1h – 1h30
Type of anesthesia
Outpatient up to 2 days
from CHF 11’000
Objectives of a breast augmentation surgery
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that increases the volume of your breast with the help of implants filled with silicone gel.
Whether your breasts are too small due to insufficient development at puberty or after a subsequent loss of volume (pregnancy, weight loss, hormonal disorders), breast hypotrophy or hypoplasia often leads to an alteration of self-confidence.
The gain of volume obtained thanks to breast augmentation allows to restore femininity and to embellish the silhouette in a global way
Who is BREAST AUGMENTATION suitable for?
Breast augmentation will positively transform your appearance. Breast augmentation is one of the most common operations in cosmetic surgery. It can benefit any adult patient, from the age of 18 years.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that can involve risks and complications. In any case, a first consultation with your surgeon is essential to know if this intervention is adapted to your particular situation.
Before and after pictures
The breast augmentation procedure
A breast augmentation plasty will positively transform the harmony of your silhouette. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations to optimize the healing process and the quality of the result.
Before the intervention
The first consultation is essential to understand your request and your motivations. Depending on your morphology and your anatomy, your surgeon will determine his operating strategy.
The expected result can be simulated and discussed using our virtual imaging software, which also makes it possible to refine the choice of implants. A preoperative check-up will be carried out in accordance with the prescriptions.
Silicone breast implants
The implants contain a soft, cohesive silicone gel , surrounded by a strong, elastic silicone elastomer shell that prevents the gel from leaking outward.
The new generations of silicone implants are characterized by their great diversity of sizes and shapes, allowing a tailor-made adaptation in accordance with your morphology and your expectations.
The choice of implants is made during the consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, with the support of augmented reality simulation software.
Breast augmentation surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis,under local anaesthetic with deep sedation. In some cases, general anaesthesia is preferred. The choice of the technique will be made between you, your anesthesiologist and your surgeon.
A consultation with your anesthesiologist will take place a few days before your procedure.
The day of the procedure
Your surgeon will adapt his operating strategy according to your particular case in order to obtain the best possible result.
Depending on your morphology and the desired result, the implant can be placed under the muscle or under the gland. The breast implant is inserted through incisions that can be located inside or around the areola, in the armpit or in the groove under the breast.
At the end of the operation, a moulded dressing is applied with an elastic bandage. The intervention generally lasts between 1h and 1h30.
After the procedure
The postoperative course can be painful during the first few days, especially when the implants are large and if they are placed behind the muscle. An appropriate analgesic treatment will be prescribed to you in order to reduce this pain.
Edema (swelling), ecchymoses (bruises) and difficulty raising the arms are common events in the early stages.
The initial dressing is removed after a few days and replaced with a lighter alternative. A bra will need to be worn day and night for a few weeks. Sutures are usually internal and absorbable.
You will be able to retrun to work after five to ten days. Sports activities can be resumed after one to two months.
Avoid exposing the scars to the sun for a year.
The final result is visible after two to three months. This is the time necessary for the breasts to regaine their flexibility and for the implants to stabilize.
The intervention increases the volume and improves the shape of the breasts. The scars are usually very discreet. In addition to the result on the silhouette, a breast augmentation usually has a beneficial effect on a psychological level by improving self-confidence.
Unless there is a significant change in weight, the breast volume will remain stable over the long term. Like natural breasts, “augmented” breasts will undergo, the effects of gravity and aging, which vary according to the quality of the skin and the volume of the implants.
The goal of this surgery is to bring an improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result should give you great satisfaction.
Breast augmentation in video
The art of breast augmentation at Laclinic
At Laclinic, the artistic skills of the surgeons are essential for each intervention. The challenge of breast augmentation surgery is to obtain a tailor-made result for each patient by choosing the implant that will meet her requirements in terms of shape, type or volume.
Our surgeons have opted for the latest generation implants which offer natural and stable results over time.
The surgeon will make sure to respect the initial anatomy, physiology and morphology of the patient.
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Around the surgery
The first consultation
The first consultation is essential to identify your needs and expectations. Our specialists will take all the necessary time to understand your demand and offer you the best advice.
Laclinic's doctors are particularly attentive to pain management in order to make your intervention as comfortable and safe as possible.
This intervention is sometimes combined with a breast lipofilling , this intervention is then called “hybrid” or “composite” breast augmentation.
This technique is ideal for patients who have limited skin tissue. The injection of their own fat will make it possible to hide the contours of the implants and to obtain an even more natural and harmonious result.
In case of breast ptosis, it is also possible to combine the breast augmentation with a breast lift.
Breast augmentation by lipofilling
Breast lipofilling is a liposculpture technique that increases the volume of the chest without implants. The fat is collected by means of liposuction and reinjected into the chest.