Breast Augmentation (Boob job)

At-a-glance
Duration 1 - 2 hours
Anaesthesia General
Hospital Stay 1 night
Recovery 1 month
Addresses Concern about size or shape of breasts

Breast Augmentation Surgery (or a Boob Job) remains the most popular cosmetic procedure in the UK and throughout the world. For women who are concerned about the size or shape of their breasts, breast augmentation surgery can help them achieve the look they want through the use of silicone breast implants.


What does it look like?

Take a look at some before and after photos right here. Drag the slider left and right to see the amazing transformations!


Is this right for me?

Only you can truly decide whether this is the right operation for you. This depends upon the way you perceive your own body and the impact that it has on your interaction with other people in your professional and personal life. It is vital that you make a choice which is right for you and that you have space and time to make this choice.

Our surgeons will help you to decide by discussing your wishes and objectives. Through a careful and supportive consultation the specialist will determine what is achievable in terms of size and shape and your general medical health. You will also have a full explanation of the advantages and the potential problems that can be associated with breast enlargement.

It is a well established surgical technique and patients require only a few days 'down-time' after a breast augmentation. If you are a healthy adult, the surgery is a low risk procedure.

What the procedure involves

Enlargement using breast augmentation is achieved by positioning an implant between the breast tissue and the rib cage. This fills the breast, pushing it forwards and upwards. Breast size and cleavage are enhanced as a result.

The implants are introduced through a small surgical wound in the breast crease and the procedure takes approximately an hour. It is a day-case general anaesthetic operation. A soft supportive bra should be worn for 6 weeks after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I be concerned about breast cancer and breast surgery?
  • What can make breast implants look unnatural?
  • What happens if I have children?
  • What is the difference between saline-water and silicone-gel filled implants?
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Patient Stories of Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Surgery has made enhancing the shape and size of your breasts easier than ever. Implant technology has improved considerably to provide a natural look and feel and come in a variety of sizes for you to choose from. One of our friendly and experienced cosmetic surgeons will discuss your objectives and help you choose an implant to suit you.

Breast Implants at Bella Vou

Breast implants have an outer layer made of silicone rubber or polyurethane which is textured to help it bond to the tissues in the breast. Earlier types of breast implant had a smooth outer layer. These earlier implants tended to develop a thick membrane (‘capsule’) which would tighten with time and cause the breast to evolve an unnatural shape. The texturing reduces and slows capsule development but cannot completely prevent it.

At Bella Vou we predominantly use 2 types of Breast Implant which are:

Silicone Implants

The implant is filled with a thick silicone gel which is designed to mimic the texture of normal breast tissue. Again, there has been considerable progress in the physical properties of silicone gel: it is thicker (‘cohesive’) which allows implants to come in a greater choice of shapes and probably makes it less likely to leak out of the breast implant.

Saline Water Implants

Saline water filled implants are also available. These breast implants do not last forever but typically for 10 – 20 years. It is important to understand that further surgery to remove or exchange the implants is likely in the long term and a small proportion of patients will require further surgery at an earlier stage.

What does Breast Augmentation Surgery involve?

Breast enlargement using Breast Augmentation is achieved by positioning an implant between the breast tissue and the rib cage. This fills the breast, pushing it forwards and upwards. Breast size and cleavage are enhanced as a result. Breast Implants are introduced through a small surgical wound in the breast crease and the procedure takes approximately an hour. The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic, and an overnight hospital stay is required to help recovery. A soft supportive bra should be worn for 6 weeks after surgery.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Recovery

Following Breast Augmentation Surgery you can return to most daily tasks, work and activities within a few days, but strenuous or repetitive activity must be avoided for 6 weeks. Some pain can be expected in the few days after breast surgery. This is usually minimal and many patients describe it as ‘uncomfortable’ rather than ‘painful’. There is always some swelling in the tissues and it takes approximately 3 months for breasts to soften and feel normal after surgery.

What our clients have said...
A Much Needed Confidence Booster!
S L Sadler
Breast Augmentation
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