Breast augmentation

Today, millions of women have their breasts augmented. By entrusting your breast augmentation to an expert in breast surgery, you can be sure that your silicone gel breast implants are safe. You can approach your aesthetic breast surgery with complete confidence: your plastic surgeon’s sole aim is to give you a harmonious, feminine and naturally beautiful figure.


Breast augmentation involves the insertion of breast implants under the pectoralis major muscle. This can be done via 3 different approaches, all of which produce very discreet scars:

How does the operation work?

The implant insertion route chosen by your surgeon is always designed to ensure correct placement of the breast prosthesis, respect for the integrity of the mammary gland and discreet scarring. Your surgeon will prefer to make an incision under the breast. However, the solution chosen for the insertion of your breast prosthesis will be discussed and considered jointly by you and your plastic surgeon. You can rely on her in-depth knowledge of the different types of breast implants and the different surgical techniques to achieve a natural result and be sure to avoid complications as far as possible.

Your surgeon recommends anatomical prostheses for their very natural shape and wide choice of sizes and volumes.

Breast augmentation and breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is not disrupted by breast augmentation as long as the integrity of the gland is fully respected.

Breast implants and mammography

All cancer prevention checks can be carried out as normal after your breast augmentation.


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Every surgical procedure can involve risks and complications that the patient must accept; your plastic surgeon will make it his duty to reduce the rate of these by choosing the technique best suited to your medical situation. Complications such as haemorrhage, wound or prosthesis infections and poor healing, although relatively rare, can occur with any type of surgery. This document has been drawn up to supplement the information received during the consultations. This text is not exhaustive, and cannot replace a specialist consultation; it may answer certain questions or raise others. Each patient will receive full and detailed information, in line with their own medical status and the procedure of their choice.

For more information, please consider a consultation or visit the website of the official body of the Royal Belgian Society of Plastic Surgery :

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