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Frequently asked questions breast augmentation

We get many questions about breast augmentations every day. That is why we collected and answered the most frequently asked questions. Perhaps you have further questions after reading the information. Please contact us if this is the case.

Will I experience pain after surgery?

Every person experiences pain differently. Breast augmentation surgery whereby the implant is placed behind the chest wall muscle is generally experienced as more painful than when the implant is placed behind the gland tissue. You will get pain relief medication during the time that you are at our centre. If necessary, you will get a recipe for pain relief for the first few days at home. We recommend that you also have paracetamol at home.

Can I resume my sports activities after surgery?

No, you cannot resume your sports straight away. You will have to wait until about six weeks after the surgery before you resume any sports activities.

Can I decide on the size of my breasts myself?

During the consultation with the surgeon, we will discuss to what extent we can meet your wishes regarding the size of your breasts. We will consider your physique, the structure of the skin, and the available gland tissue. These factors will determine what will or will not be possible.

What is the difference between a round and an anatomically shaped implant?

The surgeon will advise you on which type of breast augmentation will be most suitable for you. For this, we will consider the shape of your breast as they are now. Round implants give the breasts a more rounded shape at the top. Anatomical implants give the breasts more volume at the bottom.

How long will I be able to enjoy my breast augmentation?

In principle, the result is permanent, but over the years, the breasts may start to sag somewhat and change their shape due to a number of factors (e.g. after pregnancy/breastfeeding, ageing, or serious weight loss). We always recommend that you wear a bra that offers good support.

What is capsular formation?

The capsule is the membrane that is formed around the implant after the surgery. When a foreign material is placed into the body, the system reacts to that by forming a capsule. There can be some confusion about the terms capsular formation and capsular contracture. Capsular formation is a normal symptom, capsular contracture, however, is a complication after a breast augmentation. When capsular contracture occurs, you will need additional surgery whereby the implants must be removed or replaced.

After how many years must the implants be replaced?

Over the years, the breasts may start to sag somewhat and change their shape due to a number of factors (e.g. after pregnancy/breastfeeding, ageing, or serious weight loss). This is why we recommend having the implants checked once every 10 to 15 years and to consult with the plastic surgeon whether they might be exchanged.

Are silicones safe for my health?

Yes, many scientific studies have shown that silicones can be safely used for implants. Silicones have been on the markets for dozens of years and are used for many different purposes and applications. The implants we use are developed by highly reliable companies with many years of experience and which are strictly controlled. We can give you much more information about this during your consultation!

Will I still have the same sensation in my breasts as before the augmentation?

During the first period after the surgery, your breasts and/or nipples may be less sensitive than before. This usually lasts a few weeks or months. The normal sensation will generally return gradually.

Can I still breastfeed after a breast augmentation?

Yes, that is not a problem. You should bear in mind, however, that the shape of the breasts can change after pregnancy and breastfeeding due to the stretching of the skin and tissue during this period. The breasts usually return to their former shape, but in some cases a correction may be necessary to enhance the breasts again.

Is the surgery covered by my health insurance?

When you have a medical indication for breast augmentation, your health insurer may be willing to reimburse the costs for the surgery. When there is no medical indication, you will need to pay for the treatment yourself. Check our price list.

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