Mr Shivram SinghMedically reviewed by Mr Shivram Singh, (Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon)
— Written by Ann Smith — Updated on December 28, 2020


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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Breast Enlargement Surgerystarts from £4500
Breast Enlargement with Upliftstarts from £6,590


Our finance is available on all cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments with as little as £500 deposit required or even with no deposit required. With flexible finance options on offer, you have a choice to spread the costs of your surgery between 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months.

Here is a representative example of how it works on a monthly repayment plan:

Cost of a Boob Job procedure: £4,190
Initial deposit: £500
The amount of loan would be: £3,690
60 monthly instalments of £77.50
The representative APR is 9.9%
The total amount payable: £4,650.00

Manchester Health Clinic Ltd trading as Manchester Private Hospital is an Appointed Representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to carry out the regulated activity of credit broking


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.


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.


Love my boobs

Where to start, my whole experience was outstanding, I have been looking for over three years for the perfect surgeon and Mr Singh is that man, I’m from Newcastle so travel for for the best surgeon wasn’t a issues. All of the staff are just lovely Marie was my nurse along with a another young male nurse ( I can’t remember his name) he was funny and very good at his job and he held my hand as I went off to sleep. Then I woke up with the most perfect set of boobs !! I’m 7PO and I have just been to Carla for my check up and she Beautiful inside and out and answered all my questions. I would not hesitate in recommending Manchester private hospital to anybody !!! Thank you guys so much love xx

Alycia Rumney


I recently had a breast augmentation…

I recently had a breast augmentation performed by Dr Signh at Manchester Private Hospital and the experience was fantastic. From the initial zoom call through to the surgery and post op appointment all the staff were fantastic, really friendly and professional and answered all my questions straight away. On the day of the surgery the staff put me at ease with a chat and joke as well as giving me all necessary information. The aftercare on the day, follow up calls and appointments were very thorough. I would definitely recommend Manchester Private Hospital.



Breast augmentation with Mr Tan

Breast augmentation with Mr Tan. I am now post op 6 days and I feel great. I can’t thank the team enough. I am over the moon with my results and I have received fantastic post op care, especially from Carla.



Breast Augmentation

I had my Breast Surgery Last Saturday at Manchester Private Hospital and I would 100% recommend.   As I have had my surgery during Covid, so no family or friends could be with me during my operation. I was very nervous about this as I have never had surgery before. However all of the staff at the hospital are so friendly and made me feel comfortable. They really put me at ease.   I would like to say a huge Thankyou to all of the staff and Mr Shah for making me feel so relaxed.

caitlin craig


Its been 5 weeks since I had my breast…

Its been 5 weeks since I had my breast uplift and implants with dr Shah. He is a amazing doctor and have made me a Very happy person. I couldn’t have went to a better hospital staff were all lovely I would highly recommend Manchester Private Hospital.Staff were very pleasant. My nurse Carla was always helpful with any questions at any time. The aftercare was 110%. Overall great experience thanks again Manchester Private Hospital👍

Marie Stokes



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