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The most important questions and answers about breast augmentation!

Should I even consider breast augmentation? How do I find the right doctor? Which OP options are there? Which implant shape is optimal for me? What should I pay attention to?

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For whom can breast augmentation be considered?

The colloquial term "breast augmentation" means medical mammary augmentation (Latin: mamma = female breast and augmen = propagation, increase).

However, the term includes not only the pure volume increase of the breast, but often also a corresponding optimization of the shape, e.g. in case of asymmetry or tissue relaxation as well as occasionally a repositioning of the nipple.

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How do I find the right doctor for my breast augmentation?

Breast surgery for purely aesthetic reasons is practiced more and more often, especially in Western countries. The surgical breast augmentation alone is performed in Germany more than 20,000 annually, in the US even about 300,000 times. Anyone who chooses to undergo such an intervention often has the agony of choosing between several doctors, especially in large cities.

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Breast augmentation: What is a capsular contracture and how can you prevent it?

After a breast surgery with the use of implants, the so-called capsular contracture with about 5 - 10% probability is a fairly common side effect. This forms a thin connective tissue layer around the implant, which is a natural reaction of the organism to the introduced foreign body.

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Which placement of the implant is optimal for breast augmentation?

The simplified and primary principle of breast augmentation is to surgically create a cavity within the breast into which an implant is subsequently inserted. However, there are several ways exactly where the breast implant can be placed:

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Where is the incision made in a breast augmentation?

In order to place the breast implant, a four to five centimeter long access must be created in one place. Here are several options to choose from, which are described below:

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Breast augmentation: Which implant size is right for me?

In order for the breast to look natural after permanent enlargement and to remain permanently in shape, the choice of suitable implant sizes is decisive. According to the manufacturer, the most frequently used volumes are 300-350 ml - 200 ml being about one cup size and the entire range being 80-800 ml.

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Is silicone the best material for implants for breast augmentation?

Today, modern breast implants usually consist of a soft silicone skin with a silicone gel filling. Silicone is a rubber-like plastic created from the element silicon, which is widely used in medicine, among other things. Because breast implants are considered medical devices, they are regularly tightly controlled.

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Which implant shape is optimal for a breast augmentation for me?

Breast implants are spoiled for choice because nowadays, there is a suitable product for virtually any size and shape requirement. Basically, one differentiates between two different forms - the round and the drop-like. The latter is also called "anatomical" because it is very similar to the natural breast silhouette.

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What should I pay attention to after breast enlargement?

So that the healing process after the breast augmentation runs without complications and the surgical result is optimal, you should pay attention to some points afterwards. In the immediate phase after the procedure, please follow exactly the instructions of your doctor.

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