Augmentation mammoplasty – breast augmentation

Breast augmentation with silicone implants is one of the most common surgeries in cosmetic surgery. It is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about 1 hour. There are three different approaches: inframammary (most common, below the breast), periareolar (around the nipple), and transaxillary (through the axillary fossa). The choice of approach depends on the agreement between the patient and the surgeon. Implants can be placed under the gland, the pectoralis major muscle or the upper part below the muscle, and the lower part under the gland (so-called dual-plane technique), which depends on the patient’s constitution. Implants of different shapes, sizes and textures are used, and the selection of implants is done in agreement with the surgeon and the patient. Postoperatively, it is necessary to wear a special bra for a month, which is given to the patient after the operation. The patient is usually discharged home the next day. The sutures are removed after 14 days, and the return to daily activities is after three weeks.


  1. Is breastfeeding ability preserved after this intervention? – ability is preserved after this operation.
  2. Do silicone implants cause breast cancer?  Scientific research has not proven the connection between the silicone prosthesis and breast cancer, and it can be said with certainty that silicone implants do not cause breast cancer. Moreover, breast reconstruction after mastectomy for cancer is performed with the same implants used in augmentation mammoplasty.

* It is recommended to all women, whether they have undergone this surgery or not, to go for regular preventive breast examinations (ultrasound or mammography) so that any potential changes in gladular breast tissue  could be detected on time.