`Despite continual reassurances about the safety of certain breast implants – especially silicone, which has been used for over 30 years – “scare stories” mean that women often feel uncertain about any type of implant. For many, however, this dilemma has come to an end. According to British cosmetic surgeon Laurence Kirwan, it is now possible to use existing breast tissue to provide the “lift” and fuller contours that many women seek.
Well known as a pioneer of new surgical procedures, Laurence Kirwan has further developed the recent techniques of two of his peers – Giovanni Botti in Italy and Ruth Maria Graf in Brazil – so that women with adequate breast tissue can now have breast surgery without an implant.
Women whose breasts have drooped – after breast-feeding, weight loss or
through the normal ageing process – usually need a breast lift to eliminate excess skin, plus an implant to provide volume. However, when there is sufficient tissue, Kirwan combines the internationally-renowned procedures of Botti and Graf with some of his own techniques, to create a natural augmentation.