Breast Enlargement

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Breast enlargement at Transform

Here at Transform, our highly experienced team guide thousands of women each year through the breast augmentation process.

With a three year aftercare programme included as standard, we’re committed to providing you with the best possible care.

But that’s just one of many reasons to choose us – read on to discover more about breast enlargement at Transform, or get in touch if you want to get started now.

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Costs and finance

Breast augmentation with Transform costs from £90.62 a month*

As every patient is different, costs can vary. We'll be able to provide you with an accurate quote after your surgical consultation.

If you don't have the savings to pay up front, we have affordable finance options to suit every budget.

*Depending on the size and choice of implant this price is likely to change

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As standard your procedure includes:

  • Our three-year aftercare programme with access to our 24/7 helpline.
  • All standard pre-op screening and medical tests.
  • Hospital stay including all meals, medication and additional facilities.
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Is breast enlargement right for me?

We understand how you feel and that you might be thinking about breast surgery because:

  • You want to increase your breasts’ size so that they suit your frame better
  • Your boobs have lost their fullness as a result of you losing weight or having a baby
  • Your breasts are uneven or you may have breast asymmetry and it’s making you feel self-conscious.

Whatever your reasons, we’re here to guide you through the process.

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Here are some things worth bearing in mind when you book your breast enlargement surgery:

  • Your surgeon will talk to you about the results you want to achieve from surgery, measure your breasts, guide you through your implant options and advise you in the most appropriate size/s. Though they won’t be able to guarantee an exact final cup size, they’ll work with you to ensure you choose the right implants for you and your body.
  • You can opt to have surgery as a day case or as an overnight stay in one of our cosmetic surgery hospitals.
  • You’ll be able to see initial results straight after your surgery. Although your breasts may feel slightly swollen or sit ‘high’ at first, they’ll settle in six to eight weeks when you’ll be able to see the final results.
  • You need to give your body plenty of time to heal following breast augmentation surgery (we’ll give you detailed guidance on the best way to do this, of course). We recommend at least one week off work and two weeks of full-time support around the house; you’ll also need help with childcare, and you should limit exercise to low-impact activities like walking.
  • All patients have access to our three-year aftercare programme as standard so you’ll be well looked after post-surgery, and you’ll also have the option to extend cover to up to 10 years.

If you want to know more about what it’s like to have a boob job with Transform, you can read about real-life experiences of some of our patients in the Patient Stories section.

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Read some of our frequently asked questions

What will happen at my breast augmentation surgical consultation?

At your free consultation, you can discuss every aspect of your breast enlargement – from implant size and recovery time to the benefits and risks – with one of our surgeons with no obligation to go ahead.

Our surgeons are extremely knowledgeable and happy to answer any and all questions you have – in fact, it’s a good idea to bring a list of your questions with you so you don’t forget to ask any of them.

You can find out more about each step in the process by watching our 'Your Breast Augmentation Experience' video.

What type of breast implants do you offer?

We use CE marked and FDA approved Natrelle™ silicone breast implants.

They’re manufactured by Allergan, the world's largest producer of implants, and are rigorously tested to ensure quality, safety and the best possible results.

What are Transform’s breast implants made from?

The Natrelle™ implants we use are made from silicone.

How long does breast enlargement surgery take?

Breast enlargement surgery usually takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic.

How long will I have to stay in hospital?

You may be able to return home the same day, but many of our patients require or prefer an overnight st ay in one of our hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think’s best with you before we book in your surgery.

What are the main risks associated with breast augmentation surgery?

Although breast enlargement is a very commonly-performed surgery, it’s important to remember that any surgery carries some potential risks along with it – in this case, these are bleeding, infection, and implant rippling.

We will discuss all potential risks with you prior to surgery and can answer any question you have.

How long will my implants last?

Breast implants aren’t designed to last forever, but at the same time, they don’t have a specific lifespan. Most surgeons say it’s wise to have your implants replaced between 10 to 20 years after the original procedure.

Even if you’ve not experienced any problems with them, we recommend getting your implants checked over by a surgeon around 10 years after your boob job to make sure everything’s still OK.

The Natrelle™ implants we use have a manufacturer lifetime guarantee with supplier Allergan. This means in the unlikely event the you experience any complications with them, the cost of replacing the implants will be covered.

What’s the difference between ‘above the muscle’ and ‘behind the muscle’?

‘Over’ or ‘above the muscle’ procedures involve placing the breast implant in front of your breast muscle which means it’s more superficial and sits just below the breast tissue. This might be the best option for you if you’ve some breast tissue already or if you’re restoring fullness to deflated breasts.

‘Under’ or ‘behind the muscle’ refers to when the implant sits behind the breast muscle. This is suitable for women with very small breasts who have very little breast fat. This method reduces the likelihood of your breast implants showing and gives a more natural looking result but it’s trickier to place larger implants this way.

Your surgeon will discuss with you the results you want to achieve from breast surgery and will advise the best breast implant size and placement for your body.

How do I know what size breast implant to choose?

After you’ve discussing the look you want to achieve, your surgeon will make his/her recommendations on which size of implant to go for and explain their choice to you.

(Don’t forget that, although your surgeon will be able to give you an estimation of your new breast size based on the implant size and the current size of your breasts, we can’t guarantee exactly what size your boobs will be after surgery).

Your surgeon will discuss with you the results you want to achieve from breast surgery and will advise the best breast implant size and placement for your body.

How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation?

Your breasts will be sensitive and swollen for several weeks after your surgery. During this time, they may feel tight, high or unnaturally round and your nipples may become numb or sensitive following your procedure.

Don’t worry, though – by six to eight weeks after your surgery, things will have settled down and your body should have healed enough for you to be able to see your results. Recovery time may vary from patient to patient.

Will I have scars following a breast enlargement?

You can expect minor scarring from your breast enlargement surgery, but they will fade significantly over time and become much less noticeable.

We’ll make sure you understand where any scarring will occur and why before you book in for surgery. Your surgeon will explain to you where the incisions will be made to place your implants; one method leaves a scar under the breast hidden in the crease, or your surgeon might use an approach where the incisions are made around the areola or through the armpit.

Is it OK to have a breast uplift with my breast enlargement?

Yes – in fact, if your breasts have lost volume, your surgeon might also recommend having an uplift in order to achieve the look you want.

Are breast implants safe?

The Allergan breast implants we use at Transform have an exceptional safety record and have been implanted in over one million women worldwide.

All of our patients have access to a three-year aftercare programme as standard with the option to extend to up to 10 years for extra peace of mind.

If you have any other questions or concerns at all, then our surgeons will be happy to talk to you more about breast implant safety.

How soon after a breast enlargement can I fly?

We advise our patients to wait for at least six weeks so that they’re more likely to be fully comfortable and able to really enjoy their holiday.

How will getting pregnant affect my boob job?

Pregnancy affects breasts with implants in the same way that it affects breasts without them. So if you gain a lot of weight during pregnancy, the skin of the breast can stretch, which can lead to sagging afterwards.

Will I be able to breastfeed with breast implants?

Absolutely – breast implants have no effect on whether you can breast feed or not.

Will having breast implants affect my ability to have mammograms in the future?

The vast majority of our patients are able to have routine mammograms in the future. Just don’t forget to tell your practitioner that you have breast implants before the screening as they may need to use a different method.

How do I get registered on the breast implant registry?

The Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR) captures the details of all breast implant procedures completed in England by both the NHS and private providers. Transform can add details of your implants to the register after your surgery at no additional cost.

To request details with regards to your breast implants, call 0161 312 0301. We currently hold information on all breast implants used by Transform since 2004.

What is ALCL?

Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is an extremely rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL), a cancer involving the cells of the immune system.

ALCL can affect between 1 and 3 in a million (or 0.0003%) women who have breast implants. Cases of ALCL associated with breast implants are referred to as Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). 

The UK government organisation that oversees the use of silicone breast implants in the UK, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), has stated that ALCL is a rare form of cancer, which can be treated if detected in the early stages.

It is therefore important to emphasise the extremely low probability of BIA-ALCL occurring in women with breast implants.

Instances of BIA-ALCL generally occur several years after the breast implant surgery; on average, 8 years following the procedure. The majority of cases are easily treated by removing both the implant and the surrounding capsule, also known as a total capsulectomy.

Breast augmentation patients will be made fully aware of the condition as part of the consent process before having their procedure. Patients with existing breast implants should simply continue their normal, routine self-examination of their breasts and underarms for any changes, such as lumps, swelling or distortions, and to consult their doctor if they have any concerns.

For more information on the high safety standards that the implants we use adhere to, please visit our supplier's website - Allergan.

You can also read recent guidance on this subject from the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

More details on breast enlargement surgery

Preparing for breast enlargement surgery

The first step is to have an appointment with your Patient Advisor. Here you’ll discuss why you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, the likely costs and finance options, how much time you’ll probably need to take off work, and when you’d like to have surgery. If you feel ready, we’ll then book you in for your free consultation with one of our surgeons.

During your surgical consultation, your surgeon will look at your medical history and talk to you in detail about the best breast augmentation method and implant size for you. If you feel ready to go ahead and book your surgery, they’ll then refer you to a clinic nurse who’ll perform some pre-op screen tests and procedures.

The breast enlargement surgery itself

On the day of your breast augmentation, you’ll meet with your surgeon so you can go through the consent form and ask any last-minute questions you have. You’ll then be introduced to the rest of your surgical team before going into theatre.

During the one to two-hour procedure, 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 in place either in front of the pectoral (chest muscle) or behind the pectoral (chest) muscle. (The location of your incisions and position of your implants will all have been discussed with you prior to your surgery.)

Recovery from breast augmentation and aftercare

We believe that the highest quality aftercare is just as important as the surgery itself, and so we’re here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly and safely.

Your surgeon will check that you’re properly recovered from the operation before discharging you. At this stage you’ll feel very sore from your operation and won’t be able to drive, so you’ll need to make sure that you have made arrangements to get home.

For the first 24 to 48 hours following your breast enlargement surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel high, heavy and tight; we’ll provide you with pain relief to help you feel more comfortable.

Your breasts will be sensitive and swollen for quite a few weeks, but we’ll have advised you on the type of bra you need to wear to ensure maximum comfort. You should avoid strenuous activity/stretching (especially until your stitches have been removed, which will happen one to two weeks after your surgery), and rest as much as you can.

Within six to eight weeks, your body should have healed to the extent that you’ll see the full results of your breast augmentation.

Should you have any questions or concerns at all, then just contact our 24/7 helpline. You’ll also have a series of follow up appointments with the Transform team to make sure you’re healing well.

Take a look at our aftercare page for full details of the three-year aftercare programme as well as the extended aftercare option that covers you for up to 10 years.

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