You might find that your breasts aren’t a size you feel comfortable with, or that there’s a discrepancy in their shape or appearance. Pregnancy, breast feeding and weight loss can leave the breasts lacking in volume, shape or size, or you might be generally unhappy with their appearance.
Breast augmentation (also known as a boob job or breast implants) is the UK’s Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure for women. Breast enlargement treatment involves the surgical addition of implants to improve the shape, size, form and/or feel of your breasts.
It is a relatively straightforward breast enhancement treatment with a high satisfaction rate, but the 2012 PIP crisis highlighted the necessity for quality, safe treatment.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT AT THE PRIVATE CLINIC WE HAVE NEVER USED PIP IMPLANTS*
At The Private Clinic we are proud to offer the highest quality implants, with procedures performed by some of the UK’s top consultant plastic surgeons. Our team includes some of the most recognised plastic surgeons in the UK – Mr. Davood Fallahdar, Mr. Nick Percival, Mr Miles Berry, Mr. Navid Jallali and Miss Sujatha Tadiparthi in London, Mr. Shivram Singh and Mr Maisam Faizal in Birmingham, Mr. Deemesh Oudit in Manchester, Mr. Vasu Karri in Leeds, Mr Alastair Lowrie in Glasgow, Mr Adrian Richards in London, Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire) and Northampton and Mr Richard Karoo in Bristol– all of whom use their years of expertise to ensure you find the right option for your needs. The team are also able to advise you on a range of other breast treatments if implants aren’t the best way forward including Breast Implant Removal, Replacement or Revision, Breast Uplift, and Fat Transfer.
Transfer of fat to the breast is a common alternative for breast enhancement for those who want an increase in volume rather than size, or those who don’t like the idea of invasive surgery. Find out more here.
Our advice on what to consider when deciding to have a breast enlargement procedure:
1. When choosing a clinic, you should always do your research, and only go to an established, reputable clinic. Some of the 47,000 women affected by PIP implants had nowhere to go once they found out they had faulty implants; the Clinic they had their procedure with had gone into administration, or no longer existed.
Established in 1983, The Private Clinic has been in the cosmetic industry for over 30 years. You can rest assured that we will be here to answer all of your post-procedure questions, address any of your concerns and carry out routine follow-ups after your procedure.
2. When choosing a surgeon, make sure you know who you’ll be seeing; their expertise, qualifications and patient satisfaction rate are just some of the important factors to take into consideration. Ensure that your procedure and follow-ups will be carried out by the same plastic surgeon.
At The Private Clinic, we only source the most experienced and specialised surgeons. Find out more about our medical team here.
3. Price should never be the deciding factor when choosing where to have your treatment. Safety should be your number one priority and, more importantly, that of your surgeon. You should always feel confident that they will look after you – not only before, but also after your procedure.
Our top priorities have always been, and continue to be, your safety and your satisfaction.
4. When it sounds too good to be true, it often is. Saving money on important aspects of the breast enlargement procedure, such as the type of implants used or your aftercare, may result in future pitfalls. Always find out what implants are going to be used and what your clinic’s reputation is.
Our surgeons only use the highest quality of CE Mark and FDA approved implants to ensure the very best results and uncompromised safety standards.
Your surgeon will discuss your ideal breast size and shape fully during consultation to find the best way to achieve the outcome that suits you. You will talk about the difference between tear-drop and round implants, whether you want the breasts under or over the muscle, and the size that will best suit your frame and expectations. We find that patients’ biggest worry is often finding the correct size so we spend as long you need prior to surgery going over your options and showing you similar before and after photos to ensure your decision is the right one.
During the procedure, your implants will be inserted through a small incision, normally made along the natural crease of your breast. The procedure takes approximately one hour to perform and the length of time you’ll remain after will depend on your individual case. We endeavour to allow as many patients as possible to be day cases under sedation rather than general anaesthetic, meaning you can return home in the evening. However, some procedures will require an overnight stay in hospital to monitor your progress. Typically implants above the muscle are day cases more frequently than those under, but your surgeon will discuss this fully with you depending on the best option for you and your body.
*All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Results may vary from person to person. All testimonials are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients and all photos and videos have been consented to and have not been altered in any way.
Results will vary considerably depending on the patient and implants chosen, but the enduring popularity of implants is often cited to the results they achieve. We try to ensure your implants last as long as possible with the least amount of risk involved. There is no set time limit for implants to be replaced, but we will discuss fully what you should do for aftercare and what you should look out for in the future.
For a 360° view of the ‘before and after’ results that you can expect following a Breast Augmentation, click here.
Advantages of Breast Implants
- Increase fullness and/or size of breasts
- Long-lasting (implants typically last in excess of 15 years)
- 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
- May help self-confidence
Recovery / Downtime
We advise that you take a week off work, but this will vary depending on the nature of your occupation. We suggest you use the week after your procedure to rest, meaning you may have to arrange for childcare or help around the house, depending on your lifestyle.
Your Cosmetic Surgeon will discuss your daily activities with you and will advise you on when to gradually introduce them back into your lifestyle.
Alternatives to Breast Implants
At The Private Clinic, we also offer Breast Fat Transfer; an alternative way to enlarge the breasts without implants or invasive surgery. We have performed thousands of Fat Transfer procedures to date and are amongst the most experienced in the UK for the treatment.
Fat Transfer is essentially a 2-in-1 procedure, beginning with the removal of fat from other body areas like the thighs, buttocks, abdomen or flanks via minimally-invasive liposuction and then re-using the same, purified fat to enhance and reshape your breasts.
To be suitable for the treatment you will need to have sufficient fat on your body for transfer. However, for the right candidate, a Fat Transfer procedure can be the perfect solution – giving you the chance to reshape areas of your body whilst enlarging your breast size without the need of artificial implants. Click here for more information.
Why Should You Choose 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 team is sympathetic, caring and highly skilled. There’s no hard-sell, just good advice and the best possible results.
Because we offer breast enlargement through both fat transfer and implants, we’ll only ever give you an honest opinion on what procedure is more likely to achieve your desired results.
The cost of a day case breast augmentation procedure is approximately £4,700. We don’t follow a one-price-fits-all policy and prices are quoted on a case by case basis. You will be given an accurate quote for your requirements following your consultation.
We offer FREE consultations with our highly experienced Patient Advisors who are able to offer you all the information you require prior to meeting a surgeon. Consultations for Breast Augmentation with one of our specialist Consultant Plastic Surgeons is £50. Please note that consultations at our Harley Street clinic are with the Surgeons.
‘Absolutely brilliant. I can’t thank you enough. Life transforming’ *
Manchester - March 2016
‘The staff at reception have been great thus far. They are a pleasure and always very welcoming! Likewise, the advisor was extremely patient and helped me every step of the way’-
“I think this is the most natural look and I’m so happy. It’s almost weird that they are soft and not hard anymore. It feels great. I would like to thank you for all you’ve done for me. I felt like I don’t have to worry at all because you took care of everything.M.E, London - July 2016
Mr Van Niekerk did a great job! He’s amazing. I’m so lucky I met him. Fantastic surgeon and great person. The whole experience at the clinic was exactly what I expected. My lovely and professional nurse who took care of me pre and post operation.
I was quite nervous waiting for the operation but my anaesthesiologist made me feel comfortable and not to worry at all. The whole “surgery crew”:) was great and all I can do is just to say a big THANK YOU!”
‘Fantastic surgeon – was the first surgeon I saw when I was considering the operation and I had no doubt he would do a fantastic job’ *London - April 2015
“Fantastic process from start to finish from everyone involved.” *Helen, London - April 2015
All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Please bear in mind that results may vary from person to person. All testimonies are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients. Their comments have not been altered in any way, and their experiences are their own.
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We have some of the most experienced and well-respected surgeons in the industry as part of our breast implant team including:
- Mr Davood Fallahdar in London
- Mr Nick Percival in London
- Mr Navid Jallali in London
- Mr Miles Berry in London
- Miss Sujatha Tadiparthi in London
- Mr Shivram Singh in Birmingham
- Mr Maisam Faizal in Birmingham
- Mr Deemesh Oudit in Manchester
- Mr Vasu Karri in Leeds
- Mr Alastair Lowrie in Glasgow
- Mr Adrian Richards in London, Princes Risborough (Buckinghamshire) and Northampton