Goal: Breast augmentation and improvement of breast contour by using double coated textured gel-filled or saline-filled implants.
Surgical technique: Most common approach is incision in the submammary line, under the breast. Incision is about 4 cm long and it is completely invisible, hidden in the submammary line. Implants can be placed under or above the pectoral muscle, so the mammary gland remains completely intact. Other surgical approaches are through the nipple or through the axilary region (very good in women with very small breasts, where submammary incision would be visible).
Duration and anesthesia: 1 – 1.5 hours in general anesthesia.
Recovery: Usual activities after few days. Stitches are removed after two weeks. Suspension bra is recommended.
Rare complications: Temporary sensitivity disorder and mild edema which disappear within 1-2 weeks.