Breast Augmentation with Implants
... and what to know before

Which implant brand is right for me ?

Which implant brand is right for me ?

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:

  • Motiva: Novel, possibility of an ergonomic form, extremely low risk of capsular fibrosis in 6 years of survey, natural and pleasant touch. ➯ Motiva Novel
  • B-lite: Offering you a desired size and shape with approx. 30% less weight to carry, thus decelerating the sagging and ageing process, aiding the fight against gravity. ➯ B-lite Lightweight Breast Implants
  • Nagor: Very good value for money, highest possible projection (i.e. breast forward distance from the chest wall) amongst all anatomic shape implants. ➯ Nagor
What are the implants made of ?

What are the implants made of ?

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.

Which shapes are available ?

Which shapes are available ?

  • Round: Form of a compressed sphere, offering some more fullness to the upper part of the breast (upper pole).
  • Anatomic: Form of a teardrop, which does not change if you hold it upside down.
  • Ergonomic: Round when you are lying down and anatomic when you are standing up, just like a natural breast.

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.

Where is the scar ?

Where is the scar ?

Depending on model and size of the implant, incisions are 3 to 4.5cm long and their placement varies according to your preference.

  • Inframammary fold: In the breast’s fold itself, only slightly visible scars.
  • Periareolar: Placed within the pigmented areola, barely visible.
  • Trans-axillary: Performed in the armpit, no bothersome scars, visible only if lying with elevated arms behind you head (e.g. whilst sunbathing).

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.

Where is the implant placed ?

Where is the implant placed ?

  • Subglandular: Above the big pectoral muscle, underneath the breast tissue (glandula).
  • Submuscular: Underneath the big pectoral muscle and its connective tissue.
  • Dual plane: The upper pole of the implant is covered by the major pectoral muscle, whereas the lower pole lies predominantly subglandular.The muscle is divided along its anatomical direction of fibres, avoiding any functional deficits.

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.