Who Is It For?
Women decide for a breast enlargement for many reasons such as discontent with their natural size or form, breast asymmetry or mammary gland decrease following breastfeeding. Given the fact that the breast size and shape changes constantly during a woman’s life and, what’s more, every woman has a different idea of their ideal looks, it is always absolutely necessary to get a high quality individual consultation during which the surgeon and the client decide for suitable implants (while taking into consideration their type, shape and size), ideal operating procedure and the apt place to introduce the implants, either under the mammary gland or muscle. The result of the operation considerably improves the client’s self-confidence and satisfaction. Breast enlargement cosmetic surgery is one of the most common procedures performed annually around the world.
Make sure you will get time off work (depending on the operation and the nature of your job). You will need support and help from the family and friends in the recovery period (avoiding physically demanding jobs, important social events etc.); if needed (and possible), arranging for children care.
No acute illnesses should occur in the period of at least 3 weeks prior to the planned breast enlargement surgery (a viral illness, a cold etc.). If so, it is necessary to inform us.
Get a baseline mammogram before surgery and perhaps one after surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue.
One week before the operation, do not take any medications containing acetylsalicyclic acid (such as Acylpyrin, Aspirin, Alnagon, Mironal etc.). It might increase bleeding during and after the breast augmentation surgery.
Ideally, one month (minimum two weeks) before the breast enlargement procedure women should stop taking hormonal contraception or replacement in order to prevent thromboembolism.
Consult your GP or your surgeon in Prague regarding other medications you take regularly. Bring your usual medicine and pills, if possible in the original packaging.
It is recommended to stop or considerably reduce smoking two weeks before the operation. If you are a smoker don’t forget to bring nicotine patches with you.
Breast enlargement surgery requires the use of elastic bra after the procedure. You can either bring your own or you can buy them at the clinic. We recommend buying them after the consultation with your surgeon who will try the elastic garments on and decide which size and type is suitable for you.
Ideally, women should not have their period when operated. If they do, they need to inform their doctor.
How Is It Done?
A breast enhancement operation involves surgically inserting breast implants behind the natural breast tissues to increase the size of the breasts. Breast enlargement procedures are performed to create better symmetry and make the breasts larger, firmer and fuller. During the consultation the client together with the surgeon decide whether the incision is made on the lower border of the areolae, in the armpit or in the under-breast fold. Then a silicone implant is placed under the mammary gland or muscle. We only work with the highest quality implants. During suturing non-absorbable or absorbable materials can be used. In the case of non-absorbable materials, the sutures must be extracted within two or three weeks after the operation, while absorbable sutures dissolve in the body on their own and their advantage is also the fact that the scar is finer.
The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and takes one to two hours.
Breast augmentation procedure requires one overnight stay at the clinic and a two-week rest period. A post-operative check-up is done at the clinic on the third to fifth day after leaving it. Then special compressive bandages are worn – non-stop for two months and later only when exercising, and the client starts doing pressure massages. It is not advisable to sleep on the side and also all movements involving lifting arms up should be avoided. In the first three to four months after the operation, it is not recommended to go to a swimming pool as there is a high risk of acquiring infection. Restrict excessive use of arms for at least 5-7 days. No lifting above the head for two weeks.
Normally your temperature may rise slightly for a period of two to three days. An analgesic can easily ease the discomfort connected to any possible pain in the area operated upon.
You might experience pain in the area of the scars. This is quite common but an analgesic can ease it.
Expect some drainage onto the steri-strips covering the incisions.
You are likely to feel tired for a few days, but you should be up and around in 4-5 days.
Maximum discomfort will occur in the first few days after surgery.
You may experience some numbness of nipples and operative areas.
You may experience a burning sensation in your nipples for about 2 weeks.
You may experience temporary soreness, tightness, swelling and bruising as well as some discomfort in the incision area.
Your breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
Most of the discoloration and swelling will subside in 4-6 weeks.
Scars may be red and angry looking for 6 months. In time, these usually soften and fade.
Back To Normal
Following uneventful recovery, it is normally possible to return to work and resume customary activities within two weeks of the operation. Normal physical activity, including easy exercise, can be resumed within four weeks; strenuous exercise not until at least six weeks after the surgery.
The resulting shape and size of the breasts can be considered final only after two to three months. The result is then permanent.
Some clients may find out that the implant insertion alone cannot solve their problems with breast size and particularly their shape; in these cases it is recommended to combine augmentation with breast uplift in order to achieve the ideal result.
Frequently Asked Questions about breast implants.