When is it justified?
Nowadays the most commonly sought after plastic intervention is breast augmentation, with the aim to achieve a harmonious and aesthetic size and shape. However, in some cases inserting the implants is not sufficient on its own: the breasts might be sagging or stretched, making it necessary to lift them by removing excess skin. Our plastic surgeon examines you during a preliminary consultation and shows you his reference works to illustrate the expected best outcome. The implant materials used are high-quality German and Brazilian brands with a lifetime warranty.
Before the surgery, you have to undergo a complete and throughout screening. To make the process more comfortable for you, we perform all the necessary screenings at our Institute in the same place and time. Besides laboratory tests, our surgeon might recommend you to have an ECG examination and an ultrasound screening. You also have to have a consultation with the anesthesiologist before the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will also inform you about the advised temporary adjustments in your lifestyle to speed up your recovery.
The course of the intervention
The surgery is performed in anesthesia. First, an incision is made around the areola, then another perpendicular one is made downstream in the so-called breast trench. The implant is inserted through these, under the glands or muscles. To achieve an ideal shape, excess adipose tissues, gland tissues and skin might also be removed in the process. Finally the nipples are fixed in the anatomically correct position. The absorbable sutures we use will spare you the unpleasantness of having the stitches removed. The complete intervention takes 2 and a half hour.
Recovery and aftercare
Following the intervention you spend one night in our hospital where you can relax in a calm and exclusive environment. The next morning our plastic surgeon puts waterproof bandages over your scars, so you do not have to worry about them getting wet when you take a shower. You have to wear the special bra we provide for 8 weeks. It is important to avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first two weeks and even after this period, return to your previous lifestyle gradually, in small steps. However, light exercise is allowed after three weeks. It is not recommended to visit a tanning salon or sauna for 2 months. Your control examinations will be scheduled for the 7th and 14th days, then during weeks 6 and 12 after your surgery. Visible scars will disappear in 6 months, while the skin-deep ones will completely heal in 2 years.
The risk of complications is very low, but if there is any, it can only be wound infection, whey and blood accumulation, a temporary loss of feeling in the nipples or the slight asymmetry of the two breasts.