Breast augmentation is one of the most common procedures in cosmetic plastic surgery that enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breast. Usually the procedure is performed by inserting an implant (saline or silicone) above or behind the Pectoralis Major muscle or at a plane between the gland and de muscle with less injury to your breast tissue (dual plane breast augmentation). In some cases the augmentation could be done by using a quantity of fat, taken from another body part of the patient. The shape, volume and profile of the implants are selected based on the individual’s body type and enhancement goals.
The most usually used incision is around the nipple, but there are also other places that could be placed like under the breast or in the armpit.
Breast augmentation is performed using general anesthesia and surgery duration is usually up to three hours. We use top quality elite implants made in the USA or Switzerland.
Known also as mastopexy, breast lift surgery is a procedure that raises and reshapes drooping breasts. A breast lift can be done with or without the insertion of breast implants, depending on the needs and the wish of the patient. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In a breast lift, incisions outline the area of skin to be removed and the new nipple position. Patients after breast lift surgery can expect a new shaped breast, higher and firmer than the one that they have used to.
The surgery lasts two to three-and-a-half hours and it is performed under general anaesthesia.
After surgery the breasts will be sore, bruised and swollen. Patients are required to wear bandages or a surgical bra for several days. Heavy lifting or straining right after such a surgery is advised to be avoided. Most people may return to work within a week, and resume full activities after a month.
Women with very large and heavy breasts often experience a variety of medical issues caused by the excessive weight. Breast reduction can help women have smaller, more body-proportionate breasts and minimize problems like recurring back and neck pain, skin irritation and even breathing problems. In breast reduction surgery cases the plastic surgeon removes glandular tissue, excess fat and skin from the breasts, resulting in a smaller, lighter and firmer bust. The nipple and areola are moved to a higher position on the breast in order to obtain a harmonic view of the “new” breast. After the procedure, patients are asked to wear bandages for a couple of weeks, during which time strenuous activities should be kept to a minimum. Although most of the bruising and swelling will fade in the first few weeks, it may take six months to a year before the breasts fully heal and settle into their new shape. Their final shape may change in response to weight changes, hormonal shifts and pregnancy.
Breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia. You are advised to have a reported mammography/Ultrasound of your breasts prior to your intervention.