Corrective Breast Surgery 2018-04-02T13:41:29+00:00

Corrective Breast Surgery

There are several reasons that patients come to The Star Clinic seeking Corrective Breast Surgery. When you undergo breast surgery, it is never guaranteed that you won’t experience some complications, although risks are always minimised when you choose an experienced and reputable cosmetic surgeon such as Mr Andrea Marando.

Introduction to Corrective Breast Surgery

In most cases, when a patient has experienced complications with their original procedure which results in the need for corrective breast surgery, it is because they have made their choices based on low cost instead the plastic surgeon’s expertise. This said, all breast implants can deteriorate over time, and as we age our breast tissue will inevitably change, and this can be a reason that patients seek corrective surgery.

Corrective, Renewal and Revisional Breast Surgery

  • The most common complaints that patients who may be appropriate for corrective, renewal or revisional breast surgery are:
  • Asymmetry of uneven breasts
  • Hard breasts that require ‘softening up’ (or capsular contracture)
  • Changing implants from a round anatomical shape to a teardrop shape or vice versa
  • Changing position of the implant from submammary (in front of the muscle) to submuscular (behind the muscle) or vice versa
  • Rectifying implant displacement
  • Implants that have ruptured or are leaking
  • Malposition of implants
  • Problems with Breast Implants?

A common misconception is that breast implants will fix ‘saggy breasts’; in some cases, a breast augmentation without a breast uplift (mastopexy) can have adverse affects.

Typically, breast implants are a foreign material within the body as they are usually made of silicone. If the body creates a capsular contracture due to your implants becoming infected, then this will require corrective surgery. Capsular contracture causes hardening of the breast and occurs in around 10% of patients with five years after undergoing a breast augmentation procedure with implants.

Sometimes, you may feel that your breast implants just don’t feel right anymore. Your body shape will change as you age, and your desired appearance may not be what it was when you first had your breast surgery. This is a very common reason that patients seek corrective or revisional surgery, to achieve a look that they feel is more appropriate in the ‘here and now’.

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If you are seeking Corrective Breast Surgery, you are most likely already aware of how important it is to choose a well-qualified and experienced surgeon. Mr Marando is one of the most experienced and well-regarded breast surgeons in the UK, and practices from both Manchester and London locations.

Your initial consultation will be at The Star Clinic in Manchester, or in Harley Street, London. It will last approximately one hour, in which you will be given a full, critical assessment that investigates your current breast tissue, your implants and scars, repercussions from previous surgery and what is realistically expected from further corrective surgery. This assessment with Mr Marando will determine whether a corrective breast surgery procedure is right for you.

During your initial consultation, you will get the opportunity to talk about any concerns or queries that you may have regarding the procedure. Mr Marando will have questions for you too about your lifestyle and expectations, so it is always important to be open and honest with your answers as these can be vital in deciding what type of surgery is right for you. After your first consultation with Mr Marando, should you decide to go ahead with the procedure, you will be invited back for a second consultation closer to the date of your surgery.

If you decide to go ahead and proceed with the procedure, you will always be invited to come back for a second consultation with Mr Marando, closer to the date of surgery.

Who is the best candidate for a Corrective Breast procedure?

Have you suffered with any of the below?

  • Problems with surgical placement or implant position
  • Problems with the patient’s tissue characteristic
  • Problems with the implants themselves

If so, you could be a good candidate for Corrective Breast Surgery.

The Procedure

The technique that Mr Marando will employ when performing Corrective Breast Surgery will depend on the particular issues that need addressing.

Breast Implant Replacement

Depending on the patient’s desires and expectations from breast implant replacement surgery, the procedure can range from being a very simple task to quite complex. Breast implant replacement surgery will require the repositioning of the implant to above or below the chest muscle, and may involve capsulectomy (the removal of an internal scar around the implant). Subject to the patient’s desires, the procedure could also include alteration of the size and shape of the implant. The removal and replacement of breast implants is expected to be 1 to 1.5 hours.

Revisional Breast Uplift

Mastopexy, also known as ‘Breast Uplift’ is most commonly used to enhance the appearance of the breasts post-pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is also a popular choice in women that have experienced significant weight-loss, or those who just want to improve the effects of ageing and sagging breasts. Mastopexy is often very effective, but over time the breasts may start to sag again, and the supporting ligament structures become weaker. If you are having corrective breast surgery to revise previous breast uplift surgery, Mr Marando may suggest combining a small implant to provide further longevity. Depending on your individual requirements, corrective breast surgery in the form of a ‘revisional uplift’ can take between 1 and 3 hours.


It is important to remember that any patient who has experienced complications as a result of previous surgery is at a significantly higher risk of incurring less-than-ideal results from revision surgery. Again, in the capable hands of an experienced surgeon such as Mr Marando, these risks are greatly reduced.


The recovery timescale that is estimated post corrective breast surgery will depend completely on what type of correction is required. Typically, your recovery time should be significantly less than that with your original breast surgery.

Most patients are able to resume normal activity within one week to ten days post corrective breast surgery.

Mr Marando will discuss recovery with you during your follow up consultations, and his team at The Star Clinic are on-hand to give advise and talk to you at any time should you have any concerns.

Book a consultation for Corrective Breast Surgery

If you would like to find out more information or book a consultation with Mr Marando, then please contact his approachable and professional team at The Star Clinic, who can arrange for your appointment in Manchester or in Harley Street, London.


Nipple reduction surgery is a procedure that is growing in popularity due in part to the non-invasive nature of the surgery. Because it is a relatively un-intrusive procedure, a patient can be fully recovered within 14 days after the procedure.

There are many reasons why you may seek nipple reduction surgery and this is a popular procedure amongst both men and women. For men, it can help the nipple appear more masculine and for the woman, reduction of the nipple can help to create better-formed breasts. As this is a less intrusive surgery, it is a good start in the process of choosing how you want your breasts to look overall.

The reduction of the nipple also has practical benefits. As there are many different types of this procedure, this procedure is adaptable to your personal needs and desires. The reduction of the nipple can help improve how your nipple appears under clothes if it is the length that you feel is an issue, or can help improve the look of an enlarged nipple after breastfeeding or ageing. Whatever your reason for considering nipple reduction surgery, this surgery is a great way of boosting self esteem and can have hugely positive effects on both male and female mental health to help you feel confident with your body.


Mr Marando is a highly experienced surgeon and before your procedure will discuss with you all options and answer any questions that you have. The consultation will take place in The Star Clinic, Manchester, or possibly at one of the private hospitals where your procedure will be performed.

There are various options on how to reshape your nipples and it is important that before seeking consultations with Mr Marando you consider how you would like your nipples to look. It is imperative that you know what you want out of the procedure; this will help Mr Marando to make sure you get the best results with your procedure from assessing your expectations. Depending on your desires and aesthetic preferences, the nipple can be reduced lengthways, by width, the volume of the nipple can be reduced, or a combination of these methods can be employed. The resizing of the nipple can also help reduce the appearance of droopy nipples.

In the consultation process, Mr Marando will help you decide how to reduce your nipples to best compliment your breasts and improve your self esteem.

The Procedure

The nipple reduction procedure is a fairly simple and relatively painless one. As a simple procedure, it usually takes around an hour to complete and is performed under local anaesthetic, although it can be done under general anaesthetic if requested. Mr Marando will discuss all procedure options with you to see how to best tailor the procedure to your specific needs; this will usually depend on how much you want the nipple to be reduced.

There are several different ways to reshape your nipples and how you want your nipple to look will be discussed with Mr Marando during your consultation. Re-sizing and shaping your nipple will usually involve making tiny cuts in the nipple and removing excess skin. Mr Marando will then shape the nipple to the size that you have discussed.

Although this is not a complex cosmetic surgery procedure, there are risks involved alongside nipple reduction as there is with any procedure. These risks are important to consider before going ahead with the procedure. Side effects could include scarring, infection and bleeding, although these side effects are rare as they only tend to occur if something has gone wrong with the surgery.

More long lasting complications can include the inability to breastfeed after surgery and also the possible uneven look of the nipples, as it may be that one has been reduced more in the procedure. It is important to recognise that in the hands of a competent surgeon such as Mr Andrea Marando, the risks from surgery are minimised.


As a simple procedure, there is not much you can do during the recovery period to help your healing. The most important thing to do is to keep the nipples clean to avoid any infection or side effects.

Hospital stay: Depending on whether the procedure is performed under local or general anaesthetic, the recovery timescale will be slightly different, but in both cases it is likely that you will be able to leave hospital on the same day.

Back to work: Most patients feel a little tender and sore after the surgery, but this only lasts a couple of days. With the use of a supportive bra to protect the nipples, patients could be back in work almost immediately. A dressing should be worn over the nipples to keep them clean and dry and Mr Marando will most probably provide you with some pain relief to help with any soreness.

Full recovery: As a fairly un-intrusive procedure, most clients make a full recovery within fourteen days. For 6-8 weeks the nipples may look inflamed, but as long as no infection occurs in this time the scars should become unnoticeable.


The areola itself is the dark, pigmented skin surrounding the nipple. Women seek areola reduction surgery for a number of reasons. Areola reduction can positively affect a woman’s self-image and often acts to help improve not just appearance, but also their self-esteem.

Areolas, just like breasts, come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and although there is no right or wrong size for the areola to be, many women feel that a smaller areola would complement their breasts better. A smaller areola often creates a more proportionate look to the breast increasing confidence and body image. It may be that time has taken its toll on your breasts through pregnancy, weight gain or just ageing an areola reduction will be able to give your breasts, and your confidence, a “facelift”.

As the name suggests, areola reduction surgery can permanently reduce the size of the area of dark pigmented skin around the nipple and can also reduce any puffiness of the areola. Mr Andrea Marando is a highly experienced plastic surgeon, mainly consulting from The Star Clinic, Manchester.


Your initial consultation will most likely take place at The Star Clinic, Manchester. The purpose of this consultation is for Mr Marando to determine your suitability for surgery and provide you with the best possible treatment advice based on your desires and needs. Mr Marando will discuss with you in an initial consultation the best options for your particular circumstances and will examine your areolas to give you the best advice. Mr Marando will outline in detail what to expect during and after the procedure and answer all your questions.

Once you decide to consider surgery, Mr Marando and his experienced team will guide you through the process and help you decide exactly what is right for you. Mr Marando, with his extensive knowledge and experience and dedicated Manchester based team, will guide and advise you through your decision of whether surgery will be the best option for you. Sometimes an areola reduction goes along with a breast lift or reduction and the procedures can be done at the same time.

The Procedure

Areola reduction with Mr Marando is a relatively short procedure, with the patient being under local anaesthetic, which means your recovery time will be not as long as a more invasive procedure and takes between 1 and 2 hours. Patients can usually go straight home when the anaesthetic wears off.

Areola reduction is performed removing a section of the outer dark pigmented area of the areola. The removal of this excess skin reduces the size of the areola itself and the remaining, smaller, areola remains. The skin surrounding this area is brought together with absorbable stitches to surround your new, more proportionate areola. Absorbent stitches will break down within one or two weeks as the area heals, meaning that care for the area will be easier and more convenient for you, making your recovery as easy and pleasant as possible.

Scars from this procedure are usually minimal and fade with time, so will not compromise the increased attractiveness of your breasts. A permanent stitch is placed deeply in the tissues to create widening of the areola. This means that you would be very unlikely to experience further widening of the areola, making this procedure lasting, making sure your self-esteem stays at an all-time high.


Initial After-Care: Although you can go home immediately after the surgery, it is still advised to take it easy after the procedure, for at least a week.

To aid healing you can do a number of things;

  • Ice the area to reduce swelling
  • Avoid lifting anything moderately heavy in the first few days
  • Avoid reaching over your head in the first few days
  • Wear a supportive bra for 2-3 weeks after surgery
  • Back to work: As a relatively non-invasive treatment, recovery time for this procedure is quite short. Mr Marando will check the healing process after procedure with a follow up appointment 1-2 weeks after your surgery, and can help tailor your exercise and work regime to suit you. Depending on what work you do, you should be able to return to work quickly after the procedure, most patients going back after a few days to a week.

Physical exercise: Although it is important to keep the blood flowing, exercise should be kept low key with a lower heart rate for the first couple of weeks to aid healing and to reduce any further bruising.

Fading of scars: Dis-solvable stitches mean there is no removing of stitches and scars fade relatively quickly.

Why Choose Us

  • Mr. Andrea Marando qualified in Medicine from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Rome in 1991.
  • He then completed the accreditation process and became Specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1997
  • Mr. Marando is one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the North West, keenly aware of the importance of minimal or no scars and highly dedicated to a natural look.
  • GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery, he is member of the Independent Doctors Forum, of the Italian Association of Plastic Surgeons (equivalent of the BAAPS), and a Diplomat of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery.

What Clients Say

“Mr Marando has an excellent eye for detail and my breasts look like they are mine, classy and natural…”

About Mr Andrea Marando

Cosmetic surgery is a huge decision to make and one that isn’t easy. Mr Marando has many years experience.


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Our Philosophy

Different procedures fall under facial rejuvenation, such as the ‘MACS lift’, ‘Mini Facelift’, ‘Quick Lift’or ‘Full Facelift’.

Patient Care

Our goal is to understand the needs of every patient and and to meet or exceed expectations without exception.


Star Clinic is located in Manchester and Mr Marando performs surgery in locations all over the UK

Cosmetic treatments in the North of England