Breast augmentation is just the thing you need to achieve the size, fullness and shape you want in your breasts. Once you are an adult, it is always possible to undergo breast augmentation. It is an invasive treatment that is performed under general anaesthesia. Nowadays it is also a very common treatment that improves your quality of life in many ways.
- Aesthetic and psychological reasons - low volume of breasts.
- Reduction of the size of the breasts in connection with weight reduction.
- Loss of breast volume after breastfeeding.
- Asymmetry of breasts - different size and shape of breasts.
If you feel that your breasts are too small, you may undergo the treatment for aesthetic or psychological reasons. If your breasts have become smaller due to weight loss or breastfeeding, you may also consider this. One of the most common reasons is also breast asymmetry, when your breasts have different shapes or sizes.
When choosing the implant, it is important to consider the size - first of all, the implant must fit the mammary gland. During the treatment, the implant is placed under or over the pectoral muscle. Implants can be round or anatomically shaped and have a smooth or textured surface. The type and size of the implant depends mainly on your own idea of breast shape.
The treatment is preceded by a detailed consultation with our professional plastic surgeon. The consultation is an important part of the whole treatment. Here the client talks about her expectations and after a complex examination the surgeon evaluates the possibilities to tell the client which expectations can be met.
Before any treatment under general anaesthesia, additional examinations are required. An internal examination is necessary to determine whether the treatment can be performed at all. For the internal examination, blood samples must be taken for haematological and biochemical examination of the internal milieu. A USG examination of the breast is also required. All examinations required prior to treatment can be performed at our clinic.
The surgery is preceded by a detailed consultation with the plastic surgeon. The consultation is an important part of the whole process. At the beginning, the client tells the doctor her ideas about the appearance and size of her breasts. The doctor examines the client, measures her and then advises her on the choice of the appropriate implant and bra after the surgery.
Before the surgery, which is performed under general anaesthesia, other examinations are required: an internal pre-examination, blood sampling and a USG of the breast. The preoperative examinations can be performed in the internal department of our clinic.
You must not eat or drink anything for at least 6 hours before the surgery. You must not smoke for at least 14 days before the surgery. You should not take hormonal contraceptives for at least 1-3 months before the surgery. Patients should wait six months or a year after the last breastfeeding.
The client is expected at the clinic one hour before the procedure. Premedication is administered after changing clothes.
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. After disinfecting and covering the surgical site, the actual surgery is performed. The incision is made either axillary - in the armpit, submammary - in the fold below the breast or periareolar - around the areola. The surgeon then makes a short incision to create a hole for the insertion of the breast implant. The wounds are then sutured in anatomical layers. The length of the scar is usually 4-5 cm. Finally, a temporary tube may be inserted into the wound to drain excess fluid. The wounds are covered with a sterile dressing and the patient is given a fixation bra or compression bandage.
Aftercare check-ups are always performed based on a schedule agreed with the client. In special cases, immediate check-ups can be performed. The first of them follows in up to 14 days after the treatment, when stitches are removed. At this time, we do recommend the client stays at home. Up until the first check-up, the client should wear a fixation bra at all times. In the first 2 to 3 days, we recommend a wet towel or napkins to perform personal hygiene in affected areas.
After surgery, the patient stays in the inpatient department of the clinic for one night. The patient receives infusions and painkillers, and qualified personnel monitor all physiological functions. On the second day after surgery, the dressings are changed and the temporary drainage tubes are removed. The patient is then discharged home accompanied by another person.
Postoperative check-ups are always performed in consultation with the surgeon. In urgent cases, the follow-up examination can be performed immediately. The first control examination takes place within 14 days after surgery, when the stitches are removed. During these 14 days we recommend the client not to go to work. Until the first control examination, the client should wear a postoperative bra during the day and at night. For personal hygiene in the area of the upper body, we recommend the use of a damp towel or damp cloths for the first two to three days after surgery.
We recommend wearing a special bra to keep the implants in place for up to four weeks after treatment. It is important that you avoid all strenuous activities and do not put any weight on your upper limbs for 6 to 8 weeks after the procedure, as this can lead to poor healing and a change in the position of the implants. The final result will not be visible until the wound has completely healed and the swelling has gone down. This can take up to 2 to 3 months after the procedure.
Swelling and pain may occur, as well as capsular contracture. It is important to know that smoking complicates the healing process and can lead to complications.