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Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is enlargement of the breast, usually by inserting an implant beneath the breast tissue.

What is breast augmentation surgery?

Breast Augmentation (bilateral breast augmentation or BBA) is an operation to
enlarge the breasts. It can be a life-enhancing procedure. However having a breast
enlargement is a big decision. It is major surgery with potential risks, and the result
you may hope for cannot be guaranteed. This booklet will help you understand
the procedure better. It will also explain the risks of the operation both in the short
and long term. If you have any further questions after your consultations and
reading the booklet, please ask your surgeon.

Read the booklet here

This procedure is also commonly known as...

  • “boob job”
  • “enlargement”
  • “implant”
  • “breast size”