About the procedure

Breast augmentation performed by placing implants is one of the most common procedures in the field of cosmetic surgery.

The newest generation of implants is exceptionally safe, non-carcinogenic, and women can safely plan a pregnancy, give birth and breastfeed a child after the procedure. We use only the implants of highest quality produced nowadays, which have all the necessary registrations in Croatia, the EU, as well as the USA (companies ALLERGAN, MENTHOR), and each patient receives complete written documentation and implant registration after the procedure.

Seeing as the implants are filled with a special cohesive gel, you do not have to fear the implants breaking and their content spilling into other parts of the body.

Preoperative procedure

As for all other procedures, complete laboratory testing is necessary, as well as an examination by an internist/anaesthesiologist for an optimal preparation of the patient for the operative procedure. A mammography control is recommended prior to the breast augmentation procedure.

On the day of the surgery you should come to the polyclinic on an empty stomach (not having eaten or drunk anything), bring all your documentation, and our staff will give you all other necessary information prior to your operation appointment in order to ease the whole procedure.

Anaesthesia

Augmentation mammoplasty is most commonly performed under general anaesthesia, enabling complete comfort and a painless procedure. Anaesthesia is administered and monitored by a specialist anaesthesiologist, using the latest anaesthetic equipment and monitoring, as well as anaesthetics of highest quality ensuring maximum safety of the patient.

Operation

The breast augmentation procedure is performed through a small incision of a few centimetres made in the inframammary ridge, i.e. the natural crease beneath the breast. An inframammary incision is recommended, although the procedure can also be performed through an areola incision, or through the armpit. The implants are always placed under the glandular tissue of the breast, and they can be implanted either above or below the pectoral muscle, or in the so-called “dual plane” zone, i.e. between the muscles.

Along with micro drainage placed at the end of the procedure and removed after 24 hours, the patient is also given a postoperative compression bra made from a comfortable material, to be worn for 4 weeks after the procedure.

Postoperative procedure

After a breast augmentation procedure and gentle waking from anaesthesia, patients generally stay at the Polyclinic for 2-3 hours under the staff’s supervision to awake and stabilise completely, after which they can be accompanied home or to their accommodation. Each patient will receive our “emergency” phone number which can be used to reach the Polyclinic personnel at any moment. You should rest for a period of 24 – 48 hours and avoid any physical efforts for the next 2 – 4 weeks. Our staff will give you other detailed instructions for the organization of your postoperative recovery so that you can return to your everyday activities as soon as possible.