Breast Enlargement & Augmentation

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Procedure Time

The procedure usually takes between one and two hours to complete, is carried out under general anaesthetic and may require an overnight stay in hospital so that your progress can be monitored.

Invasiveness Invasiveness

Small incisions are made under the breasts. In most cases we use a Keller Funnel with our breast enlargement procedure to ensure the procedure minimally invasive and recovery times are faster.

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Recuperation Time

We recommend taking 7-14 days off of work following your breast enlargement procedure. However, it can take up to six weeks to fully recover from a breast enlargement.

Anaesthetic Anaesthetic

Though breast enlargements are often a day case they performed under general anaesthetic. Following your procedure you will feel a little groggy, we recommend a friend accompany you home.

Finance Finance

Prices start from £4,450. All prices quoted are complete with no hidden costs. Finance is available for Breast Augmentation

Implants Implants

Choice of either round or CPG (teardrop) FDA approved, world leading, breast implants in a wide variety of projections and sizes.

Breast Enlargement Surgery

Breast enlargement surgery, also known as breast augmentation or breast enhancement, is one of the most regularly performed procedures in the UK and involves the insertion of implants under the breast tissue to increase the size or change the shape of the breasts. Many women choose to have breast augmentation surgery to boost body confidence and to feel comfortable with the size and shape of their breasts. 

"Breast augmentation surgery continues to be one of the most common procedures in the UK. By using mentor we can insert the implants in a way that suits you to hide and minimise any scarring" Simon Smith, Medical Director at The Harley Medical Group.

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There are a multitude of reasons why our patients are happy with the results:


  • Our Surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and our nurses are Registered General Nurses (RGN) with membership to the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to ensure that you’re provided with the best level of service and support throughout your journey. 
  • The surgery only takes between one and two hours, and patients make a full recovery between four and six weeks after surgery.
  • We use Mentor Breast Implants, made by the Johnson and Johnson company, for a natural look and feel with minimal scarring.
  • Choice of either round or CPG (also known as anatomical or teardrop) implants in a wide variety of projections and sizes.
  • Extensive experience changing the size, shape, position or firmness of breasts following pregnancy, weight loss or the natural ageing process.
  • We help women feel more confident wearing the clothes, underwear and swimwear they have always loved, but were not always comfortable wearing. 
  • We just make a number of small, discreet incisions to ensure that there is the minimal amount of scarring, and these will fade over time until they are almost invisible.
  • We have performed thousands of breast enlargement procedures across our 19 clinics in major cities across the UK including Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Leeds and our flagship clinic on Harley Street in London. 





Mentor is a Johnson & Johnson company with over 40 years' experience in the field of breast aesthetics, making them world leaders in the field with a wealth of knowledge and experience. They are widely recognised as the leading manufacturer of implants for breast enlargement and augmentation surgery.


They are one of the only implants that are fully approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), due to the high quality and unique nature of their manufacturing process.


10-Year Warranty 


All of our Mentor implants come with a 10-year warranty for your own piece of mind. This provides you with lifetime implant replacement and money towards your surgical costs. In addition, we are so confident in our Mentor implants we cover you, completely free of charge, for removal and replacement for three years from your dates of surgery in the unlikely event you experience capsular contracture. 




During a free, no obligation consultation with one of our expert cosmetic surgery practitioners we will go through the surgery and the options available to you. At a second consultation your highly skilled and experienced specialist Cosmetic Surgeon will discuss the size and shape of your existing breasts and working with you to reach a mutual decision on the surgery.


When choosing your implants your surgeon will discuss your wants and expectations and take you through your options which include the size you would like, the projection of the breast from the body and the shape of the implant, i.e. round of anatomical (teardrop)


Breast Enlargement is suitable for patients with all skin types and the surgery itself is done under general anaesthetic taking between one and two hours. After your surgery, you may require a night or short stay in hospital to be kept under observation and your progress can be monitored by our Cosmetic Surgery Nurses.


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Crisalix Virtual Reality Consultation Now Available at Harley StreeT


We are really pleased to announce that we are going to be trialling the world leading Crisalix Augmented Reality Experience in our Breast Augmentation Consultations in our Harley Street clinic from Monday 29th October. For the first time, our clients will be able to experience how they will look before they have had their breast procedure.


Crisalix has made it possible for every client to have a personalised Augmented Reality consultation by combining advanced medical research and state-of-the-art information technology in an effort to optimise the level of care and treatment that you will receive.


In your consultation, Meg or Shima will scan your upper body using an Ipad and then within a few minutes the Crisalix tool will create a 3D visualisation of the possible results and how your breasts will look post- surgery. This will give you a much better idea of the possible result you could achieve, instead of simply imagining something based on someone else’s results, because the simulation is based on your body. You can even take the 3D visualization images home with you so you can discuss the results with your family and friends to help you make the right decision for you.


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This experience will only be available at our Harley Street clinic for breast augmentation consultations but we are looking at taking this across the country soon.

The Procedure

The breast enlargement Procedure

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At The Harley Medical Group, all of our medically led team of Surgeons and Cosmetic Surgery Nurses have years’ of experience and all are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). Patient care is our number one priority, and that is why we insist on a minimum of two pre-surgery consultations, a full assessment of your current health and medical history, and ongoing post-operative care.

The breast enhancement operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic, your Consultant Anaesthetist will speak to you about this on the day of your operation. The operation time will vary from patient to patient and can take up to an hour. The surgeon will make an incision in the skin about 3 to 5cms long, usually in the crease below the breast but incisions can also be made in the underarm or around the areola (nipple).  Your surgeon will discuss the appropriate incision in your case. 

The surgeon will then create a pocket for the implant to be placed in and this can be between the breast tissue and chest muscle (sub glandular placement) or behind the chest wall muscle (sub muscular placement). Some surgeons use what is called a “dual plane” placement and in this case the implant will be placed partly behind the breast tissue and partly behind the muscle. The size and shape of the breast, the looseness of the skin and your own anatomy will determine which position the surgeon feels is the best option for you and this will be explained and discussed at your consultation. 

Surgeons at The Harley Medical Group use the Keller Funnel™ to introduce the implant into the created pocket rather than the traditional method of the surgeon using their gloved fingers. This medical device provides a low friction or less traumatic insertion method for silicone gel implants and means a shorter incision length. It is also believed to reduce the risk of potential infection which can otherwise occur by contamination from the patient’s skin. 

The incision will be stitched and these may be dissolvable stitches rather than ones which require removing and they will be covered by dressings and then a sports type bra which you will be advised to take with you. There may be drainage tubes in place which will be removed before you go home. You will be advised beforehand whether your surgery is being performed as a day case or if you will need to stay overnight. However, don’t forget that even day case patients can occasionally need to stay overnight if they are initially not well enough to go home. 

From your very first consultation with one of our Cosmetic Surgeons you will have a committed nursing team to talk you through the surgery and to provide all of the support you need.

You can see what the implants might look like after the surgery with our Virtual Breast Enlargement tool.


At The Harley Medical Group we endeavour to provide the best for our patients; the best procedures, the best care and the best results. Which is why we are always looking at ways to improve our offering to ensure we achieve this.

We are delighted to announce that with breast enlargement procedures our expert cosmetic surgeons have the opportunity to use a Keller Funnel, at no extra cost, based on what they feel will get you the best result. The Keller Funnel is an FDA (US Food & Drug Administration) approved device which has multiple benefits including a shorter incision length, meaning fewer stitches are required and scarring is reduced. In addition, the funnel aids implant placement and reduces friction so there is also less post-operative bruising and faster recovery time.

Ask one of our medical professionals at your free, no obligation, consultation for more information about our expert breast surgery techniques.


breast augmentation AFTER CARE 

After your breast surgery you will be required to wear a post-surgical bra (similar to a sports bra) 24-hours a day, to support and protect your breasts after the surgery. Every patient is different but a full recovery is usually made between four and six weeks, returning to work after just one to two weeks depending on the nature of your occupation.

Breast Enlargement Aftercare | The Harley Medical Group

Before leaving the hospital you will be given a full guide to help you to make a full and speedy recovery, along with a phone number so that you can call any day, any time that you need us. You may require a night or short stay in hospital to have your progress monitored, but you should be back to work in one to two weeks depending on your occupation, and a full recovery should be made between four and six weeks after surgery.

It is important that you take things steady when you return home in order to rest and to fully recover from the surgery. We recommend that women who have a Breast Enlargement have an MRI scan three years after the surgery, and every two years after that, to ensure that everything is as it should be.

After surgery with The Harley Medical Group you are one of our patients forever, meaning that we are here for you whenever you need us.

Further, Mentor Memory Gel implants has one of the best warrantees on the market.

  • Free automatic enrolment
  • Lifetime product replacement in case of confirmed rupture
  • In the case of confirmed rupture, up to €1000* of financial assistance, for a period of 10 years from the date of its implantation
  • Free product replacement in the case of confirmed capsular contracture Baker grade III and IV in augmentation surgery, for a period of 10 years from the date of its implantation


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Most commonly known as the ‘boob job’, breast enlargement or breast augmentation surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures for women. The Harley Medical Group have had many success stories and happy reviews from satisfied patients.

Now since my operation I've never been happier, best decision I've ever made. I now finally have confidence and like the way I look. I'm ever so grateful. I can say I actually have boobs again, And I couldn't thank Harley Medical enough.

You have changed my life. Thank you!


The shape was always there, however the size wasn't, which made me feel very self-conscious when wearing dresses. It was never for vanity reasons, it was more for confidence, and when I has the surgery, everyone noticed how much I happier I was in myself, and life in general. I have never been happier.


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Before & After Images

breast enlargement BEFORE & AFTER photos

Our dedicated Breast Enlargement Before & After Photos page features images provided by our surgeons and patients who have allowed us to use them, and they have not been altered or photoshopped in any way. 

Breast enhancement results and benefits can vary and are different for every individual, and specific results cannot be guaranteed.

Click through below to see our breast enlargement before and after photos of procedures conducted by our experienced surgeons.


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Why we use Mentor Breast Implants

What are Mentor Breast Implants

Mentor breast implants are leaders in breast aesthetics and the leading manufacturer of implants for breast enlargement and augmentation surgery.

We use the highest quality implants, approved for use by the US Food and Drug Administration. They are made by Mentor, a Johnson and Johnson company

Breast Enlargement is one of the most widely performed procedures in the UK.  So, if you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, it’s important to know that you’re not alone.

When you’re not completely confident in your appearance it can be difficult to be yourself, but there are ways we can help you to look and feel fantastic.

The first step to a new, more confident you is a free consultation with a member from our qualified team. During this initial session, you will be invited to ask all your questions to ensure you are happy and comfortable. We will discuss the right size implants, the procedure itself and our excellent aftercare.

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Breast enlargement prices with The Harley Medical Group are as follows:

Breast Enlargement£4,595
Breast Enlargement - Anatomical Implants£5,050
Breast Uplift with Implants£7,450
Change of Implants£4,950
Inverted Nipples£3,000

We always endeavour to be completely transparent at every stage of your journey with us which is why all prices quoted are complete and include Mentor Implants, Keller Funnel, all pre-operative tests and all post-operative care. There are no hidden extra costs. 

After your procedure you will be required to wear a compression garment to aid healing. We are now working with post-surgery garment specialist Eurosurgical to ensure you wear the ideal bra to help your recovery. Eurosurgical is a leading provider of surgical equipment and garments, which means you can be certain you're getting the best compression bra available. Ask at your consultation for your exclusive 10% support garment discount.

finance options

We understand finance availability can sometimes be a barrier to undergoing a Cosmetic Surgery procedure, with manageable payments, we can provide a feasible solution to suits your needs. We have a range of finance options available to help you pay for your procedure, ask at your Free consultation and your counsellor will be happy to take you through these.

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OUR Breast Enlargement & Augmentation SURGEONS


What does the procedure entail and how long does it take?

The procedure usually takes between one and two hours to complete, is carried out under general anaesthetic and may require an overnight stay in hospital so that your progress can be monitored.Your cosmetic sur...

Is Breast Enlargement right for me?

People choose to have Breast Enlargement for many different reasons. The procedure is most suitable for and most commonly performed on patients with small breasts, asymmetrical breasts or breasts that have lost volu...

How much does Breast Augmentation cost?

Prices for breast augmentation surgery start from £4,450.As the procedure is different for every patient, there is no set price. An accurate cost can be given following consultations with your cosmetic surgeon...

Am I too old / young?

Breast Enlargement surgery is not recommended for women who have not fully developed, as the body shape can change a lot, naturally. To have this procedure at The Harley Medical Group, you must be over 18 and in goo...

Is it possible/safe to breastfeed with breast implants?

Yes absolutely. It is important to let your surgeon know if you plan to have children and breastfeed as it may influence where the incisions are made....

What is capsular contracture?

Capsular contracture is when natural breast tissue (from scar tissue and collagen) can form around the implants, which in time may thicken and harden the breast. This can cause discomfort and the breasts t...

What are the Benefits of Mentor Breast Implants?

At The Harley Medical Group we use Mentor breast implants. Mentor, a Johnson & Johnson brand, has been producing the highest quality breast implants for more than 20 years. They are approved by the US FDA (Food ...

How do I choose the right cup size?

Choosing the right size is crucial and this will be a big part of your surgical consultations. The sizes available to you will depend on your current breast size, your build and the amount of loose fat or skin in th...

Will I be left with scars?

Surgical incisions are made in the most discreet places possible. Any scarring you are left with will fade over time until you usually are left with very faint marks that are barely noticeable....

How long do breast implants last?

We use Mentor breast implants and these come with a 10-year warranty (which includes free replacement in the case of capsular contracture.  It’s important to bear in mind, breast implants will usually las...

Do I need to take any long-term precautions after Breast Enlargement surgery? 

No. The only precautions you’ll need to take are any that you took before you had your surgery. There are many myths surrounding breast implants and flying for example, but these have no basis in truth....

How do I choose a reputable cosmetic surgeon?

It is important that your cosmetic surgeon is fully qualified and experienced. To make sure your cosmetic surgeon is reputable, ensure the clinic is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) or The Healthcar...

What aftercare is available to me?

A high level of aftercare is crucial after any surgical procedure, that’s why you’ll only ever deal with qualified, caring professionals at The Harley Medical Group.  From your first free consultati...

What happens if I have an implant rupture?

We care about you and that’s why we use Mentor implants. We are completely confident in their high quality and very low rupture rate and that’s why they come with a Lifetime Replacement Policy for confir...

How soon after my procedure can I go on a sun-bed?

While at The Harley Medical Group we do not recommend the use of sun-beds under any circumstances we understand that they are a popular way to prepare the skin before a holiday. We recommend waiting for six weeks (b...

How soon after my procedure can I fly?

If your surgeon is happy with the way you are your healing you can fly two weeks after surgery, however at The Harley Medical Group we highly recommend you wait for at least six weeks to ensure you are fully healed....

What are the risks?

The risks with Breast Enlargement are the same as with any surgical procedure that requires general anesthetic. Capsular contracture is the most common complication of Breast Enlargement surgery. The risks and ...

Will the implants come with a warranty?

Mentor Memory Gel implants has one of the best warrantees on the market "You can’t put a price on peace of mind. So neither have we".Limited Warranty Plan for Mentor® and PERT HESE™ Si...

What is ALCL?

ALCL stands for Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, the full title is Breast Implant Associate Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), and is an extremely rare cancerous tumour that can potentially gro...

What is the difference between round and CPG (teardrop) breast implants?

The only difference between the round and the CPG (teardrop or anatomical) breast implant is the shape. Both implants have the same unique, patented Memory Gel (although anatomical implants are made of a firmer gel ...

What is a CPG Implant?

The Contour Profile Gel (CPG) breast implant, also known as an anatomical implant, is the teardrop shaped implant that is designed to follow the curves of your body. The implant has less volume towards the top and a...

What is a Keller Funnel?

The Keller Funnel is an FDA* approved medical device that allows the surgeon to position the breast implant with minimal contact to the implant itself. This means that the implant never meets your ski...

Do you have a Breast Enlargement clinic near me?

The Harley Medical Group has clinics nationwide who can help you on your breast enlargement journey:  Breast Enlargement Clinics North Breast Enlargement Clinics South Breast Enlargement Cl...

What is the Breast Implant Registry?

The Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has developed a Breast Implant Registry on behalf of the Department of Health.  The registry has been established to capture all breast implant surgery ca...