Breast Augmentation With Implants In Hamburg, Germany
Beautiful breasts are a focal point of the feminine physique, but factors like aging, loose connective tissue, and pregnancy can lead to unhappiness with your breasts. If you are planning to change the size or shape of your breasts with implants, you are not alone.
Over two million women worldwide choose breast enhancement with implants each year, making it the number one most requested plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Thorsten Sattler knows that breasts define your femininity, and he will help you to achieve the beautiful body contour you have always wanted.
Breast Implant Overview
- Am I A Candidate For Breast Augmentation With Implants?
- Breast Implant Results With Dr. Sattler
- Your Consultation
- Breast Enlargement With Silicone Implants
- Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
- After Your Surgery
- Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Implants:
- Will I have to change my implants after a view years?
- Should I buy extra insurance?
- Are breast implants superior to fat transfer?
1. Am I A Candidate For Breast Augmentation With Implants?
Breast augmentation is a deeply personal decision. Check the following criteria to find out if breast implants are the right option for you:
- You have realistic expectations with regard to the result that can be achieved
- You are healthy, and you are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- You feel that your breasts are too small
- You have asymmetrical breasts or a breast deformity
- Your breasts have lost volume after weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding
Before you undergo any surgical procedure, a physical examination and consultation will take place with Dr. Thorsten Sattler.
2. Breast Implant Results With Dr. Sattler
By German law, we are not allowed to show you before/after pictures online. However, during your personal consultation with Dr. Thorsten Sattler this will be possible.
3. Your Consultation
Each patient is unique; therefore Dr. Sattler formulates an individually tailored treatment plan for you. During the examination, measurements and photographs are taken, and Dr. Sattler will explain the procedure step-by-step including possible risks, alternative treatment options, and aftercare. It may be advisable to buy extra insurance for this aesthetic procedure to minimize financial risks. This type of insurance is called “Folgekostenversicherung” in Germany.
At Plastische Chirurgie Dr. Sattler, our main goal is to provide you with realistic expectations and determine your desired breast shape and size in order to provide you with the best possible outcome. Feel free to contact us to schedule your appointment.
4. Breast Enlargement With Silicone Implants
Once you have decided that breast augmentation with implants is the right procedure for you, Dr. Thorsten Sattler will guide you through size, shape, and placement of the implant in order to achieve your desired result.
Only the best quality breast implants are used in all of our procedures. All implants are CE certified, are approved by the FDA and come with lifetime warranty. After your procedure you will receive an implant pass containing all the relevant information.
Generally speaking there are two types of breast implants: round or anatomic (teardrop shape) ones. Round implants tend to give more fullness in the upper pole of the breasts with more pronounced cleavage. Some people may find that the result looks somewhat artificial. Anatomic implants will give you a more natural look, especially if you have small breasts and a petite upper body.
Breast implants can be placed above or below the muscle. Placing the implants over the muscle may be easier and quicker, but among the advantages of inserting the implants under the muscle is a more natural appearance.
The incisions can be placed inframammary (in the breast fold), periareolar (around the nipple), or axillary (in the armpit). In Europe, the incision in the breast fold is the most common choice and is superior to the other two options in many aspects.
Dr. Thorsten Sattler will discuss all these options prior to your surgery. He will endeavor to give you a relaxed experience, provide you with ample time to ask questions and guide you through the decision process to find the surgical option that is the most suitable for you.
5. Your Breast Augmentation Procedure
At “Plastische Chirurgie Dr. Sattler”, we only employ modern and safe surgical techniques.
Before undergoing fat transfer, please consider the following:
- Pause smoking at least two weeks before and after your surgery
- Pause any blood thinning medication at least two weeks before the procedure. Consult your GP or Cardiologist before you do so to receive a bridging medication if necessary
- Arrange for a ride home the day of surgery, as you will be unable to drive yourself
- Fill any given prescriptions for pain and other medication prior to surgery to ensure it is available to you immediately after surgery
- Before you undergo surgery under general anesthesia, a consultation with an anesthesiologist will take place. Depending on your age, overall fitness and medical history you might be asked to have blood tests, an ECG or other investigations taken
Breast augmentations are usually performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the patient, it may be an outpatient procedure or one where the patient stays overnight for one night. Dr. Thorsten Sattler will make an incision in the area that you chose, which will depend on the size of the implant, the placement of the implant, and the preference of both you and your surgeon. The implant will then be placed in a pocket created under the skin (subglandular) or under the pectoral muscle (submuscular). Sizers might be used to optimize the size and shape of the implant. Once the perfect size and position of the implant is found Dr. Sattler will close the incisions with absorbable sutures. Removal of sutures is therefore not necessary. Sometimes drains are used, especially in patients that take blood-thinning drugs. The drains can usually be removed one day after the surgery. Sterile dressings will be applied to your breast and you will spend a short period of time in recovery. Most likely, you will be in your room less than an hour after your surgery and you will be able to eat, drink and call your relatives.
6. After Your Breast Implant Surgery
After your surgery, you will have to wear a special support bra for a few weeks. Initially there might be some swelling to your breasts. The swelling will subside gradually, and you will be able to see your final results within a few weeks. Mobilization after the surgery is possible, but you should avoid strenuous physical activities and heavy lifting for some time.
The results of breast augmentation are considered permanent and will last for many years. The breast implants used by Dr. Thorsten Sattler come with lifetime warranty. Your breasts may change a bit with time, like the rest of your body, but this is a natural part of the aging process. Breast-feeding can proceed normally following augmentation with breast implants, and routine screening is also possible after implant placement.
7. Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Implants:
a. Will I have to change my implants after a view years?
The breast implants used by Dr. Thorsten Sattler come with lifetime warranty. Therefore, you might not have to change your implants at all. However, your breasts will change over time, like the rest of your body, but this is a natural part of the aging process. In addition, pregnancies and breast-feeding can have an impact on the shape and contour of your breasts. Therefore, some women opt to change their implants at some stage in their life for aesthetic reasons, rather than medical reasons.
b. Should I buy extra insurance?
Breast augmentation is a safe procedure. Over two million women worldwide choose breast enhancement with implants each year, making it the number one most requested plastic surgery procedure. Nevertheless, surgery is never without risks. By German law, patients are financially responsible for any costs associated with their aesthetic procedures. Therefore, it may be advisable to buy additional insurance to minimize any financial risk associated with your procedure. This type of insurance is called “Folgekostenversicherung” in Germany.
c. Are breast implants superior to fat transfer?
If you wish to increase your breast by more than one cup-size in one operation, implant based breast augmentation is usually the right choice for you. With breast implants, more dramatic results can be achieved than by fat transfer. In addition, fat transfer is limited by the amount of fat that can be harvested from your body. If you have low body fat, implants might be your only choice to achieve your desired result. The operating time for a breast augmentation with implants is usually shorter than a fat transfer.
If you have been thinking about improving your breast contour and overall confidence through breast augmentation with implants, please contact Plastische Chirurgie Dr. Sattler in Hamburg to schedule an appointment for your consultation.