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How to achieve a natural-looking breast augmentation

We always aim to produce a natural-looking breast shape which nobody could guess is the result of breast enlargement surgery. Our aim is to make sure your bust is in proportion to your shoulders and hips to create a natural, feminine figure without making you look top-heavy or ‘fake’.

This is achieved by using detailed measurements of the natural diameter of your breast base then taking away a small amount of your natural breast tissue so that the implant will lie inside your breast tissue without extending out to the sides.

If your breast implant is too small or too large then it can extend into the outer chest area which produces an unnatural appearance. We also tailor the height and shape of the implant to your unique physical characteristics.

How Can I Make My Breast Implants Look Natural?

Here is our guide to choosing the right implant;

Cup Size


AA Cups with very little breast tissue

A shaped implant partially behind the muscle in a dual-plane position. This is because we need to create the shape of the bust using a shaped implant. We also need the extra coverage afforded by the muscle in the upper portion of the breast so that we do not get any unnatural shelf or ridge in this region.

A-B Cups

If your breast tissue measurement is below 3cms in the upper part of your breast but you do have a natural bust shape, we usually recommend a round implant placed partially under the muscle in a dual-plane position.

This will enhance the natural look of your own breast shape. There is a slight risk of shaped implants rotating slightly which does not happen with round implants.

C Cups and larger

For a natural breast shape with over 3cms of breast tissue in the upper portion of your bust, we would usually recommend a round implant placed in front of your muscle. This gives a slighter quicker recovery time but placing the implant in front of the muscle is only suitable if there is a minimum 3cms of tissue available to cover the implant and give a natural effect otherwise the implant could start showing through the skin with ridging or rippling.

Rather like buying a pair of jeans, an identical outfit might look very different on various body shapes so the same approach must be taken to trying on breast implants which is why we always advise you to attend a sizing appointment where you can try out different sized implants. We also encourage you to bring outfit changes so you can see how your implants look with different styles.

Most recently we are seeing an increase in patients who have previously had breast enlargement surgery now looking to downsize their implants to fall in line with the current trend of a smaller and more natural looking bust.


Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Adrian Richards of Aurora Clinics part of The Private Clinic recently featured in the Daily Mail and The Sun giving his views on celebrity breast surgeries’ confirming that more people are now opting for natural looking implants that will leave people guessing as to whether they’ve had surgery.

“We see this in the clinic and there’s a trend for the more natural look. We’ve analysed our data and in the last two years the average size of implant people go for has reduced by 30cc.”

We know how important it is that you feel completely comfortable with the look that you select, so will never hurry you into making a decision and you are able to schedule additional sizing appointments if you become unsure.

We do not endorse the artificial, fake breast enlargement surgery look. By carefully matching your breast implant size to the shape of your unique physique, we can ensure that others would struggle to guess that you have had breast enlargement surgery. They will be too busy focused on how amazing and confident you look with your great big smile!

Natural breast enlargement results before and after photos

natural looking breast augmentation before after photo
This patient was originally an A cup. She wanted to increase her breast size but still maintain a natural looking result. She had 360cc moderate profile implants placed in a dual plane position.
breast implant natural looing result before after photo uk
This patient was originally an A cup. She wanted to achieve the most natural result possible whilst achieving an increase in cup size to a C/D. She had 300cc high profile implants in a sub muscular position.
300cc high profile implants before after photo uk
This patient was a B cup and after having children felt she wanted to improve the appearance of her breasts so that they were fuller but still really natural looking. She had 300cc high profile implants.
360cc moderate profile breast implants before after photo
This patient was a B cup and was seeking a breast augmentation to give more fullness to her breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. She had 360cc moderate profile implants placed in a sub glandular position.

Is There A Natural Breast Implant?

The breast implants that we use at The Private Clinic are made from silicone. We believe that silicone implants give a more natural look and feel to the breasts.

Different surgeons will favour different implants, but all implants used in our clinics are FDA approved and made from cohesive medical-grade silicone gel.

There is another type of breast implant which has a saline filling however the shell is still made from saline. The results from this breast implant can give a fake appearance due to the rippling of the implant being visible.

What Are The Natural Alternatives To Implants?

Another natural breast implant option is fat transfer to the breast however the results of this treatment can’t be guaranteed, and the results will depend on the amount of fat that you have in the donor area.

What Makes Breast Implants Look Fake?

In the majority of cases, a fake looking result from breast augmentation is because the implant size is not correct for the measurements of the body. Overall, women should expect to go up 1-2 cup sizes after a breast augmentation, so those going from a A cup to a much larger E cup are more likely to have a fake appearance to the chest.

The Private Clinic

The Private Clinic is renowned for setting high standards in the cosmetic industry and we value our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction. From the first consultation through to your first-class aftercare, our Consultant Plastic Surgeons team is sympathetic, caring and highly skilled. There’s no hard-sell, just good advice and the best possible results.

  • We provide a 10 year implant warranty with £1000 towards your surgical costs.
  • Expert Cosmetic surgeons, see our before and after results here.
  • Dedicated care with your expert breast surgeon and nursing team, and a 24-hour help line.
  • Peace of mind with our personal three-year aftercare breast cover.
  • The Private Clinic covers a lifetime guarantee on your implant.
  • We have state of the art hospital facilities.
  • All of the breast options are discussed not just one type of implant. So you will be happy with your shape.
  • View our breast enlargement before and after photos.
  • Hear from previous patients in our breast enlargement patient stories.
  • Watch our breast augmentation video guide.
  • Read our extensive breast augmentation FAQs.

Breast Augmentation is available at our London, Birmingham, Leeds, Northampton and Manchester clinics.

To find out more about breast surgery at The Private Clinic please call 0333 920 2471 or use our online breast surgery contact form.

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