Augmentation - breast enlargement

Since time immemorial, the woman’s breasts have been symbols of beauty and womanliness. There is no wonder then that the shape, symmetry and size of the breasts will produce a significant effect on the woman’s psyche if a deviation occurs in her opinion or in the opinion of others.

Enlargement of breasts by means of implants – augmentation – is a very effective surgery, suitable for women with insufficiently developed breasts or when the mammary gland system is shedding and the skin is slightly loose as may be the case after breast feeding or weight loss.

The optimum age limit for surgery varies. In general, it is recommended to deal with the size and shape of the breasts only when the woman does not plan any pregnancy because the pregnancy and breast-feeding result in changes of volume and those produce a negative effect on results of the surgery. On the other hand, when the patient does not plan to get pregnant in the forthcoming years, surgery may be done earlier if she requests so. The breast implants do not actually influence the pregnancy in any way and they will not expose the foetus to any danger. However, there is still a risk that the patient will be unable to breast-feed normally, particularly with regard to insufficient lactation. Yet there is a number of patients who were breast-feeding normally after they had had augmentation.

In general, augmentation is done in the period of maturity when the development of the mammary gland is completed, which is not earlier than from eighteen years of age to the time when the surgery is still tolerable with regard to the health condition and age.

The initial and a very important step to be taken before any decision on the surgery is made , is a personal consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. Any issues related to the size and shape of breasts need to be addressed and all the motives or psychological reasons taking a woman to the decision to undergo the surgery should be considered. Each surgery is individually specific and the surgeon’s individual approach towards the patient corresponds accordingly.

A state of good health is an obvious prerequisite.

In most cases, implants are placed under the gland. With particularly small breasts where the gland has actually not developed at all, it is more appropriate to place the implant deeper under the pectoralis major. In result, an improved coverage of the implant and a better shape of breasts are achieved.

In our establishment, we use silicon implants by McGHAN that are believed to be the best products of this type currently available in the world. At the present time there are two basic types of implants available (so called spherical and anatomical), always in full ranges of sizes and volumes. Using quality implants decreases the risk of the organism reacting unfavourably to the implant and guarantees the desired aesthetic effect.

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