From our Harley Street practice, Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery offers breast augmentation to women who are looking to enlarge their breasts.
There are many reasons for wanting breast augmentation, and we are here to help you sort through yours. You will have a detailed consultation phase with Dr Abood, during which time you can learn about the surgery and discuss your desired results.
There is no obligation to go through with breast augmentation; we want you to take as much time as you need to make the right decision for you.
Dr Abood is supported by a small team of staff and specialist nurses, ensuring privacy and the full attention of our expert surgeon.
AA Plastic Surgery aims to provide a bespoke service from the initial contact and consultation, all the way through to the aftercare.
About Dr Ahid Abood
Dr Ahid Abood is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon, who undertakes all aspects of cosmetic surgery. His expertise covers reconstructive microsurgery and skin cancer treatment using minimal scar techniques.
He works for the NHS as Clinical Lead for Major Trauma Reconstruction to the East of England and runs private practices in London Harley Street and Cambridge.
Dr Abood graduated from the University of Cambridge, where he now mentors, and completed his medical training at St. Mary’s Hospital in London.
He was accepted onto a variety of prestigious fellowships in the UK, Australia and the US, which allowed him to learn the most advanced techniques in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in the world.
At his private clinics, Dr Abood sees patients who come from across the UK and from overseas due to his dedication to creating natural looking results that stand the test of time.
Harley Street Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed surgeries at Dr Abood’s clinic on London Harley Street.
Many women choose to enlarge their breasts if they have undergone physical changes due to weight loss or pregnancy. Others may have always struggled with having naturally small or asymmetric breasts.
A lack of self-esteem can develop from feeling self-conscious about appearance, which has negative impacts on other areas of life.
Breast augmentation can produce a well proportioned body that you feel at home in by using silicone implants to add volume to the breasts, giving them a rounded and symmetrical shape.
The decision to have breast augmentation surgery is a significant one and we will be here to support you every step of the way.
The consultation phase with Dr Abood at his Harley Street practice is very thorough, as he likes to spend time getting to know his clients and their reasons for seeking surgery. This time is also in place for you to learn more about Dr Abood and find out the answers to any questions you may have.
You will be offered at least two no-obligation consultations, though you may request more if you still feel unsure about going forward. Dr Abood wants you to take the time you need to make your choice.
Dr Abood can advise on whether breast augmentation is the best course of action to achieve your desired results.
To ensure that you know everything to expect from the procedure, you will have the opportunity to examine the types of breast implant used at our Harley Street practice. You can also discuss the ‘pocket’ of the breast that you would like the implants to be inserted into.
Breast augmentation is performed under general anaesthetic, which will put you to sleep. Dr Abood will only begin after you have given the final go-ahead.
The procedure usually lasts one hour, but before the surgery commences, Dr Abood will need to map out where to place incisions. He will do this by drawing on your breasts with pen and taking photographs to guide him in the surgery.
All incisions will be made strategically, so that scarring is concealed and minimised.
Aftercare and Recovery
After the procedure, Dr Abood will give you a run through of how the surgery went and ensure that you are comfortable before sending you home. You will be given appropriate pain relief medication and a post-surgical bra to aid in your recovery.
Aftercare is a vital part of the breast augmentation process. It is important to follow the aftercare instructions given to you in order to get the best possible results.
Recovery from breast augmentation takes between 6 to 8 weeks. If at any point you feel that you need more support, Dr Abood and his team will be available to speak to, whether by phone or face-to-face.
You will be booked in for a follow-up appointment one week after surgery, with others scheduled for 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year post procedure. Your recovery will be monitored closely so that we can be confident you are healing properly.
The full results of breast augmentation will be seen after 6 months, when the swelling has gone down and the implants have settled into place.
There is an inherent risk associated with every type of surgery, but the risks that breast augmentation carries are very low. During consultation at his Harley Street practice, Dr Abood will go over the potential risks and provide you with information that you can review in your own time.
Additional Services at AA Plastic Surgery, Harley Street
- Breast Uplift – saggy, flat, or asymmetrical breasts are shaped and adjusted to sit higher up on the chest
- Breast Reduction – excess tissue is removed from the breasts to decrease their size and weight, relieving stress on the back and neck
- Blepharoplasty (Eye Bag Removal) – blepharoplasty corrects droopy eyes, prominent eye bags or fat bulges on the eyelids
- Liposuction – fat beneath the skin is removed to reduce a weight and contour the body
- Tummy Tuck – also known as ‘abdominoplasty’, this procedure contracts loose skin that has formed due to pregnancy, rapid weight loss or ageing
- Mummy makeover – the breasts are enhanced with fat taken from elsewhere on the body
- Skin Surgery – Dr Abood is an expert on skin cancer and offers skin cancer treatment alongside mole removal, cyst removal, lipoma removal and skin tag removal
During your consultation phase with Dr Abood, you will be able to describe the results you wish to achieve and any concerns that you may have relating to surgery. Dr Abood will advise on the best course of treatment for your individual needs and give you the relevant information on each procedure.
Opening Hours and Location for Dr Abood’s Harley Street Clinic
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Come and visit us at:
9 Harley Street
Directions to Dr Abood’s Harley Street Clinic
From Paddington Station, exit onto Praed Street/A4205. Head north-east and cross the A5 onto Chapel Street/A501. Follow the A501 to Marylebone Road. Head east on Marylebone Road and turn right onto Harley Street, just before Park Crescent. The destination is at the south end of Harley Street, on the right.
From Heathrow Airport, head north to merge with the M4. Take the M4 eastbound until it joins the A4/Great West Rd. Turn left before Hammersmith, onto Rivercourt Road. Head north until you join Goldhawk Road. Head east through Shepherd’s Bush and at Holland Park roundabout take the first exit onto the A3220. At Westway roundabout, take the second exit onto the A40 sliproad toward West End. Continue onto Marylebone Road until you need to take a right onto Harley Street, just before Regent’s Park. The destination is at the south end of Harley Street, on the right.
About Harley Street
Located in Marylebone, Central London, Harley Street has been known for its private specialists in medicine and surgery since the 19th century. Its namesake, Thomas Harley, was the Lord Mayor of London in 1767.
The reason for Harley Street’s population of medical specialists in not fully understood, but it is likely that doctors were attracted to the area by its development of sizeable housing and proximity to the central railway stations of Paddington, King’s Cross, St Pancras, Euston and, later, Marylebone.
Notable occupants of Harley Street in the past include, not extensively, the speech therapist who coached King George VI to overcome his stammer, Lionel Logue, and Sir Morell Mackenzie, who is dubbed the ‘Father of British Laryngology’.