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Breast augmentation in ireland

Breast augmentation in ireland

Breast Augmentations at our Dublin clinic

Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, is a common type of cosmetic surgery. It involves inserting breast implants into the breast tissue area to increase the breast size. Breast augmentation surgery reshapes the breast in a way that looks more appealing. For example, if the breasts are of two different sizes, breast surgery can make the breast sizes more equal. If you would prefer to speak to one of our expert breast surgeons in person about getting breast implant surgery, get in touch today.

Why do people have breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation is a very common type of cosmetic procedure. Many women choose to have breast implants as they get older, after pregnancy or weight loss, as a form of reconstructive, follow-up, further surgery, or just to improve their self-esteem and self-confidence. Many women report feeling more feminine, and more ‘balanced’ after the surgical procedure. One study by the University of Florida revealed that breast enlargement led to a ‘sizeable’ boost in self-esteem for women.

Breast augmentation is sometimes referred to by the more technical name ‘augmentation mammoplasty’ amongst plastic surgeons. On the other hand, in popular culture, this breast enhancement type of surgery is often referred to as a ‘boob job’.

A woman choosing her breast implants.

What are the different types of breast implants?

There are a few different types of implants, and shapes. The brands that we offer are the FDA approved Nagor and Mentor implants.Silicone gel implantsSaline implantsTeardropRound shape

A woman after breast augmentation surgery.

How much does breast augmentation and breast implants surgery cost?

The breast implants that we provide range from €4,600 to €5,100. Factors such as the size of the implants, as well as the type and the placement of the implant, can affect the overall cost. At GBC Clinic Ltd, we do require the cost to be paid upfront beforehand.

What to expect from our consultation service.

Our breast augmentation consultations usually last between 30 – 45 minutes. There, one of our surgeons will talk you through the various breast implant sizes, and advise on which one would be the best for you. We use 3D imaging software to give you a clear idea of what to expect, and what you will look like after the cosmetic surgery. Then we will provide you with a quote, a method to pay, and a date for the breast surgery.

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What to expect from breast augmentation surgery

Prior to arriving at our clinic, your consultant will tell you how long you will be staying for and if you need to bring anything. Then on the day of the procedure, we will invite you to come down to the hospital. After registering in, you will be introduced to your surgical team, including the nurses, the surgeon and the anaesthetist.

The anaesthetist will give you a general anaesthetic, so you will be asleep for the operation. Your aesthetic surgeons will then make the incision to carry out the operation at the inframammary fold (just below the breast). The type of incision will depend on how large the implants are, as well as other things, such as your body-type and the surgeon’s preference. The surgeon may then place the breast implants either under or over the pectoral muscle. (These are known as ‘submuscular’ and ‘subglandular’ placements, respectively.)

And that’s it! After the breast implant has been inserted, the surgeon will then close the incision with layered stitches in the breast tissue. The entire operation shouldn’t take more than 90 minutes. There will be some swelling immediately after the operation, and the incision lines will be visible, but both will fade within 14 days. Breast implants last from 7 – 12 years on average. After which, they may need replacing.

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Measuring for breast implants, Ireland.

After surgery: our breast augmentation aftercare plan

After the operation, our aftercare plan will help you recover quicker and care for your new implants. We normally provide our customers with printed information about their post-operative plan before they leave the hospital.

It should be clear from the information provided, but in any case, we provide a 24/7 number that our clients can call if they have any further questions. We also provide a 24/7 emergency line for clients to call if they experience any potential postoperative problems.
Our clients are also entitled to free postoperative appointments at no extra cost for a period of up to three months after the initial operation (free so long as they do not require surgical intervention).

Recovery after breast surgery

In most instances, you will be able to return to work after 1 or 2 weeks, after your dissolvable stitches are removed. It is recommended to wear a support or sports bra for up to 12 weeks and to keep the scar tissue out of direct sunlight for a year, but for the most part after 6 weeks almost everything will be back to normal. Breast enlargement surgery is not as inconvenient as one would think. There is minimal bruising if any. It does not interfere with breastfeeding capabilities. It is safe to have routine breast cancer screening tests (sometimes referred to as ‘mammograms’) with implants, too.

Day 1 – 45 – 14 days2 weeks4 weeks
Sleep upright in bed to help reduce the swelling.Gradually increase activity.Bruising will fade.Scars will begin to fade.
Support bra is needed.Stitches will be removed.You can think about going back to work.Implants will start to look more natural.
Take things easy at home.Driving is possible.Swelling will go down.Final result can be judged.

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Potential breast augmentation problems

With every surgical procedure, there are small risks and in the initial consultation your surgeon will explain all of these to you. Including how likely they are to occur, and how they are treated if they occur.

Problems range from minor scarring to capsular contracture (where the immune system struggles to adapt to the implants). There may also be instances where the implant rotates in the chest or ruptures. Sometimes breast implants can reduce the amount of breast milk that is produced (but this will not affect the quality of the breast milk itself). There may also be a small link between breast surgery implants and a condition called anaplastic large cell lymphoma.

It is important to remember that your surgeon will address all of these potential problems clearly before the operation and that we run an aftercare service that includes free post-operative appointments for up to three months, and an emergency 24-hour call line if you have any concerns.

Breast implants, Ireland.
A woman checking her breast implants.

A note on our cosmetic surgery team and methods

Our surgeons are members of the Irish General Medical Council and are trained in both general and Oncoplastic surgery — and with a further special interest in cosmetic breast surgery.

They have over 7 years of experience working in breast-related cosmetic surgery. They have routinely and safely performed hundreds of different types of cosmetic and reconstructive breast enlargement surgeries, along with breast reductions, breast lifts, removal and exchange of breast implants.


Surgical Procedures

Here are the guide prices for surgical procedures performed by The Aesthetic Institute. The actual price will depend on the type of implant used (if applicable), whether an overnight hospital stay is required, and the exact procedure carried out.

BreastPrices From €
Breast Augmentation6,800.00
Breast Augmentation Including Breast Lift9,500.00
Breast Lift8,000.00
Breast Reduction8,000.00
Inverted Nipple Correction3,000.00
BodyPrices From €
Full Abdominoplasty Including Liposuction11,500
Mini Abdominoplasty7,900.00
Calf Augmentation (excluding implants)6,500.00
Liposuction Abdomen4,500.00
Liposuction Back4,500.00
Liposuction Tighs4,500.00
Fat Grafting – One Area4,500.00
Fat Grafting – Two Areas5,500.00

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FacePrices From €
Endoscopic Browlift5,900.00
Facial Thread Lift3,000.00
TCA Skin Peels2,000.00
Mid-Face Lift7,800.00
Full Facelift10,000
Blepharoplasty (Upper or Lower)5,500.00
Blepharoplasty (Upper and Lower)7,800.00
Chin Liposuction4,500.00
Chin Augmentation (excluding implant)5,500.00
Otoplasty (Ear Pinning)5,500.00
Lip Augmentation4,500.00


The price of each treatment depends on a number of factors; your individual condition, the extent of the surgery or the treatment required, (i.e. if it is a single intervention or combination treatment), whether an overnight hospital stay is needed. The final price for your surgery or treatment is decided at the consultation stage. Read more about our guide prices for each individual treatment or surgery in the links above.

The price quoted for the surgery with us includes all related fees; the consultant fee, the hospital fee, the anesthetist fee and all of your post operative appointments with your plastic surgeon or nurse. For certain types of procedures where the use of a girdle or sports bra is recommend afterwards, are also included in the price.

You have 24 hours access to your plastic surgeon and other health care professionals 7 days a week following your discharge from the hospital.

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