Why breast augmentation?

Today, breast augmentation is the most widely performed cosmetic breast surgery procedure in the world. Thanks to technical advances in breast prostheses and the possibility of implant-free augmentation by fat injection, the décolleté can be enhanced for a natural result.

Breast prosthesis

Breast augmentation with breast prostheses is a surgical procedure that uses prostheses to increase the volume or improve the shape of the breasts, or to correct a malformation or asymmetry.

As with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation is accompanied by scars. They are hidden in less visible areas: around the lower half of the areola, in the submammary fold or in the armpit, depending on the case.

Follow-up is essential to assess the progress of the procedure, and the final result will be obtained after 3 months.

Breast lipofilling

Breast augmentation by fat injection delivers a very natural, harmonious result, with the advantage of not requiring a breast implant.

This is currently the most popular method for moderate breast augmentation. It uses excess fat to recreate a natural, supple breast, while reshaping the figure through liposuction, making it a 2-in-1 procedure.

The limit is the final volume, which cannot exceed 1 cup of augmentation per session, and contraindications linked to a personal or family history of breast cancer.

Duration of treatment

Between 2 and 3 hours

Resuming physical activities

1 month

Treatment costs

From CHF 10,500

Change of breast implant

From CHF 12,500

Treatment sequence

During our first meeting, we'll analyze your objectives and expectations together.

During this consultation, we will compile your medical file and define the intervention methods required to meet your needs.

We will also take care to inform you of any limitations that may arise depending on your medical history and said treatments. We'll also look at pre- and post-operative issues, to pass on our recommendations and inform you of what to do in the event of complications.

All important information will be conveyed to you verbally and in writing. This will give you the opportunity to clarify any areas of uncertainty before making your decision.

This appointment may be an opportunity to have the treatment done on the same day, or to plan a later date if your choice is made. In the case of surgery, we will inform you of the anaesthetic arrangements.

Some decisions take time, and it's quite possible to leave with a personalized quote, including a treatment and financing plan. We'll also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

During cosmetic surgery, you may need to be anesthetized more or less deeply, depending on the type of procedure and your medical history. Anesthesia is chosen in consultation with you and your surgeon. A pre-anaesthetic visit is sometimes necessary. For all anaesthesia procedures, it is recommended to fast, i.e. not to eat for 6 hours before the operation. The anaesthetist can refuse a patient who has not followed this instruction. Communication and trust are key from the very first contact with your surgeon, because it's by working together that risks can be neutralized.

General anaesthesia
In general anaesthesia, the patient is completely unconscious, asleep and insensitive to pain. the anesthetist meticulously controls and monitors breathing.

For longer procedures, we prefer this type of anesthesia, as it provides a higher level of comfort.

Sedation anaesthesia
Sedation provides deep anaesthesia while leaving the person conscious to verbal and tactile stimuli. The patient can relax without worrying about pain. This method avoids the need for intubation and the side effects of general anesthesia.

Locoregional anesthesia
Locoregional anesthesia refers to the numbing or loss of sensation in a specific area of the body using local anesthetics. The patient remains conscious during the procedure, but feels no pain in the anaesthetized area.

It's normal for your body to react to aesthetic treatments. Some symptoms are common and by no means alarming. Symptoms that could lead to more serious complications are rare, and should they occur, our team will be on hand to take care of you.

If you notice these symptoms, there's no need to worry:

  • A slight rise in temperature
  • Slight discharge of blood from dressings
  • A slight increase in inflammation

On the other hand, if you observe these symptoms, please contact us:

  • Over 38.5° fever and chills
  • Severe swelling, especially on one side only
  • Significant pain and redness in the operated area
  • Keep in mind that your recovery period will depend on the type of operation and factors specific to you.

We are all unique, so the details of your recovery cannot be entirely predictable. You're beginning a process of physical and emotional transformation. Be patient and let your body do what it does best. If you have any doubts, we're here for you.

Frequently asked questions

Prostheses do not require any special examination; routine mammography checks will suffice.

Yes, but the radiologist must be informed of the presence of the prostheses.

No, there have been cases of cancer linked to one type of prosthesis in the past, but these prostheses are no longer manufactured.

Yes, in this procedure the mammary gland is not affected, so the milk ducts that ensure milk secretion are not interrupted.

An implant is normally guaranteed for life. Frequent checks are strongly recommended, but barring breakage or other problems, it will not be necessary to change it.