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Basic Informations
  • Operation duration: 1,5-2 hours
  • Hospitalization: 1 day
  • Anesthesia: general
  • Recovery: a few days

Breast augmentation (plastic surgery) is particularly popular for the of breast size increase and shape improvement. Breast augmentation applies implants and is addressed to any woman who – for any reason – wants to improve the shape or size of her breast.

Ideal candidates

Breast has always been considered one of the major symbols of femininity. Thus, women without the ideal breast size or shape may feel less confident in their body or even doubt their sexual attractiveness. Now every woman can easily have the breast she always wanted and improve her self-esteem.

It is quite impressive to what extend a woman’s behavior, self-esteem and even personal relationships can be improved following a breast plastic surgery. Women who have mastectomy are also ideal breast augmentation candidates, as well as women with breast asymmetry or want to restore the size and shape of their breasts after weight loss or pregnancy.

Preparation

First you need to talk to the plastic surgeon to decide on the future size, feel and look of your breast. The ideal implant shall increase your breast size to the desired level without looking unnatural. Your physician shall guide you to this and help you choose the ideal type of implant and surgical technique.

In your first appointments, the plastic surgeon shall also assess your medical history and health condition; then, the following may be asked:

  • Blood test
  • Be administered some medication or adjusting any already administered medication
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoiding aspirin and specific anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Stop drinking alcohol and using drugs

The plastic surgeon shall also establish if a preoperative mammography is required.

Operation

The method of breast augmentation implant insertion and placement depends on each woman’s anatomy. Usually a small incision is made in the lower part of the breast or in the armpit or around the nipple (periareolar). Incisions are performed at these points to be as less visible as possible. The whole operation does not exceed 2 hours.

Anesthesia

In specific cases, breast augmentation can be performed under local anesthesia. In most cases, however, general anesthesia is required.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are filled with a state-of-the-art cohesive silicone gel. This gel gives the feeling of natural breast.

Implants may be round or teardrop shaped, of high or moderate profile. The ideal implant shall be decided based on the female proportions, always according to the subject’s wishes and in consultation with the plastic surgeon.

There are also saline inserts filled with sterile saline after being implanted into the body. They are slightly tighter in texture; in case of leakage, the implant shall be destroyed and the body shall absorb the fluid naturally.

Always durable and safe, high quality certified inserts are applied.

Techniques

Breast augmentation can be performed by incision at the lower part of the breast (inframammary), around the nipple (periareolar) or at the axilla (axillary).

Inframammary incision enables no touch-dual plane technique, which is established by recent research to be the safest method in terms of complications or implant contamination, fibrous capsule and ALCL. Incision at this point is discreet and rapidly healing – 6 months later the scar is hardly distinguishable.

An experienced plastic surgeon is well acquainted with all the techniques and shall choose the right technique and implant for each subject depending on the body type and the desired breast shape. Generally speaking, round inserts offer in a more intense décolletage, whereas the anatomic one have a more natural effect; yet this is not the rule.

In some cases of breast augmentation, usually in very thin women, it is advisable to place the implant under the muscle for better coverage and more natural shape. In other cases, it is recommended to place the inserts over the muscle so that the breasts are convergent.

Risks

Modern inserts are rather safe; and at breast plastic surgery high quality certified inserts are always applied. However, among the potential dangers of breast augmentation fibrous capsule is included. Rarely, implant rupture, injury or visible ripple, hematoma or inflammation and visible scarring may occur. All of the above are treated and shall be thoroughly discussed during your examination in the practice.

Recovery and Results

Waiting for the results of the plastic surgery, keep your expectations realistic.

The breast plastic surgery can change the size and shape of your breast and even improve your body image and self-confidence. However, you should keep in mind that your breast shall continue to “age” despite the surgery, while increasing or losing weight may also change its appearance. After the surgery, you can return home. Usually there is no particular discomfort and, in case there is, it is treated with the administration of analgesics.

You shall be ready to return to work 3-4 days after surgery. However, it is very important to keep all activities to a minimum for the first few days. You can start exercising about 6 weeks later, while during the first month you have to wear a special bra.

Are silicone implants safe?

Modern silicone implants have proven to be extremely safe, according to recent research. Embedded implant technology has evolved over the past few years to prevent the leakage of silicone molecules out of the envelope while exhibiting a rather high resistance to external stresses and endurance over time. We always apply high quality certified implants to ensure the best possible result. However, as we are dealing with medical devices, implants might need to be changed in case of fibrous capsule, which means that the body treats the implant as “foreign” and does not accept it. Of course, breast radiology following breast augmentation surgery is absolutely acceptable and any case can be successfully treated.

What is the average lifespan of an implant?

The implant is expected to last for life if no serious condition occurs. In most cases of breast augmentation, women live with their original implants and do not need any additional plastic surgery.

Can breast augmentation affect mammography?

Women bearing silicone implants should, like any other woman, undergo mammography, regardless of the implants. The latter do not hinder X-ray scanning, yet the radiologist should be informed of the existence of the implants in order to be able to make the appropriate shots. Full breast examination combines mammography and ultrasound.

How can I choose the right size?

In order to choose the right implant size for your breast, each woman’s body type should be taken into consideration. Thus, the plastic surgeon’s experience is a rather important factor. Seeing photos indicating the implant size applied in each case is difficult help you choose your own for several factors: breast base diameter, distance between breasts, skin elasticity, nipple position, etc. Thus, breast size should always be selected in consultation with the plastic surgeon.

Which implants are better: anatomic or round ones?

In terms of shape, implants fall into two main categories: teardrop shaped or anatomic and round implants. None of these categories is better or worse than the other. In some cases, round implants are more appropriate while in some other teardrop shaped are better. Which is best in each case should be left to the plastic surgeon’s discretion.

Does breast augmentation affect breastfeeding?

Following a breast augmentation surgery, breastfeeding can be normally performed without any problem. Implants do not affect breastfeeding as mammary glands are not hindered. The implant is placed behind the gland or even behind the muscle, which is behind the gland.

Should I lose weight before I undergo breast augmentation?

You do not have to lose weight before you undergo breast augmentation; but if you want to lose weight anyway, it is better to do it before the surgery. It is recommended to reach your ideal weight before breast plastic surgery so that implant size can be accurately selected.

Shall my breasts look natural after breast augmentation?

A natural result is absolutely feasible, yet it depends on several factors, such as the technique applied, the subject’s anatomy and weight, the type, shape and size of insert, etc. Discuss them with the plastic surgeon who shall consult you accordingly. Depending on your goals, the physician shall advise you taking all the above into account for the most natural outcome to be achieved.

What other breast operations are there?

Breast augmentation (plastic surgery) is particularly popular for the of breast size increase and shape improvement. Breast augmentation applies implants and is addressed to any woman who – for any reason – wants to improve the shape or size of her breast. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. However, there are also cases where breast reduction or breast lift is required. Breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure applied to achieve a change in breast shape and its lift at the same time. During surgery, the breast is shaped so that the nipple is in a more prominent position. Any excess skin is removed from the lower and lateral sides of the breast. Breast reduction is performed with a technique similar to breast lift. Along with the reduction, breast lift and reshaping are achieved.