Breast augmentation

With a breast augmentation, the surgeon inserts implants in a cavity between the mammary gland and the chest muscle or behind the chest muscle

Breast augmentation

For more self-esteem

Many women feel that small breasts diminish their self-esteem and their femininity. Therefore, breast augmentation is often associated with the wish to increase their subjective well-being.

Modern operation techniques in connection with high-quality implants make possible reliable outcomes that look very natural.

The cause of small breasts is often congenital underdevelopment or non-development of the breasts. Similarly, pregnancies, breast-feeding and weight loss can cause the breast volume to shrink.

Breast augmentation can be performed at any age once the body has stopped growing. As a rule, sensation and the ability to breast-feed are retained after breast augmentation.

For today's breast augmentation procedures, we use implants with a silicone capsule filled with various materials such as silicone gel, physiological saline (salt) solution or hydrogel. The use of a rough (textured) surface considerably reduces the risk of hardening of the capsule. Silicone gel implants are considered today to be tolerated best. They most closely imitate the feel of a natural breast and are available in almost every shape and size (round and drop-shaped).

None of the numerous international scientific studies conducted to date has proved any connection between silicone gel implants and the onset of cancer, rheumatism or autoimmune diseases.

Small skin incisions are needed to insert the implants, which, depending on the technique used, are made either in the armpit, the inframammary fold or around the edge of the areola. When the wound heals normally, the scars are virtually invisible later. The cavity needed to hold the implant is formed between the mammary gland and the chest muscle or behind the chest muscle.

Immediately after the operation is finished, an elastic dressing is applied to the chest. The stitches are removed about 10 days after the procedure. For about 4 weeks, the patient should wear a special bra day and night that provides firm support and avoid any form of strenuous physical activity, in order to stabilise the outcome of surgery.