Breast Enlargement or Breast Augmentation With Breast Implants
A breast enlargement, also known as a BBA – bilateral breast augmentation, mammoplasty or boob job is a surgical breast enhancement procedure carried out by a specialist surgeon with breast implants to increase the volume of the breasts.
Breast enlargement is a popular procedure that uses breast implants, fat transfer or a combination of the two to boost the cup size and profile of your breasts, improve your body confidence and fit of clothing and enhance breast shape following weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding. If required, we can perform a breast uplift as well as breast enlargement.
Most people find that their breast augmentation procedure has a really positive impact on their life and achieves the size and shape that they desire. We want you to feel comfortable and confident about every aspect of breast enlargement surgery, it’s a big decision.
Our MyBreast surgeons listen to any concerns you may have and give you all the information and time you need to think about your procedure and make sure you make the right choice about whether breast surgery is right for you. And, we’ll be here, caring for you every step of the way.
We are the UK’s premier breast augmentation and enlargement surgery group, founded by five of the UK’s best plastic surgeons to offer affordable excellence. We use the best quality teardrop breast implants for outstanding results and a long lasting result you’ll be delighted with.
Our award-winning MyBreast surgeons have the highest qualifications and standards of surgery, the best aftercare available and operate out of leading hospitals.
We want you to feel comfortable and make sure you make the right decision about the best breast size and shape for you before you go ahead with your procedure. Whether you’re in London or Leeds, Cornwall or Cambridgeshire you are guaranteed the same level of expert care across the UK from our TrustPilot 5 Star rated cosmetic surgeons.
What does breast augmentation surgery involve?
Breast Enlargement Operation Guide
Breast enlargement surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. Most patients come to the hospital early in the morning on the day of their surgery. Your breast enhancement surgery will then take place later that morning or early afternoon that day.
Patients can generally be discharged the same day however if your surgery is scheduled for the afternoon you may have to stay overnight before being discharged the next morning.
Depending on your specific type of procedure, surgery typically takes between 1 to 2 hours.
Possible Incision Areas
We pride ourselves on making the smallest and most concealed incisions possible, usually four to five centimetres long. There are three incision areas widely used for breast augmentation:
- The infra-mammary incision (under the breast fold)
- The circumareolar incision (around the nipple)
- The axillary incision (in the armpit)
Each incision has its advantages and disadvantages. Your final choice needs to be discussed with your surgeon at consultation before your procedure.
Inserting your breast implants
Your implants will be placed either under or over your pectoral muscle depending on several factors including the size of your breast, skin quality, and your breast shape. The position of the implant will have been decided prior to surgery between you and your breast augmentation surgeon at your consultations.
Implants placed under the muscle tend to give a slightly more natural upper ‘pole’ of the breast and possibly a lower incidence of capsular contracture (scar tissue that can develop around an implant and cause the breast tissue to feel hard).
- Subpectoral (under the chest muscle)
- Subglandular (beneath your breast tissue)
- Dual Plane (partly under the muscle, partly under breast tissue)
Closing your incisions
Dissolvable stitches are normally used to close the incision. Dressings will then be applied. Your surgeon may place a drain on each side to remove unwanted fluid from around your implants. These are usually removed prior to discharge. Occasionally drains need to be left in place for a little longer.
How to choose your breast Implants
You can rest assured knowing that our surgeons are among the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in the UK, and we use implants of equally high quality and calibre. We’ll work with you to tailor your implants to the look and feel you want to achieve.
There are two types of implant fillers available in the UK: silicone and saline.
Many of our surgeons use Nagor silicone implants. Nagor first manufactured breast implants in 1980 and they have an enviable track record for safety. Nagor are dedicated to the specialist design, manufacture and supply of high quality silicone cohesive gel breast implants.
Nagor is so confident in its product design that each Nagor implant is backed by a lifetime guarantee. The new silicone gel has a thicker consistency that holds its shape in the rare event that the shell should rupture. Nagor produces silicone implants in extensive shapes and sizes. We offer the premium Impleo Nagor implant with a lifetime guarantee for capsular contracture and rupture.
Our surgeons may also recommend Motiva Implants® from Establishment Labs, one of the leading breast implant companies in the world. Motiva Implants® are available in two different silicone gels, the difference is the elasticity and firmness which produce either a younger more active medium profile or offering the look, feel, and movement of a natural breast.
Your dedicated breast enlargement surgeon will work closely with you to begin planning your personal outcome through the consultation process and the procedure to find the perfect breast implant for you to achieve an individual result based on your unique body type and surgical requirements.
If you’re wondering how you will look after breast augmentation surgery, it’s now easy to discover your new you during a MyBreast consultation at our Harley Street Clinic, with our official Crisalix 4D imaging software. Our worldwide leading 4D plastic surgery virtual reality mirror screen simulates how you will look in the comfort of our beautiful clinic. See on your own body the difference between 300cc and 400cc and how to achieve a natural looking result?
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How Long is Recovery From Breast Enlargement?
We want you to be as comfortable as possible following your implant surgery. Your surgeon will guide you through exactly what to expect when recovering during your consultation, so you can prepare and know exactly what to expect when you go home.
The length of your recovery time depends on your health and other variables. During the first 48 hours, you may have an elevated body temperature and swelling of the breasts. This is expected and both should return to normal over time.
Your breast implants need to be held in their new position, so you will require a surgical support bra to stay in place for a two to four-week period after breast augmentation surgery. During this time, you must restrict your activity to ensure the breast implants are not disturbed. Your surgeon will sometimes recommend the use of an upper pole strap to hold your breasts in the desired position.
- Sleep or rest with your head slightly elevated, avoiding lateral positions. Keep your arms close to your body, and avoid lifting weights until allowed by your surgeon.
- Do not drive for at least 2 days after your surgery, and do not exercise until approved by your surgeon usually 4-6 weeks.
- Do not expose your breasts directly to sunlight until approved by your surgeon.
- Healing cream may be recommended by your surgeon.
Your first post-operative consultation will take place approximately seven to 10 days after your surgery.
Take a look at our post-surgery cheat sheet for more guidance.
How much does breast enlargement cost?
Breast enlargement prices start from £5,000. The exact cost of your breast enlargement surgery will depend on your individual circumstances, which can be discussed in detail at your consultation. Importantly included in our price your surgeon will see you for all appointments leading up to your breast enlargement surgery, and the journey afterwards.
We provide the highest quality of personalised care throughout your cosmetic surgery journey, from the initial consultation with your operating surgeon to unlimited aftercare. Our prices reflect our commitment to providing you with the best results, so you look and feel great.
The cost of your surgery will depend on your individual circumstances, which can be discussed in detail at your consultation. Importantly included in our price your surgeon will see you for all appointments leading up to your breast enlargement surgery, and the journey afterwards.
Your Breast Enlargement Surgery cost includes:
- A 40-minute consultation with one of the UK’s most qualified and experienced specialist cosmetic surgeons
- After your first consultation, if required, a second and third consultation
- All your hospital and procedure costs, including surgery, general anaesthetic and overnight stay in hospital if required
- Our MyBreast lifetime aftercare – we offer all patients follow up appointments for life so you can give us a call 5 or even 10 years after your breast implant surgery and pop in and see your operating surgeon whenever you like.
Our commitment to you, which you will experience through our long-term care policy, is just as serious as your commitment to having cosmetic surgery.
What is the long-term impact of breast enlargement surgery?
Breast enlargement is a long-term commitment, and you may require adjustment surgery at a later date. Until recently, the average product life of breast implants was thought to be 10 years. This is no longer the case. Modern breast implants can last for twice that term without needing to be replaced. But if you are in your early 20s, please be aware that you may require additional breast enlargement surgery later in life.
Breast Implant Aftercare Guarantee
We operate a lifetime follow-up policy for all our breast enlargement patients. If you need to consult MyBreast or one of our surgeons at any time after your initial follow-up consultation phase, you are very welcome to do so. MyBreast can offer you peace of mind with a lifetime implant guarantee. In the unlikely event of an accident causing your breast implant to rupture, you will be provided with new implants free of charge.
MyBreast have only ever used breast implants of the highest quality that offer our surgeons 270 options in silicon round and anatomical (teardrop) configurations. We have one of the lowest rupture rates on the market plus our patients are fully protected with our GCA Comfort Guarantee.
Read all about our Lifetime aftercare promise.
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- MyBreast Surgeons Awarded Surgeon of The Year
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- Non Surgical Breast Augmentation
- Patient Reviews
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- Helping Your Recovery
- Virtual Reality 3D imaging
- Breast Implant Risks and Silicone Safety
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