The breast, a glandular organ, is also a feature of femininity. There are many reasons for a breast enlargement, which are also highly individual. Small breasts, which are appropriate for the body, but not for the perception of the woman, may cause feelings of inferiority and reduced confidence, which may result in psychological strain.
Breast enlargement should adapt the breasts to the shape and size of the body. The desire for oversized breasts, which do not correspond to the physique, can often not be fulfilled for medical reasons. Additional reasons for breast enlargement are asymmetrical breasts, changes in breast shape after massive weight loss or after pregnancy. After breastfeeding the breast glands can diminish in size and the breasts sag. This can be very burdening for many women. In these cases breast enlargement combined with a breast lift may make the breast appear more youthful and firmer.
The breasts must have fully developed in order to achieve optimum results.
We exclusively use implants of the 5th generation. The silicone gel implants are made of a silicone hull filled with a cohesive silicone gel, which prevents leakage of the silicone despite an unlikely event of a tear of the casing. The hull of the implant can be textured or smooth. We only use textured implants. Silicone implants come in many shapes and sizes, which allows us to determine the ideal shape and size in the preoperative planning with the patient.
Duration of surgery: approx. 1.5 hours
Duration of stay: Outpatient or 1 night
Drainages: 1 per breast
Support bra day and night for 6 weeks, during the day for another 6 weeks
Inability to work: approx. 1 week
The surgery is performed in general anesthesia and in accordance with the markings made prior to surgery. Typically an approx. 5 cm long skin incision is usually made in the submammary fold or around the nipple. A pocket is formed either behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or a layer deeper under the pectoral muscle (submuscular) to accommodate the implant.
In very slim women the submuscular placement of the implant is preferred in order to prevent or reduce the exposure of the wrinkling of the implant in the cleavage. In some cases additional tightening the skin envelope is also necessary.
According to current standards a replacement of the implants is recommended after 15 years. Preventive breast cancer screening is not affected by the implants and no carcinogenic effect of the silicone could be proven in several international studies.