Breast Enlargement Q&A

Considering a Breast Enlargement? Hear we answer your questions on Breast Augmentation with our health and fitness coach client with our Cosmetic Nurse.

Breast Enlargement Before & AfterAt The Harley Medical Group, we receive many questions about Breast Enlargement Surgery, and many focus on how it feels and how to aid recovery from a client’s perspective. To help answer your questions, we collaborated with our client and health and fitness coach, Gemma Stanley. We invited our followers on Instagram to ask Gemma questions and we filmed our answers with our Nurse Counsellor Therapist, Emily Biehn at our Liverpool Street Clinic.

From 14th May 2019 we will be sharing our responses weekly, here, on our blog.

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To say I'm happy with the decision I made would be an understatement. 

Gemma Stanley, Breast Enlargement Client


Breast Enlargement Surgery

Breast enlargement is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries in the UK. The procedure involves the insertion of implants under the breast tissue to increase the size or change the shape of the breasts.

The procedure is also often referred to as a breast augmentation or breast enhancement.


Questions & Answers

Why did you get a breast augmentation?


Were you nervous about the pain and was it as bad as you expected?


Do you use ice packs for swelling?


I had surgery yesterday, I have a lot of back pain as well as chest pain, is this normal?


How long is recovery?


How long until you were up and about?


How long after the operation do you need to massage them for?


How long do you need to wear your post bra to sleep post-surgery?


How long did your scars take to fade? Do you have any products you recommend?


How did you decide your size?


How long did it take for your new breasts to feel like your own?


How important is diet before a procedure?


were there any unusual pains that you experienced that you weren't expecting?


have you experienced any anxiety or depression, and has your health deteriorated? 


I’m booked in for mine in 10 weeks. What did you wear for the 1st week or 2nd week? Can you get ready as normal? Do you need to keep your arms at a certain length? 


Will I have to take my nose ring out before surgery?


I have had a breast augmentation in the past and they have dropped slightly. Can get them redone?


Typically how long after your consultation will your surgery be booked in for?


How long does the surgery take?


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What shape did you have?

How long after your operation did you start training again?

I’m going in on Monday, so worried about pain post op. What pain relief did you use?

How long were you out of weight training for?

Would it be okay to apply gradual tanning moisturiser, avoiding incisions post op?

I’m due to have my operation end of May, I was wondering how painful it is after?

I’m booked for my BA next week, I train 4-5 times a week, mostly weighted workouts. How long after the op did you feel like you were back to ‘normal’ when it came to working out? And did you wait a full six weeks afterwards before getting back to the gym?

I had a breast augmentation two and a half years ago. When can I get another one?

If you already have stretch marks, will they become more noticeable?

How many support bras do you recommend I should buy for post op?

What type of support bra should I by post op?

Can I drive after a breast augmentation?

How much time would I need to book off work?

What would you recommend to prevent stretch marks after a Breast Augmentation?

How long do you have to wait after the procedure before you can exercise?

How long after your surgery can you use sunbeds?

How long after a Breast Augmentation can you have another?

How soon can I fly after a breast augmentation?

Do you have technology to give me a preview of what I would look like after a breast enlargement?

Why did you choose The Harley Medical Group?