Breast enlargement surgery also known as breast augmentation, breast enhancement or just a ‘boob job‘ is extremely popular in the UK among a wide age range. Many women chose to have the breast surgery to increase breast size or for a fuller shape. Everyone’s reasons for wanting a breast enlargement are completely unique so here at MYA we treat you like an individual and give you a bespoke service. It’s reassuring to know that MYA are the UK’s leader in breast augmentation surgery, so you’re in the safest of hands with us.
What is Breast Enlargement Surgery?
Women who consider breast enlargements are seeking a larger cup size either following pregnancy or weight loss, not having fully developed to their desired size during puberty or suffer from asymmetry or tubular breasts. All of the above can affect a person’s confidence and feeling feminine which can be restored with this simple low risk breast enhancement procedure.
Breast enlargement is one of the most popular procedures with the highest satisfaction rate. The procedure itself only takes 45 – 60 minutes under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation. MYA has recently introduced breast enhancement procedures under local anaesthetic and sedation to better accommodate the needs of patients that prefer this method or better tolerate this type of anaesthesia. A breast augmentation procedure under local anaesthesia or sedation takes the same time as under general anaesthesia. A breast implant is inserted through a small incision made in the natural crease of the breast sealed with dissolvable stitches; this can be carried out as a day case or an overnight stay.
What is the Recovery Like?
Because our breast surgeons are specialists in breast enlargement surgery, scarring is minimal and our results are consistently excellent. Following a breast enlargement, 1 week is advised off work but this can vary given the nature of your job role. We will be giving you recovery advice and recommendations at your initial consultation and pre-operative assessment with your nurse.
MYA Only Use Mentor Implants
MYA uses only highest quality breast implants that abide by strict regulations and quality standards. This is why we only trust Mentor, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, with over 40 years of experience in making breast implants. Made with medical grade silicone gel, they have a soft and fluid consistency – mimicking the feel of a real breast. Mentor has an extensive range of implants, including over 1,000 shapes (both round and anatomical teardrop) and sizes (from 100cc to 850cc). We’re confident you’ll be able to find an implant that best matches your expectations and surgeon’s recommendations. If you’d like to learn more about our Mentor implants, click here.
Where Will You Have the Operation?
The MYA Fitzroy Hospital is a very popular location for breast enlargement procedures. The Fitzroy hospital is our fully owned hospital so you will only be treated by trusted MYA theatre staff, ward nurses and recovery nurses. We have 24 available operating days across 2 theatres in this hospital so although days fill up quickly, we will be able to work around your schedule. You may be offered a private room with both en-suite and TV facilities. Your family or friends are welcome to wait in your room during your operation or they are free to explore the nearby shops and cafes. If you are having your procedure in the North, then you will go to the First Trust Hospital in Preston.
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Before and afters
Take a look at the Boob Job before and after photos of amazing transformations performed by MYA’s specialist surgeons. From just looking at the incredible results it’s easy to see why Breast Enlargements are one of our most popular procedures here at MYA.
This short, hour long procedure can help boost your self-confidence if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts or have lost fullness after weight loss or pregnancy. Scroll through our Breast Augmentation before and after photos to give you an idea of the results you can expect, whether you desire a larger breast size or a more enhanced shape. As you can see, the results are unique to every individual and take each patient’s personal expectations, circumstances and body shape into consideration.
MYA appreciate the importance of providing you with all of the information you need about Breast Enlargement before and after you start your journey. To ensure your expectations are met, our experienced nurses and surgeons are there to answer any questions you may have and give you support before, during and after your experience. This is part of the reason why our Boob Job procedures result in some of our highest rates of client satisfaction.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A BREAST ENLARGEMENT?
This is a 45 – 60 minute procedure that is carried out under GA or LA as a day case or as an overnight stay. A very small incision is created in the crease under the breast to allow the breast implant to be inserted.
WHAT ARE BREAST IMPLANT PLACEMENTS? UNDERS, OVERS, PARTIALS?
There are three different implant placements (as shown below). A MYA surgeon is able to best advise as to which implant placement is the best option for you.
SUBMUSCULAR (Under the muscle)
SUBGLANDULAR (Over the muscle)
PARTIAL (Partially below the muscle)
WHAT IS ANAESTHESIA?
There are two types of anaesthesia: General Anaesthesia (GA) is when medications are administered to cause a controlled reversible loss of consciousness so that you are unaware of surgery. Local Anaesthesia (LA) involves injecting or the application of anaesthetic drug to a specific area of the body to prevent that area feeling pain. LA is typically used with sedation – a sedative drug that produces a state of calm or sleep.
WHAT SIZES CAN I CHOOSE?
There is an extensive range of breast implant sizes that will be offered to you. Following an assessment with the surgeon, they will advise the most appropriate size for your desired look. Implants sizes are measured in “cc” which is a unit of volume.
WHAT ARE HIGH OR EXTRA HIGH PROFILES?
Profiles refers to the amount of forward projection off the chest wall. With respects to the profile you wish to achieve, you and your surgeon may choose a round or contoured implant. Mentor round gels are offered in 5 projections: low, moderate, moderate plus, high and ultra high projections. Similarly, Mentor Contour Profile Gel breast implants or CPG offer 3 projections to match your unique physiology. These projections are: moderate, moderate plus, high or extra high.
WHERE ARE YOUR HOSPITALS?
MYA’s first fully owned hospital is The MYA Fitzroy in London. MYA also operate out of private hospitals and clinics: The First Trust in Preston, The Natural Look Clinic in Doncaster and The First Trust Hospital in Manchester. All of which carry out breast augmentations.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO TAKE OFF WORK?
After a breast enlargement, MYA recommend you take 7 days off work for office based work. If you drive then you will need to find another form of transport as you are not advised to drive for 14 days. If you undertake heavy lifting or other strenuous physical activity please speak with your clinic nurse or surgeon to best advice.
WILL I EXPECT TO BE IN PAIN FOLLOWING MY BREAST ENLARGEMENT?
Like any surgical procedure, some discomfort can be expected but this varies for each individual. Pain following a boob job is easily managed with pain relief and advice provided on the day of surgery. If you are concerned, we would advise speaking with other breast augmentation patients on our MYA Space forum who may help you to feel reassured.
WHAT’S THE PRICE FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION?
Prices vary for every individual subject to implant size/type, overnight stay or daycase or late space discount. If you’re having trouble funding your procedure, MYA offer fantastic finance options so make sure you check out our incredible finance calculator.
I’M CONFUSED! WHO CAN I TALK TO?
If you have any questions then the best person to talk to is someone at MYA! You can book a free consultation by calling 03330141014 or completing an online enquiry form at the top of the page. Have you heard about our MYA Forum? Speak to real patients for great advice from our very own community of MYA girls.
WHAT CAN A BREAST ENLARGEMENT COMMONLY BE REFERRED TO?
There will always be abbreviated or slang terms used to describe this procedure, such as: BA (short for Breast Augmentation), boob job or breast enhancement.