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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation (known as a boob job or breast implants) is the UK’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for women.

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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.

Last Reviewed July 16th 2020

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If you feel you have always wanted a larger breast size, or a larger breast shape, or after pregnancy, breast feeding or weight loss you feel your breasts have lost volume, shape or size, then a breast augmentation (breast enlargement) at The Private Clinic might be the procedure for you.
Your personalised journey starts with our team of expert Consultant breast surgeons, our friendly nurses and our 5 star hospitals .

Our breast team understand the importance of your decision and work hard to give you reassurance and honest advice. This means you will have thorough breast information on implant choice, size, shape, texture.  This includes information on advanced procedure type (such as under or over the muscle) and using the Keller funnel system. Seeing your confidence and happiness after your operation are what we work hard to achieve.
 

Breast augmentation (known as a boob job or breast implants) is the UK’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for women. Breast enlargement involves the surgical addition of implants to improve the shape, size, fuller appearance, or more symmetrical look of your breasts.

In British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons (BAAPS) 2020 annual audit, Breast Augmentation or breast implants surgery accounted for over 6000 procedures and was rated the top cosmetic surgery procedure for 2019.

procedure time

Procedure Time

1 - 2 hours

support garments

Support Garment

Surgical Bra - 6 weeks

driving

Driving

1week

back to work

Back to Work

1 - 2 weeks

full recovery time

Full recovery Time

6 weeks

anaesthetic type

Anaesthetic Type

General Anaesthetic

washing

Washing

1 week

mobility

up & mobile

1 day

exercise

excercise

4 - 6 weeks

final results

final results

6 - 12 months

hospital stay

Hospital Stay

Day Case

sleeping

Sleeping

Elevated on back 6 weeks

sexual activity

Sexual Activity

4 - 6 weeks

travel

Travel

6 weeks

The Reasons for Choosing Breast Implants

  • Increase fullness and/or size of breasts
  • Breast asymmetry can be improved if different sizes are used
  • May improve sagging (an additional breast uplift may be needed for
    considerable sagging)
  • Can help increase lost volume after pregnancy, breastfeeding or
    weight loss
  • Feeling confident in your clothing

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What to Expect

The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 years with thousands of women placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert breast surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.
  • Consultation
  • Pre-Operation
  • The Procedure
  • Aftercare

The Consultation

Your first step on your breast enlargement journey is to meet with one of our best breast implant surgeons.

At your consultation they will be able to provide information on:

  • The types of breast implants available
  • The difference between tear-drop and round implants.
  • Whether you want the breasts implants under or over the muscle.
  • The ideal breast size and shape that will best suit your frame

Your surgeon will then:

  • Review your medical history
  • Examine and measure your breasts
  • Recommend an implant type, size and position
  • Discuss your expectations from surgery
  • Detail the risks and complications of breast enlargement surgery
  • Go through the aftercare and recovery process
    Some of our surgeons will also perform a Crisalix 3D Imaging Scan to show you what the proposed procedure will look like so that shape and size of implants can be decided upon before the procedure takes place. (Available at our Harley Street, Buckinghamshire and Northampton clinics)
    You will then be allocated a dedicated patient coordinator who will be your point of contact should you wish to go ahead with the procedure.
    During your journey you may decide to have a number of consultations with your plastic surgeon and their nursing team before deciding to go ahead with surgery.

Pre-Operative Appointment

In the interests of patient safety all our patients are assessed against our patient selection criteria. Following your breast enlargement consultation your medical history will be reviewed and the pre-operative nurse will advise on pre-operative tests which are going to be most appropriate to you. Most breast enlargement pre-operative assessments include a blood test, MRSA swabs, urine test and a blood pressure test.

They will also advise you of any precautions you need to take in the days or weeks leading up to your breast enlargement procedure and advise on any medication that you should stop taking ahead of your procedure.

Breast Enlargement Surgery

On the day of your operation the medical team will ensure you are comfortable. Your breast augmentation is performed under general anaesthetic and will take 1 hour. You will be given an admission time which usually involves you arriving an hour before the agreed start time of surgery.

Once admitted:

  • The nursing team will record your blood pressure and prep you for surgery.
  • You will meet with the breast surgeon who will go through the procedure again and answer any questions.
  • Pre-operative photos will be taken.
  • Your chest will be marked up ready for surgery.

The Procedure

  • General anaesthetic will be administered by the anaesthesiologist.
  • Your breast surgeon will make a 3-5cm incision in the skin usually in the inframammary fold.
  • A pocket will be created within the breast for the implant to be placed within, this will be either between the breast tissue and chest muscle (over) or behind the chest wall muscle (under).
  • An implant sizer may be used to help create the pocket and compare implant sizes.
  • The majority of our plastic surgeons will use the Keller Funnel™ device to place the implant into the breast pocket. This specialist medical device means that the implant is not touched during the procedure and is a less traumatic insertion method for silicone gel implants. The use of a keller funnel also means patients will have a shorter incision length compared to implants that are inserted by hand.
  • The incision will then be closed with dissolvable stitches and covered with tape.
  • A surgical bra will then also be placed onto the patient which will need to be worn during your recovery period.
  • You will then be taken to recover in a recovery room for 1-3 hours.
  • Once the surgeon and nursing team are happy that you are safe you return home, you will be discharged and allowed to leave accompanied by a family member or friend.

After your breast procedure

A member of our nursing team will call you usually the day following your procedure to ensure you are feeling comfortable and recovering. You will have been given details of our dedicated on-call nursing team who can be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week should you have any worries or concerns during your recovery time.

We advise that you take a 1-2 weeks off work to recover. The week following your procedure you should be resting and taking it easy. Please do not spend all your time stationery, it is important to keep active and make sure to get up for regular short walks but do not try to do too much. You should arrange for someone to help you around the house and to help with childcare if necessary.

Exercise and other strenuous activities should be avoided for 4-6 weeks post procedure and your surgeon will be able to advise you on this.
You will be required to attend a series of follow-up appointments at The Private Clinic with a nurse and then a 6 week check-up appointment with your surgeon. At this stage you should be back to your everyday activities and your surgeon will be able to advise you on anything that you are unsure of or have questions about.

Watch Our Step by Step Guide on Your Breast Augmentation Journey

The Consultation

Your first step on your breast enlargement journey is to meet with one of our best breast implant surgeons.

At your consultation they will be able to provide information on:

  • The types of breast implants available
  • The difference between tear-drop and round implants.
  • Whether you want the breasts implants under or over the muscle.
  • The ideal breast size and shape that will best suit your frame

Your surgeon will then:

  • Review your medical history
  • Examine and measure your breasts
  • Recommend an implant type, size and position
  • Discuss your expectations from surgery
  • Detail the risks and complications of breast enlargement surgery
  • Go through the aftercare and recovery process
    Some of our surgeons will also perform a Crisalix 3D Imaging Scan to show you what the proposed procedure will look like so that shape and size of implants can be decided upon before the procedure takes place. (Available at our Harley Street, Buckinghamshire and Northampton clinics)
    You will then be allocated a dedicated patient coordinator who will be your point of contact should you wish to go ahead with the procedure.
    During your journey you may decide to have a number of consultations with your plastic surgeon and their nursing team before deciding to go ahead with surgery.

Pre-Operative Appointment

In the interests of patient safety all our patients are assessed against our patient selection criteria. Following your breast enlargement consultation your medical history will be reviewed and the pre-operative nurse will advise on pre-operative tests which are going to be most appropriate to you. Most breast enlargement pre-operative assessments include a blood test, MRSA swabs, urine test and a blood pressure test.

They will also advise you of any precautions you need to take in the days or weeks leading up to your breast enlargement procedure and advise on any medication that you should stop taking ahead of your procedure.

Breast Enlargement Surgery

On the day of your operation the medical team will ensure you are comfortable. Your breast augmentation is performed under general anaesthetic and will take 1 hour. You will be given an admission time which usually involves you arriving an hour before the agreed start time of surgery.

Once admitted:

  • The nursing team will record your blood pressure and prep you for surgery.
  • You will meet with the breast surgeon who will go through the procedure again and answer any questions.
  • Pre-operative photos will be taken.
  • Your chest will be marked up ready for surgery.

The Procedure

  • General anaesthetic will be administered by the anaesthesiologist.
  • Your breast surgeon will make a 3-5cm incision in the skin usually in the inframammary fold.
  • A pocket will be created within the breast for the implant to be placed within, this will be either between the breast tissue and chest muscle (over) or behind the chest wall muscle (under).
  • An implant sizer may be used to help create the pocket and compare implant sizes.
  • The majority of our plastic surgeons will use the Keller Funnel™ device to place the implant into the breast pocket. This specialist medical device means that the implant is not touched during the procedure and is a less traumatic insertion method for silicone gel implants. The use of a keller funnel also means patients will have a shorter incision length compared to implants that are inserted by hand.
  • The incision will then be closed with dissolvable stitches and covered with tape.
  • A surgical bra will then also be placed onto the patient which will need to be worn during your recovery period.
  • You will then be taken to recover in a recovery room for 1-3 hours.
  • Once the surgeon and nursing team are happy that you are safe you return home, you will be discharged and allowed to leave accompanied by a family member or friend.

Breast Enlargement Surgery

On the day of your operation the medical team will ensure you are comfortable. Your breast augmentation is performed under general anaesthetic and will take 1 hour. You will be given an admission time which usually involves you arriving an hour before the agreed start time of surgery.

Once admitted:

  • The nursing team will record your blood pressure and prep you for surgery.
  • You will meet with the breast surgeon who will go through the procedure again and answer any questions.
  • Pre-operative photos will be taken.
  • Your chest will be marked up ready for surgery.

The Procedure

  • General anaesthetic will be administered by the anaesthesiologist.
  • Your breast surgeon will make a 3-5cm incision in the skin usually in the inframammary fold.
  • A pocket will be created within the breast for the implant to be placed within, this will be either between the breast tissue and chest muscle (over) or behind the chest wall muscle (under).
  • An implant sizer may be used to help create the pocket and compare implant sizes.
  • The majority of our plastic surgeons will use the Keller Funnel™ device to place the implant into the breast pocket. This specialist medical device means that the implant is not touched during the procedure and is a less traumatic insertion method for silicone gel implants. The use of a keller funnel also means patients will have a shorter incision length compared to implants that are inserted by hand.
  • The incision will then be closed with dissolvable stitches and covered with tape.
  • A surgical bra will then also be placed onto the patient which will need to be worn during your recovery period.
  • You will then be taken to recover in a recovery room for 1-3 hours.
  • Once the surgeon and nursing team are happy that you are safe you return home, you will be discharged and allowed to leave accompanied by a family member or friend.
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Things to Consider

Our advice on what to consider when deciding to have a breast enlargement (boob job) procedure:

1. When choosing a clinic, you should always do your research, and only go to an established, reputable clinic.

The Private Clinic has been in the cosmetic surgery industry for over 35 years. We are here to answer all of your questions and give you peace of mind.

2. When choosing a surgeon, make sure you know who you’ll be seeing. Their expertise, qualifications and patient satisfaction rate are important factors to take into consideration.

At The Private Clinic, we only source the most experienced and specialised surgeons. Find out more about our plastic surgeons here.

3. Price should never be the deciding factor when choosing where to have your treatment. Safety should be your number one priority and feeling confident that they will look after you – not only before, but also after your procedure

4. When it sounds too good to be true, it often is. Always find out what implants are going to be used and what your clinic’s reputation is.

Our surgeons use the highest quality CE Mark and FDA approved implants to ensure the very best results and safety standards.

Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience to a newfound shape.

Patient Stories

Outstanding care, patient satisfaction and results mean everything to The Private Clinic Team

To discuss breast shape, sizes, under or over the muscle placement or any other questions book a phone or video consultation.

Marina. M
Marina. M
2020-11-16
Verified review
Dr Fallhadar did an exceptional job, he made me feel comfortable from start to finish. Fiona his assistant was also incredibly helpful and supportive throughout. They are so natural and I would highly recommend him to anyone, particularly if you want a natural and problem free result
meryam
meryam
2020-11-15
Verified review
The derma pen training was very intensive in terms of the theory and both practical i learnt so many different techniques Dr Farah was amazing in her teaching skill and was able to Answer all my concerns
Ana
Ana
2020-11-13
Verified review
I work with Mr Riaz Agha, a Harley Street Plastic Consultant Surgeon at one of his private clinics. I am impressed with not only his standard and quality of work but also the care and kindness that he shows to all of his patients and team. I have worked with a huge variety of different consultants over the years but Mr Argha really stands out and I would highly recommend him to friends and family, and of course if ever I consider to have any procedures in the future. Marie
Joy Townsend
Joy Townsend
2020-11-10
Verified review
I had laser treatment on face by Emma, the results are amazing I can actually go foundation free. All the team were friendly and approachable.
Lena Hayward
Lena Hayward
2020-10-31
Verified review
I had a breast reduction performed by Mr Navid Jallali. I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I have less backache and less neck ache. The size and shape are absolutely fabulous.The clinic was amazing. The nursing staff in the hospital were superb. I would not hesitate to recommend this clinic and Mr Jalalli to anyone wanting a breast reduction.
Danielle
Danielle
2020-10-27
Verified review
A really positive experience. Alex is a fantastic patient co-ordinator, so friendly and reassuring. After a few changes of plan due to Covid lockdown, I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to have Dr Fattah performing my procedure. Extremely thorough and precise from the first consultation, I really trusted him. My main aim was to restore my figure after children/breastfeeding, with a really natural look that would work with my lifestyle, gym etc. Dr Fattah really “got” this and I trusted his judgement on size of implant and placement completely. I’m absolutely delighted with the result and the aftercare support has been great – surgery follow up and then annual check ups for reassurance. Thank you team, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend ?
Allielle
Allielle
2020-10-27
Verified review
From the start to finish of my T-Lift procedure, I felt in good hands. The entire team at The Private Clinic were very caring and professional. Mr Falladah is an excellent surgeon, he explained everything clearly -before and during the procedure – and has a calm and reassuring manner. Because I was well-informed regarding what to expect after surgery, I was able to manage with minimal pain medication, but I’m glad I took a couple of days off work to recover. I’m really pleased with the results – a five star recommendation!
EH
EH
2020-10-26
Verified review
I had preservation rhinoplasty with Dr Rochira in December 2019. I couldn’t be happier with my results. The results are very natural-looking and I feel so much more confident with my side profile. Dr Rochira is an amazing surgeon and I instantly felt comfortable. He knew exactly what I wanted and was very realistic with the results in my consultation. Thank you!
Lilly M A
Lilly M A
2020-10-25
Verified review
Dr. Rochira performed a preservation rhinoplasty on me in December 2019. I trusted his suggestions for my nose and now, 9 months later, I couldn’t be happier with the results I’m seeing. I did not experience any bruising at all, only swelling around my eyes for the first couple of weeks — my nose itself took a few months to settle and I feel like it has really grown into the rest of my features. I entirely recommend this surgeon if you are looking for a natural result and an extremely pleasant experience.

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At The Private Clinic breast augmentation is performed by some of the UK’s top consultant plastic surgeons who have decades of experience.

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