Breast augmentation with Implants
|Length of surgery:||2 – 3 hours, depending on the individual case|
|Type of anesthesia:||General anesthesia|
|Hospital stay:||Not necessary / outpatient|
|After surgery:||Intense recovery period of 2 weeks, sports & strenuous physical activities after 6 weeks|
Breast augmentation is not only a medical decision, but also a personal one. The image we have of ourselves determines who we are and how we behave towards others. Not every woman feels the need for a breast augmentation, but many women have obtained great personal satisfaction and increased well-being from such treatment.
The woman who decides that a breast augmentation is the right thing for her, has several options to choose from. The more you know about the procedure and the options available, the easier it will be to make the right choice.
Bear in mind that doctors may advise you and relatives or friends may tell you what to do, but only you can make the right decision regarding a breast augmentation.
Possible incision for breast augmentation (without lifting)
Purpose of the operation
The purpose of the operation is to achieve an aesthetic and natural breast shape and size. If patients have differently sized breasts, it might be more difficult to attain a satisfactory symmetry. However, there is no such thing as perfect symmetry in nature.
If the breast is only to be augmented, a small incision has to be made along the lower side of the breast, along the breast areola or along the armpit (see illustration 1). A pouch is formed in front or behind the breast muscle into which the implant is placed. If endogenous tissue (maybe in combination with an implant) is to be used, we will advise you separately.
Breast previous to (a) the operation and after introducing an implant behind (b) or in front of (c) the breast muscle
If a small hanging breast is to be augmented, it might be necessary to remove excess skin and place the nipples higher (lifting). This will leave some additional scars, which, however, can be hidden behind a bra or swimsuit.
There are different types of implants available, which are partly or completely made of silicone. We will be happy to discuss the advantages and disadvantages with you. Further information can be found on the website of POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics:
POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics is the only manufacturer of Microthane® breast implants in Europe.