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The size and shape of the chest or breasts can be a cause of much concern for both men and women.
It seems to be rare to find anyone who wouldn`t like something altered in this area - whether it be increasing or decreasing size through augmentation or reduction procedures, or improving the shape or contour of the chest with lifting procedures or pectoral muscle shaping options for men.
There are a number of surgical treatment options, many of which are widely available, that can alter your physical appearance, particularly of the female breast by way of the commonly referred to boob job. In addition, some minor procedures can be found in many clinics that aim to improve the quality and tone of the skin in the chest area.
For more information on options for so called "man boobs", please see our section for gynaecomastia.
Body implants, (e.g. pectoral, testicular, calf and buttock) are used to correct defects, which have existed since birth, or to put right tissue loss, which has occurred through injury or disease.
Breast implants, enhancement, enlargement or augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK. This section contains more info on implant cost, risks & UK clinics.
A breast lift or Mastopexy can improve the appearance of the breasts in several ways. It raises the breast tissue, repositions the nipple and areola and enhances breast shape.
There are several different cosmetic procedures used for the enhancement or reduction of the nipple or brownish area around the breast (areola). These treatments are available for both men and women.
Gynaecomastia is a medical term that comes from the Greek meaning female-like-breasts. This condition occurs when firm breast tissue forms in men. Surgery can reduce the size of these breasts.
Breast reduction or a reduction mammaplasty is an operation that removes fat, tissue, and skin from the breasts to reduce and reshape them. Afterwards, the breasts should have a more youthful shape.
Injectable Body Contouring currently available using Macrolane, is the first body shaping and volume restoration product which uses hyaluronic acid, a natural component of our own bodies.
Micro-current therapy has been available in the UK since the early 90s with the introduction of the CACI (Computer Aided Cosmetology Instrument) which is known as the original non-surgical face lift. It can also be used to treat other areas of the body, such as mild lifting of the breast.
Thread lift uses free floating cogged (barbed) or smooth sutures for lifting sagging tissue in the face and neck. It is marketed as APTOS Thread Lift, Contour Lift, Silhouette Soft, Scarless Suture Lift & Feather Lift.