Our one day Summer event
save 50% off all skin and laser treatments!*
Summer has finally arrived!
The sun is making its presence known and the weather is certainly heating up!
And to celebrate all things summer we have an exclusive treat just for you.
We would officially like to invite you to enjoy the longest day of the year with us:
Wedensday 21st June
For one day only we are opening our clinics for longer, so you can make the most of your day.
And, if you book on the 21st you are entitled to 50% off our skin and laser treatments!
Just as the longest day occurs for one day only, so does our solstice celebration.
So set your alarm and put a note in your diary to contact our team on the 21st to ensure you don't miss out...
Or you may have to wait until next year to really celebrate the summer!
Terms and Conditions
- All treatments must be paid in full and booked by 21st June 2017 21.00
- First treatment must be delivered by 31st July 2017
- 0% finance cannot be used for these offers.
- Offers are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or voucher.
- Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion i.e. referral, birthday or surgical to non-surgical vouchers.
- *Applies to all skin and laser except Obagi & Dermaquest products
- This offer excludes Botox & fillers in the Harley Street clinic
- These offers are not transferable to Obagi, skin care or dermatology.
- The Harley Medical Group reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time.
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?
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 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 procedure in more detail with your cosmetic surgeon during your consultation.
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, this will address whether you need an overnight stay and all aftercare appointments.
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 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?
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 to look and feel different.
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. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation or pain, you should always contact your clinic immediately.
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 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 long will it take me to fully recover?
Every patient is different so recovery times for breast enlargement surgery can 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.
As part of the recovery process, 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.
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 anesthetic. 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.
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 grow around breast implants. The occurance of ALCL affects is estimated at 1 in 300,000 breast implants or an annual incidence of 0.1 to 0.3 per 100,000 women who have implants (source: Association of Breast Surgery June 2017).
It usually appears with a sudden swelling in the breast surrounding an implant, although it can present with a mass. It usually happens many years after the implants have been placed, an average of 8 years.
Most cases are easily treated by having the implant removed, along with the capsule that surrounds it (total capsulectomy).
Simon Smith, our Medical Director, comments:
“BIA-ALCL is very rare - estimated at 1 in 300,000 breast implants, and can affect women having implants placed for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons. It seems likely that few women are likely to change their mind about implants, but they should have full awareness of this condition before agreeing to implants, as part of their consent process.
Women who have implants already, certainly should not be alarmed, but if they get a sudden swelling in their breasts, they should seek a referral from their GP to their local breast unit, who will follow guidelines set down by the ABS to ensure that there is no underlying serious cause for it. Treatment for BIA-ALCL is usually simple, but it must be actively managed.”
Patient safety has been and always will be our priority which is why we recommend Mentor implants. MENTOR® Breast Implants are backed by substantial clinical data demonstrating safety and effectiveness in patients having undergone primary and revisionary augmentation and reconstruction surgeries. Mentor continues to support ongoing inquiries into the association of ALCL and breast implants.
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.
What is the difference between round and CPG (teardrop) breast implants?
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.
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 implants do have a slightly longer recovery time, but produce a far more natural result, which is becoming increasingly popular.
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 are fuller at the bottom, result is a more natural looking fuller breast. This style of implant is the most requested across the world, particularly in Europe and America, and is growing in popularity in the UK where the trend for more discreet implants is growing.
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 skin during 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.
In most cases our surgeons will use the Keller Funnel in their breast procedures, and at no additional cost to our patients.
*Food & Drug Administration, US
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 Clinics London