Breast augmentation for small breasts? Questions for PD Dr Tremp
Every woman wants a beautiful décolleté. The bust A full bosom and a beautiful décolleté are symbols of femininity. Unfortunately, many women suffer from breasts that are too small. Affected women often wish to enlarge their too small breasts. A natural breast augmentation with implants or autologous fat can help a woman to gain more self-confidence and femininity.
What are the causes of small breasts?
The most common reasons for a "small breast" are genetic. However, it is also often due to malformations of the breast, which become apparent at an early age.
Many women suffer from too small or too sagging breasts, especially after pregnancy or after heavy weight loss. At the same time, a woman's breast shape and volume change with age.
How is breast augmentation performed and how long is the scar?
Through a small incision in the crease of the lower breast, the implant is inserted either under or over the muscle. This varies from person to person. The scar will be 2-3 cm long depending on the size of the implant. An alternative is breast augmentation with the patient's own fat.
The aim of the surgical procedure is to achieve a natural breast shape. The extent of the breast augmentation and is adapted to the anatomical conditions.
The procedure can be combined with autologous fat for shape improvement and a natural result. The fat can be taken from anywhere and is also possible in slim patients. After the operation, push up bras should be worn again after six weeks at the earliest.
How long do the implants last?
This varies from individual to individual. If capsular contracture occurs with displacement of the implant, they must either be removed or replaced.
We use the most modern implants, which do not leak uncontrollably and they usually last a lifetime. Often a change is only necessary for aesthetic reasons.
What requirements do I have to fulfil as a patient?
If you are a smoker, you must stop smoking 4 weeks before and after the procedure. Regular check-ups are required after the procedure.
You must wear a compression bra for 8 weeks and lie on your back for 4 weeks. Physical exertion is allowed again after 4 weeks.
Optimal breast augmentation thanks to 3D simulation?
If desired, a 3D simulation can be carried out before the operation. This can determine the ideal shape and volume of the implants. Would you like to know what you could look like after breast augmentation?
How long does the breast operation take?
The operation time varies from person to person, usually 90 - 120 minutes.
Is the procedure performed on an outpatient basis or is an inpatient stay necessary?
A short inpatient stay with an overnight stay is recommended. If the implant is placed above the muscle, the procedure can be done on an outpatient basis. This method is less painful than placing the implant under the muscle.
Did the scars of the breast augmentation remain visible?
The fine scars are hardly visible after one year and are hidden in the underbust fold. We recommend regular care of the scars with a greasy ointment or a silicone plaster.
What are the risks of breast augmentation?
The most common risk is the so-called capsular contracture, i.e. the painful formation of a capsule around the prosthesis. The occurrence of capsular contracture after treatment varies from individual to individual; a haematoma or infection can favour capsular contracture. Other risks are disturbances in wound healing, haematoma or infections.
Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has been increasingly discussed recently. There is a possible link between BIA-ALCL and breast implants, but nothing has been proven to date.
After the operation, hypersensitivity or numbness may occur. We recommend regular skin care after the treatment.
When does health insurance cover part of the surgery costs?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure and must be paid for by the patient. In the case of a capsular contracture, the health insurance usually covers the removal of the prosthesis and capsule.
Do you have any questions about breast augmentation?
Contact us for a meeting.
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