Akademikliniken has world-leading experience in breast augmentation and is today Europe’s largest private clinic for aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The clinic has developed a specific surgical technique that is considered “state of the art” in international breast augmentation surgery. The Aesthetic Institute provides the exact same techniques and standard of care in breast augmentation surgery as their partner Akademikliniken.
Breast augmentation is one of the more frequently requested plastic surgery procedures at our clinic and we have considerable experience in this type of surgery. There are many varied reasons for wishing to undergo a breast enhancement procedure. For example, you may feel that your breasts seem disproportionately small relative to the rest of your body, or that your breasts have changed shape after breastfeeding.
Before Breast Augmentation Procedure
As with all our interventions, an initial consultation with one of our fully accredited Consultant Plastic Surgeons is essential. During the consultation, we will discuss the reasons for you wishing to undergo breast augmentation. It is important that you are comfortable with the size of breast implants to be used and this decision is best made after detailed measurements have been taken and your desires and expectations are understood. Together we will decide on the type of breast implant and size that is right for you. Please feel open to come up with wishes regarding the shape and size you desire at the consultation. You may have looked at pictures or the ‘before and after surgery’ section of the website. It is important to understand however that you can never completely compare yourself with others as every woman has different dimensions.
At the time of the consultation, you will also receive detailed information about the procedure including associated risks and potential complications. If you decide to proceed with surgery you will get details regarding your hospital stay and the type of anaesthesia to be used.
The Breast Implants Surgery
For reasons of patient safety and to ensure the best possible outcome, breast implants surgery is only performed in large accredited private hospitals such as the Blackrock Clinic. These facilities meet the highest international accreditation standards (JCI) and have rigorous infection control policies. Surgery in small stand alone clinics with limited staff on duty or in clinics located in unusual settings on the periphery is not considered best practice internationally. The reason why many clinics do not operate in such facilities is that the surgeons employed in these clinics would not meet the strict criteria to be given admitting rights.
On the day of the operation, you will check-in at the hospital in the morning and will be brought to your room. Before you go to the operating theatre you will again meet your Consultant Plastic Surgeon who will make some drawings on you and take some photographs. If necessary, you can mention any concerns or requests you may have at this stage. You will then be taken to the operating room where you will meet the anaesthetist. Generally, you will be given a sedative before being putting you to sleep. Many patients are more worried about the anesthesia than the procedure itself so we have together some important information about the anaesthesia.
The breast surgery takes about an hour and is performed under general anesthesia. The Consultant Plastic Surgeon makes an incision in the skin and underlying tissues and then creates a pocket where the implant is placed. The most common method is to place the incision in the groove under the breast, known as the Akademikliniken Method which you may already have read about (if not, click here). Because the incision is placed under the breast, at the edge of the new implant the scar when fully healed is generally barely visible.
The main advantages of the method is that the results are now more predictable after surgery and the scars are accurately hidden in the fold under the implant. Because the incision is made under the breast, the surgeon has better visibility than with an endoscopic technique via the armpit. The implant can be placed either above or below the large pectoral muscle. Which position is best in each case is discussed prior to surgery.
You can read more about our surgical technique here.