Your preferences and anatomic proportions are key in finding the implant brand best suited to you. All the brands we use are of highest quality, certified, approved and in their latest generation. They all provide you with a life-long guarantee for the implant and, in some cases, even a reimbursement for re-operation in case of late-onset complications. In our opinion, the chief advantages of each brand are:
All our implants are made of silicon. We do not use anything else. The silicon molecules are three-dimensionally linked, which guarantees that the silicon cohesive gel cannot exit the silicon shell – and this even in the extremely unlikely case of an implant rupture. The silicon shell ranges from no texture (smooth) to various amounts of texture (feels like very fine sandpaper), depending upon brand and model. In case of B-lite implants, the standard silicon gel features additional microsphere enhancement, resulting in its lightness.
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 model and size of the implant, incisions are 3 to 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 our surgeon.