Breast Enlargement Chelmsford

Enhance your natural beauty with breast enlargement surgery from Phoenix Hospital in Chelmsford. With some of the UK's top cosmetic surgeons, you are in safe hands with us.

Breast Enlargement Surgery at Phoenix Hospital Chelmsford

We provide top quality breast enlargement surgery at our private hospital in Chelmsford, delivered by some of the country’s leading cosmetic surgeons

We understand that choosing to undergo breast enlargement surgery is a big decision that requires careful consideration, which is why during the process you will have many opportunities to discuss your goals with your surgeon. In turn, your surgeon will be there to ensure you are fully informed about the surgery, and provide advice and support from your first consultation all the way through to your post-operative follow-up. 

With a number of expert plastic surgeons who specialise in breast surgery, we are able to offer various techniques and implants. Whatever your goals, we have a surgeon who will be able to provide the results you are looking for. 


Who is a good candidate for breast enlargement surgery?

While there is no ‘ideal’ candidate for a breast enlargement as everyone is different, there are a few factors that will make the surgery and recovery process easier for you. 

The most important is that you are not a smoker, as this can affect wound healing and hinder the recovery process. You should also be a stable weight, and not be planning to get pregnant any time soon. It is also important if you are thinking of getting breast enlargement surgery to have realistic expectations of the process. You can read further about what to expect in the FAQ section below.

If you do not meet these conditions, it is possible your surgeon will advise that breast enlargement surgery may not be suitable for you. 

Who is a good candidate for breast enlargement surgery?

How is breast enlargement surgery done?

Breast enlargement is done under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will start by making an incision in the lower breast fold and creating a pocket for the implant. The implant is then inserted using a sterile approach and the incision is closed up with dissolving stitches. You will then be put in a compression vest which you will have to wear for 6 weeks while the area heals. 

You may be in the hospital overnight, or you may be able to leave a few hours following your surgery; this will depend on the type of surgery.

How is breast enlargement surgery done?

Breast enlargement process

The first step in your breast enlargement journey will be your initial consultation with the surgeon. During this consultation, you will discuss your medical history, measurements and your goals for surgery. Your surgeon will tell you about the options available to you and can show you implants to give you an idea of how your new breasts might look.

You will then have some time to go away and think about it, and you may wish to see your surgeon for a second or third consultation to make sure you have made the right choice. Once you have decided to go ahead with the surgery, you will be booked in.

One week following your surgery, you will have a post-op check with a nurse. You will see your surgeon again after several weeks to ensure you are recovering as expected and that there are no complications.

Breast enlargement recovery

Recovering from breast enlargement surgery will take different amounts of time depending on the individual. 

Patients usually take 1-2 weeks off work as it takes about this long for the skin to heal. At this point, you can start moisturising and massaging the scar. 

You will need to wear a compression vest for 6 weeks, and you will be asked not to go to the gym or do any strenuous physical activity for 6 weeks. You will also be advised to sleep upright on your back with lots of pillows. 

Breast enlargement recovery

Our surgeons

Mr Fateh Ahmad

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Mr Jonathan Britto

Specialty: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Mr Nigel Carver

Specialty: Plastic Surgery

Mr Garrick Georgeu

Specialty: Cosmetic Surgery

Mr Matthew Griffiths

Specialty: Cosmetic Surgery

Mr Adam Sierakowski

Specialty: Cosmetic, Plastic & Hand Surgery

Breast enlargement FAQs

Is breast enlargement surgery safe?

Breast enlargement surgery is generally very safe. It has a good complication profile and serious complications are rare.

Are there any risks of breast enlargement surgery?

Like any surgery, breast enlargement surgery does have some risks that patients will need to be aware of. These include:

  • Capsular contracture – when scar tissue shrinks around the implant, leading to the breast feeling hard
  • Infection
  • Wound taking a long time to heal
  • Bleeding and blood clots
  • Implant rotating within the breast
  • Nerve problems in the nipples

However, the vast majority of people who undergo breast enlargement surgery will experience no complications. You can minimise your risk of developing complications by following all post-surgery advice from your surgeon. 

How long does a breast enlargement take?

Breast enlargement surgery usually takes 1-1.5 hours, but can sometimes be quicker.

How much scarring is left after breast enlargement surgery?

There usually isn’t much visible scarring left after breast enlargement surgery. This is because one incision is made for each breast under the breast crease. It is usually 4-5cm and, once healed, will be hidden in the natural crease of the breast.

Do you offer finance options?

Yes, we offer finance options for breast enlargement surgery. You can discuss this with our appointments booking team when you phone to arrange your initial consultation.

Book your consultation

Take the first steps towards your new breasts by booking in your initial consultation. Call us on 01245 801234 today or fill in the below form and a member of the team will be in touch. Please make sure to select Cosmetic Surgery and provide more details about your enquiry in the box provided.

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