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Led by plastic surgeon Dr. Ayad Harb, we pride ourselves on the standard of care, quality and safety of our treatments.

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SRGN has three state of the art clinic locations in Central London, Bicester & Ascot.

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Breast Augmentation

Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Dr. Ayad Harb, one of the world's leading plastic surgeons

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts, providing a more appealing contour and a boost in self-confidence. At SRGN clinic, we offer individualized care and state-of-the-art techniques to ensure each patient receives the results they desire.

The breast augmentation procedure can be performed using implants or fat transfer. The choice between these methods depends on the patient's body type, preferences, and the surgeon's professional recommendation.

Implant Augmentation: Implants come in various sizes and shapes, made of silicone or saline. The surgeon will help determine the best type for you based on your desired appearance and body proportions. Implant placement may be above or below the muscle, and incisions are typically hidden to minimize visible scarring.

Fat Transfer Augmentation: This method utilizes liposuction to harvest fat from another part of the body, which is then purified and carefully injected into the breasts. It's a natural alternative for those who prefer not to use implants.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and careful attention is given to detail and safety at every stage of the procedure. The specific surgical technique is determined by the chosen method of augmentation, the patient's anatomy, and the surgeon's experience.

Postoperative care at SRGN clinic includes close monitoring and a clear recovery plan to ensure a smooth healing process. Follow-up appointments with the surgeon are scheduled to assess progress and address any questions or concerns.

Breast augmentation is more than just a cosmetic procedure; it's a journey towards a new self-image and a more positive relationship with your body. It can restore lost volume, correct asymmetry, and provide a more youthful appearance to the breasts. The procedure can also be a significant component of breast reconstruction after mastectomy or other surgical interventions.

The decision to undergo breast augmentation is deeply personal, and the team at SRGN clinic respects and understands this. We believe in working closely with our patients, from the initial consultation through recovery, to ensure that their experience is empowering, satisfying, and in line with their expectations.

With years of expertise and a commitment to excellence, the surgeons at SRGN clinic are ready to help you achieve the look you desire through breast augmentation. The journey towards a more fulfilled and confident you begins with understanding your goals and crafting a personalized treatment plan to bring those goals to life. Whether you seek subtle enhancement or a more dramatic change, SRGN is here to guide you every step of the way.

At a glance

Treatment Time

1-2 hours


Restricted for the first 24-48 hours

Hospital Stay

Overnight (in most cases)

Full Recovery

4-6 weeks

Time off work

1 week


48 hours post-surgery


6 weeks


1 week

Benefits of the treatment

Breast augmentation enhances the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts, leading to a more balanced figure and an improvement in self-confidence. It allows women to feel more comfortable and confident in their bodies, both in clothing and out. At SRGN clinic, we understand that every patient has unique desires and body contours. Our highly skilled surgeons work closely with each patient to create personalized results, whether it's a subtle enhancement or a more dramatic transformation.

Changes in the body, such as those following pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging, can alter the breasts' appearance. Breast augmentation can restore lost volume and youthful contours, revitalizing your overall appearance. For those with noticeably asymmetrical breasts, augmentation provides a means to achieve more equal size and shape. By using implants of different sizes or carefully sculpting through fat transfer, our surgeons can create a harmonious balance.

Breast augmentation is often an essential part of breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury. It can play a significant role in emotional healing, restoring not just the body but also a sense of wholeness and femininity. With the availability of various implant types and the option of fat transfer, patients have more control over the procedure's outcome. From implant material to size and shape, the patient can choose what feels right for her, guided by professional advice.

Many women find that clothing fits better after breast augmentation. Whether filling out a swimsuit or wearing a fitted dress, the added volume and shape provide more options and comfort in clothing. The increased satisfaction with one's body can lead to positive changes in other life areas, from relationships to professional endeavors. While no surgical procedure can halt the aging process, breast augmentation offers long-lasting results. With proper care and regular check-ups, the enhancements can remain beautiful for many years.

Breast augmentation can be part of a comprehensive body makeover, often combined with procedures like a tummy tuck or liposuction. This comprehensive approach can lead to a complete transformation, aligning the body's appearance with one's inner sense of self. When performed by the experienced surgeons at SRGN clinic, breast augmentation is a safe and proven procedure. We employ the latest techniques and adhere to the highest standards of care to ensure patient safety and satisfaction.

At SRGN, our commitment goes beyond the operating room. We provide ongoing support and guidance through every stage of the process, ensuring that each patient feels cared for and understood. Breast augmentation is a significant decision that can have profound effects on a person's life and well-being. We're dedicated to providing the expertise, care, and compassion needed to make this journey a positive and empowering experience. Your goals and aspirations are at the forefront of what we do, and we're here to help you achieve them with confidence and grace.

Is Breast Augmentation Safe?

Breast augmentation is considered a safe and effective procedure when performed by qualified, experienced surgeons. At SRGN clinic, we adhere to the highest standards of surgical practice, employing state-of-the-art techniques and rigorous safety protocols. Our surgeons are board-certified and have extensive experience in breast augmentation. We conduct a thorough evaluation of each patient's medical history and individual needs to minimize risks. Preoperative planning, careful monitoring during surgery, and postoperative care further contribute to a safe experience. Like all surgical procedures, breast augmentation has inherent risks and potential complications, such as infection, changes in sensation, or implant issues. However, these are rare and are carefully discussed with patients during the consultation process, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the procedure.

What Types Of Implants Are Available?

SRGN clinic offers a variety of implant options to suit different needs and preferences. The two primary types of implants are saline and silicone. Saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution, while silicone implants contain a cohesive gel that mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. Both types come in various sizes, shapes, and textures, allowing customization to achieve the desired look. Our surgeons work closely with patients to understand their goals, provide expert recommendations, and help choose the right implant type. Considerations include body type, lifestyle, existing breast tissue, and aesthetic goals. The decision is a collaborative one, ensuring that the chosen implants align with the patient's expectations and physical needs.

How Long Do The Results Last?

The results of breast augmentation can be long-lasting, often maintaining their appearance for many years. However, it's essential to recognize that implants are not lifetime devices, and they may need to be replaced or revised at some point. Factors such as aging, significant weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and lifestyle choices can affect the longevity of the results. Regular follow-up appointments and monitoring are crucial to maintaining the appearance and health of the breasts. At SRGN clinic, we provide ongoing support and assessment, advising on any necessary adjustments or replacements. Open communication with the surgical team and adherence to postoperative care instructions contribute to lasting, satisfying results.

What Is The Recovery Process Like?

Recovery from breast augmentation is a carefully managed process at SRGN clinic. Immediately after surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, managed with prescribed pain medications. Mobility is often restricted for the first 24-48 hours, with gradual resumption of normal activities over several weeks. A specialized support bra is typically worn to support the healing process. Our surgeons provide detailed postoperative instructions tailored to each patient's specific situation, including guidelines on exercise, lifting, driving, and returning to work. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor progress and address any questions or concerns. Each patient's recovery journey is unique, and our team at SRGN is dedicated to providing personalized care, support, and expertise every step of the way.

Can Breast Augmentation Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Yes, breast augmentation is often combined with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a comprehensive transformation. At SRGN clinic, our skilled surgeons assess each patient's overall aesthetic goals, considering factors like body proportions, skin quality, and lifestyle. Breast augmentation can be paired with a breast lift to address sagging, with a tummy tuck for abdominal contouring, or with liposuction to sculpt other body areas. Combining procedures can provide synergistic results, enhancing the overall appearance and balance of the body. It may also be more time and cost-effective, as several goals can be addressed in a single surgical session. Our surgeons will thoroughly discuss these options during the consultation, ensuring that any combined approach aligns with the patient's needs, safety, and desired outcomes.

About Our Clinic

Located in the heart of Ascot, Bicester, and London, the SRGN Clinic exemplifies afusion of cutting-edge science, unparalleled skill, and an unwavering commitment to patient care. The clinic stands as a beacon of excellence in thefield of aesthetic and plastic surgery.

Leading the team at SRGN is Dr. Ayad Harb, a renowned plastic surgeon and aesthetic trainer. His expertise, honed by years of experience and a genuine passion for improving lives, defines the very core of the clinic's ethos. Dr. Harb's innovative techniques, combined with an artistic eye for detail, enable him to deliver consistently exceptional results that are tailored to each patient's individual needs and desires.

At SRGN, we believe in the transformative power of aesthetic and plastic surgery. Our treatments, ranging from non-invasive procedures to complex surgical interventions, are designed to enhance and accentuate your natural beauty. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable, and confidential environment where you can discuss your aesthetic goals openly, and together we create a treatment plan that brings these goals to life.

Every member of the SRGN team shares a deep commitment to patient care. We prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction from the moment you step into our clinic. Each of our facilities mirrors the luxury and tranquility of their surroundings, offering a serene space where you can embark on your journey to self-improvement.

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