Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation – surgery designed to increase the size of small or undeveloped breasts by placing silicone-filled implants. Surgeon chooses one of three alternative incisions for placement the implants: under a breast (an incision is made to the infra-mammary fold), around the medial-half of the areola (periareoral), from the armpit (transaxillary), and also the approach to emplace the implant: subglandular (between the gland and the pectoralis major muscle), subfascial (beneath the fascia of the pectoralis major muscle), submuscular (beneath the pectoralis major muscle), dual plane.

The incision selection, level of implant placement and the size of the implants is determined by the wishes of the patient and their individual anatomy.

  • performed under general anesthesia;
  • you can leave the clinic in 1 day after the surgery;
  • lasts no more than 1 hour;
  • stitches are removed within 2 weeks after the surgery;
  • you can return to work within 1-2 weeks after the surgery;
  • surgical dressing should be worn for 4-6 weeks after the surgery.

Recovery

  • the early postoperative period is accompanied by the temporary painfull feelings, swellings of tissues that pass within few days;
  • it is possible to take a shower within 2-3 days after the surgery;
  • if the implants were placed submuscular, it is recommended to avoid arm activities within 3 weeks after the surgery;
  • you should avoid physical and sports activities, sunbathing within 1 month after the surgery.

IMPORTANT!

You can minimize potential risks and accelerate the recovery by following doctor's before and after the surgery.

You will see the final result in 2-3 months

Contra-indications

  • diseases of an internal;
  • infectious and oncological diseases;
  • diabetes;
  • violation of blood coagulability;
  • hormonal violations;
  • incomplete lactation;
  • pregnancy;
  • age till 18 years.

Possible complications

  • hematoma - post-operative bleeding;
  • seroma – fluid accumulation;
  • breast pain;
  • altered sensation;
  • assymetry;
  • symmastia;
  • implant rupture;
  • capsular contracture – abnormal response of the immune system to foreign materials in the human body. Occurs when the capsules from tightly-woven collage fibers tightens and squizes the implant. Arises in 1-3% of cases and not always demands correction.

Breast implants

Modern breast implants consist of two parts: elastomer silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution or viscous silicone gel.

According to the results of long-term researches, the European commission on a quality assurance of medical devices in plastic surgery (EQUAM) adopted on June 28, 1996 the coordinated Declaration confirming full safety of silicone breast implants. Here we provide only some principles of this Declaration:

  • iconnective tissue diseases, cancer, neurological diseases, or other systemic complaints are no more common in women with breast implants than in women without implants;
  • breast implants do not tend to affect the ability to breastfeeding;
  • periodic MRI screening examinations are recommended.

We use breast implants only with a lifelong guarantee.

For patients

Attention! Download and complete patient's questionnaire (pdf russian) before appointment.

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How to prepare to your surgery

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