composite breast augmentation

composite breast augmentation

Underdeveloped breasts, a condition also known as micromastia or hypoplasia can be easily corrected nowadays by the insertion of breast implants. The plastic surgeon can place them in front of and / or behind the muscle, depending on the patient’s chest. Dr Thierry Bron is an expert in the composite breast augmentation technique, where the implants are placed in dual plan: fat from the patient is transferred in front of the mammary gland. This additional procedure called lipofilling has a dual advantage to provide an extra layer and hides the breast implant, which gives a very natural result to the touch. Composite breast augmentation is the technique of choice of Dr. Bron and it is particularly suitable for patients with a small frame.

COMPOSITE BREAST AUGMENTATION | 3 D SIMULATION

Crisalix is a 3D plastic surgery simulator. Augmented reality makes it possible to simulate the breast augmentation surgery and see how the upper body will look like with different sizes of breast implants from different angles. It can also take into account the transfer of fat to the breast.

COMPOSITE BREAST AUGMENTATION | QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  • Can you feel breast implants through skin?
    If placed behind the muscle, breast implants are almost imperceptible to the touch. They are even less perceptible if fat is tranferred in front of the mammary gland to cover the implant, which is done with the composite breast augmentation technique
  • How old do you have to be to have a breast enlargement surgery?
    You can have a breast augmentation surgery from the age of 17, which is when your breasts are fully developed.
  • Can you breastfeed after breast implants have been inserted?
    Yes, a woman can breastfeed if her implants are behind the muscle and if the mammary gland and implant are not touching.

Before the intervention

  • Two consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • You will be given a quote and mutual informed consent form, which must both be signed before the intervention.
  • Stop smoking for 1 month before and after the intervention.
  • Do not take aspirin (except for cardiovascular indications to be discussed with your cardiologist and/or anaesthetist) for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Shaving is not obligatory but is recommended if an axillary route is used.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.

Day of the intervention

  • General anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 1-3 hours on average, depending on whether fat transfer is also carried out.
  • You can go home the same day (outpatient procedure) or after 1 night on average in hospital.

After the intervention

  • Gently dry the dressings with a hair dryer after every shower.
  • Option of physiotherapy sessions after the intervention.
  • The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
  • Wear a compression bra day and night for 1 month.
  • Oedema for 1-2 weeks.
  • Return to work: after 4-7 days on average, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: after 4 weeks.
  • Final result obtained: after 3-6 months.
  • Consultations after 15 days, 3 months and 12 months for a clinical check-up and to take post-operative photographs.
  • Regular clinical (by a gynaecologist or plastic surgeon) and radiological (ultrasound) monitoring must be carried out at least every 2 years, as after any breast-implant insertion.

COMPOSITE BREAST AUGMENTATION | PRICES

  • Breast implants (aesthetic), from 4,900 €
  • Breast implants (aesthetic) combined with lipofilling, from 6,900€
  • Breast implants (for malformations with severe breast hypotrophy and/or significant asymmetry and/or tuberous breasts), from 2,900 €
  • Breast enlargement by injection of fat only (lipofilling), from 5,900 €
  • Mammoplasty combined with breast prostheses, from 5,900 €

Our prices include hospitalization, operating room, anesthesia, surgery, surgical assistance and follow-up for one year.

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