Breast Enlargement

Women choose breast enlargement (or breast augmentation) surgery for a variety of reasons.

For example:

  • You may be self-conscious about the size or shape of your breasts.
  • Your breasts may have changed shape or size due to weight loss or childbearing.
  • Your breasts may not be symmetrical.

Whatever the reason, our team of specialists are here to help you feel comfortable and confident, and will support you every step of the way.

Breast augmentation uses silicone or saline implants to make your breasts larger or to create a new shape. There are a range of implant types available, depending on the look and feel you prefer, and your consultant will help you choose the ones that are right for you.

The first step is to have an initial consultation with one of our specialists. Book your appointment here, or call us on 01622 914 420.

What to expect from breast enlargement surgery

  • Should I have breast enlargement surgery?
    Everyone is different and will have different reasons for exploring breast enlargement surgery. It is always important to consider why you want to have surgery and what difference it will make to you if you go ahead.

    During your initial consultation with your surgeon, you will be able to discuss every aspect of breast enlargement surgery which should help you to make a decision.

  • How much does breast enlargement surgery cost?
    At KIMS Hospital we offer a guide price of £4,550.
    This is a fixed price package that includes the consultant’s fee for performing the procedure, anaesthetic fees, follow-up consultations and all hospital costs including the implants, theatre time, nursing care and length of stay.

    The guide price is based on the most common type of implant, so the price may change depending on which implants you choose. We understand that every patient is different and that costs can vary, so we will be able to give an accurate quote following your consultation with your surgeon.

    Once you have made the decision to go ahead with surgery, payment will be taken upfront. Our fixed price guarantee means there are no hidden costs and you can have peace of mind this is taken care of ahead of your surgery so you can concentrate on your treatment and recovery.
    Not everyone will have the funds to be able to pay for their surgery upfront. We offer 0% finance options which can help you spread the cost of your surgery over time.

    It is important to note that your initial consultation with your surgeon is not included within the package price. Your surgeon will invoice you separately for this. However, if you require a further consultation to answer any outstanding questions you may have, this will be free of charge.

  • What options for implants are there and are they safe?
    There are various types of breast implants; most have a silicone outer shell and are filled with either silicone or saline. The silicone filling can be liquid or gel; liquid tends to give a softer and more natural feel. Silicone gel gives a firmer feel, but has the advantage of coming in more shapes and sizes.

    Other options include rounder textured implants and firmer polyurethane-coated implants. You will have the opportunity to discuss all these options with your consultant, who will guide you through the best size and type to suit you and your frame. The implants that we use are rigorously tested to ensure quality, safety and the best possible results.

  • How will the implants be inserted?
    This will depend on the effect you want to achieve and the type of implants you choose. Your consultant will discuss this with you and guide you on the best size, type and placement to suit you and your frame.
  • What does the surgery involve?
    The breast augmentation will be performed under general anaesthetic and will take approximately 90 minutes. You will receive local anaesthetic injections to help reduce pain post-procedure. When you wake from the anaesthetic you will find that your breasts are wrapped in bandages for support.

    Your breasts will be bruised and discolouration may occur, but this will settle down with time. After a few days the bandages can be removed and you should wear a soft comfortable bra (not a tight sports bra).

    After a week you should be able to return to work, and after two to three weeks you should be able to return to most other normal activities. However it is strongly recommended that you do not do anything strenuous or carry out vigorous exercise for about a month. Before resuming exercise it is best to receive advice from your consultant or GP.

  • How long will I stay in hospital?
    Most breast enlargement surgery patients will stay overnight. However, your consultant will be able to discuss what will be best for you before we book you for surgery.
  • How long does it take to recover after surgery and will I be in pain?
    Recovery time will vary from patient to patient, but by four to six weeks after surgery you should have healed enough to see the results of your surgery and will likely be able to resume activities like going to the gym.

    You should expect some pain and discomfort following surgery and you will be prescribed pain medication for this. Your breasts will be sensitive and swollen for several weeks, often feeling tight and high. This will settle as the healing continues and your consultant will be able to discuss this at your consultation.

  • Will there be scars following surgery and how long will they take to disappear?
    There will be some scarring caused by the incision your surgeon will need to make to insert the implant. They will show you where your scars will be ahead of your surgery. The scars will fade gradually over time and become much less noticeable.
  • Are there any risks associated with breast enlargement surgery?
    Although breast enlargement surgery is very common, there are still some risks associated with it, as there would be for any surgery. The main risks associated with breast enlargement surgery are: bleeding; infection; and implant rippling. Your surgeon will discuss all the potential risks with you during your consultation and will be able to answer any questions you may have.

    Please remember though that at KIMS Hospital your care is our number one priority and we will look after you for as long as necessary. If there is a problem which is directly linked to your procedure we would ask for you to come back to see your consultant for a review. We will then ensure you are treated free of charge for any clinical complications related to the procedure.

Payment to suit you with 0% and fixed rate interest options

Following an appointment with your Consultant, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your treatment. With interest free finance at Representative 0% APR (fixed) along with longer term fixed rate loans, there is an option for everyone.

Our Consultants

  • Mr Simon Mackey

    BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS (Plas)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Mr Oliver Harley

    MBBS, BSc, MBA, FRCS Ed (Plastic Surgery)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck
  • Mr Haresh Devalia

    MBBS MS DNB MSc (Cardiff) FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Gen Surg)

    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Excision Biopsy of a Breast Lump
    • Mastectomy
    • One Stop Breast Clinic
    • Wide Local Excisions
  • Mr Mohsin Dani

    MBBS  FRCS (Ed)  MS (General Surgery)

    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Excision Biopsy of a Breast Lump
    • Mastectomy
    • One Stop Breast Clinic
    • Wide Local Excisions
  • Miss Delilah Hassanally

    BSc (Hons) MSc MBBS FRCS (Eng)

    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Excision Biopsy of a Breast Lump
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair
    • Mastectomy
    • One Stop Breast Clinic
    • Wide Local Excisions
  • Mr Abdul Kasem

    MD MRCS FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Eng)

    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Excision Biopsy of a Breast Lump
    • Mastectomy
    • One Stop Breast Clinic
    • Wide Local Excisions