Breast augmentation by means of prostheses corrects the unaesthetic shape of the breasts due to insufficient volume in relation to the morphology.
The most common indications
Breast hypoplasia: the volume of the breasts is insufficiently developed in relation to your morphology.
Breast ptosis: a “drooping” breast with sagging of the gland, distension of the skin and too low areolas.
Before the procedure
Depending on the patient’s wishes and the examination carried out by the surgeon, the latter will determine the type and size of the implants. The preoperative assessment is carried out in accordance with medical protocol and our anaesthetist will see you at the latest 48 hours prior to your procedure.
DAY D – 30: It is strongly recommended to stop smoking.
DAY D – 10: Stop taking any medication containing aspirin or any anti-inflammatory medication.
After the procedure
The postoperative effects of a breast augmentation can be painful, and changes in position (for example, from lying down to sitting up) are sometimes uncomfortable. There is a sensation of breast tension and back pain. During the first days, it is recommended to rest as much as possible and to avoid any violent effort. An oedema (swelling) will appear, which may cause temporary asymmetry.
The bandage is changed between the 4th and 7th day after the procedure. A bra without underwire must be worn for 4 to 6 weeks and the sutures are removed between the 10th and 14th day. The return to work depends on the type of professional activity, but can be considered as soon as the bandage is changed (for light work).
A term of 3 to 4 months is ideal to appreciate the result of a breast augmentation, the time it takes for the breasts to regain their suppleness and for the prostheses to stabilise. Without aiming for perfection, with realistic wishes, we can say that the increase in breast volume has an impact on the overall silhouette and thus allows more freedom in the choice of clothing.