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Breast surgery

Mr Morritt regularly undertakes the full range of cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery procedures. He performs these plastic surgery procedures in both the Private and NHS sectors in Sheffield.

Boob job (breast enlargement or breast augmentation)

The size of a patients breasts can be increased by inserting breast implants or by injecting fat.  The most frequently performed plastic surgery technique for increasing breast size is breast implant insertion. This is also known as breast augmentation, breast enlargement or a boob job. Some ladies who want a modest increase in breast size are suitable for fat injection breast enlargement.

Breast implants

A breast augmentation procedure increases the size of the breasts and improves their shape by inserting breast implants. The most common reasons for seeking breast augmentation include a desire to increase the size of a small bust, to match up differently sized breasts, and to improve the size and shape of the bust following weight loss, pregnancy and normal ageing. Breast implants are most frequently made of silicone but variations exist that are filled with salt water (saline breast implants). There are many different types, sizes and shapes of breast implants and Mr Morritt will recommend the best implants for each individual patient.

Fat injections

It is also possible to increase the size of the breasts without inserting breast implants by using a technique called fat injections (lipofilling or lipomodelling). This involves using liposuction to harvest fat from the abdomen or thighs. The harvested fat is then prepared and injected into the patient’s breasts to increase their size.  This technique is gaining popularity in the UK. Only limited amounts of fat can be injected into the breast during a single operation meaning that this is not a useful technique for patients who wish to increase their breast size significantly in a single operation who would be better off having breast implants. It can however be repeated an number of times if patients desire. Mr Morritt has found this to be a particularly useful technique in patients with breast asymmetry where the smaller breast can be increased in size without the need for an implant.

Breast reduction (Reduction mammaplasty)

This procedure surgically reduces the size of the breasts and improves their shape. The reasons for breast reduction vary but typically patients have physical symptoms e.g. back/neck aches related to the weight of their large breasts. Other reasons include not being able to find clothes that can accommodate the large breasts and some patients also feel very self conscious about having large breasts.

Breast uplift (Mastopexy)

Breast uplift surgery involves lifting the breasts and improves their shape by removing excess skin and by remodelling the breast tissue. Sagging of the breasts occurs naturally with the ageing process but may occur faster in patients who have lost weight, or following pregnancy.

Male breast reduction (Gynaecomastia correction)

Overdevelopment of breast tissue in men is called gynaecomastia. Gynaecomastia is also known as ‘man boobs’ or ‘moobs’. Gynaecomastia can affect one or both sides of the chest.  Liposuction alone or in combination with surgery is used to reduce the size of the breasts.

Breast reconstruction

Mr Morritt regularly undertakes all forms of reconstructive breast surgery using either breast implants, the patient’s own tissue or a combination of both.  He has popularised the use of DIEP flap and TUG flap breast reconstruction in Sheffield. He is a core member of the Oncoplastic breast MDT at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and regularly undertakes complex breast reconstruction. Mr Morritt also regularly undertakes surgery for the correction of breast asymmetry (unequal breasts) and revision breast surgery.