The breast augmentation photos on this page are of patients operated on at our practice in Edinburgh.
You will get an idea of the different reasons why women seek breast augmentation and the unique issues that affect each patient. In all cases, we try to explain the reasons for surgery, the type of implant used, implant sizes, the position (pocket) of implant placement, and the change in breast size in terms of cup size.
For more information about the surgery itself, please visit our breast augmentation page.
Dual plane round implant breast augmentation *
The images below are of a patient who wanted a moderate breast enlargement. 345cc round moderate profile breast implants have been used under the muscle (dual plane). The outcome is shown at six months.
32A to 32D dual plane breast implants *
This patient in her late 20s had lost a little volume in her breasts having had children. She had 305cc round high profile gel implants under the muscle. Results are shown at six months.
Breast implants over the muscle *
This patient in her 20s wanted a natural look and had 310cc round moderate profile implants inserted above the muscle (subglandular). Results are shown at six months.
Dual plane augmentation and correction of inverted nipples *
This patient in her early 30s had some minor breast asymmetry. She wished to have breast enlargement with correction of inverted nipples. She had a dual plane (under the muscle) augmentation with a 345cc implant on her right side and a 310cc implant on her left. Implants were Sebbin round moderate profile implants. Outcome shown is at six months.
Breast augmentation B to D cup *
This patient is in her 20s with no children. She had 345cc round moderate profile implants over the muscle giving a natural look. She went from a 32B to 34D bra. Results are shown at six months.
Breast augmentation C to E cup *
This patient in her 20s with no children had 310cc round moderate profile implants above the muscle. She went from a 32C to 32E bra size. She has a natural look and results are shown at six months.
Breast implants under muscle *
This patient previously wore an A cup bra. She was lacking volume in the upper aspects of her breasts and wished a significant enlargement. She had 450gm round silicone implants under the muscle.
Breast augmentation and areolar reduction *
When a patient has large areolae, breast augmentation can be performed through an incision around the nipple and the areolae reduced at the same time. The only scars are around the nipple. The patient below was in her late 20s and felt that her breasts were small and droopy. 385cc high profile round implants were placed above the muscle, and the breasts were lifted by reducing the size of the areolae.
Breast augmentation photos *
The images below are of a patient who had cosmetic breast enlargement using 310cc round profile implants under the muscle (submuscular)
Breast enlargement *
The images below are of a patient who had cosmetic breast enlargement using 340cc round high profile implants in front of the muscle (subglandular)
Breast implants subglandular *
The patient below is in her late 20s. She has children and has completed her family. She was lacking fullness in her breast and did not wish to be too large following surgery. 310cc moderate profile round implants were used over the muscle with the aim of achieving a natural look.
Breast implants and nipple lift on the right side *
The patient below had breast implants inserted through a cut around the nipple (periareolar). She also required a slight lift and reduction of her nipple (areola) on her right side. Her breasts were slightly droopy, and she weighed up the advantages and disadvantages (more complex surgery and more scarring) of having a breast lift combined with implants. She was happy to accept the fact that implants alone would only partially lift the breasts and a small amount of droopiness would remain. Results are shown at six months.
Cosmetic breast augmentation *
The photos below are of a patient in her mid-twenties with a body mass index of 18. She has had 265cc high profile round silicone implants placed under the muscle (subpectoral). Results are shown at six months.
Tubular breast correction with breast implants *
The patient below is in her early 20s. She has had a correction of a tubular breast deformity using 450cc round full profile implants. The implants have been placed in the subfascial (over the muscle) plane. Note the discolouration in the skin around the areolar is due to the use of protective tape (for the scars) when the patient was sunbathing. Scar protection from the sun is crucial in the first six months.
Subfascial breast augmentation *
The patient below has had breast implants placed in the subfascial plane. This position is under the thin layer that lies over the muscle. This plane has some of the advantages of placing implants under the breast tissue and the muscle. It is a ‘halfway house‘. It can provide better shape and at the same time offer some of the advantages of placing implants under the muscle – namely blunting the fullness of implants at the upper part of the breast. The patient is in her early 30s and has had no previous pregnancies. She has had 310cc medium profile implant inserted.
Anatomical (teardrop) high profile implants *
The patient below is in her early 20s and has had no previous pregnancies. She wore a 32A cup bra. She has had anatomical (teardrop) 290cc high profile implants placed under the muscle.
Sub-pectoral high profile implants *
This patient in her early 20s had a sub-pectoral (under the muscle) breast augmentation. She had high profile 310cc implants inserted taking her from bra size 32A to 32DD.
Dual plane anatomical implants *
The patient below had 325cc anatomical (tear shaped) implants inserted in a dual plane pocket. Results are shown at 6 months.
Minor breast asymmetry and correction of inverted nipple *
The breast implant photos below are of an 18 year old lady who had a minor degree of breast asymmetry (her left breast larger than her right breast). Prior to surgery she was a 32B cup size and wished to have larger breasts. Additionally, she also had some nipple inversion affecting her right breast. She had subpectoral (under the muscle) breast implants (round full profile) with 265cc volume implant on her right and 240cc volume implant on her left. Her inverted nipple was also corrected. Cup size was increased to a 32DD cup. The postoperative results are shown at six months.
large volume implants in patient with previous pregnancies 34A – 34E*
This patient below is in her mid 30s had completed her family of two. Prior to surgery, she wore a 34A bra and wanted much larger breasts. She also had a minor degree of breast asymmetry. Subpectoral (dual plane) breast enhancement was performed using a 420cc implant on her left and a 400cc implant on her right. Results are shown at 6 months and her current bra size is a 34E.
B to F cup dual plane implants *
The patient below is in her early 30s and requested a significant enlargement in breast size. She had 345g round full profile breast implants in the subpectoral (dual pocket) plane. Bra cup increased from 32B to 30F. The postoperative result is shown at six months.
Breast lift combined with implants *
The before and after photos below are of a patient who had a breast lift combined with breast implants (augmentation mastopexy) as a single stage procedure. She wanted her breasts to be lifted but also wished to have a significant increase in breast volume. A breast lift was performed (with an anchor-shaped scar), and approximately 90 grams of breast tissue was removed from the lower part of her breasts. The nipple was moved upwards and 325cc tear shaped silicone implants were placed under the muscle.Results are shown at 6 months.
A to D cup round high profile implants *
The before and after photos below are of a 28-year-old patient who had 285cc implants under the muscle (subpectoral). She went from a size 32A bra to 32D bra size. The implants used were round high profile silicone implants. Results are shown at 6 months after the procedure. Note this patient has a pre-existing scar on her left breast.
A to D cup breast enlargement *
The before and after photos below are of a patient who had 310cc implants under the muscle (subpectoral). She went from a size 34A bra to 34DD bra size. The implants used were round moderate profile silicone implants. Results are shown at 6 months after the procedure.
correction of volume loss after breastfeeding *
The images below are of a patient in her mid thirties who has previously had children and breastfed. She had lost significant breast tissue volume and felt that her breasts were empty. 255-gram anatomical (teardrop) implants where used (MX410 Allergan) in subpectoral (dual plane) pockets. The patient went from a 34AA to 34C cup size.
enlargement of poorly developed breasts *
This patient had a breast implants to correct congenital breast hypoplasia (poorly developed breasts). The breast implants are round silicone implants under the muscle (submuscular implants).
Breast implants and correction of inverted nipples *
The patient below underwent breast enlargement and correction of inverted nipples using 310gm Allergan (extra high profile) implants under the muscle (subpectoral) using infra-mammary incisions. Bra cup was increased from an A to D cup. Postoperative results are at 4 months.
correction of tubular breast deformity *
The photos below are those of a patient who had a one stage correction of a tubular breast deformity. She had an augmentation mastopexy (breast lift and breast implants at the same time) using round silicone implants via an incision around the areola (periareolar augmentation mastopexy). The breast implants are over the muscle (sub glandular implants).
34A to 34D cup size *
The before and after images below are those of a patient in her mid-20s who had breast implants using 375gm Allergan TSM implants under the muscle (subpectoral) using infra-mammary incisions. Bra cup was increased from 34A to 34D.
augmentation mastopexy with tummy tuck *
The before and after photos below are those of a patient who had an augmentation mastopexy (breast lift with implants inserted as a single stage procedure). She also had a tummy tuck with liposuction carried out at the same time. The postoperative results are at six months.
breast enlargement with correction of breast ptosis *
The photos below are those of a patient who was concerned about loss of breast volume as well as mild droopiness of her breasts. The breast implants are over the muscle (sub glandular implants).
correction of volume loss and droopiness following breastfeeding *
The photos below are of a patient in her 40s who has had children and breastfed. She was unhappy with the loss of breast volume and sagginess of her breasts. Therefore, a breast uplift combined with breast implants was required. 225cc full profile anatomical (teardrop) implants were used, and the patient has gone from a size 32B to 32-34D cup size. The results are shown six months postoperatively.
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