Basically there are two groups of patients: Those to whom Nature was mean.
The other group consists of those women who originally had appropriate breast size but due to pregnancy,breast feeding or abnormal weight loss their breasts became smaller and drooping.
There is a third group of women who turn to the plastic surgeon. Their inability to make contats are not caused by their real or unreal physical shortcoming. It is vital to realize it since in these cases plastic surgery is not the solution to the problems.
Standard, high, extre high and drop-shaped breast implants from side view.
Implants are necessary tools of breast augmentation today. It is a silicone „bag” filled with saline solution or silicone gel. At modern clinics implants filled with cohesive gel are used. They do not leak and if the „bag” happens to be damaged they do not spread in the body. Concerning its texture and feel it is the closest to human breast tissue. The bag itself is flexible,resistant and doen not react to its environment. Before we used smooth-surface implants,nowadays those of more textured ones are imlplanted. We differenciate drop-shaped and the so-called anathomy implants. We recommend smaller implants to the patients who would like more natural breasts and bigger implants to those who are for high-contrast. Anathomy and the conscience of the plastic surgeon limit the breast augmentation.
Incision can be made under the breast line,around the nipple, through the nipple or in the armpit. The incision under the breast line heals nicely and later it becomes almost invisible. This is where the implant can be placed most precisely. Incisions around the nipple are used when it is necessary to correct the size or place of one or both nipples.
Breast augmentation does not always require general anaesthesia. It can be performed under local anaesthesia as a day case surgery. It means that the patient may leave the clinic on the day of the surgery. Nevertheless, according to our patients demand, surgeries are performed under general or epidural anaesthesia after which it is necessary to spend a night at the clinic.
Based on the results of decades of scientific studies and our present understandig, silicone implants do not risk health. Despite all this for patiens undergoing breast augmentation annual check-ups are recommended in order to recognize any possible damages in the implants. ( At TopForma Plastic Surgery annual physical check-ups are free.)
Surgical complications are rare and similar to those of other interventions. Number of risks can be minimalized by proper consultation,examination and medicine.
Special complication of breast augmentation may be the „ capsular contracture” which is caused by the constriction of the case formed around the implant. It not only spoils the esthetic result but later may hurt.Though it cannot be totally avoided, the modern surgery techniques and implants significantly reduce the risk. In most cases capsular contracture is solved by means of surgery.
The price of breast surgeries varies considerably due to their diversity. The decisive factors are the duration and labour-intensity of the surgery, the cost of the material and the implants, and the type of the anaesthesia. For prices click here.
|Type of surgery||min. (€)||max. (€)|
|Breast surgery (without implant )||2500.-||3000.-|
|Breast augmentation (with implant)||3500.-||4000.-|