A breast augmentation is an operation in which the breasts of the woman are enlarged surgically. The simplest, most effective and sustainable way to enlarge breasts is by using plastic prostheses . The prostheses consist of a bag of silicone rubber filled with silicone gel or another filler. The silicone prostheses are often used because silicone gel most closely matches the natural breast tissue.
Reasons for magnification
There may be several reasons why someone chooses a breast augmentation. It may be that the breasts are left in development or lose their shape and firmness, for example after a pregnancy. But in principle every woman who is not satisfied with her cup size is eligible for breast augmentation.
During an introductory discussion , the plastic surgeon will gladly discuss your wishes with you. He looks at what results you can expect and discusses the possible risks and aftercare. You will receive a reliable advice and clear explanation about the procedure.
A breast augmentation is not reimbursed by the health insurer. You pay the costs yourself. In some cases the operation is reimbursed if there are unequal breasts with 2 cup sizes difference. You will find an overview of the costs in the price list for aesthetic treatments
Cup size and place of prosthesis
The plastic surgeon will discuss with you the size of the prosthesis (s) to be inserted.
He will advise on breasts that fit your posture.
There are several ways in which a prosthesis can be inserted through the skin fold under the breast:
between the pectoral muscle and the mammary gland;
under the pectoral muscle directly on the ribs.
Here too, the plastic surgeon and you review what the best method is.
A breast augmentation operation can take place in day treatment , but sometimes a recording of a few days is advised. The plastic surgeon will discuss this with you.
The operation lasts on average one to two hours and takes place under anesthesia.
After the operation
After the operation, your breasts are provided with patches and firmly wrapped in a supportive dressing. A thin tube (drain) usually remains behind in the wound area, which ensures that the wound fluid is drained away. The first 24 hours after the operation you may have pain and the breasts may feel tight and tense. This feeling gradually disappears after a few days.