A breast augmentation with silicon implants is effective and safe. For over 50 years, it has been, and continues to be, one of the most common procedures in our field. We use a selection of brands (Motiva, B-lite, Nagor), each with their specific characteristics and advantages. The choice of brand, as well as the size and the shape of the implants, is tailored to your preferences and unique anatomy.
Pre-operative considerations include the positioning of the implants and, if suitable, possible complementary measures such as a breast lift and /or a fat transfer. Our consultation, regarding the technique and the nature of implants, will result in a 3D simulation of your projected outcome. Your (thoroughly informed) consent and enthusiasm are paramount in obtaining the breast you desire. Most importantly, a thoughtful and honest exchange between us is essential for us to truly understand and realise your wishes.
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The very first breast implant operation was carried out in 1962 - on a dog! American surgeon Frank Gerow was inspired after handling a bag of warm blood. Gerow partnered with Dow Corning Corporation to create the first silicone implant.
The first person to try them was 29-year-old mother-of-six Timmie Jean Lindsey. Following exhaustive clinical trials the FDA declared silicone implants safe in 1997. Advances include a move to “gummy bear” implants, made from a semi-solid, silicone gel.
There are now over 450 types and sizes to choose from! The number of people having implants has massively increased too... More than 1.5 million surgeries are carried out worldwide every year.
Interested in a breast augmentation? Speak to one of our surgeons, world leading specialists in breast augmentation.
For every shape, there are four degrees of projection (breast forward distance from the chest wall) available – from low to extra high. Please do not be misguided by the misbelief that anatomic implants produce natural results whereas round implants should create a prominent décolleté. The ultimate shape of your augmented breast results not only from the shape and the positioning of the implant, but also from the shape, position and amount of your natural breast tissue, your skin laxity and your pectoral muscle thickness. Therefore, natural and less natural looks can be achieved by both anatomic and round implants. In order to obtain your desired final appearance, a competent examination and a surgeon’s advice is essential.
Depending on the model and size of the implant, incisions are between 3 - 4.5cm long and their placement varies according to your preference.
The Ocean Clinic’s preference is access via the inframammary fold, unless the breast enhancement is combined with a simultaneous breast lift. Access via the inframammary fold shows the lowest incidence of capsular fibrosis over the course of time.
The most important criterion in deciding the position of the implant is the thickness of the skin covering the upper pole and the amount of underlying fat tissue. The assessment is called the ‘pinch test’ and is always carried out by Ocean Clinic surgeons.
At Ocean Clinic, we bring together the world’s leading plastic surgeons, specialists in breast augmentation, with more than 15 years of combined expertise and experience in plastic and cosmetic surgery.
Specialist in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, expert member of the ISAPS association and founder of Ocean Clinic.
Plastic surgeon in Zurich and Madrid, member of the European Board of Plastic Surgery and adjunct professor at the University of Zurich.
The top plastic and cosmetic surgery clinic specializing in breast augmentation, located in Marbella, Madrid and Zurich. With more than 15 years of experience and performing more than 1000 surgeries a year. Medical professionals, modern facilities, trust, experience and security. Come and meet us!