Breast Augmentation

For a fuller, beautifully contoured appearance

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to cosmetically enhance the size and shape of a woman's breasts, using implants. The insertion of prosthesis (breast implants) gives breasts a fuller and larger appearance

What is the procedure?

The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your preferences, anatomy and your surgeon's recommendation. However, the implant is normally inserted through an incision made in the natural crease beneath the breast. It is also possible to make the incision in the armpit or around the edge of the areola. The incisions are then closed by using fine, dissolving sutures which will also be taped for better support.

Could I be a candidate for breast augmentation?

Whether you are a good candidate for breast augmentation is a question that can only be answered after a full consultation with your plastic or reconstructive surgeon. Determining factors are your age and health.

This procedure is for women who wish to improve their breast size and shape because of:

  • A wish to correct uneven breasts (asymmetry)
  • A desire to regain or improve breast shape and size following significant weight loss or childbirth
  • Dissatisfaction with their original breast size
  • Correction of a congenital deformity of one or both breasts
  • Am I of a suitable age for breast augmentation?
  • Ideally, you should be 18 or older. However, in some cases exceptions may be made for girls who are 16 or 17. The main rule is to wait for at least three years after the beginning of menstruation.

What is my first step?

Every year in the UK thousands of women choose breast augmentation to successfully achieve:

  • Improved balance in size and shape
  • Greater ease in finding clothing that fits evenly across the chest
  • Improved sense of comfort, particularly in body-conscious clothing

Contact a featured cosmetic surgeon today

Only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to truly understand the benefits, risks and expected outcomes of this procedure.

You will find further information on breast enlargement surgery in our cosmetic surgery guide