A breast augmentation is a procedure that is performed by our specialized doctors. Praktijk Gabriels always ensures that a suitable doctor, who meets your needs and expectations, performs the breast augmentation. The procedure is always performed under complete anesthesia.
If you choose for breast augmentation, a prosthesis will be placed in your chest. This is done through the smallest possible opening, where we only work with cohesive gel and breast prostheses of Mentor. We use these prostheses to guarantee a high quality. We also offer a 20-year manufacturer’s warranty.
The placement of the prosthesis can be carried out in a number of ways:
- A breast augmentation where the prosthesis are placed on the chest muscle. The prosthesis is placed just under the breast. This is the most natural method, because the prosthesis can move with the chest this way. If you have thin skin or little mammary gland tissue, there is a possibility the edge of the prosthesis can be felt.
- A breast augmentation where the prosthesis is placed under the pectoral muscle. This means that the prosthesis is covered with an extra muscle layer. The chance that you will feel the edge of the prosthesis is a lot smaller. It does ensure that the prosthesis moves a lot less with the chest. In addition, due to the pressure on the muscle, the chest will also feel harder.
A method that is used is called: ‘dual plane‘. The surgeon partially loosens the pectoral muscle in order for the prosthesis to be located under the muscle at the top and directly behind the mammary gland at the bottom. Curious about how that works? Doctor Pieter Hupkens explains that in his vlog! Click here to view Erin’s breast augmentation surgery.
- A breast augmentation where the prosthesis is placed between the pectoral muscle.
* The doctor determines whether the treatment is medically necessary. This treatment is exempt from health care in the sense of art. 11-1-g Law on sales tax 1968.