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What is breast augmentation?


Unflattering, asymmetrical or small breasts can often leave women feeling insecure and uncomfortable in their own bodies. Small and saggy boobs tend to have both a physical and mental effect and can negatively impact a woman’s health and well-being.

Breast augmentation offers women the opportunity to improve their breast volume and shape and experience the beautiful breasts they have always desired.

At HR Plastic Surgery in London, we offer several breast augmentation techniques. Our lead surgeon Mr Ridha has performed many successful breast enlargement procedures and is highly sought after.

Breast augmentation often referred to as a boob job or breast enlargement is often pursued to enhance naturally small breasts or rejuvenate breasts that have lost volume post-pregnancy, breastfeeding and/or weight loss.

Breast augmentation (enlargement) enhances the size and shape of the breast using implants, fat or a combination of both.

Breast Enlargement at a Glance

Surgery Time

1-1.5 hours

Time off work

1 weeks

Hospital Stay

Day Case


Day 1

Reasonable Mobility

Reasonable Mobility

Day 1



After 6 weeks

bras garments

Bras & Garments

6 weeks

Suture Removal

Sexual Activity

After 4 weeks

sleeping on back

Sleeping on back

4 weeks

Full Recovery

Full Recovery

6 weeks



1 week

bras garments

Scar Healing

2 weeks

Achieving Your Dream Bust- A Guide to Breast Augmentation

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Benefits of a breast augmentation

The benefits of breast augmentation surgery include the following:

  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved appearance and proportions of the body
  • Increased satisfaction with one’s appearance
  • Correction of congenital breast deformities
  • Restoration of breast volume that has been lost due to weight loss or pregnancy

Patients who are considering breast augmentation surgery should consult with a specialist plastic surgeon to discuss their goals and expectations for the procedure.

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Risks of a breast augmentation

The risks and complications of breast augmentation surgery include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Hematoma (collection of blood)
  • Seroma (accumulation of fluid)
  • Capsular contracture (hardening of the breast around the implant)
  • Rupture of the implant
  • Asymmetry
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Scarring
  • Pain

Most of these complications are rare and can usually be treated effectively. However, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and complications before undergoing breast augmentation surgery.

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Improve self-esteem and self-confidence
with a breast enlargement

How is a breast enlargement
procedure performed?

The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic. Breast implants are placed either behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or partly under the muscle (dual plane) through a discrete small incision in the breast fold (inframammary fold). The resultant scar is hidden in the breast crease.

Breast fat grafting involves taking fat by gentle liposuction from areas where there is excess, typically the abdomen, flanks and thighs.

The fat is purified and injected into the breast to increase the volume and correct any contour irregularities. This technique can be used alone to increase the breast size or combined with an implant (composite breast augmentation), creating a more natural look and feel.

Recovery time

Recovery from breast augmentation surgery takes about six weeks. Patients should avoid strenuous activity, lifting heavy objects, and participating in high-impact activities during this time. They should also avoid wearing underwired bras.

Most people feel well enough to return to work within one to two weeks after surgery.

Patients will likely have some swelling after surgery. This is normal and will usually resolve over the course of several weeks. Some numbness may also be experienced in the breasts, which is also expected and does improve over time.

Before and After images

View some of the results experienced by our breast augmentation patients.

Do these photos remind you of your case?
You can get similar results or better.


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How much does a breast augmentation cost in London?

The exact cost of your breast augmentation surgery will be discussed with you after your initial consultation with Mr Ridha. The total cost will be dependent upon your unique aesthetic desires and the specific procedures recommended.

If you would like more information on the costs please contact us directly.

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Breast implants are used to
increase the size of the breast

Why choose us?

At HR Plastic Surgery it is our goal to clearly understand and carefully listen to each patient’s unique aesthetic goals. Each treatment plan is designed with the individual in mind, as no two bodies are the same. We go above and beyond to ensure our clients’ needs are met.

Open and honest communication is essential in our practice, to establish a clear understanding of expectations and set realistic outcomes.

mr hyder ridha

Meet Mr Ridha

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Hyder Ridha is a Consultant, Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon who read medicine at the prestigious Royal Free and University College London Medical School.

Having graduated with distinction (MB BS) in 2003 and holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology (First-class Honours), you can rest assured you are in good hands should you select him as your breast augmentation surgeon.

Our Locations

We are conveniently located in four hospitals throughout London. Find us here:

Hatfield Avenue,
Hatfield Business Park,
Hatfield AL10 9UA

One Medical House,
Boundary Way,
Hemel Hempstead HP2 7YU

Benslow Lane,
Hitchin SG4 9QZ

Ambrose Lane,
Harpenden AL5 4BP

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still have questions regarding breast augmentation surgery, please contact us for more information. We have also included some of our most frequently asked questions to help give you as much information as possible, to make the most informed decision.

Breast augmentation and breast implant surgery are essentially the same procedure, breast augmentation refers to the actual procedure whereas a breast implant is a prosthesis inserted into the breast to enlarge it to the desired size.

In most cases, breast augmentation does feel somewhat uncomfortable with mild to moderate pain being felt for the first week. Pain medication is prescribed to manage any discomfort.

The duration of breast augmentation can be anything from one to one and a half hours to be successfully completed.

The risk of side effects from breast augmentation is minimal. The most common side effects are pain, swelling, scar tissue and a change in the sensation of the nipple and breast.

Yes, breast augmentation and breast enlargement are two different names for the same procedure.

A breast mastopexy augmentation refers to a procedure that both lifts and enlarges the breast.

Breast augmentation is generally considered to be a safe procedure but, as with any invasive procedure, there are risks involved. It is highly recommended that patients discuss any risk with a cosmetic surgeon to clearly understand what may occur in order to make an informed decision.

This article is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. It is aimed at presenting a perspective only and is not a substitute for a prescription. Anyone experiencing a medical condition should consult their doctor.

*Medic First Limited trading as HR Plastic Surgery is an Appointed Representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Medic First Limited is a credit broker not a lender.

How to schedule a consultation

To book an appointment with Mr Ridha to discuss your breast augmentation procedure, please give us a call on + 020 3907 6830, email us at, or book online via our website.

If you would like to experience how you could look post-surgery, you can book a 3D consultation on our website, where you can see your potential after results in 3D.

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