Breast Enlargement Surgery FAQs

Breast Enlargement Surgery FAQs

Do I Need a GP Referral for a Breast Enlargement?

Most surgeons are happy to schedule an initial consultation without a referral from your GP. However, if you decide to have surgery, your surgeon may contact your GP to get details regarding your medical history.

Please note that certain medical conditions may need to be signed off prior to moving forward with breast enlargement surgery, but your Patient Care Adviser will let you know if this applies to you.

Is Breast Enlargement Surgery Available on the NHS?

Cosmetic procedures such as breast enlargement surgery are typically not available on the NHS.

However, if you have had a lumpectomy or mastectomy as a treatment for or preventative measure against breast cancer, you may be eligible for breast reconstruction surgery on the NHS.

How Long after Breastfeeding Must I Wait to Have Breast Enlargement Surgery?

If you are currently breastfeeding, your surgeon may require you to stop nursing and lactating for at least 3 to 6 months before breast enlargement surgery. This allows the breasts to go back to their natural size before your procedure. In turn, once your breasts are at their usual size and shape, your surgeon can accurately measure your breasts and decide the best way to get you the results you desire.

How Long After Giving Birth Must I Wait to Have Breast Enlargement Surgery?

If you’ve recently had a baby, your surgeon may require you to wait anywhere from 3 to 6 months before you are able to have breast enlargement surgery. Waiting this long allows your body to heal from childbirth and settle down so your surgeon can evaluate the best methods to use in order to get you the results you want.

Published: Wednesday 27 January 2021

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