Breast Implants

Breast augmentation or enlargement is now one of the most widely performed and most successful cosmetic surgery procedures available in the U.K.

There are currently two types of implant available in the UK; a silicone gel implant and a saline filled implant that is usually placed inside the breast before being filled with salt water. Implants also come in many different shapes and sizes allowing you more choice.

Breast augmentation can be performed under a general anaesthetic, although some surgeons use a local anaesthetic, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy, so that you remain awake but feel very little discomfort during the operation. A short incision can be made either in the crease under the breast, around the areola (nipple area) or in the armpit in order to insert the implant. Implants can be positioned either between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle (sub-glandular) or behind the muscle (sub-muscular). Most people find that they can return to work after a few days recuperation. Private costs for breast implants can range from approximately £3,000 - £5,000.

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Videos in this category

Adrian Richards Meets Ron Myers: Part 3 - PIP Breast Implants

This is Part 3 of the interview of Adrian Richards (Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics, and Founder of Cosmetic Courses) and Ron Myers (Director of The Consulting Room) looking at PIP Breast Implants.

Cold Subfascial breast augmentation explained

A video explanation of Cold Subfascial breast augmentation.

Breast Enhancement and Shaping System Application

A Video demonstrating the correct application method for the Brava Breast Enhancement and Shaping System

Non-Surgical Breast Enhancement and Shaping

A video demonstrating Brava Breast Enhancement and Shaping System

How Chest Shape Affects Breast Augmentation Implant Choice

A video discussing which implant style is recommend for different chest types.

Which Weighs More: Saline or Silicone Breast Implants?

A video discussing the relative weight if slaine and silicone breast implants

How to Make Breast Implant Rice Sizers

A discussion on how to make implant sizers using rice that can be worn to determine which breast implant size feels the most comfortable for you.

Breast Implants - Detailed Look at How to Choose Breast Implant Size and Shape

This video helps to explain how surgeons help you choose the right implant for you in order to give you the optimal results.

Breast Implant Wrinkling and Ripples: How to Reduce Risk

Video discussing how surgeons can reduce the risk of wrinkling in breast tissue after breast implant surgery

Breast Implants - The Differences Between Older and Latest Generation Silicone Breast Implants

Video highlighting the differences between the early liquid silicone implants and the newer cohesive silicone gel implants.

Breast Enlargement Surgery for Correction of Tuberous Breasts

This video shows how releasing the constriction of the lower part of the breast alongside insertion of breast implants can improve the appearance of tubular breast deformities.

Breast Implants - The Difference Between Round and Tear Dropped Shaped Implants

This video explains the differences and advantages and disadvantages of round and tear dropped shaped implants.

Breast Enlargement Surgery to correct a Double Bubble Effect

Example of a woman who has this “double bubble” effect and how it can be corrected with breast implant relocation.

Breast Implants Inserted Underneath Sub Muscular Breast Implants

This video shows insertion of implants beneath the pectoral muscle

Removal and Replacement of Breast Implants from Behind to Infront of the Chest Muscle

This video shows an example of how the chest muscle can hold the breast implant too high, creating an unnatural appearance, and how removal and replacement of implants infront of the muscle can improve the breast shape.

Replacement of Hardened Breast Implants known as Capsulectomy

Video explaining the causes and solutions of capsular contacture after breast implant surgery

Capsular Contracture after Breast Implants

After surgery the capsule around breast implants can harden, resulting in discomfort and a distorted appearance. This video explains the treatment options available to resolve this problem

Breast Enlargement or Augmentation in front of the Chest (Pectoralis) Muscle

This video shows a breast enlargement procedure on a woman who has enough existing breast tissue allowing for her to have 460 cc silicone breast implant placed in front of the chest muscle.

Breast Implant Exchange from Smaller to Larger Implants

This video highlights the case of a woman with breast implants who after giving birth felt that her skin had become a little loose around the breast area and wanted to have her existing implants exchanged for larger ones.

Breast Enlargement Surgery - Will my Breasts Change if I get Pregnant after Surgery?

This video explains why there is a slightly higher risk of breast droop (or ptosis) during pregnancy when you have breast implants.

Breast Enlargement Surgery - Will I be able to Breast Feed after Surgery?

This video explains why breast implants should not affect your ability to safely breast feed your baby

Breast Enlargement Surgery - How Long do Breast Implants Last?

This video discusses the latest generation breast implants and one surgeon’s advice to his patients regarding how long the implants last.

Breast Enlargement Surgery to Help Correct Prominent Nipples Combined with Mole Removal

Insertion of breast implants can help to reduce prominent nipples in women with small breasts. To ensure the correct size of implants are selected, temporary implant sizers are used during the breast enlargement process.

Breast Implants Placed Under the Muscle Moving as the Muscle Contracts

This video demonstrates one of the problems of sub-muscular breast implants in women who have very little breast tissue.

Removal of Ruptured Breast Implants

Video showing the removal of ruptured breast implants and their replacement with new implants

Breast Implant Surgery after a Previous Breast Reduction Procedure

This video highlights an example of a woman who had previously had breast reduction wishing to enhance breast volume following weight loss.

Unequal Breasts Treated with a Breast Implant and Uplift with Areola Reduction

This video shows how asymmetry of the breasts, which affects many women, can be treated with a combination of breast enlargement with implants and different types of breast uplift (Mastopexy) procedures.