Breast Implant Surgery | Mr. Sheikh Ahmad

Breast Implant Surgery

Breast implant surgery is a cosmetic procedure used to enhance the size and shape of the bust. In the UK, breast augmentation is the most common aesthetic surgical procedure. The latest statistics before the pandemic show that every year, around 7,000 people have breast enlargement surgery (1). Surgeons use two techniques to increase the size of the breasts: fat transfer and breast implants. In this guide, we'll explore breast implant surgery in-depth, answering all your questions about implants and providing detailed information about the treatment process, recovery and healing, side effects and risks and what to expect during and after surgery.

Breast Implant Surgery | Mr. Sheikh Ahmad

Breast Implant Surgery

Breast implant surgery is a cosmetic procedure used to enhance the size and shape of the bust. In the UK, breast augmentation is the most common aesthetic surgical procedure. The latest statistics before the pandemic show that every year, around 7,000 people have breast enlargement surgery (1). Surgeons use two techniques to increase the size of the breasts: fat transfer and breast implants. In this guide, we'll explore breast implant surgery in-depth, answering all your questions about implants and providing detailed information about the treatment process, recovery and healing, side effects and risks and what to expect during and after surgery.

What is breast implant surgery?

Breast implant surgery involves placing implants in the breasts to boost the size or modify the shape of the bust. There are various breast implants to choose from, and your surgeon will help you find the perfect implants based on your treatment goals and personal preferences. Surgery usually takes around 2-4 hours and is performed as a day case, meaning you can go home after the procedure. Implant surgery provides options for a wide range of individuals, from those looking for a subtle, natural look to those dreaming of bigger breasts. You will learn more about implant types and sizes during the consultation.

Before breast implant surgery, it's crucial to learn more about the procedure, how breast implants work and what the recovery process entails. Having surgery is a big decision, and you should ensure that you are 100% happy to go ahead before you agree to proceed. Nobody should ever feel pressured into making changes to their body.

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Why do people have breast implant surgery?

There are several reasons why people may consider breast implant surgery, but the most common source of motivation is wanting to feel happier and more confident about the size and look of the breasts. Here are some of the main benefits of breast implants:

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Increasing the size of the bust

The Breast Size Satisfaction Survey (BSSS), an international study led by researchers at Anglia Ruskin University, found that 48% of women want bigger breasts (2). The survey analysed data from over 18,000 women in 40 different countries. The most common reason to have implant surgery is to boost the bust. Some women have naturally small breasts, and some people want to explore surgery due to losing weight or having children, which can alter the fullness or shape of the breasts. Other people may have average size breasts but want a bigger bust, or they may be looking for a solution for uneven breasts.

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Boosting confidence and body image

Negative body image is increasingly common, and research suggests that over 60% of UK women feel negative or very negative about their bodies most of the time (3). For many people, breast implant surgery offers an opportunity to boost confidence and self-esteem. Some women with very small breasts want to feel more feminine and confident when they look in the mirror or wear tight-fitting clothing, while others may wish to recapture body confidence after having children or losing weight. Breast implants can also benefit people who feel self-conscious about showing their bodies off because their breasts are different sizes or shapes. The BSSS revealed that only 29% of the 18,000 women surveyed were happy with the size of their breasts (4).

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Restoring a youthful appearance

Women’s bodies undergo significant changes, which can impact the size, shape and look of the breasts. For example, many women find that their breasts look very different after having children and breastfeeding. The natural ageing process and weight fluctuations can also affect the breasts. Breast implant surgery can help restore the breasts’ youthful appearance to create a more attractive aesthetic and improve body confidence.

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What does breast implant surgery involve?

Breast implant surgery involves placing implants into the breasts. This is a surgical procedure also known as breast enlargement surgery which is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. The implants can be fitted between the breast and the muscle or underneath the muscle. There is a broad spectrum of implant options available.

Before surgery, you will have a consultation, during which your surgeon will discuss the procedure in detail with you and explore implant types and sizes. The consultation is critical because it lets you find out as much as possible about the treatment process and the results you can expect while allowing your surgeon to check that you are a suitable candidate for breast implant surgery.

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Choosing your implants

Two types of breast implants are used in the UK: saline and silicone. Silicone implants are more popular than saline implants because they produce natural results with a lower risk of wrinkling. Saline implants are less expensive than silicone implants and may offer a more appealing option for patients on a budget. Mr Sheikh Ahmad, a top-rated UK breast surgeon, offers clients a wide range of implants, including Allergan, Mentor, Sebbin and ultra-light B-Lite implants. When you have your breast surgery consultation, Mr Ahmad will go through the different types of implants with you, highlighting the pros and cons and offering advice and recommendations based on your needs and preferences.

As well as choosing the right type of implant for your surgery, Mr Ahmad will talk to you about the different shapes of implants, including round and teardrop implants. Round breast implants are famed for creating a fuller aesthetic, while teardrop implants are known for producing a more understated and natural look as they slope down from the nipple.

Choosing the right breast implants is vital to achieving the best procedure outcome and meeting patient expectations. During your consultation, ask as many questions as needed and gather as much information about the surgery as possible. It’s essential that you feel confident about making a well-informed decision. Mr Ahmad has completed over 3,000 breast enlargement procedures and is there to help you decide which implants will be best for you.

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What to think about before you have a breast enlargement

Breast enlargement surgery is an invasive procedure which carries risks. Before you make a decision, it's critical to consider the following:

Why You Want to Have Breast Implants

are you having treatment for yourself, and is it what you want?

Your Expectations

it's essential to realise that cosmetic surgery is not a miracle cure for low confidence or negative body image and won't change your life overnight. It can also take several weeks for the full effects to take shape and for side effects and scarring to subside. You should ensure that you have realistic expectations going into surgery.

Risks & Complications

all surgical procedures risk side effects and complications. Your surgeon will outline common side effects and rarer complications during the consultation so that you are fully aware of the risks before you make your decision.

Which Surgeon to Choose

if you are having surgery, it's understandable to want to ensure that you are in the safest possible hands. Take your time to research surgeons and clinics. Choose an experienced surgeon with an excellent reputation based on patient care, compassion, and clinical expertise.

The Type of Implant

there are different types of breast implants available. Discuss the treatment options with your surgeon, and take time to weigh up the pros and cons.

Recovery Time

most people can go home after the procedure, but recovery may take several weeks. It's wise to consider how having surgery will impact you regarding work, looking after children or keeping up with other commitments.

Implant Lifespan

breast implants don't last forever. If you choose breast augmentation surgery, you will need to consider what happens in the future. Typically, implants last between 10 and 20 years, depending on the type and quality of the implant.

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Breast implant surgery: Before, during and after

Knowing what to expect before, during and after treatment is beneficial if you’re considering breast surgery.


Why you want to have breast implants

Before surgery, you will be invited to a consultation with Mr Ahmad. During this appointment, Mr Ahmad will talk to you about breast implant surgery and how the procedure works, and he will also discuss the different types of implants with you in detail. He will also ask you why you want to have surgery and what you want to achieve regarding your new breasts’ size, shape and look. At this point, you can ask questions or raise concerns, and Mr Ahmad will provide you with all the information you need.

The consultation is vital because it enables Mr Ahmad to ensure you are a good candidate for breast surgery. Breast implants are not suitable for everyone. If you are a good match and wish to proceed, your procedure will be booked, and you’ll be given instructions to help you prepare for the surgery.

During the procedure

Breast implant surgery is done under general anaesthetic. When you arrive at the clinic on the day of the procedure, you'll be welcomed and made to feel comfortable. When you're ready, you'll be given a general anaesthetic. The breast implant surgery process involves three key stages:

Making an incision

involves making a small, neat cut in the breast to allow access to fit the implants. The incision can be made in the armpit, on the nipple or in the natural crease of the breast tissue.

Placing the implants

the implants are placed very carefully behind the chest muscle or between the chest muscle and breast tissue. Also known as in front of the muscle or behind the muscle.

Closing the incision and dressing the wound

the incision is closed, and the wound is dressed to facilitate healing. The procedure usually takes 2-4 hours.


After surgery

Once the procedure is complete, you will be monitored closely while the effects of the general anaesthetic wear off. We recommend asking a partner, friend or relative to give you a lift or we can provide a limousine service. During the first 24 hours, we advise you to rest at home.
We will schedule regular appointments within the first six months to check your progress and ensure your recovery is going well.

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Breast implant surgery recovery

After breast implant surgery, it's essential to rest and recover to allow your body to heal safely and effectively. For the first two weeks, we recommend avoiding the following:

We also encourage sleeping at a 45-degree angle and taking over-the-counter painkillers.

The recovery process can take up to six weeks. Within six weeks, you should be able to resume most of your day-to-day activities, but you will need to continue to follow instructions to aid in healing and reduce the risk of complications. We recommend wearing a sports bra for at least one month; some people will need to wear a sports bra for longer.

Your recovery instructions will be tailored to suit your needs. For example, if you have a job involving strenuous exercise or heavy lifting, you must take longer than two weeks off or modify how you work.

What could go wrong?

Side effects, risks and complications

According to the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, around 1% of breast augmentation patients require further surgery (5). Most people that have breast implant surgery will experience mild, minor side effects for the first 1-6 weeks after the procedure, but there is a risk of more severe complications.

Side effects, risks and complications

Common side effects of breast implant surgery include:

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Risks & Complications

Less commonly, people develop complications of breast implant surgery, which may include:

After implant surgery

Breast screening after implant surgery

Breast screening is designed to identify potential warning signs of breast cancer. It is essential for women who have had breast implants to understand that they can still develop breast cancer and to remember to check their breasts regularly. When invited, you should still attend routine screening tests, known as mammograms. You will need to tell the person doing the screening check that you have implants, as they will need to use a different technique.

Breast Surgery Costs

How much do breast implants cost in the UK?

The cost of breast implants in the UK varies according to key factors, such as the type of implant used, the clinic’s location and the surgeon’s level of expertise. Prices for breast implant surgery carried out by Mr Ahmad start at £4,200.

Implant Lifespan

How long do breast implants last?

Breast implants are considered a long-term solution, but they don’t last forever, and most implants last between 10 and 20 years.

Why choose Mr Ahmad

Why Mr. Ahmad For Breast Implant Surgery?

Mr Sheikh Ahmad is a leading breast surgeon based in the UK who specialises in many forms of cosmetic body & breast surgery including, Breast Enlargement, Breast Lifts, Breast Reduction and Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation, he also works with patients looking for Tuberous Breast Correction and Inverted Nipple Surgery. He has over 30 years of clinical experience and has completed over 3,000 breast enlargement procedures. As well as being an experienced and talented surgeon, Mr Ahmad is compassionate, friendly, approachable, and offers a tailored, personalised service. The aim is to make every patient feel as comfortable, relaxed and confident as possible. The expert team is on hand to offer advice, support and help from the initial consultation to the recovery process.

What Our Patients Say

From the moment you get in touch with the team at Mr. Sheikh Ahmad's clinics to the time you walk away looking and feeling great about your body, you receive top-quality care, compassion and professionalism.

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Outstanding Service

From the initial consultation, to follow up appointments and surgery, I felt 100% comfortable and trusted what Mr Ahmad thought would be best for me


Amazing Surgeon

Mr Ahmad is a surgical artist. I was nervous about beginning this journey but his down to Earth manner and professional knowledge put me at ease. He listened to what I wanted


Exceptional Job

I can't rate Sheikh Ahmad highly enough; his care, dedication to honouring your wishes and continual support post surgery has made my journey comfortable and informed.

Where are our clinics?

Mr. Sheikh Ahmad's has weekly private clinics in multiple locations for your convenience.

Truro, Cornwall

Harley Street, London

Bromsgrove, Birmingham



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