Breast Enlargement

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Enlargement

Breast enlargement is the most popular of all he cosmetic surgery procedures.

Who is it suitable for?

Women have lots of different motives for having their breasts enlarged – from reconstruction after surgery such as breast removal, to balancing out uneven breast size, to increasing volume after pregnancy or weight loss or just to increase self-confidence with a more preferred body image.

Whatever your reasons, there are highly-experienced surgeons throughout the world who can help you achieve the look you desire. However, it is worthwhile bearing in mind that the surgery may not correct drooping breasts, and you may need a breast lift procedure as well to realize your expectations.

What is used to increase the size of my breasts?

The size of the breasts can be increased in two ways ways:

- Liposuction

This uses fat removed from another part of the body which is injected into the breasts (it's also known as autologous fat transfer). This option achieves natural-looking results, but is only really advocated if you are looking for a small increase in size.

- Breast Implants

The majority of people undergoing breast enlargement have breast implants, which can be made from a number of different materials:


Silicone shells are filled with a sterile saline solution. If a problem develops with the implant and the solution leaks it will be absorbed by the body and expelled naturally.


Silicone shells containing silicone gel. These require regular scans to check on the condition of the implants as silicone is not broken-down by the body and should the gel leak it will have to be removed surgically.


Sometimes known as ‘alternative implants’, are usually developed from biocompatible, natural materials, such as soybean oil, which are less harmful if they leak.

You will be able to discuss all the options fully with your surgeon before your surgery takes place, who will outline all the pros and cons of each method, as well as discussing how large you want to go.

What is involved in the breast enlargement procedure and how long does it take?

Most breast enlargement surgery takes between 1 and 2 hours.

There are a number of slightly different techniques for inserting breast implants, depending on what is most suitable for your particular circumstances, and your surgeon’s preferred way of doing things. They can be placed under or over the pectoral muscle, through incisions made either around the outside of the colored part of the nipple, underneath the breast or under the armpit.

The fat transfer method requires two procedures – liposuction of the fat from the donor area and then injecting the processed fat into your breasts.

After your surgery, the incisions will be stitched and you may be dressed with compression garments to assist the healing. Drainage tubes may be inserted to draw fluid away from the wounds.

What is the recovery time for breast enlargement?

You will feel rather sore, stiff and tender once the anesthetic has worn off, but you will be given pain relieving medication to help with this. Over the following few days you may develop swelling and bruising, which will begin to subside after a week. Many people find they are able to return to work after a week (providing they don’t have jobs that require too much activity). Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting is not recommended for at least 6 weeks.

How much doest breast enlargement cost?

In the United States the price is around $11,500, compared to 

Mexico breast enlargement prices - $4,300

Thailand breast enlargement prices - $5,000

The Philippines breast enlargement prices - $3.200