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 procedure to increase breast size or for a fuller shape.
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. 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.
An 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.
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.
Following a breast enlargement 1 week is advised off work but this can vary given the nature of your job role.
The MYA Fitzroy hospital in London is a very popular location for breast enlargement procedures. MYA have conducted 582 breast enlargement procedures between May 2014 – October 16th 2014 which accounts for 65% of all procedures performed in our London Hospital.
Before and after
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 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.
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 Bridgewater 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 and the MYA Piggy Bank saving scheme. Learn more about finance.
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 0800 0141014 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.