How much is a boob job?

How much is a boob job?

A BOOB job, or breast augmentation, is a silicone or saline implant used to change the size and shape of the breasts.

They are proudly displayed by many celebrities these days, but they come with risks and great results are not guaranteed.

How much is a boob job?

A boob job in the UK can cost anything between £3,500 to £8,000, excluding consultations and after care.

In addition, you may need follow-up surgery within 10 years as your breasts and implants change shape.

The price varies on the size and type of implants you want.

You also need to factor in that you are not just paying for the implants but the price includes the surgeon's fee, as well anaesthesia and possibly an overnight stay in hospital, which may include meals.

The price may also include pain relief during recovery.

Celebrities can spend tens of thousands of pounds on breast augmentation.

Katie Price has changed the size of her breasts eleven times.

In 2017, it was believed the model could have spent up to £56,000 on her chest over the years.

Pamela Anderson, who some hold responsible for the big boob craze, has also spent around £35,000 on her multiple procedures.

At the other end of the scale, four-times Playboy Cover Carmen Electra spent £10,000 on her breasts.

Kelly Rowland, of Destiny’s child, spent nearer £10,000 on the breasts she said made her happy in 2007.

Victoria Beckham admitted in 2017 that she regretted having a boob job – and lying about it.

And Love Island star, Ellie Brown, went from a 32B to a 32C after feeling that her smaller cup size wasn’t in proportion with her body.

Can you get a boob job on the NHS?

You can get a boob job on the NHS for specific reasons, but not for purely cosmetic results.

It is free on the NHS if you need reconstructive surgery to restore breasts after a mastectomy or removal of a breast after, say, cancer.

Also cosmetic surgery can be provided by the NHS for free to help if you have naturally very uneven breasts, or no breasts, or a congenital chest wall abnormality.

Similarly, you may qualify if a psychiatrist believes your breasts are causing psychological distress.

That said, the breast-size difference generally needs to be significant for the NHS to carry out the procedure, such as two cup sizes.

Breast reductions may also take place on the NHS for health reasons.

GPs give information on rules for qualifying for a boob job on the NHS as this is dependant on the area you live in.

Boob job waiting lists for NHS treatment are usually long, and people report waiting years.

Those who can afford to pay, and anyone having a purely cosmetic boob job, use private clinics.

Some finance schemes exist to spread the cost of having the work done, but patients need to meet certain criteria.

For a boob job at an independent clinic or hospital, check their Care and Quality Commission registration, and the surgeon’s registration with the General Medical Council.

A surgeon should be listed on the specialist register, have a licence to practise, and be a full member on the specialist register for plastic surgery.

You can check this with the British Association of Plastic Reconstruction and Aesthetic Surgeons.

How painful is a boob job?

A boob job is a 60-90 minute operation carried out under general anaesthetic, so the procedure is not painful.

You can go home the same day if your surgery is not on the late schedule.

However, a boob job is major surgery which involves inserting implants in front or behind the muscle in your chest, so the weeks of recovery can be painful.

The hospital or a pharmacy give pain relief during recovery from a boob job operation.

During recovery you can’t lift anything heavy or exercise hard for over a month, or drive for the first week, and you will need time off work.

The most frequent boob-job complications include changed nipple sensitivity, scarring, rippling or creasing, rotation or rupturing of the implant, and breast hardening.


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