Why choose breast enlargement surgery?
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK. Many women opt to enlarge their breasts to better suit their body frame. For others, the procedure is about regaining a fuller bust following pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. A breast enlargement can also balance out uneven breasts.
We know from previous patients that having breast implants can have a positive effect both on the way you look and feel about yourself.
What does a breast enlargement procedure involve?
Breast enlargement surgery usually takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic. You may be able to return home the same day, though some patients will require an overnight stay in one of our Transform hospitals.
Your surgeon will make incisions in your breasts, either in the crease under your breast, around the nipple or towards your armpit. This allows for your breast implants to be positioned into place using one of two methods.
- In front of the pectoral (chest) muscle – this is suitable for you if you’ve some breast tissue already that is being made larger or if you’re restoring fullness to deflated breasts.
- Behind the pectoral (chest) muscle – this is suitable for ladies with very small breasts who have no excess skin to ‘pad out’. This method reduces the risk of your breast implants showing, but it is more difficult to place larger implants using this method.
Your breast enlargement surgeon will talk to you in detail about the best breast augmentation method and implant size for you.
What to expect after breast augmentation surgery
The first 24 to 48 hours after surgery can be uncomfortable and it’s normal that your breasts will feel temporarily over-enlarged, tight and heavy due to post-surgery swelling. We’ll provide pain relief and you will have compression bandages to help with any discomfort. These will be replaced by the correct non-wired bra you will have been advised to bring with you.
You may also wake up with some small drainage tubes to help further reduce swelling and bruising – these will be removed before you go home.
For more information about recovering from breast implant surgery visit our breast enlargement recovery page.
Are breast implants safe?
You may have read or heard conflicting reports regarding the safety of breast implants in recent years. It’s only natural that you’ll want all the facts about our breast implant products before going ahead with your breast enlargement surgery.
Our surgeons will talk to you in detail about the Allergan breast implant products we’ve been using since 2006. Allergan breast implants have an exceptional safety record and have been implanted in over 1 million women worldwide.
However, it's worth remembering that it's highly likely you will require your implants re-augmented at some point in the future dependant on your personal lifestyle and changes in your bodyshape.
Deciding to have a breast enlargement
At Transform, we take great care to ensure our patients are well informed at every stage of their procedure beyond the idea of just having a boob job. You can discuss every aspect of your breast enlargement with one of our surgeons absolutely free of charge and with no obligation to go ahead.
Book a free consultation at your nearest clinic, and take a look at our step by step guide which details what happens from your first appointment through to your breast augmentation aftercare.
Side effects, risks and complications
No one linkes to think about side effects, but sore, swollen breasts,or increased sensitivity are normal and temporary side effects.
At the least you will probably be very tired after your surgery and breast enlargement does carry the risk of possible complications. These will be explained to you in detail before you book your operation. You'll also find them listed in our breast enlargement patient guide.
However, carrying out more breast enlargement surgery than any other provider in the UK means you'll be in experienced hands at minimal risk during your breast enlargement operation. Please discuss any specific worries you have with your surgeon, who will reassure you of the rare risk of complications.
Breast enlargement surgery prices
Breast enlargement surgery prices vary depending on your own individual needs. For guidance prices typically start at £3,845 - but can range to over £5,000. Your treatment includes all your pre-operative care, our comprehensive three year aftercare programme (which is extendable to 6 years for CUI implants and 10 for Natrelle™ breast implants.)
We also offer an extended aftercare programme for patients who wish for additional peace of mind.
To make breast implants an affordable reality, visit our cosmetic surgery finance page to see how you can spread the cost with a pay-per-month finance or loan option.
We understand that this very important decision for you goes far beyond cost, so come and talk to us in complete confidence when you book an appointment to discuss every aspect of breast enlargement surgery.