Category: Breast Enlargement Surgery (Augmentation)

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What’s the perfect breast implant size?

After the awesome eighties we had the minimal nineties where natural smaller breasts adorned the waif-like frame of models like Kate Moss. Then we swung to the ultra-glam days of the WAGs sporting large perfectly round breasts. But with Victoria Beckham opting for a more understated look these days, what’s a girl to do? How […]

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Breast Enlargement Surgery in Essex with Mr Mobinulla Syed

Considering breast enlargement surgery and looking for a surgeon close to home? Find out more about what you can expect from breast augmentation surgery with the Essex-based experts at Aurora Clinics part of The Private Clinic. What is breast enlargement surgery? Breast enlargement surgery also known as a breast augmentation is a form of cosmetic surgery […]

How the Keller Funnel has reduced Breast Augmentation Scar Size

If you’re thinking about breast enlargement, but put off by the scars, you have nothing to worry about if your surgeon is using the Keller Funnel technique. With breast enlargement being one of the words top cosmetic procedures any leaps forward in techniques are big news. Two years ago the Keller Funnel  was a relatively […]

View our latest before and after photos of Breast Enlargement Surgery

Breast uplift or breast enlargement? 2 DIY techniques to diagnose breast droop

Do you look in the mirror and wonder whether your breasts are in proportion? Maybe they lack fullness or your nipples sit too low. Breast droop also known as breast ptosis is a term to describe how your nipple sits in relation to your sternal notch and your inframammary fold (the fold underneath the breast). We […]

Request your FREE Breast Enlargement Video Guide

At Aurora Clinics we understand that choosing to undergo elective surgery such as a breast augmentation is a big decision. Our ethos is to provide as much information to you as possible during this process so that you can make an informed decision that is right for you. We have a number of different resources available for […]

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Breast Augmentation Information Evening

Are you considering breast augmentation surgery? Want more information about your options and what’s involved in the treatment? Then we’d love to see you at our breast augmentation information evening on Wednesday 16th March. We will begin the evening with an introduction to Aurora Clinics and an insight into breast augmentation surgery from Mr Adrian Richards, our […]

Aurora Clinics: Crisalix surgery simulator

Considering Breast Enlargement? Come and try our new 3D Plastic Surgery Simulator

Are you curious how you’d look with a Breast Enlargement? Come and find out with our new Crisalix Plastic Surgery Simulator. When you’re considering any plastic surgery procedure, there’s plenty to think about. But the biggie is what you can expect to look like afterwards. You may be deeply unhappy with something and desperately want […]

Aurora Clinics: Breast Enlargement injections - do they work?

The perfect boob job from A-Z…

Thinking about Breast Enlargement? Read our guide to getting the best out of your boob job. A-Z of the perfect boob job Ask for help You’ll be out of action for a while after your op. Driving and lifting are a particular no-no for the first week or so, which can be a pain. So […]

Aurora Clinics: Breast Enlargement injections - do they work?

Breast Augmentation – what decisions will you need to make?

Thousands of women every year choose to enlarge their breasts, and most are delighted with their results. But to get there, they’ve had to make several important decisions along the way.  Breast augmentation has a fair number of variables to consider – and that’s on top of all your research to find a great surgeon. Let’s take […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo showing patient before breast enlargement surgery with Keller funnel

Short scar Breast Enlargement now available – thanks to the Keller Funnel

If you’re thinking about breast enlargement, but put off by the scars, the Keller Funnel may be the development you’ve been waiting for. The cosmetic industry is rapidly advancing, with new techniques and products being developed all the time. And with breast enlargement being the world’s no. 1 cosmetic procedure, any leaps forward in technique […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo showing Rachel one week after breast augmentation

My Breast Augmentation Journey with Aurora Clinics – Rachel

This week, another of our patients at Aurora has kindly decided to share her experience. Rachael had breast augmentation and breast lift with Adrian Richards to correct severe asymmetry. You can read her personal diary below. For more details and photos, Rachel’s also shared her breast augmentation story over on the RealSelf website, which is […]

Aurora Clinics: Transgender breast surgery is available at Aurora Clinics

Transgender Breast Surgery available from Miles Berry at Aurora

With Bruce Jenner revealing his new female identity, Caitlyn, in a Vanity Fair photo spread this week, gender reassignment is in the news. It’s a subject we haven’t spoken about often, though we’ve long offered transgender breast surgery at our clinics. So in the light of Caitlyn’s going public, we thought it was a great opportunity […]

Aurora Clinics: Photo showing Breast Enlargement Patient Samantha

Breast Enlargement patient Samantha Rea discusses op in the Telegraph

Fighting off stiff competition, it’s still the world’s favourite cosmetic surgery procedure. Every year, women wanting to enhance their looks are choosing this op above all others. Even with a 20% dip last year, there were a whopping 8,609 women in the UK who had surgery to boost their busts. But WHY do so many […]

Aurora Clinics: Breast Enlargement injections - do they work?

Do Breast Enlargement injections really work?

If you’re interested in the ever-evolving world of cosmetic treatments, you’re probably familiar with the concept of Breast Enlargement injections. Last month, US-based plastic surgeon Dr Norman Rowe, who operates in New York, revealed to the world his latest project – a short-term breast augmentation using saline injections, dubbed ‘Vacation Breasts’. The finer details of […]

The future of breast implants – what will breast enlargement look like in 10 years?

Breast enlargement, the world’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, sees thousands of women every year choosing to boost their bust with the help of breast implants and a skilled surgeon. And unlike the early days of the procedure, choosing which type of implants is often as big a decision as choosing a surgeon. With so […]

Watch Kirsty’s Breast Enlargement video diary

If you’re considering breast enlargement but have lots of questions going around in your mind, you’re certainly not alone. The prospect of having any surgical procedure is something most people feel a little apprehensive about. It’s natural to feel unsure about something that you’ve never experienced before. One of the best ways to learn what […]

Breast implants for granddaughter’’s birthday

We’re more used to hearing about grandparents treating their grandchildren to some sweets, or perhaps a new toy. But Amy Hart from Worthing, East Sussex has received an unorthodox gift from her grandma and granddad – they have paid £5,000 for her to have breast implants. Speaking in the Daily Star, 22-year-old Amy told how […]

Your Questions Answered by the Surgeons at Aurora Clinics

Will weight loss change my breasts after Breast Enlargement?

Breast Enlargement questions: Hi there, I am due to get married later this year, and am planning to have a breast enlargement before then. Before I book, I have a few questions that I hope you can answer? I am in the process of losing weight and am still 2 stone away from my desired look. […]

Thinking about Breast Enlargement?

Breast Enlargement is the world’’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, and growing in popularity all the time. Figures released by BAAPS this week show the procedure saw a 13% increase last year in the UK, and it is by far the most requested surgery at our clinics. If you are thinking about breast enlargement surgery, […]

Don’’t fancy your father seeing your breasts? Not these two

Two American daughters are proud to be walking advertisements for their father’’s trade – he is a plastic surgeon and they have both undergone breast augmentation surgery by his own fair hands. The two sisters, who were adopted as babies and are both 25, expressed an interest in their father’’s profession from a young age […]

Courtney Stodden cites Plastic Surgery as primary reason for marriage breakdown

In the marriage that no one really expected to last, reality star Courtney Stodden and actor husband Doug Stanhope announced their separation earlier this month. Although no reasons were given at the time an E! video interview with Stodden gives us some more insight on the matter. The diminutive but highly enhanced American 19-year-old admitted […]

Reality TV show ‘The Valleys’ mirrors other reality show trends

There’’s a new reality TV series on our screens and this time the girls are brasher, there’’s even more nudity and they get even more dressed up than those in The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) and Newcastle’’s Geordie Shore. The Valleys is a reality show that brings young men and women from the Welsh […]

Reality TV star fixes previous boob job and increases cup size

Geordie Shore star Holly Hagan has revealed the reason behind her latest boob job to Now magazine, citing weight loss and the resulting impact it had on her original implants. The reality star, now 21, had her first boob job at 18. Since then she has lost two stone in weight and the result of […]

Has Hollywood actress Hayden Panettiere had a boob job?

Recent shots of the 23-year-old in her bikini show a rather different figure to previous bikini photographs, leading to speculation that the star has had breast implants. Previous photos show a much flatter chest with minimal cleavage whereas the new ones show her filling out her bikini top and sporting an ample cleavage. In addition […]

Natalie Portman suspected of Breast Enlargement

Natalie Portman struck a very slim, and consequently flat-chested, look for the critically acclaimed film Black Swan, released two years ago in 2010. Now however latest promo shots for her upcoming movie reveal a rather fuller outline, in particular a noticeably fuller bust. Could it be that the actress has turned to breast implants as […]

Saline vs Silicone implants – is one better than the other?

Two Florida plastic surgeons have this week gone public in the saline versus silicone breast implants debate. So which, if either, is better – and what verdict did the surgeons ultimately reach? The fact is, which is what the surgeons also concluded, neither option is necessarily better than the other, but they have different features […]

Katie Price in post-op agony after fifth Breast Enlargement

Katie Price, who is no stranger to plastic surgery, flew to Belgium this summer for her fifth breast enlargement operation and suffered complications as a result. The model and reality TV star knew that because of her previous surgeries this one could be complicated. She was also apparently out partying the night before the operation, […]

Your Questions Answered by the Surgeons at Aurora Clinics

Can I have Breast Enlargement and Inverted Nipple Correction together?

Breast Enlargement & Inverted Nipple Surgery question: Hi, I am looking to have a breast enlargement as well as inverted nipple correction – is it possible to have these at the same time? Thanks. Breast Enlargement & Inverted Nipple Surgery answer: Thank you very much for your question. It certainly is possible to have a […]

US glamour model seeking Breast Enlargement for MMM bust

Lacey Wildd, glamour model and recent subject of US TV show ‘Extreme Surgery’, has revealed her plans to increase her LLL bust to a mind-boggling triple M cup size. Her breasts, which weigh 21lbs, are already so large that she has had an internal bra surgically fitted, with a combination of her own fat and […]

Breast implants and breast screening

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many, if not all, of us will have been affected by this disease in some way, often knowing someone who has suffered from it. There has been speculation over the years that breast implants can help contribute to the risk of breast cancer, however this is an […]

Rihanna to get Breast Enlargement?

According to US tabloid The National Enquirer, worldwide pop sensation Rihanna is considering undergoing breast enlargement surgery to increase her bust by at least one cup size. The singer, who is admired worldwide for her figure, is supposedly going to do so at the behest of violent ex Chris Brown, who she split from in […]

US Plastic Surgeon criticises fat-transfer Breast Enlargement

Although the technology for breast enlargement through fat transfer has been around for some time, it has not reached the levels in popularity that silicone and saline implants have. Some are now considering it as a more natural alternative to breast implants, although Indiana surgeon Dr Gustavo E. Galante has raised some concerns over this […]

Uproar as “Princess Ariel” gets Breast Enlargement

She’s one of Disney’s most famous and well-loved characters, but a cosmetic surgery clinic in Caracas, Venezuela seems to think that Princess Ariel from the Little Mermaid would benefit from a little cosmetic improvement. In a controversial poster promoting the Clinica Dempere, a smiling redhead mermaid (bearing a striking resemblance to Princess Ariel) is laying […]

Breast Enlargement celebrates 50-year anniversary

We’ve already had one cosmetic milestone this year, with the 10-year anniversary of Botox’s approval as a wrinkle treatment. But now another one has come along. The first-ever silicone breast implant procedure was performed 50 years ago this year. Pioneers Dr Frank Gernow and Dr Thomas Cronin in Houston, Texas, developed the very first silicone […]

Breast Enlargement a family affair for mum and daughters from Nottinghamshire

A mother and four of her daughters from Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, have between them had £50,000 worth of breast enlargement surgery. The Marshall family, which includes mum Chantal and daughters Emma, Ripley, Terri and Tara, have come under fire for speaking on television about their surgery, and about how they like ‘the fake look’. […]

Enterprising woman takes novel approach to financing Breast Enlargement

Breast enlargement is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures – but it doesn’t come cheap. And one American woman struggling to find the cash for her surgery has embarked on an unusual fundraising quest. Chrissy Lance, 37, from Ohio, has decided to appeal to the kindness of strangers for the money. And she […]

An inside look at the Nagor breast implants factory (VIDEO)

We have just uploaded our latest video to the website. The video gives you an inside look at the Nagor breast implants factory in Cumbernauld, Scotland. We went up to visit the factory with Sarah, Elaine and Victoria, three Aurora Clinics patients who came to us seeking removal and replacement of their PIP breast implants. In […]

Breast Enlargement on the rise in the USA

It was already the most popular cosmetic surgery in America, but Breast Enlargement’s popularity has grown even more in recent years. According to data published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 307,180 breast enlargement procedures were performed in 2011, which represents a significant increase of 4% compared to 2010. New York Plastic Surgeon Dr […]

Second Breast Enlargement thrills Amy Childs

The Only Way is Essex star Amy Childs has just undergone her second Breast Enlargement – and is absolutely thrilled with the results. She had originally had her breasts enlarged at the age of 18. But in recent years, she had become dissatisfied with them because she considered them to be “saggy”. This time, she […]

Breast Enlargement ladies – we want you!

If you’re one of the ladies who have had breast enlargement with us – or you’re currently thinking about having breast enlargement with us – would you give us 30 seconds of your time? We’re always looking to improve the Aurora Clinics website and make sure we’re providing the most useful information, so we thought […]

Breast Enlargement – a new place to chat

Breast enlargement is one of our most popular procedures here at Aurora. With that in mind, we’ve decided to create a space where women interested in breast enlargement at Aurora Clinics can chat to each other. So may we present…….our brand new Facebook group! The “Breast enlargement at Aurora Clinics” group is open to women […]

Breast Enlargement surgery & pregnancy

Will my breasts change if I get pregnant after having breast implants? At Aurora Clinics, we are often asked by patients who are considering breast enlargement surgery whether they should have their surgery before or after having children and whether pregnancy would have any impact on their breast implants. The essential thing to note is: your breasts […]

The Top 2 Cosmetic Surgery procedures for Mums

Are You a Mum Considering Cosmetic Surgery? Many people mistakenly believe that mums don’t or shouldn’t consider cosmetic surgery because of their busy lives with their children. In fact, at Aurora Clinics we have found this not to be the case. We actually treat a lot of mums with children of varying ages. Why Do […]

Patient Satisfaction Survey – Aurora Clinics

The Results of our Recent Aurora Clinics Patient Satisfaction Survey Revealed Aurora Clinics take our patients’ satisfaction very seriously. As such, we consistently collect feedback from patients who have completed a whole range of plastic or cosmetic surgery procedures with us. Each month we collate those results and see how we can improve. Here are […]

Breast Implants: What is the Difference between the CE Mark & FDA Approval?

A frequently asked question at Aurora Clinics recently has been: “ Are Nagor breast implants as good as Allergan because Allergan have FDA Approval whilst Nagor have a CE Mark instead?”  With increasing numbers of ladies currently opting for implant replacement (following the recent PIP implants scare) this question is on the minds of many. […]

Breast Implant Surgery is for Life, not just Valentines Day!

Be Careful what you Commit to this Valentines Day Breast enlargement surgery with implants is the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment worldwide all year round. Around Valentines Day though, bookings for this treatment typically peak even more as thoughts turn to looking good in lacey lingerie and a special surprise for our partners. This year, […]

Introducing Aurora Clinics’ Team of Expert Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeons

Meet Some of our Aurora Clinics’ Expert Surgeons If you have been researching Aurora Clinics UK for your cosmetic surgery procedure, chances are that you found lots of videos and articles by Mr Adrian Richards. Adrian Richards (Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon) Mr. Richards is Aurora’’s Clinical Director and a fantastic surgeon – he was voted […]

Breast Implants and Aeroplane Flying

Is it safe to fly in an aeroplane with my breast implants? You may have heard about breast implants exploding at high altitudes – this is just a myth! It is completely safe to fly not too long after breast enlargement surgery with silicone breast implants. In fact, many of our breast enlargement patients have […]

BAAPS Statistics 2011: Cosmetic Surgery Trends at Aurora Clinics and Beyond

The annual BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) cosmetic surgery statistics got a little lost this year amidst the PIP Implants media frenzy. Nonetheless, they make for interesting reading so we thought you might like a summary of the findings and how they relate to us here at Aurora Clinics. UK Cosmetic Surgery Last […]

3 Tips to Get The Best from your 2012 Cosmetic Surgery

Last year, our ‘New Year: New You Resolutions’ blog was a big hit. This year, however, with the media dominated by the PIP implant scandal and talk of a second recession getting people down, it is easy to forget how little changes – not just the big ones like cosmetic surgery – can really get […]

PIP Implants: Keep Calm and Carry On (Cautiously)

If you woke yesterday to the breaking news that the PIP implants controversy had taken yet another turn, you would be forgiven for feeling somewhat confused. The debate over PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) Implant safety is not new. The Aurora Clinics Blog reported back in April on the issues surrounding PIP implant safety . In November, surgical Director […]

What to Bring to your Breast Enlargement Sizing Consultation

Here at Aurora Clinics, we frequently get asked by patients what they should wear or bring to their breast enlargement sizing consultation, so we thought we would compile this quick checklist to help! Why do I need a sizing consultation? The Breast Enlargement Sizing consultation is a really important part of your decision to have […]

French woman’s death sparks renewed PIP fears: Aurora advise about breast implant safety

Guest blog by Amin Elmubarak for Aurora Clinics PIP Implants: The Background According to a popular consumer watch website, on March 30, 2010, France’s health regulators issued a recall of all pre-filled silicone breast implants manufactured by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), a company based in southern France. The breast implant recall is said to affect […]

Breast Cancer Month Blog: Breast Cancer concerns? What Cosmetic Surgery can do for you.

As October draws to a close, Aurora Clinics cannot forget to mention that this month has been devoted to Breast Cancer Awareness. For a cosmetic surgery centre with many expert surgeons specialising in breast surgery procedures, this is a topic very close to our hearts. In the field of cosmetic surgery, breast cancer has an impact […]

Breast Enlargement sizing: how to measure your cup size

Breast Enlargement Surgery – – How to Measure Your Cup Size At Aurora Clinics, we’’re often asked in our breast enlargement clinic how to measure your cup size. Studies have shown that over 80% of UK women are wearing bras which are the incorrect cup size for them! Interestingly, the most common UK cup size […]

Are Breast Implants safe after having breast cancer?

Guest Blog by By Lisa Moore of Plastic Surgery Guide Are Breast Implants Safe for Patients who have had Breast Cancer? In the aftermath of cancer treatments like mastectomies, many women opt to have reconstructive surgery. The most popular type of reconstructive surgery involves breast implants. Before opting for such a procedure, however, most patients […]

Top Tips: when to remove or replace your Breast Surgery implants?

How can you tell when it’s time to replace your breast surgery implants? Increasingly, patients want to know whether they should have their implants exchanged, what are the pros, what are the cons. Here is a Top Tips guide by Aurora Clinics’ expert surgeons to put your mind at rest… If your breasts feel OK and […]

Cosmetic Surgery: hospital worries explained…

Cosmetic Surgery: Worries about being in hospital Most people have some worries and concerns about having any kind of operation and being in hospital. People going into hospital for surgery for breast enlargement often come up with the following questions: 1. How many people stay overnight in hospital following surgery? Whenever possible, after you have […]

Can I examine my breasts for lumps after having Breast Implants?

Our specialist surgeons often get asked by patients about Breast Enlargement surgery and how breast implants might affect examination for breast cancer. In fact, if you have had breast enlargement surgery there is no need to be concerned about this. Can I examine my breasts for lumps after Breast Implant Surgery? Yes, it is possible […]

Busted about my Breast Implants! Will people know I’’ve had Breast Enlargement Surgery?

Breast Enlargement Surgery at Aurora Clinics: Are the Results Obvious? Generally, Aurora Clinics’ aim to produce a very natural-looking bust which nobody could guess is the product of breast enlargement surgery. Our aim is to match your bust to your shoulders and hips to create a natural, feminine figure without making you look top-heavy or […]

Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery: A Good Advert?

Are Celebrities Good Adverts for Cosmetic Surgery? On balance, we feel that many celebrities are not particularly good adverts for cosmetic and plastic surgery. Here are the reasons why… Celebrities who are in the press for having had cosmetic or plastic surgery are frequently those who have had very obvious – and sometimes extreme – […]

Should I choose saline or silicone Breast Implants?

When deciding to have breast enlargement surgery one of the major issues that crops up is whether to opt for saline or silicone breast implants for your breast augmentation. As with many decisions there are pros and cons to be weighed up before you can make an informed choice. What are the pros and cons […]

Kirsty’s Breast Enlargement surgery experience: REAL patient report!

Big Brands Use Bullying Tactics For Breast Enlargement Surgery I had been looking into having Breast Enlargement Surgery for quite a while and had initially gone to see the ‘large high street companies’ which advertise on TV, the underground and social networking sites. I found it strange that I didn’t meet with a surgeon or […]

4 Bilateral Breast Enlargement surgery myths

Bilateral Breast Enlargement Surgery Myths There are many myths regarding breast enlargement surgery. These include the fact that: Breast implants can mysteriously blow up whilst flying at altitude. Silicone implants can deflate whilst scuba diving. Seatbelts should not be worn with breast implants. Breast examinations are impossible after breast enlargement surgery. Aurora Clinics decided that […]

My Experience of Breast Enlargement at Aurora Clinics

Reading through the March newsletter, I noticed you were looking for people to report back on their experiences of surgery with Aurora. Here’s my story… I met Mr Richards just before Christmas to discuss the possibility of breast enlargement surgery – something I’d been considering for years, but had been too scared to pursue. Mr […]

Are your Breast Implants a timebomb? The explosive truth about PIP implants

Already had a Breast Enlargement? Or perhaps you’’ve been researching getting one? Either way, you’’ve probably heard the recent scandal about PIP “exploding” implants. But how seriously did you take it? PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) Implants are simply the name of a brand. They are French and, for the past 20 years, have been very […]

Zoe’s Diary of her Bilateral Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)

I checked into Auroa Clinics in Northampton (The Three Shires) at 7.30 am feeling excited and apprehensive with my bloke (who is hospital phobic) at my side looking as anxious as me!! We got shown to my room and almost straight away a nurse came in to admit me, ask a few questions and tick a few […]

Explaining the latest Cosmetic Surgery trends: new 2010 BAAPS statistics

Some clear trends in Cosmetic Surgery were apparent when The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) released the UK’’s 2010 statistics this week. Despite the recession, there are more cosmetic surgery procedures being carried out in the UK than ever: a 5% increase on the previous year. But whilst some procedures are clearly on […]

Do I need Cosmetic or Plastic Surgery? The differences explained

The terms ‘Plastic Surgery’ and ‘Cosmetic Surgery’ are often used interchangeably or cause confusion: many people in the UK think that ‘Plastic Surgery’ is just the American term, when in fact it is a completely different field. When looking into procedures to change the way you look, it is important to get the basic terminology […]

Breast capsules – what is the best treatment for me?

Mr. Richards (Aurora Clinics) performs a Capsulectomy If you’re unlucky enough to develop breast capsules after breast enlargement there are a number of treatments available for you. The first and most simple is gentle massage of the breasts. In early capsulisation there is some evidence that gently massaging the tissue on the breasts to the 12 […]

What are breast capsules and how are they best treated?

All foreign materials in our body become surrounded by a thin layer of tissue. This is the body’s way of fending off material that it does not recognize.This occurs around hip replacements, heart valves and any implant or device.  With breast implants, in the majority of patients, this lining (which is called a capsule) remains soft and […]

When will I be able to get back to normal activities following Breast Enlargement surgery?

With modern anaesthetics and surgical techniques, recovery is now much quicker following breast enlargement surgery. Generally, we do advise people in manual work to take a week off work and then they find they can return to normal activities. During the week after surgery most people do have some discomfort in their chest which they […]

How uncomfortable will I be after breast surgery?

Generally, breast surgery is not as painful as many people think. Of the 3 main procedures, breast uplift, breast reduction and breast enlargement, breast enlargement tends to be the most uncomfortable. This is because the tissues are stretched and most people have a feeling of tightness in the chest following surgery. In the 8 hours following surgery […]

Can I develop bad scarring following Breast Enlargement surgery?

As a guide if you have developed unsightly scars in other areas of the body you are more likely to developed unsightly scars following breast enlargement surgery. If you do developed more or lumpy scars I would think very carefully about having breast augmentation surgery as what is discussed are lumpy and unsightly they are […]

What type of breast implants are most used in the United Kingdom?

The main types of breast implants used in the United Kingdom are those made by the following companies: 1. Allergan 2. Mentor 3. Nagor 4. Eurosilimed 5. Sebbin. All these breast implant manufacturers have different pros and cons but all have a long safety track record and are among the best implants available today in […]

I am considering breast surgery. What advice would you give me to help me select my surgeon?

When considering any type of plastic surgery, it is very important to do research adequately. In particular, to seek a consultation with a surgeon who specialises in the field you are considering. For example, most plastic surgeons will have specialised in facial rejuvenation surgery such as facelifts or body surgery. It is certainly worthwhile asking your […]

Carly talks about her recent Breast Enlargement Surgery

Here Carly talks about her recent Breast Enlargement Surgery that she had carried out six weeks ago by Mr Adrian Richards, Leading Plastic Surgeon for Aurora Clinics. To find out more about Mr Richards and the procedures he carries out please visit our website.

Polyurethane-coated implants: are they a significant advance?

Recently, there has been lots of information in the press about the use of polyurethane implants for breast enlargement, and there has been a resurgence in their use. The main advantages of polyurethane implants over conventional textured implants are that they: Reduce the rate of capsular contracture. Reduce the risk of implant descent. The polyurethane-coated […]

Rupture of breast implants and a case we operated on today

The video and photos below show an interesting case of a lady we operated on earlier today.   This patient had Breast Enlargement surgery six years ago with what looks like thin-walled cohesive gel implants. You can see the implant on the right was ruptured while the implant on the left was intact. We managed to […]

The double-bubble effect – how we treated a patient

Today in clinic we saw a very interesting patient who had a Breast Augmentation five years ago. From examination, her implants were lying in a very high position under the muscle. We could tell the implants were under the muscle by asking her to place her hands on her hips and press inwards. This causes the […]

Rippling following Breast Enlargement – what is the cause?

Rippling is unfortunately a possibility with breast implants – but what causes it, and how can it be corrected? People develop rippling in the upper part of the breast because there is insufficient soft tissue padding over the implant. This allows the outline of the implant to show through the skin. Rippling can be avoided […]

Is it possible to remove breast implants and still achieve a reasonable size bust?

Yesterday we performed an operation on a lady who had previously had breast augmentation performed by another surgeon. She felt that her breasts were too large, so we performed a removal of the implants and redistributed the remaining breast tissue. This gave her a smaller, neater bust with a slight uplift. We have found that in […]

Saline implants – is there a reason for having them?

Type of implants is just one of the decisions you have to make when having breast enlargement. But is there a reason to choose saline implants over silicone? Saline implants are essentially composed of a thin silicone shell and filled up with salty water (saline). The advantage of these implants is that they are not silicone, […]

Saline or silicone breast implants?

There are two main types of breast implants – saline (salt water-filled implants) and silicone implants. Since the silicone controversy 20 years ago, silicone implants were removed from the market in the United States. However, there was never enough evidence for them to be removed from the market in the UK and most of Europe. There have […]

How can I tell whether my breast implants are under the muscle?

This is a question we are often asked and many people are not sure whether their breast implants have been placed under the muscle or over the muscle. There is a simple test for this. If you place your hands on your hips and press inwards this contracts the muscle of your chest. If the […]

Which is the best incision for breast implants?

Which is the best incision for breast implants? Aurora’s Specialist Breast Surgeon Adrian Richards shares his thoughts. Essentially there are 4 ways of introducing a breast implant and these are as follows: 1. Through a 3-4 centimetre incision in the fold underneath the breast. 2. Through the armpit. 3. Through an incision at the base […]

Can you have a breast enlargement after Macrolane?

Can you have a breast enlargement after Macrolane? Adrian Richards shares his thoughts… The answer to this is yes. I’m seeing an increasing amount of patients who have had Macrolane treatment in the last couple of years. Most patients who have had Macrolane decide to have a formal breast enlargement with silicone implants. This is […]

Breast implants – do they need replacing?

This is one of the common questions we’re asked in clinic and our answer is generally unless there is a problem with the breast implant they do not need replacing. With the latest fourth generation of breast implants, the manufacturers recommend that they are guaranteed for at least 15 years against rupture. However, the technology […]

Polyurethane Implants – what’s all the fuss about?

Recently, there has been a lot of interest in the use of polyurethane implants. These are silicone implants coated with a polyurethane foam. This implants are now used much more than previously, and the principal reason for this is they have a very low capsular contraction rate. Capsular contraction is caused by the body forming […]

Breast Enlargement Surgery – under the muscle or over

Here, Aurora Clinics Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards shares his thoughts on the placement of breast implants. I find the decision as to whether to place implants above or below the muscle a difficult one and each surgeon that I talked to has a different percentage of patients in which they place the implant under or […]

A testimonial from Janice

Hi there, Reading through the March newsletter, I noticed you were looking for people to report back on their experiences of surgery with Aurora, so I thought I would share mine. I met Mr Richards just before Christmas to discuss the possibility of breast surgery – something I’d been considering for years, but had been […]

Botched boob jobs up by 30% a year in the UK

The number of British women suffering botched breast implant surgeries has increased by a shocking 30 per cent in a year, figures have revealed. Figures from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency showed that surgeons received 173 complaints last year – up from 135 in 2007, reports the News of the World. Health watchdogs […]

When should you replace your implants?

Worried about implant removal and replacement and when’s the right time? Read on. Hello, my name’s Adrian Richards. I’m a Plastic Surgeon and the Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics. Today I’m going to be talking about replacement of breast implants. This is an increasing problem and I’m seeing more and more patients who come to me to […]

Breast Implants – behind the muscle

Thinking about Breast Enlargement surgery? Below, Aurora Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards talks about a recent operation where he positioned the implants behind the muscle. Hello, my name’’s Adrian Richards. I’’m a Plastic Surgeon and the Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics. Today I’ll be taking you through each stage of a procedure which I recently performed on a lady, inserting a teardrop […]

Breast Implants – in front of the muscle

Thinking about Breast Enlargement surgery? Below, Aurora Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards talks about a recent operation where he positioned the implants in front of the muscle. Hello, my name’’s Adrian Richards. I’’m a Plastic Surgeon and the Surgical Director of Aurora Clinics. Today I’’m going to be talking to you about the different stages in a sub-glandular breast implant. This […]

What to bring to your sizing appointment

Hi, I’’m Aggie Oakley. I tend to do a lot of the breast sizings for Mr Richards and the other consultants working in the practice, and I’d like to talk to you about breast sizing appointments. When I actually do a breast sizing, I ask patients to bring lots of different tops along with them, tops […]

Aneka discusses her Breast Enlargement Procedure with Mr Adrian Richards

Thinking about Breast Enlargement surgery? Below is an interview between a patient, Aneka, and Aurora Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards, where she talks about her experience of surgery. Hi Aneka, you had breast augmentation surgery six weeks ago. Can you tell us how you felt coming in, having the consultation, how the whole process went, making an appointment etc?  I […]

An Aurora patient explains her experience of having a Breast Augmentation

We always like to hear how our patients have found their experience with us. Below is a patient’s account of her Breast Augmentation at Aurora Clinics, in her own words. “I decided to have my operation done after years of going through ‘‘shall I, shan’’t I’’. A friend of mine had it done and a […]