Breast augmentation is surgery to enhance the size and shape of a woman's breast. The surgery may be done to enhance breast size, correct a reduction in volume after pregnancy or balance a size difference between the two breasts. Surgeons are able to enlarge the breast by placing a silicone filled implant behind it.
Using the most extensive gallery of breast augmentation pictures in Lithuania our patients can visualize postoperative results and measure their needs.
During the initial consultation a thorough evaluation of your skin tone and breasts will determine the most appropriate surgical technique for you. Occasionally, a breast lift (mastopexy) will also be required to reshape and reposition a sagging breast. The surgeon will make recommendations about how the implant should be inserted and positioned based on your anatomy. Implants are available in a round or teardrop shape. Implant manufacturers are heading forwards implementing research findings and answering the changing needs of the clients. Recently breast implant makers opened a new page in the history of breast implants by placing on the market innovative dual-gel breast implants. Key advantages of these breast implants are: they are made of two layers of silicone-gel, both layers of different firmness (the anterior portion is firmer, it provides and maintains the aesthetic form of the breast.; the interior portion is softer) therefore the breast feels very natural; smooth edges conceal the contour of the implant. All these characteristics of breast implants enable to form a very natural shape of the breast even for very thin women. These implants successfully correct hanging tuberous breasts and are used in reconstructive breast surgery.
Our clinic has never worked with unsafe implants (e.g. implants of French company Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP)), we use only reliable and worldwide acknowledged Natrelle implants manufactured by American company Allergan, German implants manufactured by Polytech and French implants manufactured by Laboratoires Arion.
Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia and requires one to two hours to complete. The incision may be made in the crease under the breast (inframammary), around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple) or under the axilla (armpit). After the incision is made, the surgeon creates a pocket for the implant directly behind the breast tissue or behind the chest (pectoral) muscle. The implant is centered behind the nipple and areola.
After the procedure, patients are advised regarding wound care, medication, suture removal and follow-up. Physical activity will be limited for several weeks after surgery. Scars will remain firm and pink for about six weeks and then begin to fade over several months.
Although breast augmentation is a relatively straightforward procedure, there are risks. As with any surgical procedure, excessive bleeding may produce swelling and bruising.
Infection is rare. However, if it occurs next to the implant, it might be necessary to remove the implant to resolve the infection.
In some breasts, firmness develops because scar tissue forms around the implant. This is called a "capsular contracture" and may require secondary surgery to correct.
Sensation change around the nipple can occur, but in most cases it is temporary. Occasionally, the breasts will have slightly different shapes. In most cases, these problems can be treated with acceptable results.
Since the implants are made of plastic, they can rupture but silicone does not cause any significant risk to the body. This can be corrected by replacing implants.
Breast implants have never been shown to cause any form of cancer in women. However, implants do make mammography somewhat less accurate and more difficult to interpret. Women who have breast implants should advise their radiologist before having a mammogram so that the mammogram technique can be modified.
Finally, there is no evidence that breast implants will affect breastfeeding, fertility or pregnancy.
Most women after the surgery enjoy more youthful breasts form, report feeling better about themselves and having more self-esteem.