Breast Enlargement at The Harley Medical Group
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.
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About Breast Enlargement Surgery
Our Surgeons are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and our nurses are Registered General Nurses (RGN) to ensure that you’re provided with the best level of service and support throughout your journey.
The Breast Enlargement 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) breast implants in a wide variety of projections and sizes.
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 18 clinics in major cities across the UK including Manchester, Nottingham, Cardiff, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and our flagship clinic on Harley Street in London.
We are pleased to announce that we now have the world leading Crisalix Augmented Reality Experience for our Breast Augmentation Consultations for our London clients. Available in our Harley Street clinic currently.
The Procedure for Breast Enlargement
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. The operation time will vary from patient to patient and can take between one and two hours depending on the type of breast surgery being carried out. 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).
The surgeon will then create a pocket for the breast implant to be placed in and this can be between the breast tissue and chest muscle or behind the chest wall 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 Breast Enlargement 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.
The incision will then be stitched, these may be dissolvable stitches rather than ones which require removing, and the treated area will be dressed. There may be drainage tubes in place which will be removed before you go home.
From your very first Breast Enlargement consultation with one of our Patient Advisors, you will have a committed nursing team to talk you through the breast surgery and to provide all of the support you need.
Breast Enlargement Prices
Breast Enlargement prices with The Harley Medical Group are as follows:
|Breast Enlargement - Anatomical Implants||£6,750|
|Breast Uplift and Augmentation||£9,675|
|Change of Implants||£6,800|
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 advisor will be happy to take you through these. Finance options are subject to status and terms and conditions apply.
Please contact one of our Client Service Advisors or call 0800 288 4110 or discuss your financial options with one of our nurses during your consultation at your local clinic.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The Breast Enlargement procedure usually takes between one and two hours to complete and it is carried out under general anaesthetic. After your treatment, you may 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 either behind or over the muscle and breast tissue to give a natural shape before closing the incisions with surgical sutures. Your surgeon will advise which position will deliver the best results for you. You can discuss the Breast Enlargement procedure in more detail with your Cosmetic Surgeon during your consultation.
In most cases our surgeons will use the Keller Funnel™ in their breast procedures, and at no additional cost to our patients.
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 breast implant never meets your skin during Breast Enlargement surgery ensuring it remains perfectly sterile. The funnel also allows the surgeon to make a smaller incision, which means that recovery time after surgery should lessen as the procedure is less impactful on the body.
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 a Breast Enlargement, Breast Uplift or Breast Reduction, but what’s essential for all patients is that you do thorough research and talk to your chosen cosmetic surgeon.
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.
We use Mentor Breast Implants, and these come with a 10-year warranty (which includes free replacement in the case of capsular contracture.
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) 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.
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.
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.
A round breast implant, currently the most popular style in the UK, looks like half a sphere is no defined top or bottom. Round implants give a full look directly under the nipple area providing the classic augmented appearance.
The CPG implant, also known as teardrop or anatomical implant, is currently the most widely used implant in the world. Teardrop implants have less volume towards the top of the implant and are fuller at the bottom, more closely resembling the look of a natural breast. Teardrop breast implants do have a slightly longer recovery time, but produce a far more natural result, which is becoming increasingly popular.
The only difference between the round and the CPG (teardrop) breast implant is the shape. Both implants have the same unique, patented Memory Gel and outer shell and both come in a variety of projections and sizes. Most importantly both implants are tested to the highest exacting standards.
For the Breast Enlargement procedure, 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, following the Breast Enlargement, will fade over time until you are left with very faint marks that are barely noticeable.
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 Breast Enlargement, 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 following the Breast Enlargement surgery. 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.
Following the breast enlargement procedure, you do not need to take any long-term precautions, just 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.