Breast Enlargement

Casually called a "boob job", breast augmentation is surgery to increase breast size or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. An incredibly popular procedure worldwide, it is one of the most common cosmetic operations.

Why Breast Augmentation?

  • Enhance appearance if you think your breasts are small
  • Restore breast size and shape
  • Increase fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Restore symmetry when breasts are asymmetrical
  • Restore the breast or breasts after surgery
  • Enhance your self image and self confidence

What Does Breast Enlargement Surgery Involve?

Breast implants can be inserted through an incision made in the crease underneath the breast, around the lower edge of the nipple or in the armpit . The implants are placed in front of or behind the chest muscles.

Breast implants alone cannot lift low or significantly sagging breasts. If this is the case a mastopexy (breast lifting) may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation. A mastopexy can often be performed at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation.

Breast implants are available in a variety of types, in different shapes and sizes. All implants are made of an outer casing of silicone or polyurethane and filled with a silicone gel . Selection of the correct size and shape of implant will be discussed with you at your appointment. 

Risks and Recovery

Complications are infrequent and usually minor. However, no surgery is without risk. The risks involved with breast augmentation include haematoma, infection, scarring, movement of the implant, unevenness between the two breasts or an increase or decrease of feeling in the nipple or breast. 

It is important that you are given a clear picture as everyone varies. These possible complications will be discussed fully with you at your consultation. 

Following breast augmentation surgery there will be some soreness, especially when moving your arms. This will usually improve within the first week, however you should plan on waiting six weeks before resuming any type of strenuous activity