Breast enlargement surgery (also known as a boob job) is designed to make the breasts bigger. It remains the most popular form of cosmetic surgery in the UK. Women seek breast augmentation to boost the volume of their breasts, usually using implants. In some cases we can combine with fat transfer if this is deemed more suitable.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to undergo surgical procedures can be a difficult one, and there are many questions you may have. Please read the frequently asked questions below which may answer any queries or ease any concerns you may have.
How can breast enlargement surgery improve your appearance?
Breast surgery for enlargement adds volume to the breasts. Please note, we offer various types of breast surgery, including breast lifts, if you’re more concerned with position rather than size.
Who is suitable for this type of surgery?
Women who wish to boost the size of their breasts are most suitable for this type of breast surgery. It is not suitable for women who wish to reduce their breasts (breast reduction surgery) or lift the breasts (mastopexy). A consultation is vital to determine whether this is the most appropriate procedure for you.
What happens during breast enlargement surgery?
During breast enlargement surgery, incisions are made in the crease under the breasts before implants are inserted. The position and size of the implants will be discussed with you prior to surgery.
Your surgeon’s technique depends on your personal goals and how much your breast size is due to increase. The incisions are closed and bandaged before you return to the ward to recover.
In most cases both breasts are made bigger, although in the case of asymmetry one breast can be augmented in order to create a more balanced aesthetic.
This type of breast surgery takes 1-2 hours, on average, but this will vary depending on the patient. Please contact us to discuss the types of breast implants we have available.
What is the recovery like?
Post-surgery you will notice some swelling and tenderness which is normal, and painkillers will be prescribed to manage any initial discomfort. You might be kept overnight to monitor your wellbeing.
Patients are given full aftercare information, including how to care for scars and advice on when to return to work. On average, patients usually take around 4-6 weeks to recover but this varies patient to patient. Our aftercare for breast enlargement surgery at our Newcastle clinic is the best available and 5-star rated.
Exercise should be avoided initially, and you should wear the compression garments provided. A follow up check up appointment allows your surgeon to make sure you’re healing well and the implants are settling well.
How long do the results of breast enlargement surgery last?
Implants will, at some point, need replacing. This is usually after 10+ years unless there are problems with the implants, and they require replacing or removing.
Who should you trust to perform breast rejuvenation surgery?
When it comes to breast surgery for enlargement it’s best to choose an expert. The breast surgeons at LASE Cosmetic in Newcastle are breast rejuvenation specialists. If you decide to go ahead with a breast augmentation procedure, a skilled surgeon will give you honest advice.
Where can you get more information?
Please contact us if you wish to request a breast enlargement consultation and for details on how much does breast enlargement surgery cost at LASE Cosmetic. We are happy to discuss any type of breast surgery with you including breast implant removal and breast revision procedures, and there’s also more information on our treatment pages.