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Breast Enlargement

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What is breast enlargement surgery?


What are the benefits of breast enlargement surgery?


Are there any risks?


Is it right for me?


What is breast enlargement surgery?

A confident you comes from the inside and out. It’s the feeling of being who you want to be and looking how you want to look. If there are changes you would like to make, we’re here to help you achieve the body you want to have.

If you feel that fuller breasts would help create your perfect look, you’re in good company. Breast enlargement, or augmentation, is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the UK, with tens of thousands of patients choosing to have breast augmentation every year.


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Breast enlargement, or a ‘boob job’, adds volume to the breasts, making them larger and rounder by inserting breast implants. If you are unhappy that your breasts are flat, asymmetrical or lacking volume due to pregnancy, weight loss or ageing, a ‘boob job’ could help create a fuller, curvier shape. One of the leading cosmetic surgeons we work with can help you choose the right size and shape of breast implants for the result you want to achieve.

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What are the benefits of breast enlargement surgery?

Your breasts are given a more contoured and fuller look by enhancing the shape and size of them during the breast augmentation procedure. There are a number of reasons to look into having this surgery. You may want to restore breast volume you have lost due to pregnancy and breast feeding, from losing weight, or through the natural process of aging. You might be unhappy with how your breasts look, and want to create a more contoured shape. Some patients are distressed by asymmetrical breasts; which are rectified by inserting implants of different sizes; creating a more symmetrical and balanced contour.   

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You might find that you prefer the way you look in your clothes following your surgery, as well as opening up a new range of outfits to pick from, too. Our patients tell us that the effect of being happier with how they look cannot be overestimated - by looking better on the outside, they feel better inside and their confidence and self-esteem is boosted. 

Are there any risks?

All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.

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As a guide, these may include bleeding, infections, bruising, numbness, scars and rupture.   

Is it right for me?

Women choose to have breast enlargements for many reasons. This surgery would be most suitable if you have small breasts, asymmetrical breasts or breasts that have lost their shape or size after pregnancy, aging or weight loss. While there is no right or wrong reason for choosing to have breast augmentation, we would always recommend that you carry out plenty of research beforehand. Speak to family and friends, or search online discussion groups for people who have had breast surgery themselves to hear about their experience, and, of course, you can ask any questions you like during your surgical consultation with us.  

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Your body goes through many changes as you age and you need to ensure your body has fully developed before surgery, so you’ll need to be at least 18 for to be considered for this procedure. We also recommend that you have a healthy BMI and no serious health conditions, have realistic goals for surgery and that you feel mentally ready for the procedure.  


The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you and let you know the cost.

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Fast Facts

Surgery Time: 1 - 2 hours
Time Off Work: 1 - 2 weeks
Hospital Stay: 1 night
Full Recovery: 6 - 8 weeks
Compression Bra: Wear for 6 - 8 weeks
Exercise: After 6 - 8 weeks
Scarring: Minimal
Final Results: 6 months

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Patient Stories

Lou Newton

Lou Newton, 34, who lives in Berkshire, has been enjoying life since the birth of her little girl. After her daughter was born, Lou set about getting back into shape, which is where her journey started.”Getting back into shape was really hard. I lost the weight, but I lost my chest too.

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Abbey Apicella

I wanted to look into having a breast enlargement because I had never felt entirely comfortable in myself. I was quite shy and didn’t ever feel self-confident out of my clothes or in swimwear.

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Amber Hazel-Heath

The surgery has genuinely changed my confidence completely. I’m not afraid to get undressed in front of my boyfriend, my mum, or my friends.

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Bonnie Whitfield

I just feel much more like me again, I feel like I’ve got my body back and I can wear really nice bras and tops again and I don’t feel like I’ve lost a part of me any more.

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Tammie Atkin

I went to the consultation with a long list of questions and she gave me as much time as I needed. Then I went back to see the surgeon, also with a massive list

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Miriam Rodriguez-Juarez

Most people who don’t know me have no clue I’ve had them done because I wanted them to look natural and firm my body shape, which they do perfectly. Plus, wearing bikinis now, I feel amazing!”

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Lauren Brown

Lauren had been self-conscious about her 32A cup breast size from an early age. She would cover them up on holiday and found it a real struggle to find clothes that fitted her well. In 2020, she decided that it was time to take action and get the breast enlargement that she’d always wanted.


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Breast Enlargement FAQs

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Is breast enlargement surgery safe?
Breast enlargement surgery is generally safe, and our experienced cosmetic surgeons have the knowledge and skills to ensure your procedure goes as smoothly as possible and you live comfortably with your implants, with no complications. As for any risks related to breast enlargement surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will talk these through with you at your consultation.
Does breast implant surgery hurt?
You’ll be under general anaesthetic during your surgery, so you won’t feel any pain. Afterwards, you might feel a bit sore for a few days, but taking painkillers should help with this. Once your breasts have healed and your implants have settled, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort.
Can I still breastfeed after getting breast implants?
Yes, you could still be able to breastfeed if you have breast implants. If the incision for your implants was made through your armpit or under your breast, then this is unlikely to affect your ability to breastfeed. However, if you have an incision around your areola, then this might pose a problem. Your cosmetic surgeon will be happy to discuss your options around implant method and breastfeeding.
What type of breast implants do you offer?
At The Hospital Group, we use breast implants from the world’s leading supplier. We offer Motiva and Mentor implants, and your surgeon can advise you on the best option for you. Motiva breast implants: · 5 years capsular contracture cover · Unique Q inside safety technology – next generation of breast implants · BluSeal – patented barrier layer indicator · TrueMonobloc – high performance shell · Choice of two controlled surfaces – velvet or silk. We also offer Mentor implants, which offer other benefits, which you can discuss with your surgeon when you book a consultation.
How long does breast enlargement surgery take?
Breast enlargement surgery normally takes between one and two hours under general anaesthetic.
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 have some breast tissue already or if you’re restoring fullness to deflated breasts. ‘Under’ or ‘behind the muscle’ refers to an implant that sits behind the breast muscle. This is suitable for patients 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 more difficult 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 implant placement for your body.
How do I know what size breast implant to choose?
After 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. 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 breasts will be after surgery.
Can I have a breast uplift with my breast enlargement?
Yes – in fact, if your breasts have lost volume, your surgeon might also recommend having a breast uplift in order to achieve the look you want.
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 1 in 24,000 patients who have breast implants. It is important to emphasise the extremely low probability of ALCL occurring in patients with breast implants. The majority of cases are easily treated by removing both the implant and the surrounding capsule.
Are there any safety concerns for patients with Motiva Implants with Q Inside Safety Technology?
Motiva Implants® include a microchip embedded in the silicone gel. When scanned by a handheld reader, a unique electronic serial number (ESN) gives healthcare providers and patients access to verify the implants without invasive surgery. The company have released a safety notice regarding the maximum magnetic field a patient can go under when scanned under an MRI. The notice is in relation to a specific MRI scanner, 7 Tesla scan. The 7 Tesla MRI scanner availability is very limited, and mostly used in investigation centres for head and extremities and not the upper chest area. In summary, it is highly unlikely, if not impossible for a patient with Motiva implants to undergo a scan over 3 Tesla. On behalf of Motiva, we would like to inform our patients that have had Motiva implants that it is safe to undergo a scan with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. There is no significant risk to patients. You can find out more information you can visit Motiva’s Q&A section:
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 an overnight stay in one of our hospitals. We’ll discuss what we think is best with you before we book your surgery.
How long will my implants last?
Breast implants are not designed to last forever, but 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 haven’t experienced any problems with them, we recommend getting your implants checked over by a surgeon around 10 years after your surgery to make sure everything’s still okay.
Will I have scars following a breast enlargement?
You can expect minor scarring from your breast enlargement surgery, but these usually fade significantly over time and become much less noticeable. 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.
How long does it take to recover from breast enlargement surgery?
It’s worth taking the first week after your surgery off work to give yourself some time to recover, and you might feel sore during this time. Every patient is different, but you should see the final results of your surgery within six to eight weeks. We’ll also give you plenty of advice, as well as a personalised care plan along the way.
How much does breast enlargement surgery cost?

The price of breast enlargement surgery varies between patients, as everyone is different and has their own needs. You’ll get a personal quote for how much your breast enlargement surgery will cost during your initial consultation.

Next steps

Your journey step by step

First appointment

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.

If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.

Surgical consultation

During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.

The surgery

You will see your surgeon on the day of your surgery so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole surgical team will be introduced to you before heading into theatre for the procedure.

The specifics of the surgery will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.


The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.

Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.


At The Hospital Group, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them, surgical cover for 2 years, with an additional 3 years available for breast procedures – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.

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