Cosmetic Surgery

Whether you’re considering implants, a reduction or reconstructive surgery, or you’re simply interested in the effect of boob jobs on the public psyche, please read our selection of articles on cosmetic breast surgery.

Breast reduction guide

Breast reduction is a type of surgery which removes excess tissue, fat and skin from the breasts – making them smaller and lighter. During surgery, the breasts are also reshaped, uplifted and the nipples repositioned to suit the new shape and size of the breasts.

Breast surgery – an overview

People often refer to all breast surgery with the colloquial term “boob job”, so let’s break it down and take a look at the various options available.

Breast implants and cancer

No evidence has been found that breast implants, either silicone or saline filled, can cause breast cancer.

Types of breast implants

There are currently two main types of synthetic (manmade) implant available for breast augmentation surgery: saline and silicone.

Living with breast implants

You’ve made the big decision to go ahead with breast surgery, saved your pennies and read up on what to expect from the actual operation – but once the big day is over, and the swelling has gone down, there are a number of things to consider in the future, now that you are living with breast implants.

Breast lift guide

Alongside breast enhancement, breast lifts (also known as a mastopexy) are a hugely popular cosmetic procedure. During the operation, a plastic surgeon restructures breasts that have lost their original shape and are sagging by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

Breast surgery and scars

Whatever type of breast surgery you are having, the motivation is usually to improve your looks, but of course any surgery will leave you with a scar, so it’s important to weigh that up as part of your decision.

Which doctor? A guide to finding the right plastic surgeon

Entrusting your body to a complete stranger is a daunting task at the best of times, but when it’s regarding surgery on such a personal area on the body, it’s vital to choose the right man – or woman – for the job.

Boom and bust: the story of breast implants over the last 50 years

Somehow the pneumatic ‘Barbie’ boobs of silicone implants have become a symbol of beauty in modern society, yet it wasn’t always that way – so who decided that unnatural was natural, and bigger was best, in the world of breasts?

Breast enhancement: taking it too far?

For those readers old enough to remember the late night Channel 4 show Eurotrash, Lolo Ferrari was a familiar sight. No other female could match her extraordinary silhouette, for Lolo was the world’s most surgically enhanced woman in the bust department.

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