BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY
Nowadays patients are well informed, and sometimes over-informed, about this practice through the internet and media. Therefore, the first consultation will help to better understand the intervention requested and to establish the most effective procedure.…read more
Breast augmentation surgery is frequently requested and brings both physical and psychological satisfaction. It is more than just having a nice breast or a beautiful silhouette. This operation carries symbolic significance: it is about discovering or rediscovering femininity, it may enhance self-image and self-confidence.
From a technical point of view, implants are made of cohesive silicone gel and can be round, tear-shaped, of any size, form and profile. Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. You and your plastic surgeon will discuss which incision options are appropriate for the desired outcome. Incision options include: transaxillary incision, periareolar incision, inframammary incision (the axillary way is a popular procedure which has the advantage of incorporating endoscopy technology). The choice of implants and of the method of inserting and positioning them depends on the patient’s desires, on the clinical examination – initial breast shape and form, areolas position and size – on the chest profile and on the surgeon’s recommendations. Implant volume : volume is adjusted to suit the patient’s requirements and morphology (size, thorax width, cutaneous trophicity). When implants are customised to the patient, the final result will be natural and stable over time. Best results are achieved with thick cutaneous layer.
Mastopexy, also known as breast lift, is a surgical operation that corrects breast ptosis (sagging breast and low areola). Mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. The surgeon will specify the expected type of scar (peri-areolar, peri-areolar + vertical, or inverted T-shaped).…read more
The quality of scars depends on the quality of natural healing (which is beyond control) and on post-operative care. Lipostructure, or self-fat transfer breast augmentation, in conjunction with mastoplexy, will help to resculpt the bust and neckline; it is an alternative to implants.
Mastopexy, or breast-lift, in conjunction with breast augmentation – implants – can treat a combination of ptosis and hypotrophy. Sagging breasts are lifted and implants correct the lack of volume. …read more
Scars are generally longer: peri-areolar or more vertically with peri-areolar.
Lipofilling may be an alternative to implants when moderate breast volume augmentation is required (conditions are strict when using this treatment on breasts. The surgeon will exercise careful supervision based on precise criteria).
BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
Breast reduction surgery reduces breasts’ volume and treats ptosis discomfort. The incision lines are visible and permanent scars (peri-areolar + vertical, or inverted T).…read more
The quality of scars depends on the quality of natural healing (beyond control) and on post-operative care. This is a key element of the decision to take into account along with aesthetic discomfort (backaches, discomfort in practising sports or in getting dressed …). Breast reduction provides aesthetic and functional improvements to patients.