Breast augmentation

Breast Augmentation is an aesthetic surgical procedure used to enhance the appearance and size of the breast. The process is also carried out if one is smaller than the other due to breast surgery for other conditions and restoring the breast’s size and volume due to weight loss and pregnancy. The plastic surgery process is also known as augmentation mammoplasty or boob job, which involves placing implants under breast tissues or chest muscles. The procedure involves the use of breast implants or fat transfer to give volume to the breast. Breast augmentation helps restore volume by giving it a more rounded shape and symmetry with the rest of the body.


What to Expect

The most suitable type of surgery for you will be discussed at your appointment with your surgeon. It is important to be aware that to reshape your breast you may also require a breast uplift as well as breast augmentation.

Before considering surgery it is also important to be aware that all surgical procedures carries a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with breast enlargement specifically.

Key details


1.5 to 3 hours surgery


8 to 14 days for full recovery


For ages 18 and above only


Light scarring can be present depending on the method used

Why is Breast Augmentation surgery done?

Breast augmentation procedure is an enhancement in women’s confidence and self-image. It is done to increase your breast’s fullness and volume and help in giving balance to the breast and hip contour.

What may not be achieved by Breast Augmentation alone?

If you have drooping and sagging breasts, then the process of surgical augmentation alone is not helpful. A separate procedure of breast lifting may be required at the same time as augmentation surgery. Your plastic surgeon can assist you with choosing the best options for breast enhancement during consultations.


Procedure and Techniques

The breast enlargement procedure to change the shape of the breast is done by placing implants of silicon either under the pectoral muscle or under the breast tissue on top of the muscle. The procedure is done under general anesthesia, and pain-free. Implants can be placed by using the following different methods;
A cut or incision is made on the breast’s underside in the natural folds of the skin. A surgeon places implants through this opening. Scars by this method are more visible if the patient is young and/or very slim
Another way of placing a breast implant is by incision in the armpit, and then an endoscope and other instruments are used for placing the implant to the desired area. There will be no scar at the breast area in this method, but a visible scar can be seen where the incision was made. Scars fade over time.

What to expect

Before the surgery

The choice of breast implant is critical; expert staff and your plastic surgeons will advise the best and most aesthetic approach for your body type, round, teardrop, gummy bear or smooth implants and the incision point. Ultimately the choice is yours but we will be on hand to offer support throughout.
A consultation is always scheduled to decide the size of the implant, and the doctor will conduct a physical examination and discuss options before you make a final choice.
On the day of surgery, you will have a meeting with an anesthetist who would ask about your general health and previous experience with anesthesia.
Nursing staff and the surgeon will schedule your aftercare before you leave the clinic.

What to expect

After the surgery

The patient may observe soreness and swelling, which will go away in few weeks after surgery.
Scars will fade away with time but will not disappear completely.
Sports bra and compression bandages will help in positioning and support implants during the healing process. These will be given to you directly after surgery.


Risks and Complications

Various risks and complications are also associated with breast augmentation. Most complications occur within a few days after surgery when you will still be under the care of the doctor. Any revisions or further treatment can be administered before you fly home.

Although rare, these complications may include:

  • The patient may have breast pain few days after the surgery.
  • Distortion of breast implant by scar tissues.
  • Infection
  • Changes in breast and nipple sensation
  • Difficulty in breastfeeding
  • Changes in implant position
  • Rupture and leakage of implant.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do implants last forever?

No your new breast implants will not last a lifetime and will need replacing at some point in the future.

Although it does differ among cases, you should expect to have to have further surgery after about 10 years.

Can I breastfeed after having breast implants?

In most cases yes it’s still possible for you to breastfeed with implants.  It does depend on the size of the implant, the placement and the type of breast surgery that you’ve had, therefore its advisable that you mention this to your surgeon in the initial consultation. But usually If the cuts are made under the fold of the breast or alternatively through the armpit, there shouldn’t have any problems associated with breastfeeding after surgery.

When can I return to normal life after surgery?

Most people find they need to take a week or two off work after having breast augmentation surgery. Although this does depend on the job you do and people who have higher intensity jobs will need to take longer off work that say someone with a office job.

You will be advised to avoid doing any strenuous activities and lifting anything heavy for the first few weeks after your surgery. It is likely to take up to six weeks before you can completely get back to normal.

How much does breast augmentation cost?
With any surgery, the cost involved is dependent on your individual circumstances and what it is you want to achieve as your end result. Get in touch and we will provide you with a custom quote from multiple doctors from Bangkok.
When will I see the final results?

Immediately after surgery you may find that your breasts look too high, but this usually settles down after a few weeks as they settle into the final shape.