Breast Enlargement & Augmentation

About Breast Enlargement Surgery

Breast Enlargement

Commonly known as the ‘boob job’, breast enlargement surgery is our most commonly performed procedure for women and many patients report a boost in self confidence following the surgery. If you are unhappy with the size of your breasts, we advise that you book in for a consultation with one of our highly experienced cosmetic surgeons. During this consultation the surgeon will talk you through the procedure in detail, discuss the size and shape of breasts you wish to achieve and answer any questions you may have.

At The Harley Medical Group, we use Mentor Breast Implants in the breast augmentation procedure, to give a natural look and feel no matter what size you choose. There are different ways to insert breast implants and the best way for you will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.


Why Choose The Harley Medical Group?

Our many years of experience & highly skilled cosmetic surgeons

Our medically led team of surgeons and cosmetic surgery nurses have many years' experience in performing Breast Enlargement procedures in our clinics nationwide and all are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).

Our focus on care: before, during and after

Patient care and safety is our number one priority. That's why we insist on a minimum of two pre-surgery consultations, a full assessment of your current health, medical history and ongoing post-operative care.
Our expertise lies in being medically sound, with our staff retaining the highest standards in knowledge and ethics for all our patients.

Mentor Breast Implants - Worldwide Market Leader

Mentor Breast Implants are the worldwide market leader.

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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REAL LIFE STORIES


Most commonly known as the ‘boob job’, Breast Enlargement or Augmemntation Surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures for women. The Harley Medical Group have had many success stories and happy reviews.


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!

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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 AND AFTER PHOTOS

Breast Enlargement - Before and After Photos:

The Harley Medical Group offers many breast implant shapes & sizes - designed to compliment your body shape and meet your expectations.


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*Please note that these images have been provided by our surgeons/patients who have allowed us to use them and have not been altered or photoshopped in any way.


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

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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 volume or shape due to weight loss or pregnancy. There is no right or wrong reason to have the procedure but what’s essential for all patients is that you do thorough research and talk to your chosen cosmetic surgeon.

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

Breast Enlargement, also known as Breast Augmentation or a ‘boob job’, is a surgical procedure that must be carried out by a qualified, registered and highly-experienced cosmetic surgeon. The procedure usually takes between one and two hours to complete, is carried out under general anaesthetic and will usually require an overnight stay in hospital so that your progress can be monitored. Your cosmetic surgeon will begin by making small incisions in the natural crease underneath the breast, in the armpit or the underside of the nipple area. They will then insert the implant behind the muscle and breast tissue to give a natural shape before closing the incisions with surgical sutures. You can discuss the procedure in more detail with your cosmetic surgeon during your consultation.

Why might you choose breast augmentation surgery?

  • Increase your self-confidence and feeling of femininity
  • Be confident to wear the clothes, underwear and swimwear you love
  • Change the size, shape, position or firmness following pregnancy, weight loss or the natural ageing process
  • Achieve symmetrical breasts
  • Achieve a curvier figure

How much does Breast Enlargement cost?

Prices start from £3,990 but because the procedure is different for every patient, there is no set price. An accurate cost can be given following consultations with your cosmetic surgeon, this will address whether you need an overnight stay and all aftercare appointments.

Am I too old / young for Breast Enlargement?

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 good general health. Your cosmetic surgeon will have access to your medical records too, so they will be able to advise you on whether the procedure is suitable for you. We thoroughly assess all patients, regardless of age so please book a free consultation to find out if you’re a suitable patient.

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?

When you have Breast Enlargement surgery, your body will usually form a layer of healthy tissue around the implant to make it a part of your body. This thin layer of natural breast tissue is called the capsule and is a natural and healthy part of the healing process. Capsular contracture or contraction is when this breast tissue (formed of scar tissue and collagen) thickens with time and squeezes the breast implant. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation or pain, you should always contact your clinic immediately. 

What implants do you use and what are the benefits of these?

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 and Drugs Administration), come with a 10-year warranty and exceed CE and MHRA testing standards following more than 20 years of clinical data. They are also the UK’s leading provider of implants for breast reconstruction patients. 

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 the chest area. We recommend that you don’t increase your breast size by more than one or two cup sizes. 

How long will it take me to fully recover?

You will be required to stay overnight following your surgery and you will need to wear a special, supportive post-surgical bra 24 hours a day. This is a bit like a sports bra and is designed to support your new breasts and protect them during the healing process. Every patient is different so recovery times vary, however we usually expect patients to make a full recovery and return to normal activities four to six weeks after surgery. Most people return to work one to two weeks after the procedure.

Will I be left with scars?

Surgical incisions are made in the most discreet places possible. This means that scarring is minimal and usually hidden in the armpit or under the natural creases of the breasts. Any scarring you are left with will fade over time until you are left with very faint marks that are barely noticeable.

What are the risks?

The risks with Breast Enlargement are the same as with any surgical procedure that requires general anaesthetic. Capsular contracture   is the most common complication of Breast Enlargement surgery. The risks and details of the procedure will be fully explained during your consultation. 

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 last between 10 and 12 years, after which they’ll need to be replaced. 

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 Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW). You should also look for cosmetic surgeons who are registered with The General Medical Council (GMC) and ask if they are carrying out cosmetic surgery procedures on a daily basis. Because the procedure is different for every patient, there is no set price. An accurate cost can be given following consultations with your cosmetic surgeon and this will include an overnight stay and all aftercare appointments.

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 consultation, to the dedicated check-ups following your procedure, you’ll have a committed nurse and surgeon team to guide you through. As our patient, we will do everything we can to ensure you have a full and speedy recovery.  Before you leave the hospital you will be given full post-operative advice, as well as a phone number you can ring 24-hours a day if you have any questions or concerns. We pride ourselves on always being there to put your mind at ease in the weeks, months and years following Breast Enlargement surgery.  We recommend that women with silicone gel-filled breast implants have an MRI three years after the procedure and every two years after that. It’s also important that you get into good habits straight away, by checking your breasts regularly for any changes in the shape, size or position of your implants.

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 confirmed rupture. In this unlikely event, you will be entitled to free implant replacement regardless of the age of the implant. 

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 (by this time you will not have to wear your sports bra) before going on the bed, and then only if your nurse and surgeon have confirmed the wounds have healed normally. The incisions must be covered for the duration and we recommend also using at least SPF25 on them for additional protection. The scars should be white before they’re exposed to the sun, new skin can pigment if exposed to UV. 

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. This is also a practical recommendation, until six weeks post operation of your breast augmentation you will be unable to wear a bikini, go swimming in the pool, spa or sea or lift your luggage... which doesn’t make for the most entertaining holiday.