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
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.