Breast Enlargement

What is it?

Breast enlargement, also known as breast augmentation or ‘boob job’ involves increasing breast size with either implants or less commonly, fat. The procedure involves placing implants, above or below the chest muscle (pectoral muscle). In some cases, breast enlargement is combined with a breast lift (known as augmentation-mastopexy) to shape and lift the breasts.

Breast enlargement serves to restore the volume and projection of the breasts that is otherwise lost with ageing, breastfeeding and weight loss. Women also report a benefit to their confidence, ability to wear clothes and overall quality of life.

Am I a candidate?

The ideal candidates for breast enlargement;
• Are unhappy with their small breast size
• Have breasts that are fully developed and have stopped growing
• Have no plans to get pregnant or breastfeed in the near future
• Close to their ideal weight
• In good general health
• Non-smokers
• Have realistic expectations for improvement rather than perfection

Frequently Asked Questions

Guide Price


No referral necessary

Guide Price


No referral necessary


Best thing I've ever done

"I went to Mr Karri at The Kinvara Hospital for a breast enlargement and it's the best thing I’ve ever done. Mr Karri made me feel welcome, safe and looked after. He knew exactly want I wanted/needed.

Thank you, Mr Karri and Kinvara Hospital!!!"


Thrilled with the results!

"The recovery was a lot easier than I was expecting and I went back to work sooner than I had planned. I’m just thrilled with the results and love my new bust. I feel so much more confident!"


Treated with respect

"My time at the hospital was only a few hours as I had only a minor operation, but I would recommend Kinvara, to anyone requiring private treatment. As a patient, you are treated with respect and not just a number."


Treatment at a Glance

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1 Hour

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Length of Stay


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1-4 Weeks

Meet our Specialists

Mr Zain Abiddin

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Shankar Thiagarajah

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Antony Wilkinson

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

Mr Radwan Faraj

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Patrick Jassar

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Frequently Asked Questions for Breast Enlargement

  • How do I choose my implant size?

      This is the most difficult consideration in breast enlargement and can lead to dissatisfaction if not addressed correctly.
      During the consultation with your surgeon, it is important to have a full and frank discussion about your aesthetic goals.
      Your surgeon may use ‘sizers’ which are silicone implants that are placed within your bra, to simulate what your breasts will look like after surgery.
      You may wish to bring photos of other breast enlargements to show your surgeon what you like and don’t like.

  • How is breast enlargement performed?

      The surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia as a daycase procedure. An incision is made in the crease under the breast and a ‘pocket’ is created either above or below the chest muscle. The implant is carefully inserted into the pocket and the incision closed with dissolving sutures. The incision is then covered with a dressing and a sports bra fitted to support the breasts.

  • What is the recovery from breast enlargement?

      Bruising, swelling and mild soreness are all expected and entirely normal. You will be encouraged to walk every day but avoid strenuous activity or exercise for 4-6 weeks. The mild discomfort is well managed with simple pain medication.
      For those with a desk-based job, return to work normally occurs after 2-3 weeks.
      During the recovery period, you will need to wear a sports bra or post-surgical bra. The swelling will take several weeks to settle so some patience is required.

  • What are the risks of breast enlargement?

      Complications following breast enlargement are uncommon and many resolve on their own or with limited intervention. Risks include visible scars, infection, bleeding, pain, numbness of the nipple and/or breast, swelling, implant rupture, implant malposition, asymmetry, capsular contracture, result not meeting expectations, breast implant illness and in rare cases, breast implant-associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL).

      You can reduce your risk of complications by closely following your surgeon’s pre-and post-operative instructions.

  • What are the different types of breast implants?

      During the consultation, your surgeon will discuss the different types of implants available. They differ with respect to size, shape and profile (projection).
      Breast enlargement is not a ‘one size fits all’ procedure and the implant you choose depends on the result you want and your individual anatomy.

      There are two main types of breast implants, notably round and anatomical (teardrop). There are pros and cons to each type and the surgeon will determine which one is ideal for you. For women who desire slightly more volume in the upper half of the breast, a round implant may be recommended.