Breast augmentation is a procedure in which patients get silicon implants inserted in order to enhance the size of their breasts.
Duration of the procedure
Back to work
Back to sporting activities
Rest, following the recommendations of the medical personnel, taking the prescribed medications, icing 24 hours after the procedure, lymphatic drainage recommended, use of a compression bra up to 30 days after the treatment.
Possible inconveniences after the procedure
Type of patients who choose to undergo the procedure
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to insert silicon implants in order to enhance the size of the breasts. Two types of female patients decide to undergo the procedure: women with insufficient breast size which normalise after the procedure and young mothers after childbirth with loose and empty breasts. The intention of the surgery is to achieve a natural breast look without visible scars or signs of implants. Natural shape has an advantage over size. The most commonly achieved breast size is C cup.
Implants that we use
We use exclusively silicon implants filled with cohesive gel. Such implants are soft and feel natural. The gel is firm and cannot leave the implant shell and leak into the surrounding tissue in case of a possible rupture.
The implants’ surface is rough. Compared to smooth implants, they tend to stay in their place much better.
Implants can be inserted under the breast muscle or above it (under the gland). Insertion under the muscle is recommended if the patient has little glandular tissue and a very thin subcutaneous tissue, as the edge of an implant is thus less visible or felt.
The implant can be inserted above the muscle if there is enough glandular tissue and subcutaneous tissue to cover the implant. In this insertion there is a greater chance of a too distinct implant shell since in the case that the patient loses some weight in the future, the edge of the implant may be visible. After the surgery there is less pain and physical activity is not disturbed.
The advantage of silicon implants is in that they are more similar
to the breast tissue and thus feel more natural.
The shape of implants
There are two forms of implants used, a round one and one in the form of a drop (anatomical). The most important advantage of a drop-like implant is that it enables the formation of a breast of a more natural look. However, in practice we establish that the end result is not that different from one with a round implant which is why we often choose the round implants. Round implants are connected with fewer complications because in the case of possible implant rotation, the breast does not change its form. In the insertion under the muscle, we usually achieve a natural form with a round prosthesis. Insertion under the gland usually needs a drop-like prosthesis.
Each breast augmentation with breast implants also comes with a scar. The size and visibility of the scar depends on the technique and approach. The incision through a fold under the breast or semicircular in the lower half of the nipple are trends and are connected with fewer complications due to a minor trauma and the need for less prosthesis manipulation.
Silicon is a synthetic biomaterial and does not cause rejection or at least they are rare. Only in case of an infection, the prosthesis needs to be temporarily removed (for 6 months). Infections occur very rarely at our clinic.
Did you know
Silicon implants for breast augmentation were developed 35 years ago for reconstructing women’s breasts who had their breasts removed due to cancer. Today, breast implants are mostly inserted due to desire for a cosmetic breast augmentation. Until today, more than 1,500 procedures have been performed at our clinic.
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