have your surgery, you will need to factor in the cost of transportation and accommodation.

If you are considering breast reduction surgery, it is important to talk to your surgeon about the costs involved. They will be able to give you an estimate of the total cost of surgery based on your individual circumstances.

At La Belle Forme our price is all-inclusive. We have our own Day Case hospital and the cost of your breast reduction surgery, with the exception of your travel, includes all the costs detailed above.

What is involved in breast reduction?

Find Out More About Breast Reduction SurgeryRead A Patient Story About Her Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Example 8

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

This patient has undergone a breast lift with a small reduction.

Our patient enquired with La Belle forme regarding a breast lift, otherwise known medically as a Mastopexy. She liked her large bust but wanted her breasts to sit at a higher position on her chest. The droopiness of her breasts was having a negative impact on her self-confidence.

Booking a consultation is easy. Just submit an online enquiry to request a call-back from one of the team. You can also contact the clinic direct on 0141 552 0828.

Before Breast Reduction Surgery Front View
Before Breast Reduction Surgery Front View

Before Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised
Before Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised

Before Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45-degrees View
Before Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45-degrees View

Before Breast Reduction Surgery Right View
Before Breast Reduction Surgery Right View

After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View
After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View

After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised
After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised

After Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45 degrees View
After Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45-degrees View

After Breast Reduction Surgery Right View
After Breast Reduction Surgery Right View


Before and After Breast Reduction Front View Example 4

Breast Reduction Example 4

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

Patient 4 – This patient has undergone a life-changing transformation following her breast reduction. At just 5″1, our patient was wearing a GG-size bra and was struggling daily with breast and back pain.

Following her breast reduction, she has a bust that is much more proportional to the size of her frame and no longer suffers from pain.

If you feel that your breasts are too large for your frame, book a breast reduction consultation today and explore your options.

Before breast reduction front image
Before breast reduction front image

Before Breast Reduction Front View arms raised Example 4 La Belle Forme Glasgow
Before Breast Reduction Front View arms raised

Before breast reduction left side 45 degrees view - La Belle Forme Glasgow
Before breast reduction left 45 degrees view

Before breast reduction left side view - La Belle Forme Glasgow
Before breast reduction left side view

After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View La Belle Forme Glasgow
After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View

After Breast Reduction Front View Example 4
After Breast Reduction Front View Arms Raised

After Breast Reduction Surgery 45-degree View
After Breast Reduction Surgery 45-degree View

After Breast Reduction Surgery Left Side View - La Belle Forme Glasgow
After Breast Reduction Surgery Left Side View


What To Know Before Getting A Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation - Research is key when opting for any cosmetic procedure

For women, breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic procedure in the UK. If you have been considering getting a breast augmentation, it is important to understand what to expect. Here are a few key things you should be aware of:

 

There are possible risks and complications

As with any surgery, there are risks and potential complications associated with breast augmentation. These may include infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in nipple or breast sensation. It’s important to discuss these risks with your surgeon and weigh them against the potential benefits of the surgery.

Breast Augmentation La Belle Forme Glasgow Day Surgery Centre
Two melons in bra

Breast augmentation can be expensive and the cost can vary

Whilst surgery can, in relative terms, be seen as expensive many clinics offer finance terms to help spread the cost. When you attend a consultation, ensure you discuss a breakdown of costs with your patient care coordinator.

Breast augmentation surgery typically requires several weeks of recovery time

During this time, you will need to avoid strenuous activity and wear a surgical garment to support your breasts as they heal. It’s important to discuss the specifics of your recovery plan with your surgeon.

Breast implants do not last forever

Every person has a different experience, but generally speaking, several factors may mean you need to get your breast implants replaced down the line. Things like weight gain, weight loss, breastfeeding, and gravity can change the way your breasts look following an augmentation.

It’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcome of your breast augmentation

While the surgery can improve the size and shape of your breasts, it may not necessarily address all of your concerns or achieve the exact results you are hoping for.

What you see immediately after surgery is not the final result

Initially, your new breasts will likely appear unnaturally high on your chest and have a taught swollen appearance.  Your implants need to settle and it can take the best part of a year before you can see the final result.

Ensure you are considering breast augmentation for the right reasons

If you’ve had a sudden urge to enlarge your breasts following a break-up, a career change, or a recently booked beach holiday, you should reconsider. A good cosmetic surgeon will perceive these as warning signs. Instead, breast augmentation should be sought to improve your confidence and overall quality of life.

Breast augmentation surgery is a life-changing decision that should be thoroughly thought out. It is essential you do your research and opt for a fully qualified and certified surgeon to perform your procedure.

La Belle Forme offers consultations with some of the country’s leading breast specialists. If you would like to book a consultation or simply ask us some questions about breast augmentation surgery, do not hesitate to get in touch.


Breast Reduction Example 3

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

Patient 3: We are blown away by this life-changing result!

Prior to her procedure, our patient wore a GG-size bra and was struggling to feel confident and comfortable in her own skin. The post-op pictures shown were taken 1 month following her procedure. Our patient looks amazing and feels even better!

Some of the most common reasons people opt for breast reduction surgery include:

  1. Physical activity limitations
  2. Back and neck pain
  3. Poor posture
  4. Chronis skins rashes
  5. Difficulty finding clothing and bras that provide proper support

You do not need to struggle with the size of her breasts. Book a breast reduction consultation today and find out more about your treatment options.

example 3 before breast reduction front view. La Belle Forme Glasgow
Example 3 – before breast reduction front view.

Example 3 Breast Reduction Before right 45 degree view. La Belle Forme Glasgow
Breast Reduction Before right 45-degree view

 

Example 3 Breast Reduction Before left side view. La Belle Forme Glasgow
Breast Reduction Before left side view.

After breast reduction surgery front view - La Belle Forme Glasgow
After breast reduction surgery front view

After breast reduction surgery right 45-degree view - La Belle Forme Glasgow
After breast reduction surgery right 45-degree view

After breast reduction surgery left view - La Belle Forme Glasgow
After breast reduction surgery left view


Breast Reduction Example 2

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

Example 2: This patient has undergone breast reduction surgery these are her before and after photographs. This series of photographs illustrate her breast reduction surgery results.

Before Breast Reduction Front View
Before Breast Reduction Front View

Before Breast Reduction 45-degrees
Before Breast Reduction 45-degrees

Before Breast Reduction Right Side
Before Breast Reduction Right Side

After Breast Reduction Front View
After Breast Reduction Front View

After Breast Reduction 45-degrees
After Breast Reduction 45-degrees

After Breast Reduction Right Side View
After Breast Reduction Right Side View


Breast Reduction Example 1

Before and After Breast Reduction Surgery

Example 1. This patient has undergone breast reduction surgery these are her before and after photographs. This series of photographs illustrate her breast reduction surgery results.

Breast Reduction Before -Front View - La Belle Forme Glasgow
Breast Reduction Before -Front View

Breast Reduction Before -Right 45 Degree - La Belle Forme Glasgow
Breast Reduction Before -Right 45 Degrees

Breast Reduction Before -Front Arms Raised - La Belle Forme Glasgow
Breast Reduction Before -Front Arms Raised

After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View
After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View

After Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45-degree view
After Breast Reduction Surgery Right 45-degree view

After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised
After Breast Reduction Surgery Front View Arms Raised