Breast enhancement has been a popular type of cosmetic surgery for many years. It has proven time and time again to be a way for women to boost their self-confidence and as a result, has stuck around in the rankings as a popular and successful procedure. However, today we are surrounded by a wide range of non-invasive treatments which are proving to be a choice that more and more men and women are opting for, due to reduced scarring, less downtime and better results. Therefore, we want to know if breast enhancement surgery is still as popular, or whether non-invasive treatments could be taking over. Find out, below.

The Traditional Process

If you decide to undergo the traditional form of breast enhancement surgery, then you’ll be put under general anaesthetic. This, of course, can present some risks despite the fact that being put under for an operation is much safer with better understanding and facilities nowadays. Unfortunately, things can sometimes still go wrong or people may simply respond badly and for this reason, many people opt to have a non-invasive treatment that would just require a local anaesthetic or numbing cream in order to reduce any risks.

The procedure, as far as cosmetic surgery goes, is fairly straightforward – the process involves breast implants being inserted between the tissue of your breast and the chest wall in order to increase the original size of your breasts. It is fantastic for women who either have lost confidence due to having smaller breasts or perhaps no breasts due to surgery and they want an enhancement to feel more feminine, or for those whose breasts have lost their shape due to breastfeeding, age or childbirth. It can prove to be a very beneficial procedure for many women, which is probably why it has remained a popular choice.

Things Can Go Wrong

As previously mentioned, there can be risks and dangers with any surgery, no matter how big or small is it. With breast enhancement surgery there can be some fantastic results, however, you can be left with obvious scarring, hard breast tissue, ruptured implants and even nerve problems in the nipples. Screening for breast cancer can also produce less accurate results if you have implants, so although you aren’t guaranteed to experience any of the initial side effects, you could find that you have problems in the future due to your breast enhancement.


You need to be certain that you want to go under the knife for a breast enhancement, because the procedure can cost around £3,500-£7,000, in addition to any consultations and follow-up care!

What About Non-Invasive Treatments?

Today, non-invasive treatments are becoming more of a common choice for both men and women. As the treatments and procedures don’t involve cutting or making incisions in the skin, you can see why people would feel more comfortable with this type of cosmetic treatment. In addition to this, because your skin doesn’t need as long to heal and adjust, there is usually less downtime so you can continue with your everyday life as usual very shortly after the procedure. Furthermore, because the skin is not opened up, there are fewer chances of any infection occurring, and scars are less likely to develop.

There are many different non-invasive treatments widely available, including breast enhancement through fillers or fat transfer. Specialists combine therapies and technologies, such as vacuum suctions, red light therapy and radio frequency RF manipulative therapy. This way you can still enhance your breasts, but without going under the knife.

Non-invasive breast enhancement can be cheaper too, so you could be saving both money and time which, let’s be honest, is exactly what everyone wants in their busy lifestyles!

With a world that seems to be getting faster with every passing day, more and more of us have less time for downtime after an operation in addition to not having the money to spare to spend on expensive surgery. So, although breast enhancement currently remains a popular type of surgery, with new non-invasive treatments being developed and improved, you are likely to see a shift in future years.