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Breast Correcite
Breast Corrections
Breast augmentation with prostheses
Breast augmentation with your own fat
Breast Lift

Types of Breast Corrections

Chest corrections

Breast Corrections

When you are dissatisfied with your current cup size or when you want to restore volume after one or more pregnancies, a breast enlargement is the solution. At Flexclinics we know better than anyone that this involves a lot of work. Our plastic surgeons all have extensive experience in (cosmetic) plastic surgery. During the intake everything is discussed from A to Z and they take their time for the consultation.

There are several options for breast augmentation. Below is more information about the various options.

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Breast augmentation with prostheses

Type of breast implant

Flexclinics uses both silicone and saline-filled breast prostheses. Silicone is a substance widely used in our immediate environment. Artificial joints, lipstick and teats for babies are examples. In breast prostheses, both the contents (a gel) and the shell (the shell) are made of silicone material. Silicone prostheses in particular are used because this type of prosthesis best approximates breast tissue. It feels soft and flexible, takes the body's temperature and can last for years. In saltwater-filled prostheses, although the shell is silicone material, the contents are a saltwater solution.

Round or drop shape(anatomical)

We place round prostheses as well as drop-shaped prostheses. Which ones are best for you depends on your wishes and on the amount of your own breast tissue. The plastic surgeon can assess this well. Choosing the right size and shape of prosthesis is very important. The plastic surgeon determines how much space there is under your own breast tissue. This determines the possible sizes, the shape and the way the prostheses can be placed.

Good and honest information about prosthetics

We guarantee to provide you with complete information about silicone breast prostheses. Our doctor will discuss all the information with you and also give it to you to take home with you to read again at your leisure.

Placement of the breast prostheses

Our doctors will work with you to find the best shape and size prosthesis. The way the prosthesis is placed depends mainly on your breast and body size and activities. The surgeon will discuss the options with you in advance so you know exactly what will happen before the surgery. There are 3 ways to place breast prostheses:

If we place the prostheses behind the mammary gland, but on the pectoral muscle, they will come directly under your own breast tissue. This way is especially suitable for women with enough of their own glandular and fatty tissue to cover the prosthesis. If the breast tissue is thin, the edges of the prosthesis may be visible.

The prostheses are placed entirely behind the breast muscle and therefore automatically behind your own breast tissue. In this way, the prostheses are completely covered.

With the dual plane method, the prostheses come partly behind the mammary gland and partly under the pectoral muscle. If little breast tissue is present, the breast muscle also covers part of the prosthesis so that it is not or less visible. Therefore, for women with little of their own glandular and/or fatty tissue, this is usually the preferred method.

How to insert prosthesis

There are several methods how a prosthesis is inserted.

  • Via IMF (infra mammary fold), which is an incision in the breast fold
  • Axillary, through an incision in the armpit
  • Peri-areolar, through an incision around the areola

Breast augmentation at Flexclinics is always performed under general anesthesia and takes about one hour.

All possibilities and impossibilities are discussed during a consultation with the plastic surgeon. You will also receive all the information you need concerning the rules of life after the operation.

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Breast augmentation with your own fat

Lipofilling involves removing body fat to reinsert it elsewhere in the body under the skin, creating additional contour and volume. The great advantage is that it uses the body's own fat, which makes the method completely safe and also provides lasting results. However, it is often not possible to bring the same volume into the breast similar to a prosthesis. It is also the case that there must be sufficient body fat present in other areas of the body, such as the thighs and abdomen, in addition, you should be aware that not all inserted fat survives in the new place. On average, this will be about 50-70%.

A second surgery may be necessary.

Application of lipofilling

During an initial consultation, wishes are discussed in detail. In addition, general health is examined and a physical examination takes place. For each person it will be determined where the best fat can be removed and how much volume can be reduced.

How does lipofilling work?

Lipofilling is done with a thin hollow cannula with a blunt tip. The extracted fat is immediately separated with a centrifuge to leave only usable, living fat cells. These fat cells are evenly distributed drop by drop and inserted with a very thin cannula in the previously marked areas. In this way, at least 50% of the fat cells remain alive, provided that there is therefore a sufficient blood supply at the destination site. Thus, the issue is not whether you have enough fat cells to move, but whether there are enough blood vessels available at the destination to keep the inserted cells alive.

A hybrid breast augmentation

A hybrid breast augmentation is a combination of the above techniques. So both a prosthesis is placed and own fat tissue is added. This has the advantage that a smaller prosthesis needs to be placed and a natural upper pole (the area above the nipples) can be created. The plastic surgeon will discuss with you the possibilities, but also the limitations.

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Breast Lift

A breast elevator is a procedure in which excess skin is removed from the breast and also the nipple/areola are raised. Thus, tissue (skin) is removed and, strictly speaking, the breast becomes slightly smaller. Often the breast elevator for smaller breasts is combined with the placement of a prosthesis or lipofilling to get a breast enlarging effect as well. Women whose breasts have sagged due to weight loss, pregnancies, breastfeeding and gravity, for example, are eligible for this breast elevator surgery.

  • A breast elevator produces a scar around the areola, and/or in the vertical direction from the nipple to the inframammary fold and/or in the inframammary fold itself.
  • These scars heal differently in each patient. This will be discussed with you in detail.
  • Complications such as wound infection and wound healing disorder will also be discussed with you in the consultation.

A breast elevator always takes place under general anesthesia. There are several options in terms of methods, and depending on which method is used, the surgery takes 2-2.5 hours.


GalaFLEX (internal bra)

Increasingly, our doctors are recommending an internal bra (GalaFLEX) for a breast elevator or breast reduction.

Galaflex is a temporary, absorbable matrix (mat) used to strengthen, stabilize and support soft tissue that has weakened and is designed for support immediately following breast surgery, among other things, so that the body can form new tissue with mature collagen as it heals. Collagen is the body's own protein which is essential for maintaining the structure and strength of connective tissues such as bones, cartilage, skin and blood vessels.

The internal bra is specially designed to support the breast from the inside out, it carries the weight of the entire breast to prevent sagging again and achieve long-lasting firmness.

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