Breast augmentation can be done when growth is complete. To obtain the desired volume, there is a wide variety of breast prostheses. The latter are distinguished by their content, their shape and their surface. The choice of the form will take into account the peculiarities of the breast, the thorax and the desire of the patient while respecting the harmony of the feminine aesthetic. Depending on the anatomy, the implant can be placed in front of or behind the pectoralis major muscle.
This procedure requires a scar of about 4 to 5 cm which can be placed in different places:
• Scar at the level of the areola
The periareolar or transareolar route is an elegant access requiring a large enough areola
• Scar under the breast
The inframammary way is an access leaving the scar (4-5 cm) in the groove of the breast
• Scar in the armpit
The axillary pathway is used primarily to put the implant behind the muscle
The choice of the location of the scar depends on the anatomy of the patient but also the habits of the surgeon.
The duration of the intervention is about 1 hour and is practiced under general anesthesia with a night in clinic.
The rehabilitation time is one week and the sport can be resumed after 6 weeks.
A large breast (hypertrophy mammary) and heavy can be manifested by a physical discomfort during your professional and / or private activities, by back pain (backache) or simply by an aesthetic discomfort.
The technique used is chosen according to the shape of the breast. However, we favor the vertical technique and avoid as far as possible the infra-mammary horizontal scar (“T” inverted).
Important breast reductions (more than 500 gr per breast) can be covered by health insurance, as long as there is no excess weight. General anesthesia is required and the duration of hospitalization is two days / one night.
The resumption of the professional activity is conceivable after 1 to 3 weeks. As for sport, it will be taken over gradually at the end of the 2nd postoperative month.