Aesthetic breast surgery is about changing the volume and shape of a breast in proportion to the body and the requirement of the patient using different surgical techniques and a surgical plan tailored with the individual’s needs in mind.


Breast enlargement (enhancement) is the most popular procedure, and the most common technique plastic surgeons employ is the use of a implant or recently Fat Transfer to alter the shape and size of the breast depending on the requirement of the individual.

Others may find that they need to reduce the size of their breasts (Reduction and Uplift), and we can remove skin and tissue, and tighten the breasts at the same time as the breast enhancement.

There are also cases where breasts may vary in shape and size, (Breast Asymmetry) and we can improve symmetry at the same time. Some women are also born with a ‘narrowing’ of the breast, due to congenital issues, called Poland’s Syndrome, the breast can be poorly developed with underlying skeletal and muscular deformity. Employing all the different surgical techniques mentioned, the asymmetry could be improved significantly.

Your surgeon can recommend the best options in all cases.


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Here are some questions Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe is often asked by patients before undergoing aesthetic breast surgery and answers.

How is breast surgery done?
Touching on Breast Augmentation (implants) Uplift and Reduction.
Aesthetic breast surgery is about improving the shape and volume of the breast in proportion to the body. To increase the volume, the most common technique involves the use of a implant, such as Motiva JOY. This is inserted within the breast, through a small incision at the infra-mammary fold. This incision is normally about 5cm long, and the implant is placed either behind or in front of the muscles. The variations depend on the requirements of the patient and the shape of the implant, please refer the blog on implant positioning.

Other individuals may require a reduction in the size of the breast or they would prefer to have an uplift after having children, or as a result of gravitational changes, full details on this procedure can be found here. Generally in both these techniques (uplift and reduction) this will involve repositioning the nipple, placing it at a higher position, and removing some of the excess skin, thus tightening the breast. Of course, in breast reductions, some tissue will also be removed.

Is breast augmentation surgery painful?
In general, breast augmentation surgery is not very painful. Most patients complain of discomfort, which is actually related to the stretching of the skin and tissue itself. Some pain around the scar which is left behind is normal, and this pain is also related to the swelling which can occur after surgery. This swelling is normally at its worst point the day after surgery. Therefore, it is important to remember to take the recommended pain medication for a few days afterwards, and at regular intervals as advised by your surgeon. If you can do that, the pain can be very well controlled and it will improve in a very short period of time.

Can breast augmentation look natural?
The appearance of the breast after augmentation surgery is proportional to the amount of tissue the individual starts off with, and the size of the implant being put in. If they already have a reasonable amount of issue, and only wish to have a small increment, then the appearance will look very, very natural.

However, if we start off with a relatively small amount of issue, with a relatively large implant inserted into the breast, the appearance will take on the shape of the implant and then unfortunately, this will start to look unnatural.

Further guidance - Breast Implant placement blog.

How is the recovery after breast surgery?
It will take about six weeks for the body to fully recover from any type of surgery. The most important thing to remember after having breast surgery is not to do too much heavy lifting, and make sure not to raise your arms above the 90-degree level, allowing the muscles to relax and the swelling to go down. Most commonly, patients ask me if they can go back to the gym. Then can, if they want to do some lower body exercise around the four to five week period, such as using a stationary bike. By exercising this way, the individual will not cause excessive movement in the upper limbs and chest area.

However, to fully recover, you do need six weeks before you consider going back to the gym and exercising as you once did.

If you do have any questions regarding breast surgery these will be discussed at your consultation as an examination is required to ensure you are a suitable candidate for surgery and before any commitment is made. Call 020 3811 5982 to book your consultation.