For the breasts you’ve always wanted
Your breast augmentation and breast enlargement procedure at Karidis Clinic will be carried out by the most prestigious breast surgeons in London.
Breast augmentation surgery, also referred to as a ‘boob job’, is a popular surgical procedure at our London clinic that will increase the size and alter the shape of your breasts with the use of artificial implants. We make sure the results are always natural-looking.
Breast enhancement can help improve symmetry and restore volume that may have been lost due to a number of factors, including rapid weight loss. Breast lift surgery can be performed at the same time as this surgery to achieve the desired result. Due to our collaborative team approach, we can also offer you other cosmetic procedures and treatments at the same time, if you wish. This is convenient when you are planning time off work or you have to plan things around your social life, childcare or family life.
You’ll receive expert cosmetic surgery and aftercare in London, from some of the best, most highly skilled medical professionals. See what can be done: take a look at our breast augmentation before and after images, which highlight our exceptional results.
We can offer you UK-leading consultancy, aftercare and results. Just give us a call for a chat.
The benefits of your breast augmentation at Karidis Clinic
✔ Get a natural-looking result: your surgeon will use experience and skill
✔ Combine treatments: we have a team of expert surgeons
✔ Boost your self-confidence: get your ‘old self’ back with our holistic support
✔ Enjoy exceptional care: five-star consultancy and aftercare
✔ A bespoke service: we treat you as an individual
✔ Enjoy peace of mind: our skilled surgeons are highly experienced
Your breast augmentation recovery guide
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✔ Your expected timeline
✔ Answers to questions you may have
✔ Tips from Stevie, our highly experienced surgical nurse
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FAQs for breast augmentation implants
If you’re healthy, it’s likely that you’ll be suitable — but we have to meet you in person to decide — come in for a consultation. A breast augmentation procedure will increase your confidence and self-esteem. If you feel your breasts are not how you’d like them, then you could be a potential candidate for this procedure.
During your consultation, your surgeon will ask you about your general medical history, including details about any previous breast surgery, family history of breast disease, childbirth and lactation. A discussion will take place, in which your surgeon will try to encompass all the variables present. These will include your age, the size and shape of your breasts, body proportions and the condition of your skin.
The best candidates for breast augmentation are those who are healthy, happy and adopt a pragmatic approach to what their surgery can achieve. While women of all ages can benefit, it’s usually never performed before the breasts are fully developed.
As with any surgical procedure, the decision to undergo breast augmentation should be a personal one and not done to please anyone else. You also need to know that breast enlargement procedure is not a one-off procedure as implants are not designed to last a lifetime.
Breast implants have a rough life expectancy of around 10-15 years, although this can vary. When considering this operation, take into account the cost of replacing the implants and undergoing other surgery in the future.
No — but simply because we will determine exactly what look you want, rather than focusing on the actual cup size. There’s a number of reasons for this. Implants come in a wide variety of sizes and it’s possible for any woman to comfortably carry a variety of sizes on her chest. Plus, most women have a rough idea as to how big they want to be in terms of bra sizes.
As many studies have shown, most women wear the wrong bra size and have conflicting and widely differing perceptions of cup sizes. So it’s unwise to use ‘cup size’ alone in determining your ideal breast size.
To make things even more complicated, breast implant sizes from the manufacturer are measured in volume displacement (i.e. 250 CC) – rather than using the lettering system (A, B etc.) that most bra companies use to size bras. Unfortunately, these two different measuring systems do not correlate or coincide with each other. The aim during the examination will be to determine what look you’re trying to achieve with the surgery — not the cup size.
As you can imagine, different size implants in different framed women give different results. The secret is to choose a size that will give you a more balanced, proportionate look that is more in line with what you want.
During your consultation, your surgeon will take measurements of your breast and chest, and then, according to your wishes, he’ll suggest a size which he believes would be suitable for you.
A wide range of sizer, sample implants will then be demonstrated to you and inserted into a sports-type bra – to give you an idea of your postoperative size. Seeing this visual image of yourself in the mirror, wearing a sample implant will give you a good idea of the end result before surgery.
Bear in mind that it’s not about cup size per se, but more importantly, the look of the breast. In our experience we have found that in general, it’s probably best to err on the side of going slightly bigger than slightly smaller. Most women who we have seen at post operative check up say that in retrospect they would opt to have gone slightly bigger!
Wherever the incision is placed, a scar will always be present. There are people with good scarring ability (most people) and people with poor scarring tendencies (thankfully, quite unusual) so this can’t be predicted before your surgery.
Your surgeon will ensure that all scars are positioned in the most hidden and least-exposed areas. This is why our surgeons prefer inserting the scar under your breast, right in the fold, as this is the least conspicuous place.
All scars are red and lumpy initially, but then normally settle and become less conspicuous with time. Our surgeons pay particular attention to their stitching techniques however, no surgeon can predict the ultimate appearance of any particular scar.
Inserting your breast implant has the effect of expanding the breast skin envelope, giving the appearance of a ‘lift’. However, if there is considerable drooping of your breast before the operation (noted at the time of your consultation), the drooping will recur again (gravity!) and so without additional work you’ll end up with larger, droopier breasts.
If this is noted in your consultation, simultaneous breast uplift or mastopexy is usually recommended to give the best result. In this case, we’ll need to tighten the skin envelope around the breast implant and reposition the nipple to a more desirable level.
Breast augmentation surgery requires the skills of a surgeon, the hospital theatre team and an anaesthetist and the safety and care provided by a great hospital team and setting.
Our fees for the day of your surgery include all of these as well as telephone access to a dedicated patient journey app and post operative nurse once you are home. The price also includes all of your pre-operative and post-operative care and you can call us or come to see us as many times as you like with your questions relating to this procedure . We also give you access to our Practice Coach who will help you through your journey and prepare you for a successful and speedy recovery.
Should you require additional care we can offer that too and factor in everything that you need to make your journey the smoothest and the best for you. Let us know what you need and we’ll give you a detailed quotation after you have seen your surgeon and discussed exactly what you need at your consultation.
For more information on what our surgical fees cover, please visit our fees page.
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Tips from the top
Senior Nurse Suzi says:
A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery – try drinking a fresh green juice every morning.
Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything.
Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products).
Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation.
Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal.
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Before & After Photos
Breast Augmentation & Enlargement (Boob Job) at our London ClinicView Photos