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Breast augmentation in Tournai

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What is breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that modifies the size and/or shape of the patient’s breasts, with the aim of increasing their volume. The surgeon will then place implants, generally made of silicone, of the size desired by the patient and agreed with the specialist, in the breast. This plastic surgery procedure is very regularly performed by cosmetic surgeons today. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), it is the most frequently performed procedure in the world.

During the procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in the patient’s breasts, so that the breast forms can be placed either in front of or behind the pectoral muscle. Various shapes, volumes and materials are available to give the patient a wide choice and meet her needs.

Why choose breast augmentation?

Patients who decide to undergo breast augmentation often find that their breasts are too small, and want to go up one or more cup sizes. This intervention enables them to regain a positive body image. For other women, the main motivation is the desire to reshape their breasts, to give them a rounder shape, or to correct a breast asymmetry that is a source of complex.

In each of these cases, our medical team is available at every stage of the procedure to answer your questions, reassure you and guide you, whether in your choice of implants or during regular post-operative follow-up.

How does breast augmentation work?

Preliminary consultationBreasts

It is imperative to carry out a preliminary consultation prior to breast augmentation. It is during this appointment that you will communicate your expectations to your surgeon. You can also ask any questions you may have, or express any doubts you may have. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with the answers you need.

During this consultation, the expert will begin by understanding your motivations and guiding you in the choices you are about to make. The surgeon’s experience will enable him or her to explain the issues at stake and the right steps to follow for a successful and serene breast augmentation. He will also show you the different types and sizes of prosthesis so that you can make an informed choice.

Operation sequence

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia, necessitating prior consultation with an anesthesiologist.

This surgery generally takes 45 minutes. During this procedure, our plastic surgeon inserts the previously selected implants. The operation involves making an incision either under the breasts or under the armpits. Your surgeon will have decided beforehand whether to place it above or below the pectoral muscle. The choice of location depends on your personal preferences, your physical constitution, and the size of the silicone prosthesis you choose.

After the operation, you’ll have the opportunity to wake up at your own pace in our recovery room before resting in one of our rooms designed for your comfort.

After the operation

To ensure that your breast augmentation goes smoothly, it is necessary to carry out a post-operative follow-up. The surgical team at La Hulpe will be happy to listen to any concerns or questions you may have. The specialists will explain the best practices to adopt in order to recover properly and avoid complications:

  • Certain activities should be limited after the operation
  • Follow post-operative care instructions.
  • You should also be alert to any symptoms that may arise.
  • The recovery period usually lasts from 4 to 7 days.

During this period, you will need to make regular appointments with your surgeon to monitor the progress of your healing and your general state of health.

What are the risks of breast augmentation?

As with any surgical procedure, undergoing breast augmentation involves risks. However, you’ll minimize the risk of complications considerably if you choose to undergo surgery in a clinic renowned for its aesthetic treatments, such as the Claris Clinic in La Hulpe, near Tournai.

However, the risk of complications such as :

  • An infection whose source is the incision
  • A leak or reversal of the breast prosthesis
  • Poor wound healing: in this case, care is provided so that the patient can heal properly.
  • Dissatisfaction with the result: aesthetic tastes can change. To avoid dissatisfaction, it is important to take the time to discuss the situation with your surgeon. implant change

Which implants for your breast augmentation near Tournai?

Choose your implant: shape, material and volume

The shape of your breast implant

There are several options for the shape of your breast prosthesis:

– The round implant, which is circular and gives the breasts a full, rounded appearance.

– The anatomical implant, shaped like a teardrop, gives a more natural appearance to the breasts.

– The ergonomic implant, also round, but less swollen than the first, also offers a natural appearance to the breasts while reducing the risk of the silicone prosthesis turning inside out.

Your choice will depend on your aesthetic preferences and the shape of your breasts. Our surgeon will outline the benefits and limitations of each option to help you make your decision.

The materials used in your breast prostheses

The materials used for breast implants can also vary. Silicone is the most common, but saline-filled implants are also available.

Cohesive silicone implants are renowned for their natural feel and ability to harmonize with your body morphology. However, it is essential to carry out regular checks to identify any undetected breaks.

Saline-filled implants offer the advantage of post-operative volume adjustment. This makes it easier to check breast size, and leaks are easier to spot. On the other hand, their texture can feel less natural and uncomfortable for some, so this option is less frequently chosen.

The volume of your breast implant

The volume of the silicone breast implant is primarily determined by the patient’s desired result. If you wish to increase your cup size by one or more sizes, the implant volume will vary accordingly. So, the choice largely depends on the desired breast size and your current bust.

However, it is essential to consult your surgeon to discuss this decision. Expert advice is crucial to ensure that the choice of implant is appropriate for your morphology. Implants disproportionate to your natural breasts could cause problems, particularly in terms of posture.

Prosthesis placement during breast augmentation

Once your breast forms have been selected, the operation can be scheduled. Three incision methods are possible:

  1. The peri-areolar incision is made around the areola, leaving a scar on the areola.
  2. The infra-mammary incision, the most commonly used, is located in the fold under the breast and leaves a discreet scar.
  3. The axillary incision, made in the armpit, with a scar in this area.


When it comes to implant placement, there are three main approaches to breast augmentation:

– In front of the pectoral muscle: This method, the most widely used, avoids intervention on the pectoral muscles and is therefore simpler.

– Behind the pectoral muscle: This more complex technique is suitable for patients with little breast tissue, requiring placement of the implant under the muscle.

– Dual plane placement: Here, the silicone implant is partially inserted under the pectoral muscle, for a comfortable, natural look.

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How long can I keep a breast implant?

Breast implants generally last between 10 and 15 years, although this may vary depending on the individual patient and the type of implant used. It is crucial to have regular consultations with a surgeon to monitor and detect possible complications, such as :

– Silicone implant rupture,

– Prosthesis leakage,

– Displacement or reversal of the implant,

– Problems with the incision scar, among other possible complications.

You can consult one of our surgeons near Tournai, in La Hulpe, if you have a question or would like to consider an implant change. Some of our patients make an appointment to change implant volume or shape.

Why choose the Claris Clinic for breast augmentation in Tournai?

You can rely on La Claris Clinic in La Hulpe near Tournai for your breast augmentation. Renowned for their high levels of expertise and professionalism, our aesthetic clinics in Belgium are certified members of the Belgian Society for Private Clinics. That’s why we’re committed to complying with the most stringent Belgian safety standards. Our main objective is to welcome you in an optimal environment and meet your needs through our various aesthetic procedures and our three core values: technological innovation, patient well-being and satisfaction, and guaranteed safety.

Quality service for your consultations near Tournai

The environment in which you will be staying has been carefully designed to offer you maximum comfort. The clinic is surrounded by lush greenery, and every room is decorated with a modern design to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

We carefully select our surgeons and our medical team, whom we train on an ongoing basis to ensure that your well-being is always at the forefront, with regular personalized follow-up from the very first consultation, right through to post-operative appointments.

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Claris Clinic: A national benchmark in cosmetic surgery

An important factor in choosing your clinic is feedback from previous patients who have undergone the same cosmetic operation as you. So here are a few testimonials from patients at the Claris Clinic in La Hulpe.

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"As a woman, the decision to opt for breast augmentation was not something I took lightly. I felt that my breasts were underdeveloped, and this had a negative impact on my self-confidence. Now, after the operation, I feel more fulfilled than ever. My surgeon prepared me well every step of the way, answering all my questions and allaying my concerns. Thank you so much for this renewed confidence in me."
Mathilde Barbier
"I had been thinking about breast augmentation for many years. Since I was a teenager, my breasts had always been a complex for me, I thought they were too small. Then I decided to have an initial information consultation at the Claris Clinic in La Hulpe and I immediately felt reassured. They took the time to answer my questions and put me at ease before the procedure. I would definitely recommend this clinic to anyone wishing to undergo the same procedure."
Sophie Adam
"I'm an absolute fan of my new breasts, the results exceed my dearest wishes! I chose to turn to the Claris Clinic in La Hulpe for breast augmentation with silicone implants. I felt my breasts were too small, and wanted more cleavage. The surgeon and the entire medical team listened to me and advised me on the ideal implants to achieve a more harmonious silhouette. I would definitely recommend this clinic to anyone wishing to increase their breast size."
Alexia Trimboli

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Claris Clinic La HulpeLocated in La Hulpe, Claris Clinic enjoys a strategic location, nestling on the edge of the Ring Road in the heart of the Forêt de Soignes. This privileged location, not far from major traffic arteries such as the Brussels Ring Road or Zaventem airport, makes it an easily accessible destination, whether you’re coming from Brussels or any other Belgian region. Surgeries are carried out in this green setting, with ample parking to facilitate your visit. For a complete experience, the Dolce hotel infrastructure is ideally located in the immediate vicinity.

For added convenience, two other clinics are available for consultations and post-operative care. Our clinic in the European Quarter, in the heart of Brussels, is easily accessible by public transport. As for our Chaudfontaine facility near Liège, it’s just as easily accessible by public transport as by car, and has ample parking for your convenience.

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