Why Choose Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, and sophisticated breast augmentation takes it to the next level by combining advanced surgical techniques with an artistic eye for detail. Our sophisticated approach focuses on achieving harmonious proportions, natural contours, and optimal results that complement your overall physique.
Also known as
- breast implants
- breast enhancement
- silicone implants
- boob job
- Breast enlargement
- Breast surgery
- Boob implants
- Breasts implants augmentation
Your Personalized Consultation and Comprehensive Assessment
Before undergoing any procedure, we believe that a thorough consultation is essential to understand your goals and expectations fully. During the consultation, our plastic surgeon will take the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and perform a comprehensive assessment of your anatomy. This evaluation helps us determine the most suitable breast augmentation options for you.
Vectra 3D Camera System
Our Vectra 3D Camera System allows to capture high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the patient's breasts. This imaging technology goes beyond traditional two-dimensional photographs, providing a comprehensive and detailed view of the breast's size, shape, and contour from all angles.
How Does it Work?
During the pre-operative consultation, our plastic surgeon will use the 3D camera to take precise images of the breasts and chest area. These images are then processed by specialised software to create a lifelike 3D representation of the patient's breasts. The 3D model allows the surgeon to visualize the patient's unique anatomy and simulate potential surgical outcomes.
We offer a range of breast implant options to suit individual preferences and body types. These include:
- Silicone round Gel Implants: Filled with silicone gel, these implants provide a natural look and feel, mimicking the texture of natural breast tissue.
- Structured teardrop or anatomical Implants: These implants have an innovative internal structure designed to enhance shape and support, providing a stable yet natural outcome.
Our plastic surgeon will guide you through the implant selection process, helping you choose the most appropriate option to achieve your desired outcome.
Dual Plane Technique
The dual plane technique is an advanced surgical approach used in breast augmentation procedures to achieve natural-looking results and minimize certain complications. It involves placing the breast implant partially behind the chest muscle (pectoralis major muscle) while keeping the lower part of the implant beneath the breast tissue (glandular tissue). This technique allows for improved coverage of the upper portion of the implant, creating a smooth and gradual transition between the implant and the patient's natural breast tissue.
- Dual plane I: is ideal for those who have no skin laxity
- Dual plane II: is ideal for those who have mild skin laxity
- Dual plane III: is ideal for those who have moderate skin laxity
Those with moderate to severe skin laxity may benefit from a breast lift.
Anatomy and Implant Placement
In traditional breast augmentation techniques, the implant is usually placed either entirely beneath the chest muscle (submuscular) or entirely beneath the breast tissue (subglandular). However, in the dual plane technique, the plastic surgeon creates a pocket that is partially beneath the muscle and partially beneath the breast gland. This positioning allows for better control over the implant's position and shape while providing enhanced support to the implant's upper pole.
Benefits of Dual Plane Technique
- Natural-Looking Results: By positioning the upper part of the implant behind the muscle, the transition between the implant and the natural breast tissue is more seamless. This helps to create a more natural-looking slope and contour to the breasts.
- Reduced Risk of Rippling and Capsular Contracture: Placing the upper part of the implant under the muscle can help reduce the risk of visible rippling, especially in patients with thin breast tissue. Additionally, the muscle coverage may decrease the risk of capsular contracture, a condition where scar tissue tightens around the implant.
- Improved Mammogram Interpretation: The dual plane technique may offer better mammogram images, as the implant's upper portion is not directly behind the breast tissue, which can sometimes obstruct the view on traditional mammograms.
- Reduced Animation Deformity: Animation deformity refers to the temporary distortion of breast shape that occurs when the chest muscle contracts. The dual plane technique can minimize this effect since the implant's lower part is not under the muscle.
Not all patients are suitable candidates for the dual plane technique. Factors such as breast anatomy, skin elasticity, and individual aesthetic goals play a significant role in determining the most appropriate implant placement for each patient. During the consultation, your plastic surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your breast anatomy and discuss the best surgical plan tailored to your specific needs.
Recovery and Aftercare
The recovery process for breast augmentation with the dual plane technique is generally similar to other breast augmentation procedures. Patients will experience some swelling and discomfort initially, which will subside gradually. Your surgeon will provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
Combining Procedures for Enhanced Results
In some cases, breast augmentation can be combined with other procedures to enhance overall body contour and balance. Popular combinations include:
- Breast Lift (Mastopexy): For patients with sagging breasts, a breast lift can be performed concurrently with breast augmentation to achieve a more youthful and lifted appearance. We prefer to do this as two stage.
- Composite breast augmentation, also known as hybrid breast augmentation, is a sophisticated breast enhancement procedure that combines the use of breast implants and fat grafting to achieve natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results. This approach allows the plastic surgeon to address various breast concerns and tailor the augmentation to the patient's specific needs and desired outcomes.
Overview of Composite Breast Augmentation with Implant and Fat Grafting
- The procedure starts with the placement of breast implants, as in traditional breast augmentation surgery. The surgeon will work with you during the consultation to select the appropriate implant size, shape, and type based on your preferences, anatomy, and aesthetic goals.
- Fat Grafting (Lipofilling): In addition to placing breast implants, composite breast augmentation involves the strategic use of lipofilling, a technique that utilizes your body's own fat to enhance the breast contours. The fat grafting procedure begins with liposuction, where the surgeon gently removes excess fat from donor areas such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips. The harvested fat is then carefully processed and purified before being injected into the breasts to achieve the desired volume and shape.
Benefits of Composite Breast Augmentation
- Natural and Customized Results: The combination of breast implants and fat grafting allows for more precise customization of breast shape and volume. By using the patient's own fat, the surgeon can address subtle irregularities and achieve a more natural and soft feel to the breasts.
- Improved Cleavage and Contour: Fat grafting can be strategically applied to enhance the cleavage and improve breast contours, especially in areas where implants alone may not provide the desired fullness.
- Minimizing Implant Visibility and Edges: In some cases, fat grafting around the implant edges can help to minimize the visibility of implant edges, creating a smoother and more natural transition between the implant and the surrounding breast tissue.
- Less Invasive Option for Revision Surgery: For patients seeking revision surgery or improvements after previous breast augmentation, composite breast augmentation can be a viable option. It allows the surgeon to correct asymmetries, improve contour irregularities, or address other concerns using a combination of implant exchange and fat grafting.
Composite breast augmentation may be suitable for patients who desire breast enhancement but prefer a more subtle, natural look. It is essential to have sufficient donor fat available for the lipofilling component, so not all patients may be good candidates for this procedure.
Recovery and Aftercare
The recovery process for composite breast augmentation is similar to traditional breast augmentation with the addition of liposuction recovery. Patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort at both the donor sites and breast areas. Your surgeon will provide post-operative care instructions to help ensure a smooth recovery and optimize the final results.
Aftercare Tips and Guidelines
Essential Aftercare Tips for Breast Augmentation Surgery
Here are some essential aftercare tips and guidelines to follow after breast augmentation surgery:
1. Follow Your Surgeon's Instructions
Your plastic surgeon will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions tailored to your specific procedure and individual needs. It is crucial to follow these instructions carefully to support the healing process and achieve the desired outcome.
2. Wear a Supportive Bra
Your surgeon will recommend wearing a supportive surgical bra or compression garment for a specified period after surgery. This helps reduce swelling, provide support to the breasts, and promote proper healing.
3. Manage Pain and Discomfort
Some pain and discomfort are expected after breast augmentation. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help manage any post-operative pain. Take the medication as directed and inform your surgeon if you experience any unexpected or severe pain.
4. Monitor Incision Sites
Keep a close eye on the incision sites for any signs of infection or complications. Follow your surgeon's guidelines for wound care and keep the incision areas clean and dry.
5. Avoid Strenuous Activities
Avoid heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, and any strenuous activities that could strain the chest muscles for the first few weeks following surgery. Gradually ease back into physical activities as advised by your surgeon.
6. Sleeping Position
Sleep in a slightly elevated position, with pillows supporting your upper body, to help reduce swelling and discomfort.
7. Hydration and Nutrition
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, as it aids in the healing process. Follow a balanced diet rich in nutrients to support your body's recovery.
8. Avoid Smoking and Alcohol
Refrain from smoking and limit alcohol consumption during the healing period, as these can impede the healing process and increase the risk of complications.
9. Avoid Sun Exposure
Protect your incision scars from sun exposure, as UV rays can cause pigmentation changes and delay the healing process. Use sunscreen and keep the incisions covered when exposed to the sun.
10. Attend Follow-Up Appointments
Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your progress and ensure that your breasts are healing properly.
11. Be Patient
It's essential to remember that the final results of breast augmentation may take several weeks or months to fully manifest. Be patient and allow your body the necessary time to heal and settle into its new shape.
At the Swan clinic, we understand that breast augmentation is a deeply personal decision. Our plastic surgeons are committed to creating a comfortable and safe environment for your transformational journey. From the initial consultation to the final result, our team will be there to support you every step of the way.
If you are considering breast augmentation or have any questions about our procedures, please contact us to schedule a consultation. Together, we can create the beautiful and natural-looking results you desire.