The breast region represents different aspects of a woman's life, both maternal and aesthetic, erotic-sexual, etc., influencing her interpersonal relationships and her own self-esteem.
Cosmetic surgery offers different solutions for each individual case.
The most frequent are breast augmentation and breast reduction, with breast augmentation being the most requested of the two.
What is a breast augmentation operation?
Breast augmentation has become the most demanded cosmetic surgery in Spain, involving some 16,000 operations per year.
It consists of the insertion of prostheses to increase the patient's breast volume. It is a quick, safe procedure performed under general anaesthesia.
There are different types of breast prostheses on the market. In order to offer the best option, in each case the implant is chosen together with the patient.
The approach of choice in the clinic of Dr. Teresa Bernabeu in Alicante for the introduction of the prosthesis, are those that do not cause scars or aggression to the mammary gland.
Where are the implants placed in a breast augmentation?
The implants in a mammoplasty procedure can be placed in three different areas of the body:
- Behind the gland or subglandular space.
- Behind the fascia of the pectoralis muscle or subfascial space.
- Behind the pectoralis muscle or submuscular space.
In our clinic we choose to place the prostheses in the subfascial space.
Where are prostheses inserted and placed?
During the preoperative period, the patient is known and it is determined in which area the intervention will be carried out. Specialists use the following approaches:
- Lower half of the areola
- Submammary fold
Real cases of breast augmentation
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does breast augmentation surgery take?
The estimated time for the procedure is 1 hour.
What is the rest period after breast augmentation surgery?
We recommend that you rest for 5 to 6 days. As with any operation, there are always patients who evolve better than others, but this is the minimum period of inactivity that we recommend to guarantee the healing and settling of the prostheses.
If I become pregnant, will I be able to breastfeed if I have had breast augmentation?
Yes, without any problem. When a breast augmentation is performed, the prostheses are placed behind the mammary gland, so it does not interfere with breastfeeding.
What scars are left after a breast augmentation?
The scars from breast augmentation are minimal and with the passage of time they fade, becoming almost imperceptible. We will also tell you how to treat them to minimise their impact.
Do I have to stay overnight in hospital after the operation?
Yes, after breast surgery, the patient must stay one night in hospital to monitor progress.
What anaesthesia is used in breast surgery?
In our clinic we use general anaesthesia. It is the most comfortable and safest option for patients in this type of operation.
Will I have to wear a special bra after the operation?
Yes. Here is a diagram to make it clearer for you:
- During the first month/month and a half: you will wear a sports bra with anterior fastening.
- From the sixth week onwards: a bra without underwire.
- From the third month onwards: the bra of your choice.
How often do the prostheses need to be changed?
In principle, this operation is usually for life. However, fractures or encapsulation can always occur. In this case we recommend changing them, as well as if the patient wants to change the volume.
Will I have reduced sensation in my breasts?
Most patients who undergo mammoplasty do not lose breast, areola or nipple sensation. However, there is a very small percentage of cases that do not recover it or not in its entirety.
How much does a breast augmentation operation cost?
It depends on the treatment and the operation. However, we offer you one of the best ways of financing cosmetic surgery in Alicante:
- From 4 months to 4 years.
- No limit to the amount.
- Up to 12 months with no interest or arrangement fees.
- No need to go to a bank, we process it at the clinic itself.
Information and relevant data of the breast augmentation service in Alicante
- Estimated time of the augmentation surgery: 1 hour
- Anaesthesia: General
- Hospitalisation at the clinic in Alicante: 1 night
- Recovery: 5 to 6 days
- Results: Immediate
This is a quick and safe surgery, with immediate results, which achieves a natural and beautiful breast augmentation.
Dr. Teresa Bernabeu is a specialist in breast augmentation in Alicante. If you need more information related to these treatments and this aesthetic operation in Alicante, please contact us. We will provide you with all the information you need in a personalised way.