For very different reasons it is possible that women regard their own breasts as not being "the ideal breasts". If by nature one has been endowed with only little breast tissue or even differently sized breasts, this often leads to the consideration of having a breast enlargement. Many women feel the occasion to consider corrective surgery as a result of a change in the breast after pregnancy or severe loss of weight. Here a breast enlargement is often necessary in combination with a breast lift.
The decision for a change in the breast is not always made for esthetical reasons and is also not a question of age. A breast enlargement changes the body, but also often helps to improve the psychological balance and self-confidence. Patients should be of legitimate age and no longer in the process of growing.
Breast enlargements are achieved by inserting silicone-gel implants mostly under the breast muscle. In the case of very slim patients, implantation under the muscle is recommended as this enables the implant to be covered with additional tissue. Should there be excessive skin, an additional lifting of the breast skin should be carried out. What can be recommended in each case must be decided individually after examining the breast. The scar will lie either in the infra-mammary fold (IMF) or along the periphery of the areola or in the armpit, and is approx. 4cm long. The operation is carried out under general anaesthesia, a one-night stay in the clinic is recommended. After the operation a supporting bra (sport bra) is provided. This must be worn consistently for 6 weeks, day and night. The inserting of the implants under the muscle can be painful for the first few days. Should the implant be located underneath the gland, there is a tendency to experience a sensation of pressure. Sport and heavy lifting must be avoided for 6 weeks.
The size of the "new" breasts is discussed in detail with the patient before the operation. Using sample implants that are inserted in a sport bra, patients can see directly which size provides the required result. Also with the help of "Before and After" photos and in accordance with the wishes of the patient, the size of the implants is chosen – depending, of course, on the "natural" breast size and body statue. In case of an aversion to silicone, saline implants can also be used as alternatives.