How is a breast augmentation performed?

If you have an implant you can choose from implants filled with saline or silicone. However, both options have a silicone shell. Because implants filled with a saline solution sometimes feel less natural when placed directly under the skin or mammary gland, they have since been largely replaced by silicone implants. Silicone gel feels more natural and offers a long-lasting stable shape and projection. In addition, this gel is now form-retaining, so that in the unlikely event of a damaged casing the gel can never leak. Long-term follow-up studies have shown that the current generation of silicone implants does not adversely affect general health. Implants of form-retaining gel are available in both round and anatomical forms. Implants filled with saline are only available in a round version. On the other hand, they can be inserted through small slices, so that in certain cases excellent results can be obtained when placed under the pectoral muscle. We rest on all implants that we use Lifetime Warranty.

In addition to implants, autologous fat transplantation or lipofilling can also be used. During this procedure, liposuction removes adipose tissue in places where it is stored, such as the thighs, the abdomen and the hips. After treatment the fat is suitable for lipofilling. We inject small amounts of healthy fat into the tissue that needs to be enlarged. In certain cases, natural looking, life-long enlargement can be realized without scarring. In other cases lipofilling can be used as an addition to a smaller implant so that a more natural and longer lasting result is obtained.

Who is a good candidate for a breast augmentation?

This technique is suitable for everyone. If you already have some breast volume and want one or two cup sizes larger, lipofilling can be a good solution. If you want larger changes in shape or volume, an implant or a combination of implants with lipofilling is possible.

How do you prepare for breast enlargement?

For natural women: if you are over 30, a recent mammography is required

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If you have opted for lipofilling, a lipo panty must be ordered (by us or by you)
Special breast bandage for postoperative use: comfortable and increases the result and can be ordered by us or by you

How is a breast augmentation performed?

For a breast augmentation one day stay in the hospital is sufficient. If you have to travel far, it is recommended to spend one night in the vicinity. Depending on your medical history and any additional treatment with lipofilling, the procedure can take place under local sedation with sedation or under general anesthesia.

Time investment / recovery / aftercare:
The supportive breast bandage should be worn for two to three weeks and then replaced with a sports bra.
After six weeks a support bra is allowed again.
You must wear liposculpture pants for six weeks.
You can not lift heavily and do not exercise for three weeks.
After the operation you can experience a heavy (pressure) feeling in the area of ??surgery, this is normal. If the implant is placed under the muscle, it is normal that you experience more postoperative pain.

What are the risks of breast augmentation?

Short-term

Bleeding or hematoma may occur in the first 24 hours after surgery. Thereafter, as with any operation, a wound infection can occur. An infection that necessitates removal of the implant is extremely rare.

Long-term

The silicone shell of the implant is provided with a special surface that allows the surrounding tissue to attach itself firmly to the implant (encapsulation). This is a normal reaction that keeps the implant in the right position. In the long term, however, this capsule may contract in the same way as scar tissue (capsular contraction) causing the breast to change shape. This can sometimes lead to discomfort or even pain. The smaller the implant is with respect to the current tissue, the smaller the chance that this will happen.

With implants that are placed behind the muscle, a movement can occur upwards, especially if the muscle is too stressed immediately after the operation.

Sensitivity of the nipple and areola may be temporarily less after surgery because there are differences in the rate of innervation that can not be predicted.

Chronic pain: a particularly small number of patients experience atypical chronic pains with no apparent clinical cause, usually only on one side.

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