Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation
Surgical time : 45min


Are you looking for a brest lift to get that natural looking brest shape that fits your bra perfectly? Breast augmentation surgery is your solution.
This procedure is ideal for any self-conscious woman who wants to boost her confidence. Therefore, if you have sagging, uneven, underdeveloped, or small breasts, you can undergo
breast augmentation in Geneva to restore your ‘sexy’ look and enhance your lifestyle. Dr. Xavier Tenorio, FMH in plastic surgery and aesthetic medicin says: "Breast surgery is the second most common surgical procedure in my practice preceded by liposculpture (liposuction or fat transplantation).
As a plastic surgeon passionated for breast enhancement,  I have been expose to treat a large number of patients who consult for various reasons, including always problems  related to breast volume and shape.
Most of these problems arise from a variety of situations such as a lack of development during adolescence, excessive decrease of volume after pregnancy, abnormal development with asymmetric malformations, deformations or as reconstruction as part of treatment of cancer."

before and after.

before and after.

About Breast Augmentation

Looking for a safe and professional breast augmentation in Geneva Switzerland?  This is the site where you will find all the information. Small breasts (breast hypoplasia) might be genetically determined, but may also be caused due to breast-feeding or result from significant weigh lost. The objective of a breast augmentation or breast enhancement procedure is to achieve the desired breast size/volume. This is done by :

– Adding silicone implants, using the most appropriated incision.
– By fat graft or fat transplantation harvested from another part of the body.

Modern implants are filled with cohesive silicone or saline. Their shape and size can be chosen based on the patient’s necessities.

There is little or no interference with future breast-feeding and mammography controls.
The goal of this document is to bring all the elements necessary and essential to inform you about this surgical procedure.

Breast hypoplasia is characterized by breast of insufficient volume compared to the morphology of the patient. This insufficiency can be present from puberty or it can appear secondarily, following an important weigh loss or after nursing. Breast hypoplasia can be isolated or associated with an excess of skin (ptosis). With exception of certain reconstruction procedures, breast implants are not cover by any health insurance. A breast enlargement or breast augmentation consists in correcting the volume considered insufficient by the placement of implants (prostheses) behind the mammary gland. 


What Is Breast Augmentation? 

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure undertaken to increase breast size. The process involves a fat transfer, or increment/decrement of the breast and chest tissues, by placing breast implants under the tissues. 

Most women opt for these procedures to restore their breasts after pregnancy or ageing, but breast augmentation surgery is essential also for many other reasons as well, such as breast-rebuilding after mastectomy. 

Breast augmentation requires a qualified and experienced surgeon and it’s done in a surgical centre under anaesthesia.

Most of the time, you can go home a few hours after the end of surgery.


Recovering from Breast Augmentation 

Breast augmentation recovery time takes about 6 to 8 weeks, and progress is visible day by day. After the surgery, you’ll rest in a recovery room, slowly waking up from the anaesthesia. You will feel dizzy and achy; if the implants are placed under your pectoralis muscle, you might also feel tight. Week by week, as the muscles stretch and relax, the pain decreases and becomes more manageable. Recovering from breast augmentation begins immediately after surgery: a few hours after coming out of the surgery room you’ll begin to feel less sore and free to go home. This happens after the surgeon wraps your breasts in an elastic bandage.





Type of Breast Augmentation & Methods of Treatment.

Breast augmentation by Fat Transfer

A moderate breast augmentation by fat transfer of fat tissue which can be harvested by liposuction from one or more locations in the body is another option for breast augmentation. This technique, widely used for total breast reconstruction after cancer, is gaining space and acceptance in cosmetic plastic surgery. 

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Breast Augmentation by Implants

Breast implants surgery is acrried out under general anaesthetic. Breast augmentation is surgery to increase breast size. It involves placing breast implants under breast tissue or chest muscles.

Fo some women, breast augmentation is a way to feel more confident. For others, it's a part of rebuilding the breast for various conditions.

Breast Lift

In general, the breasts become ptotic (saggy) due to a normal increase in volume during pregnancy and lactation followed by a significant breast atrophy of the mamarian tissues during the months that follow nursing. Women who have lost a significant amount of weight, especially obese patients who have been successful with diets, exercise or weight loss surgery can also lose mamary gland tissues that determines the formation of ptotic breast. Finally, the breasts may be reduced in size and projection as the result of the normal aging process.

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure used to lift and reshape breasts that have become less firm, often secondary to pregnancy, nursing, weight loss or gravity.

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Round Implants

Have been used for a very long time, are very safe in give good results, however in thin patient this implants produce round upper poles which is less natural than a progressive upper pole or “decolté”.

Anatomical Implants

Where first conceived for breast reconstruction. Anatomical implants already have the shape of a breast. they have a thinner upper pole and they give more projection in the lower pole.

Composit Breast Augmentation

Composite breast augmentation is a technique that combines the use of implants and fat transfer to increase breast size. This method is great for women don't have enough breast tissue to cover an implant.

Aesthetic Surgery

With exception of certain reconstruction procedures, breast implants are not cover by any health insurance. For your information I have NEVER USED PIP IMPLANTS, I only use high quality implants. Currently, all the breast implants used today are composed of an envelope, and a product of filling. The envelope always consists of elastic silicone (silicone elastomer). It can be smooth or textured. Implants are filled by a physiological solution (salty water) or silicone. Implants filled with physiological solution are inflatable and their volume can adapt to the result desired during the surgery. Silicone filled implant have pre-determine volume. The shape of the implant is very important :
 These are my favorite implants since I found that the result is far more natural. Since these implants have an stable form, your surgeon must be sure about the right size and position, which demands extra skills from those of a standard breast augmentation. "Dr. Tenorio" have been placing anatomical implants for years now and I believe that generate the best results. During an appointment with Dr Xavier Tenorio, specialist in plastic & aesthetic surgery, based in Geneva, Switzerland, a full evaluation and examination will be done. The fees of this first consultation will be completely deducted from the surgical fees. Breast augmentation The site of the scar, the situation of the prosthesis in relation to the muscle location, and the type and the size of the prosthesis will be decided according to the anatomical context and desires expressed by the patient. Breast augmentation A usual preoperative assessment is carried out in accordance with the federal regulations. The anaesthetist will make a consultation at the latest 48 hours before the surgery. 
In addition to the usual preoperative examinations, a mammography can be required in certain cases. Any drug containing Aspirin must not be taken for at least 10 days prior to the surgery. The implant is placed by a short incision that can be located either around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple),the axila area or in the submammarian fold (lower limit of the breast).
I prefer to place the incision in the submammarian fold because it allows to create a perfect pocket, to control any possible bleeding and to create a new fold. The scar is almost invisible after few months. 
- Position of the implant: Two positions are possible either behind the mammary gland or either behind gland and the pectoral muscle.
- Associated procedures: In the case of breast ptosis (sagging of the breast) an excision of the redundant skin can be performed at the same time. Sometimes, in order to avoid the collection of blood or any liquid, a drain in left in place and removed after 24 hours. At the end of the surgery, a modelling bandage, with elastic bands is made. Under normal conditions the surgery takes 1 to 2 hours.



Pain may be present immediately after the surgery and generally is well tolerated and treated with painkillers for few days. In some cases patients will fill some tension in the area where the implants have been placed. Oedema (swelling) last only few days.

The first dressing is change after 24 to 48 hours and is replaced by a lighter one. Two to three days later the it is replaced again by a sports bra for 4 weeks during nights and day.

Time of work

It is advisable to consider a convalescence time from 8 to 10 days. Complete physical activities and sports can be resumed after two months.

The results

Patients are generally very pleased with in immediate result, however the shape improves with time. Beyond the aesthetic improvement, the psychological repercussion is generally beneficial.

Type of Anaesthesia and Hospitalisation

Generally this procedure is performed under general anaesthesia, however in some cases it can be avoid by performing a sedation associated with a nerve bloc.
 - Hospitalisation : A single day of hospitalisation is usually sufficient.
A prosthesis, that it is filled with cohesive of silicone or serum solution has lifetime that cannot be estimate precisely. A priori, an implant of quality theoretically does not have a limited lifetime.
There is no expiration date after which the change of implant is mandatory. Thus, in the absence of a complication, the implant can be preserved as long as the patient wishes.Breast enlargement, although primarily realised for aesthetic motivations, is indeed a true surgical procedure, that implies some risks as any (however tiny) medical act.

It is necessary to distinguish the complications related to the anaesthesia from those related to the surgical act.

- Concerning the anaesthesia : The anaesthesiologist will explain the risk and answer the patient’s questions during a pre-op consultation. Today’s technology allows the practice of anaesthesia under the best safety conditions for the patient and the surgical team.

- Concerning the surgical act : Choosing a qualified surgeon, trained with this type of surgery, limits at maximum any risk, without however removing them completely.

- Rare but possible complications : Infection requiring an antibiotic treatment and sometimes a surgical drainage. Haematoma formation requiring a drainage (evacuation). Decrease of the sensitivity, in particular in the nipple area, however the normal sensitivity generally reappears within 6 to 18 months. Troubles of the wound healing process are seen in heavy smokers and diabetic patients.  Hypertrophic scars and even keloids can be found in the scars of patients with unfavourable wound healing process.

- Specific Risks of breast implants : They can be classified in three groups according to the nature of the filling product of the implant. Flods,  can be sometimes be seen under the skin and are more associated with saline implants in a retroglandular position. This condition may require a simple surgical correction.

A capsular formation around an implant will appear. It consists of a fibrous membrane that envelops any foreign body. In certain cases, this membrane thickens, retracts and forms a true fibrous capsule around the implant that can deform the breast shape and be painful. The frequency of this complication cannot be generally estimated since it varies with the surgical indication, the type of the prosthesis and the procedure. The treatment consists of releasing tension around the implant by incising the capsule. (capsulotomy).It seems that texture implants and those placed behind the muscle have an overall lower rate of capsule formation. Rupture and deflation can occur following a deterioration of the envelope of the implant, following a violent traumatism or as a manufacture defect.

Rupture of a cohesive silicone implant may pass unnoticed. The cohesive silicone remains confined to the capsule around the implant and only a slight deformity. However, a disruption of the capsule as a result of a puncture can produce a leakage of silicon with potential formation of granulomas.

The rupture of a saline implant results in a fast deflation. In these cases, replacement of the implant is mandatory. Is cancer monitoring possible with implants? The clinical monitoring is simple when prosthesis are placed behind the mammary gland. However, the presence of an implant can modify the capacity of x-rays to detect breast cancer. For this reason, those with an implant must specify it to radiologist who will be able to use specific and adapted methods (echography, digitised mammography). To resume, there is no need to overestimate the risks, but it is important to become aware that any surgical operation, even apparently simple, always comprises a small share of risks. Having a qualified surgeon ensures you that these complications can be identified and treated effectively. I advise keeping this document, to read again it after the consultation. Perhaps this reading will bring out new questions, that our team will be ready to answer.


Risks of Breast Augmentation 

Like many surgical procedures, breast augmentation carries risks and complications that can range from mild to severe. Some of these include:

  • Implant complications such as changes in nipple and breast pain.

  • Scars and tissues distortion around the implant’s shape 

  • Implant rupture, deflation, or leakage

  • Changes in implant position

  • Changes in breast sensation 

  • Infection 

Therefore, it is best to adequately prepare for the surgery and learn about things to avoid for a successful breast augmentation.

That is why most surgeons conduct consultative and informative sessions with their patients before beginning the process.

Your surgeon will ask about your preferences and make recommendations based on your body’s state and all the available options.

Breast Augmentation in Geneva

Geneva is a great place to go for breast augmentation surgery. The city has reputable facilities and licensed surgeons with years of experience in the field. These experts provide consultations and medical evaluations to help identify the ideal implant type that suits the state of your breasts. These sessions are crucial, as it's the time to decide on the ideal incision type based on surgeon-patient preference.

Breast augmentation in Geneva is usually an inpatient procedure. The procedure itself takes about 1 hour, but surgeons need time to monitor progress before releasing you. You will have to stay in Geneva until the surgeon gives you permission to travel back home.


Breast augmentation is an essential procedure for many cosmetic and medical reasons. 

Consequently, it’s important to find a reputable Swiss clinic that offers minimised-risk options and top-of-the-range services.

This way, you can achieve the best possible outcomes with minimal complications or risks.


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