Are you considering plastic surgery? You will find a clear explanation of the most common plastic surgeries on these pages, including the advantages, disadvantages and risks involved.
Book an appointment with our plastic surgeon to discuss your needs in greater detail. He will explain the limitations and complications of the procedures in all honesty. This will give you a very realistic view on the chosen treatment, which will in turn avoid disappointment in the future. If needed, you can always combine this with a visit to our dermatologist for additional advice.
Mediclinic prides itself on its vast experience in the treatment of esthetic skin conditions. After consultation with our dermatogist, you will be advised on the safest and most efficient treatment. All treatments are supervised by our dermatologist. Mediclinic has an arsenal of lasers, devices and technologies to ensure you get the best results.
You will find a short description of the most common esthetic skin conditions on this website, including the different treatment options available:
Breast enlargement is one of the most requested aesthetic procedures. Beautiful breasts have a great impact on the body image and a woman's self-confidence. Thanks to the evolution of plastic surgery and the development of new technologies, breast augmentation has become one of the safest procedures and can easily be done as an outpatient. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia.
However, it is of the utmost importance that implant surgery, including breast enlargement, is performed in extremely sterile conditions. Mediclinic is one of the few clinics to possess the most sophisticated equipment in terms of sterility, safety and predictability (laminar flow, 3D camera, S3 classification, computerized anaesthesia, etc).
Modern breast implants are filled with a cohesive silicone-gel. Silicone leaks are therefore a thing of the past. We only use high quality implants that meet the very strict European standards.
The art of breast enlargement is to achieve a 100% natural result so that there is no visible or palpable distinction from the real breast tissue.
- The implant placement technique (best between or under the chest muscle) will largely determine the result.
- Furthermore, the choice of the implant is of course critical. A softer gel padding will provide invisible edges but will be more likely to wrinkle. The implant should fit exactly into the existing breast. This requires an accurate measurement of the breast gland during the preoperative consultation. A correct volume is obviously crucial for a natural result.
The size, shape and firmness of the implants will be selected with the patient during the consultation, which will include test implants so as to give the most accurate idea of the final result. According to the wishes of the patient, the surgeon can produce a very subtle or, to the contrary, very visible result.
Pain is very individual but on average you can expect 5 days of muscle pain and discomfort.
Household chores and office work can be resumed after 1 week to 10 days. After four weeks, you will be allowed to carry out a little more physical work. Sports with pectoral and heavy lifting are only permitted after 6 weeks.
Bleeding (the first two days after surgery), capsular contracture (the prosthesis feeling hard), moving of the implants, scarring. A complication rarely occurs during the first 10 years. If, however, a problem should occur, it can of course be remedied.
Waterproof bandages and sutures remain in place for 2 weeks. A sports bra should be worn night and day for 4 weeks. The bra is intended to prevent swelling, not to hold the implant in place.
Breast-feeding: is possible after breast augmentation if the implant is placed under the gland. All structures remain intact and functional. Silicone cannot possibly contaminate breast milk.
Breast Examination: A common concern is the breast examination for breast cancer. Is breast examination still possible with an implant?
- The prosthesis is always placed behind the mammary gland and “pushes it” forward. As a result, the discovery of nodules becomes easier.
- During a mammogram, you should notify the radiologist that you have implants.