What Is Breast Enlargement Surgery?

Breast enlargement surgery, also known as breast augmentation, is the cosmetic procedure to enlarge the size of the breasts with the use of implants.

The implants used to enlarge the breasts are either silicone or saline.


Also called a 'boob job', this type of procedure is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for women in Manchester and throughout the UK.

When a woman opts for breast enlargement surgery, their main aim is usually to give breasts a larger size and shape, often to improve self confidence and overall looks.

This is achieved with enlarging the breasts, which gives breasts a fuller feel and can positively impact the mind and body.

Why Choose This Procedure?

Enlarging the breasts will add volume, making them look more round and larger.

However, breast enlargement is not all about trying to 'improve' on what you grew up with.

Often change beyond your control is the reason why people choose this type of cosmetic surgery.

Women who are unhappy with their breasts, whether because they are asymmetrical, flat, have recently experienced change such as weight-loss or pregnancy, often choose to get a boob job to get the breast volume back.


Ageing is also a major factor in choosing breast enlargement, which is why it is important to speak with an expert consultant in the field, who can advise on size, shape, implant and recovery, in a plan that is tailored to suit your needs.

Furthermore, breast enlargement procedures are sometimes carried out alongside mastopexy, also known as breast uplift, particularly if the issue is 'drooping' boobs.

These treatments combined can help lift the breasts at the same time as adding volume.

Professional Advice

The different procedures and different types of implants and techniques available is what our professional consultants are able to advise on.

Although breast enlargement is a way for many women to regain their self esteem and boost self confidence, it is a decision that should not be taken lightly.


If you are considering implants, then it is important to research and speak with a surgeon, who can provide professional advice on your needs, realistic goals and procedure options that are available for you and your body type.

Discuss Your Needs With A Consultant

Many of the points to take in to consideration when looking for breast surgery include:

  • Do you want silicone or saline implants?
  • Do you want teardrop or round implants?
  • What size implant do you have in mind?
  • Will the implant be placed behind the chest wall muscle, or behind the breast tissue?

These are all important points that can be discussed with your cosmetic surgeon.

Your surgeon will also explain the advantages and risks of each of your choices and how it can affect your body.

The benefits of arranging a consultation with one of our professional cosmetic surgeons is that the advice is tailored to your exact needs and body shape.

When considering size, sample bras are available with different fillers, to give you an idea of what implants could, and should look like on your own body.

Certain factors can determine what procedure you should opt for, such as body-shape, build and weight.

About The Procedure

Breast enlargement procedures are performed under general anaesthetic.

The procedure takes around 90 minutes to complete and your surgeon, depending on your procedure, may perform one of three incisions.

    1. Under the breast
    2. Around the nipple
    3. Near the arm-pit

Incision size depends on where about your chosen implant is being placed.

Once placed, the incision is stitched and the breasts are supported with a dressing and support bra.

If your surgeon recommends that the breasts will need draining of blood and fluids post surgery, small tubes are left inside the breasts for a couple of days. This is common and does not indicate surgery problems.


After undergoing breast enlargement surgery, it is normal for patients to feel some discomfort. This can also include swelling, bruising and hardness of the breasts.

For women that feel side effects, painkillers are advised to curb and control pain. It is normal to experience discomfort for up to a few weeks post surgery.

Stitches in the breasts are removed after 7-14 days and scars will continue to fade for the 12 months that follow.


As with all surgical procedures, there are some risks and complications that can occur.

With breast enlargement, there are a number of specific risks and side effects that you should be aware of before having breast surgery, including:

Infections are very rare in breast enlargement surgery, however, women can get an infection, which sometimes requires the implant to be removed and inserted at a later date.

Nerve Damage
Although loss of sensation around the nipple can occur on a temporary basis post surgery, there is a chance that some numbness can be permanent.

An implant can rupture or leak because of injury - such as a blow to the breast, age or capsular contracture.

Capsular contracture
Internal scar tissue can form a capsule around the implant, which contracts it and causes it to change shape or feel hard. Although one of the more common complications, the chances of it happening are approximately 5%. In most cases, people will notice this complication within the first 24 months of surgery.

Implants can sometimes displace inside the breast. Although moving implants is rare, if the displacement is large it will need to be corrected with surgery.

When cells or tissue die or fail to receive sufficient blood supply, it is known as necrosis. This can happen during the healing process and will require surgery to fix it.

The spontaneous production of breast milk can happen after breast surgery. This complication is very rare but if it occurs can go away on its own. However, there has been cases where implant removal is required.

Sometimes a pool of clotted blood can collect in a cavity within the body, known as haematoma.

Seroma is fluid that can develop in a cavity after surgery made up of blood plasma, which requires drainage.

Why Choose Us?

When making your choice for breast surgery, Manchester Private Hospital can give you the information and peace of mind you need to make an informed decision.

All of our consultants are professional cosmetic surgeons with the knowledge and experience to carry out procedures to a high standard.

We ensure patient safety is paramount and provide the best standards and highest level of care possible.

With a strong history of cosmetic surgery, we are able to pass on our in-depth knowledge gained from extensive training and development to ensure patients are receiving the most up to date information and advice regarding treatments and procedures.


Booking a consultation with Manchester Private Hospital will allow us to provide you with a professional medical opinion on breast enlargement surgery.

All of our patient consultations are based on a complete assessment of what you have in mind, your goals and personal criteria such as body type and age.

During your consultation you will receive clear and concise information about breast surgery and if we think a particular idea you have may not be suitable, we will tell you up front and make you aware of what we are advising or an alternative procedure.

Book Your Breast Enlargement Consultation Now

Gone are the days of expensive, fake-looking boob jobs. At Manchester Private Hospital we have a number of options within reach to change your life in the breast department.

Get the boobs you've always wanted and say goodbye to your unhappy breasts.

Fuller, bigger, rounder, the possibilities are endless for you to not only enhance your upper body, but change your entire body shape to a more curvy, voluptuous you.

Contact our experienced breast enlargement team on 0161 507 8822 for a friendly chat and to arrange a no obligation consultation with absolutely no hassle and no pressure.

Or if you'd like to find out more about what augmentation can do for you, email us for free advice and an information pack using the form on our contact page.


Breast Enhancement Surgery - FAQs

Breast enlargement usually takes around 90 minutes. However, it varies depending on personal circumstances such as the condition of your health and potential complications.

Yes, breast enlargement results are permanent. However, your breasts may change shape if you experience weight loss or get pregnant.

The average recommended time away from work is one week, providing all key recovery advice is followed. However, this depends on the job and work that you do. If you do a lot of routine physical activity at work then extra time off or amended duties may be required.

Our surgeons recommended that you do not travel for at least one week post surgery. Follow up appointments may be required after your surgery to check progress and recovery, so it is advised that you stay within travelling distance of our clinic.

Patients must be 18 years or older to undergo surgery for breast enlargement. There is no maximum age cap providing you are in good physical and mental health.

Yes. Our consultations are no obligation and you are free to seek a second opinion, along with expressing any concerns and reservations you may have at any time.

All surgeons and cosmetic care professionals at Manchester Private Hospital are registered members of General Medical Council (GMC).

Although we cover the entire UK, our primary customer base is Manchester and the North West of England. Surrounding areas to our clinic location include; Liverpool, Sheffield, Bolton, Leeds, Bradford, Salford, Birkenhead, Oldham, Stockport, Rochdale, Stoke-on-Trent, Bury, Wigan, Huddersfield, Altrincham, Halifax, Barnsley, Worsley, Blackburn, Sale, Wakefield, Preston, Southport, Cheadle Hulme, Bredbury, London, Ellesmere Port, Crewe and St Helens.

Breast Enlargement - Patient Stories


Eva Smith

My experience of undergoing a Boob Job at Manchester Private Hospital was definitely memorable. I was little apprehensive about the whole thing before fixing up my appointment with the Breast Enlargement Surgeon. I must admit, it was the free counselling which gave me enough motivation to re-look at myself and of course believe my breasts can look different with Breast Enhancement. It’s been a month after I decided to go in for it and I’m absolutely happy about my choice of treatment and the clinic. Thanks to Manchester Private Hospital.

Isla Williams

I came across the Manchester Private Hospital’s website and felt good about their work in the area of Breast Enlargement Surgery. It was also the time when I was looking for a better option to enhance the image of my breasts as I also understood that there was no way my boobs would grow any further by natural means. It was more or less inevitable that I must opt for a cosmetic enlargement procedure and fortunately breast enhancement came across to me like a safe and reliable treatment. My initial phase of flirting with the idea of going ahead with the treatment was difficult. But for the patient counselling and motivation I received from the experts at the hospital I wouldn’t have readily opted for it. The whole treatment procedure went on well with best possible support and care by the team of cosmetic professionals at MPH. I’m glad I came across this option and I love my new set of breasts after the augmentation therapy.

Matilda Wilson

Even though I always wanted to give it a shot at Breast Enlargement Surgery in London, I never had enough motivation to go for it. Needless to mention that I used to be utterly dissatisfied with the size of my breasts, adding more stress to my life which was already troubled with few other challenges. There used be a lot of negative psychological impact with mixed set of emotions and I had to come to terms with the fact that cosmetic way of Breast Enhancement could be the only option. When I made that effort to walk into the Manchester Private Hospital and interacted with the team of experts, I knew it was worth taking the risk, even if it may seem so. The outcome was excellent and the surgeons out there did a fantastic job in making me feel great about my own self, yet again. To my impression, the facilities and professional medical services they offer at the hospital were outstanding. Along with fuller and bigger breasts, I also experience great sense of satisfaction which continues to motivate me in many ways.

Sarah Jones

From the time I knew Breast Enlargement Surgery would be the best bet for me to revive my youthful appeal, I was looking around for the best centre in the city. It takes a lot of effort to scrutinise from the various options and it’s obvious from my initial impression that I was walking into the Manchester Private Hospital to explore more. I did want to get first hand information and validate their claims. Thankfully I found the people at cosmetic clinic friendly and approachable. The consultation session was very productive and even realistic which made me to opt for getting my Breast Enhancement done at MPH. That was a decision I may never regret and will remain memorable for long as the results are pretty close to my expectations. The entire process of counselling and post therapy guidance had helped me to stay focused and experience the best outcome within few weeks of my treatment.

Angela Mendes

All through my teens I was hoping to have round and big breasts by the time I reach my twenties. With every year passing by, I was only left with disappointment not only with the size of my breasts but also with their positioning. I wasn’t sure if it had anything to do with normal growth of a female as I was always healthy without any major health related issues. Then I came across the possibility of achieving the ideal shape, size and structure of my breasts through cosmetic procedures. I certainly wanted to go for it because it was the only troubling reason I had at that time. Interacting with the experts at Manchester Private Hospital helped me at lot in making up my mind about Breast Enhancement procedure, right preparation before the surgery and fast recovery post treatment. Experts out here are very practical in their approach. Overall the results are really amusing, making me feel great and awesome about myself. I definitely recommend this clinic for all sorts of Boob Jobs and other cosmetic therapies they offer.

Breast Enlargement - Price

At Manchester Private Hospital, breast enlargement surgery starts from £3490 for enlargement alone, or £6,590 with breast uplift combined.

Breast Enlargement with Uplift start from £6,590

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