Breast Augmentation Portsmouth

The decision to have breast augmentation is a big one. You need to know that you’re getting a great surgeon, and you want to choose a procedure that will give you the look you want while also meeting your needs.

But where do you start? How do you find out which surgeons are best suited for what kind of procedure? And how do you know if the procedure will give you the results you want?

That’s where we come in! At [company name], our blog is dedicated to answering all of these questions and more. We’ll be featuring different surgeons across the country who specialize in breast augmentation surgery. We’ll talk about their backgrounds and training, then dive into what makes them unique in their field.

We’ll also highlight common questions about breast augmentation surgery, such as: What kinds of materials can be used for implants? How long does recovery take? How much does it cost? What are some common side effects or risks associated with this type of surgery?

We hope that this blog will help you navigate this process with ease!

Breast Augmentation Portsmouth

At Spire Portsmouth Hospital, we offer breast enlargement surgery with a wide choice of breast implants to suit your preferred shape and size.

Sometimes also called

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast enhancement
  • Breast implants
  • Boob job

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    Same day discharge or 1 night
  • Procedure duration
    60-90 minutes
  • Type of anaesthetic
  • Available to self-pay?
  • Covered by health insurance?

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to a wide range of treatments
  • Internationally and nationally renowned consultants
  • Transparent pricing
  • Rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission
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Breast enlargement surgery: what to expect at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

Spire Portsmouth Hospital is an established local private hospital providing comprehensive treatments and care to our patients in Hampshire and West Sussex. Our cosmetic surgeons can offer you a wide choice of breast augmentation implants to achieve the look you want. You’ll have access to expert advice to help you decide what’s right for you.

How much does Breast enlargement cost at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

We’re a trusted and popular choice for breast enlargement surgery and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable.

Breast enlargement (both)Fees
Initial consultationWe can’t display the initial consultation fee just now. Call us for a quote.
Treatment price£5,650
Guide priceFrom £5,650
Monthly treatment price
(Loan applicable to the treatment cost and excludes the initial consultation)
Representative example
Loan amount£4,900
Loan period24 months
Representative APR9.9%
Total amount repayable£5,376

Guide prices show what most patients who pay for their own treatment should expect to pay for treatment. The price may vary depending on Consultant, type of anaesthetic, implant or drug used, and may also vary due to your medical history.

Spire Portsmouth Hospital can provide you with a single, fixed price so there are no surprises. Please read Spire Healthcare’s terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price when paying for yourself. Finance options are available through our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, 10 Norwich Street, London, EC4A 1BD.

Procedures offered for breast enlargement at Spire Portsmouth Hospital

At Spire Portsmouth Hospital, we offer a range of breast implant types, sizes and shapes. Your consultant will help you choose the best options for you.

Shapes available:

  • Teardrop shape – you can choose the height and width separately, so there’s more flexibility with the shape
  • Round shape – a greater volume at the top
  • Projection – choose how much the implant sticks out to give a subtle or a more obvious look

Breast enlargement surgery: your recovery

After surgery, you’ll probably feel some pain or discomfort – our nursing team will give you painkillers to manage the pain.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for breast enlargement surgery:

Specialist in All Aspects of Aesthetic Breast Surgery and Body Contouring.

Operating at the Spire Portsmouth Hospital in Havant, Hampshire

Simon Heppell

A professionally qualified surgeon with over 13 years’ experience in Plastic Surgery. With a clinic based in Havant, Hampshire, I specialise in Aesthetic Breast Surgery and Body Contouring.

I work in both the public and private sectors and as a member of the Royal Army Medical Corps, I have served in Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus and more recently in Afghanistan treating many war injuries.

Understanding the Facts

No matter what operation you are considering, it is a big decision and you should understand all of the facts before booking surgery.

Please read through the information here and I would be happy to discuss everything in more detail should you decide to book a consultation.

A Local Surgeon

Being a local surgeon, you can be assured that before, during and after your operation there is always someone available to answer your questions and ease any worries or concerns you may have.


  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift/Mastopexy
  • Breast Reduction
  • Gynaecomastia Correction
  • Abdominal Reduction
  • Liposuction
  • Arm Reduction
  • Thigh Reduction
  • Labiaplasty

Augmentation – Implants

Breast Augmentation is a popular surgical procedure which can enhance your appearance and help boost your self-confidence. Many women have undergone this procedure and found it to have a really positive impact on their life. PIP & M Breat Implants: We would like to ease any past or present patients concerns. Mr. Heppell has never used the PIP or M implants that have been discussed in the media.

Breast Reduction

At your initial consultation I will ask you about your general health, as well as any specific breast health issues pertaining to surgery. I will examine your breasts (with a chaperone present) and describe the process of breast reduction including the scar pattern involved.

Lift – Mastopexy

This is an operation to remove the excess skin of the breast. Mastopexy is usually a daycase procedure but occasionally an overnight stay is warranted. It is performed under a general anaesthetic and every effort will be made to achieve the shape you desire

Breast enlargement (implants)

Having a breast enlargement is a big decision. It’s major surgery, the results are not guaranteed and there are some risks to think about.

During the operation, implants are inserted into your breasts to increase their size, change their shape, or make them more even.

Breast enlargement is often known as a “boob job” or breast augmentation.

You cannot usually get breast enlargement on the NHS

You’ll usually have to pay to have breast implants.

There are some circumstances where you might be able to get breast enlargement on the NHS – for example, if you have very uneven breasts or no breasts.

It often depends on the area you live in. Your GP should be able to tell you more about the rules in your area.

How much breast enlargement costs

In the UK, breast implant surgery costs around £3,500 to £8,000. This does not usually include the cost of consultations or follow-up care.

You’ll also have to pay for any follow-up surgery you may need in the future.

What to think about before you have a breast enlargement

Before you go ahead, be sure about why you want breast implants. Take time to think about your decision.

Choosing a surgeon

If you’re having breast enlargement in England, check the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to see if the hospital or clinic is registered with them. 

All independent clinics and hospitals that provide cosmetic surgery in England must be registered with the CQC.

Be careful when using the internet to look for doctors and clinics who provide breast enlargement. Some clinics may pay to advertise their services on search listings.

Also check the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) to see if the surgeon is a “full member” on the specialist register for plastic surgery.

Always book an appointment to meet the surgeon before the procedure.

You may want to ask your surgeon:

  • about their qualifications and experience
  • how many breast enlargement operations they’ve performed
  • how many operations they’ve performed where there have been complications
  • about the type and manufacturer of the implant they use and why
  • about the surgical technique used and the placement of the implants
  • what results you can expect
  • what sort of follow-up you should expect if things go wrong
  • what their patient satisfaction rates are
  • about any alternative options

Choosing your implants

There are 2 types of implants, made of silicone or saline.

Silicone implants are the most common type used in the UK. They’re less likely to wrinkle and feel more natural. However, they can spread into your breast and cause lumps.

Saline implants are more likely to fold, rupture or go down over time. If they do go down or rupture, the saline will safely be absorbed into your body.

You should discuss the pros and cons of each type of breast implant with your surgeon, along with the size and shape of your implants and where they’ll be placed (behind the breast or behind the breast muscle).

How long breast implants last

Breast implants do not last a lifetime. It’s likely they’ll need to be replaced at some point.

Some women may need further surgery after about 10 years, either because of problems with the implants or because their breasts have changed around the implants.

What a breast enlargement involves

Breast implant surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic.

The operation involves:

  • making a cut (incision) in the skin next to or below the breast
  • positioning the implant – either between your breast tissue and chest muscle, or behind your chest muscle (as discussed during your consultation)
  • stitching the incision and covering it with a dressing

The operation takes between 60 and 90 minutes.

You may be able to go home the same day, but may need to stay in hospital overnight if the operation was scheduled late in the day.

You’ll be given pain relief if you experience any discomfort afterwards.


You should be able to move around soon after having breast enlargement surgery.

It can take a few weeks to fully recover from surgery, so you should take a week or 2 off work. You should not drive for at least 1 week.

Some surgeons recommend wearing a sports bra 24 hours a day for up to 3 months after breast surgery (check with your surgeon).

Avoid heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for at least a month.

After 1 or 2 weeks: Your stiches will be removed (unless you had dissolvable stitches).

After 6 weeks: You should be able to return to most of your normal activities. Your scars should also start to fade.

After a few months: Your breasts should start to look and feel more natural. You may be able to stop wearing your sports bra.

It’s safe to sunbathe and fly if you have breast implants.

What could go wrong

Breast implants can sometimes cause problems, including:

  • thick, obvious scarring
  • the breast feeling hard because scar tissue has shrunk around the implant (capsular contracture)
  • a ruptured implant – this may cause small tender lumps (siliconomas), which are only noticeable on breast scans; the implant will need to be removed
  • creases or folds in the implant
  • the implant rotating within the breast, resulting in an abnormal shape
  • rippling of the implant – this happens when the implant is only covered by a thin layer of tissue, which sticks to the surface of the implant and is very difficult to treat
  • nerve problems in the nipples – they may become more sensitive, less sensitive, or completely numb; this can be temporary or permanent
  • not being able to breastfeed or producing slightly less breast milk than you would without implants 

Also, any type of operation carries a small risk of:

  • bleeding and clots – blood clots can be life threatening
  • infection – this is rare and would need to be treated with antibiotics
  • an allergic reaction – to medicine or products used during surgery, such as antibiotics or latex

Your surgeon should be able to tell you more about these problems, including how likely they are and how they’ll be corrected if you have them.

Other problems

You should be aware of an association between breast implants and an uncommon type of immune system cell cancer. It’s called breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).

A very small number of people who’ve had breast implants have developed BIA-ALCL in the scar tissue around their breast implants.

Some women have also reported having other symptoms after breast implant surgery, such as tiredness, anxiety and joint pain. This is sometimes known as breast implant illness.

A type of breast implant, called PIP (Poly Implant Prostheses) implants, were banned in the UK in 2010 after it was found they contained unapproved silicone gel and were more likely to split (rupture) than other types of implant.

Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry

The Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR) was set up in 2016 to record the details of anyone who has breast implants for any reason.

This is so they can be traced if there’s a safety concern about a specific type of implant.

Breast cancer screening (mammogram) after implants

It’s important to remember you can still get breast cancer after having breast implants. This means you need to be aware of how your breasts look and feel and report any changes quickly to your GP.

You should also still have regular breast cancer screening (mammogram) after having breast implants. Mammograms are safe and do not cause the implant to rupture.

Tell the person doing your mammogram if you have breast implants. X-rays cannot pass through implants, so they may need to do the mammogram a different way to allow as much breast tissue as possible to be seen.

What to do if you have problems

Cosmetic surgery can sometimes go wrong, or the results may not be what you were expecting.

Contact the clinic where you had the operation as soon as possible if you have unexpected pain or symptoms such as a burning sensation, red skin, or unusual swelling in or around your breast.

You can report problems with your breast implants through the government’s Yellow Card Scheme. By reporting any issues, you’re helping provide more information about the safety of the implants.

If you’re not happy with the results or think the procedure was not carried out properly, speak to your surgeon at the hospital or clinic where you were treated.

You can also contact the Care Quality Commission (CQC) if you have concerns about your care. If necessary, you can make a complaint about a doctor to the General Medical Council (GMC), who regulate doctors’ practice.

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