How Much Does Breast Enlargement Cost?
The cost of breast enlargement surgery in the UK can start from £3,845 and rise to around £5,000, inclusive of surgeon fees and aftercare. The cost of any breast augmentation surgery will be determined during a personal consultation with the qualified plastic surgeon carrying out the procedure and may vary from patient to patient.
What Factors Affect The Price Of A Boob Job?
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Our pricing information was taken from Transform, The Private Clinic and Harley Medical Clinic.
There are a number of implant choices available to women considering breast enlargement surgery and the style and type of implant used will each carry a different price tag.
- Implant Placement
- Breast Implant Type - Saline implants or Silcon implants
- Surgeon and Location
Not all clinics include every aspect of the surgery in their quote so it is important to review the quotes you receive thoroughly before committing to surgery. There may be hidden costs or additional charges and it is important to compare your breast augmentation quotes on a like for like basis.
It is strongly recommended you discuss all the options of your breast augmentation with a consultant prior to surgery. We advise you think about the areas of the procedure that are most important to you before selecting the clinic you have surgery with and don't just think about the price alone.
Financing Your Boob Job
Many of clinics we compare with now offer a range of finance options to allow you to pay for your surgery in flexible monthly installments including the following:
- Buy-now-pay-later schemes
- Low monthly payment plans
- Breast enlargement loans
These offers range from monthly payment plans to interest free loans, why not find out more about the variety of payment plans our partners offer by enquiring online or alternatively clicking here for more information.
Fixed Price And Flexible Options
Sometimes it is possible to get a fixed price package which covers consultation, surgery, an overnight stay and aftercare. It is important to look carefully at this and ask some important questions as there could still be additional costs. Questions to ask include:
- What happens if I require further treatment?
- What happens if I'm not happy with the results?
- What does the aftercare package cover?
- When might additional costs be incurred?
- Does a fixed price restrict my choices of implants?
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Am I Eligible For Breast Implants?
If you are debating getting implants, you should first research whether you may be a suitable candidate for breast augmentation surgery.
Suitable candidates tend to have common issues such as small breasts, asymmetrical breasts, breasts that have lost elasticity with age or due to childbearing and breastfeeding, along with changes in the size of the breast due to dramatic weight loss. Patients requiring reconstructive surgery following issues pertaining breast cancer also make good candidates. Under these circumstances, you may also qualify to have the procedure on the NHS.
However, not everyone is able to qualify. You may not be eligible for breast implants if you have previously had radiation therapy, you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you suffer with psychological issues pertaining to body image and/or do you not have realistic expectations about the surgery. You must be at least 18 years of age to qualify for a breast implant procedure, too.
Ultimately, although you may feel that you know breast augmentation is the right choice for you, it’s important to have consultations with medical professionals to determine if this is in fact the case. Discuss your options with your GP to find out more about the surgery, and whether or not you would be a suitable candidate.
Breast Augmentation Procedure And Recovery
A breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure to enlarge the size of the breasts, usually by insertion of an artificial implant. During the procedure a small incision is made in the breast, into which the implant (filled with either silicone or saline) is inserted.
Recovery depends on the exact procedure performed and whether the surgery had any complications. You should normally be allowed to return home the same or next day with instructions to minimise the use of your arms and chest.
You will probably be quite sore initially, but will then be able to resume normal activities within 4-6 weeks. In the long term, these implants then require replacing around every 10-15 years.
Are Breast Implants Safe?
As the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the UK, breast augmentation using implants is a well-practiced and generally safe procedure. However, as with any surgery there are potential risks, which your surgeon should discuss with you in detail before the procedure. It is also important to research the quality and success rates of your breast augmentation clinic and surgeon. There are also a number of breast implant specific risks, such as capsular contracture where naturally occurring scar tissue surrounding the implant shrinks and tightens.
Furthermore, breast implants, like any medical device, do have a natural lifespan so it is important that you attend regular follow-up appointments and have your implants replaced after 10-15 years, or when deemed necessary by your medical team.