Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation: You may have your aesthetic goals clearly in mind when beginning your research, but there are many choices to make and different options to take to reach those goals.

Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation
Breast Augmentation

The purpose of Cosmetic Breast Augmentation is to correct the shape, the size, the form and the possible asymmetry of female breasts. Nowadays this is possible only with plastic surgical procedure. Several methods may solve these problems.

Here you can read about breast enlargement with implants.

(Alternatives  under separate menu options:

– Breast Augmentation with autologous fat transfer
– Breast Augmentation with hyaluronic acid)

About Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants, Breast Surgery)

A woman's breasts, and the décolletage itself, are the main symbols of feminine beauty.

Thanks to the media, we encounter idealized breasts in every second. However, the important thing is to define what is, or what would be ideal for you. This goal is reachable with smaller or larger plastic surgery intervention.

Plastic surgery has become the fastest growing medical branch of the world. (Click here for all the available breast surgery options.)

Year after year there are great advances in the procedures and technical development of the implants, so more and more people feel confident and secure about having resorted to them – in Hungary, and abroad as well.

Cosmetic Breast Enhancement is one of the most popular plastic surgery interventions these days.

Breast Augmentation with implants has a history dating back more than 50 years. More than 30 million women have taken advantage of this plastic surgery since then. The great majority of them told about improvements in quality of life and self-esteem – the risks are really low compared to this.

Of course, Cosmetic Breast Augmentation is a surgery – with all of the consequences of an invasive medical intervention. If you are properly informed about the procedures, and have realistic expectations, we can say that you may boldly undertake the surgery.

During a Breast Augmentation we should not follow the current trends, because the patient’s physique is more important. The new shape of the breasts will match their appearance. It is not intended to create too large or unnatural breasts.

A Cosmetic Breast Augmentation can lead to a significant improvement in quality of life. For best results, a proper consultation with an extensively experienced plastic surgeon, and adequate preparation are needed.

Prior to the surgery, we have a detailed and comprehensive educational and informative conversation with our prospective patients. During this, we describe thoroughly the nature of the surgery with its expected outcome, possible risks, and follow-up treatment’s process and duration. We are in continuous contact with our patients to allow them to discuss possible issues, and provide them all the information they need.

Before Breast Augmentation you should check this 3D software to make implant sizing easier. (ZIP code must be provided to enter.)

On demand, our Premium Plastic Surgery models the expected outcome with a more detailed technique.

What Kind Of Implants Do We Use?

Implants are continuously being developed, with more and more shapes, types and sizes available. Thousands of women are happy with their high quality, cohesive silicone-gel breast implants in Hungary, in the USA, and around the world.

3D imaging techniques allow an improved planning process for a better result tailored to the patient. More accurate visualization gives help in case of Breast Augmentation or Liposuction.

The new generation of silicone implants used for Breast Augmentation in our Premium Plastic Surgery. In shape and feel they are like natural breasts, and do not cause foreign body sensation.

The implants we use represent a much better quality compared to other brands: their stable, cohesive gel structure prevents the filling from leaking, even in case of an accident. These implants rarely cause connective tissue inflammation, because its surface connects to the own body tissues optimally.

We purchase our implants from the top manufacturers of the world, absolutely meeting both the European and our own criteria of quality. They have quality certificates, and come with a guarantee in case of problems.

In our Premium Plastic Surgery, the patient’s physique is taken into account when planning the new breast size. Drop shaped implants are used most frequently, because they give the most natural form.

We also perform Breast Augmentation with Autologous Fat Transfer. (More details soon!)

Methods For Breast Augmentation

There are several options for inserting the implants.

1. A 3-4 cm long incision in the crease under the breasts. This is the most secure, least invasive technique with minimal risks, leading to a beautiful result. We can insert the implants safely, and create a nice-looking form. No harm for the front area of the breasts, for the breast glands, and the milk ducts. The small cut becomes barely visible after a few days.

2. Alternatively, the implants can be placed through a small incision under the areola. In this case, the sensitivity of the nipple may be damaged. This method cannot be applied to young women, as the front of the breast glands can be damaged as well. Areola incision creates only a minimal scar on the surface, but may cause problems with the milk ducts, too.

3. It is also possible to insert breast implants through a 3-5 cm incision under the armpits. However, this method can be used only for small implants. Unfortunately, the lymphatics and lymph nodes may become damaged. Endoscope is required to perform this technically difficult surgery. (First Breast Augmentation in our Premium Plastic Surgery was made this way.)

4. We can insert the implants through the navel, but this is the most difficult method. Endoscope is needed, and only saline implants can be used.

Where Do We Place The Breast Implant?

During the surgery, we place the breast implant behind the breast glands: either in front of the pectoral muscle, or behind that. Usually the latter option is preferred in our clinic. Breast Enlargement is a humane procedure done under general anesthesia, with beautiful and natural results. The implants cannot be distinguished of the original breast tissues by touch, and do not cause any foreign body sensation.

In order to place the implants in front of the pectoral muscle, a sufficient quantity of breast tissue is needed to cover it completely. If this condition is not met, the implant is placed behind the pectoral muscle.

Behind-the-muscle intervention is always done under general anesthesia. Visible traces of the surgery become barely visible after 2-3 days. Stich removal is rarely required, thanks to the dissolvable stitches.

In our clinic, we work only with the latest, well-tolerable, anatomically shaped implants of excellent quality. (We tend to choose drop-shaped ones, but other alternatives are available on demand. Thanks to the consistency of the filling material, it will not leak even in case of an accident.

Since the incisions are only 3-4 cm long, traces of the Breast Augmentation are barely visible.

The combination of quality implants and appropriate surgical technique allows a natural and aesthetic result.

What Are The Risks Of Breast Augmentation?

Generally speaking, cosmetic breast surgery is among the low-risk medical interventions – if performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. In the operating room, sterile environment must be provided, since we implant a foreign material into the human body. Our clinic meets this requirement perfectly. Thanks to the ideal conditions, the risk of complications (like infection or bleeding) is minimal. You can trust our expertise!

We have an informative consultation with our prospective patients before the surgery, where the process, the possible risks and the follow-up care are discussed in detail. This gives an opportunity to answer all the questions, and supply all the missing information.

A goal of a Breast Augmentiton is not to create unnaturally large breasts, or „melons glued to the chest”. Our duty is rather to design a breast shape that matches the patient’s body type. In our clinic, we always keep this in mind. Therefore, we often choose drop-shaped implants depending on the breast shape, because it leads to the most natural result based on our experience.

Breast Augmentation Prices

A number of factors affect the determination of the price of a cosmetic breast surgery: the patient’s individual features, the complexity of the procedure, the possible combination of procedures, and the type of breast implants. This is why we are working with individual prices fixed after a personal consultation.

Generally speaking, the price of plastic surgery contains the following services in our clinic:

– Safe, state of the art sewing materials and ligaments.

– Staying in a private hospital with full board.

– Three meals a day with special diet options, depending on the post-intervention condition.

– A special bra and breast implant strap.

(Please visit our Hospital and Clinic pages for further information.)

Breast Augmentation And Breast Lift At The Same Time?

Yes! In many cases, for example, after pregnancy and childbirth, or huge weight gain or weight loss, a Breast Lift may be also necessary for the most beautiful result. Breast Lift may be performed after Breast Augmentation, during one surgery.

Before Breast Augmentation

We advise slight lifestyle changes a few days before your Breast Augmentation procedure. It is important to avoid smoking to ensure proper healing, because nicotine narrows the blood vessels, thereby hinders the regeneration processes and wound healing.

Consume light meals, take vitamins (C and Zink), and drink plenty of fluids. Do not take blood thinners (such as aspirin) and natural medicines a week before Cosmetic Breast Surgery.

Breast Augmentation always should be performed by a plastic surgeon!

After Breast Augmentation

One-night hospital stay is necessary.

For 6 weeks after surgery, a special bra should be worn, which provides a comfortable feeling, ideal for holding the breasts, and does not limit any activity. No particular need for wound care, as they are barely visible after 2-3 days. Strong sunlight must be avoided, just like after every other kind of surgery.

The small incisions may be closed in the tissue of the skin and under the skin with double-layer subcuticular running closure. This is not visible from the outside, and done with a fine continuous suture, which is usually removable 14 days after the surgery (except for the dissolvable stitches). Then a special silicone gel patch should be worn for several weeks to ensure optimal, almost invisible scars.

With dissolvable stitches there is no need for stitch removal, but we still use the silicone gel sheeting.

A few days later it is OK to do some daily activities easier, but strenuous physical activity should be avoided in the first 2 weeks after Cosmetic Breast Surgery.

Sport is forbidden for 4-6 weeks. After this, certain type of light training can be started, in regard to the state of the chest (e.g.: running or gym with a special bra). Throwing sports, tennis, ball games and extreme sports only after consultation with the plastic surgeon.

Results of a Breast Augmentation (and also of a Breast Lift of a Breast Reduction) are immediate, absolutely visible, and very long-term.

Usually there are no special health risks. Capsular contracture is a rare complication, that may occur later, but thanks to the latest techniques and implants it is less and less common.

New Methods For Breast Augmentation

– Breast Augmentation with autologous fat transfer (Lipofilling)
– Breast Augmentation with hyaluronic acid

The Result Of Plastic Surgery

Small or sagging breasts will become shapely again following a Breast Augmentation. Our patients often talk about a restored harmony between body and soul, and renewed personal relations during the follow-up examinations.

Decisions and Choices with dr. Pataki– Implants, Incisions and Sizing

You may have your aesthetic goals clearly in mind when beginning your research, but there are many choices to make and different options to take to reach those goals.

Dr. Pataki will guide you through those choices and the selection of those options that will best match your aesthetic goals. While Dr. Pataki will review this information with you during your consultation, it’s helpful to have an understanding of the basics.

Which implant is best for me?

Dr. Pataki uses silicone gel implants, and their benefits will be explained by Dr. Pataki. Implants used at Pataki Plastic Surgery in Hungary are the highest quality polymer-based shell filled to an appropriate size based on your goals with the highest quality silicone gel. The choice of which implant  to use ( round or anatomic ) will depend greatly on your aesthetic goals, life style, and anatomy.

The latest generation of silicone gel implants afford a natural, generally very soft feel.  Dr. Pataki has never ever used PIP implants and extends his sympathy to those women who are concerned about their Breast Augmentation at this time. Read more:

What are the incision options?

The insertion site for the implant varies based on the type of implant, aesthetic choice, life style and basic physiology. The most common sites for insertion used by Dr. Pataki for silicone-based implants are inframammary (the fold where the breast meets the torso) and the axillary (the underarm). Each site has its advantages and Dr. Pataki will be happy to review which options would be best for you during your consultation. The implants are usually placed under the muscle below your breast in order to conceal the implant and give it a more natural appearance, however placement above the muscle can also be done.

How can I know what size implant I need?

The final and most important decision is choosing the size of the implant. This is a very personal decision and we pride ourselves on helping our patients achieve the look they want. To that end, we use two methods that help the patient select the "right" size. First, we place the implants in a fitted shirt and bra so that you can see how the implant works with your natural curves. Placing implants in a bra is one of the easiest and most effective ways for patients to truly get a feel for the physical size of the implant, its weight, and the immediate effect the implants have on the patient's silhouette.

3D Imaging to help you choose...

After our patients feel comfortable with a particular range of sizes, we then use the 3D Imaging System so that you can see how the implants may appear on your frame. After all, each woman has her own unique curves and shape, and trying to find your shape on the internet or in our before and after photos is often challenging. With 3D imaging, our patients can simulate results of breast augmentation using different sizes. You can see a simplified version of this 3D sizing simulation by using the tool on this website. (This feature is yet being uploaded) 

However, the 3D imaging available in our office is much more sophisticated and can help greatly in the decision-making process on sizing.

Dr. Pataki uses in normal cases Natrelle Premium Implants

Where quality and shape really matter, then Natrelle™ Breast Implants areone of the best choice. Manufactured by Allergan, Natrelle™ Breast implants really are the top of our range and offer distinct advantages for the more demanding customer:-

  • Range of over 500 implant choices to meet your exact requirements
  • 4 projections, 4 gel types, smooth or textured surface
  • Natural "anatomical" shape option for the natural look or traditional round shape
  • Biodynamics® Breast Analysis System for bespoke implant selection with visualisation to enable you to "try on" the new implants and visualise the outcome of surgery
  • Allergan lifetime guarantee

Allergan Natrelle™ Breast Implant Information

Allergan Natrelle™ are premium breast implants offering excellent performance, enhanced Lifetime Aftercare cover and a vast array of choice to suit the most demanding customer. The implants are fully endorsed by our team of specialist aesthetic cosmetic surgeons.

The number of women choosing Natrelle™ breast implants continues to grow as more and more people choose to pay a little extra to get exactly what they want with the reassurance of an excellent safety record backed up with Natrelle's own warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How do you pick from over 500 implants?!

The breadth of range in Allergan Natrelle™ means that you can be very precise about the look you want to achieve. It's not just about size, but also shape - these implants come in round or anatomical shapes with a variety of projections and choice of 2 textures and 4 gel types.

Dr. Pataki uses the latest 3D Matrix - Breast Analysis System. He will measure you very precisely - up to 36 measurements may be taken - and after discussion of your individual requirements and expectations in terms of cleavage, shape, size and feel to achieve the best possible bespoke result.

The Breast Analysis System also includes a clever breast implant visualisation system to enable you to see in the consultation the look your breast enlargement would achieve. This system includes a specially designed vest, bra and a range of external 'simulated breast prosthesis' - these are a bit like "chicken fillets", but very much more sophisticated! Seeing yourself with the perfect breast size and shape is very powerful and for some people quite moving - you can literally see and feel the difference breast augmentation will make to your body shape. It's also an opportunity, if needed, to fine-tune the selection of implants e.g. to create more or less cleavage. It's an incredibly sophisticated process and a very precise way of visualising your breast augmentation and ensuring the best possible implant to meet your personal requirements and expectations.

Q: I Understand Size, But What's "Projection"?

Natrelle™ breast implants are available in sizes up to 850cc, but size isn't everything. The combination of the right shape, style, texture and projection (the distance your breast implants extend outward from the chest) are equally important to delivering the right result. You may be surprised to see that a smaller implant but correctly shaped will give a more flattering result than just going for size alone. The extensive range of options with Natrelle™ enable you to achieve just the look you want.

Natrelle™ breast implants are available with both smooth and textured shells and a choice of 4 gels - again, the right choices based on your current dimensions and personal breast requirements will deliver the best possible result. Dr. Pataki will advise on this.

Q: What are the shape options?

Natrelle™ breast implants are available in round or anatomical shape

Features of Round Shaped Natrelle™Implants:

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  • Optimal gel fill for minimal rippling
  • BIOCELL™ texture contributes to lower capsular contracture rates
  • 360º INTRASHIEL™ barrier layer minimises silicone gel diffusion
  • High performance silicone elastomer layers for enhanced shell integrity

Features of Anatomical Shaped Natrelle™Implants:

  • Anatomical design provides a natural and proportionate breast shape
  • "Form Stable Gel" ensures predictable and long lasting shape
  • BIOCELL™ texture contributes to lower capsular contracture rates
  • 360º INTRASHIEL™ barrier layer minimises silicone gel diffusion
Q: Why trust Natrelle™ breast implants?
  • Natrelle™ is a global brand supported by Allergan’s 30+ years of experience of manufacturing breast implants
  • Allergan continually invest in research and development to ensure high levels of safety and innovative products
  • More clinical data to support the safety of Natrelle™ products than any other breast implant manufacturer
  • 98% patient satisfaction at 9 years when Natrelle™ used in breast augmentation
Q: Tell me about the quality...
  • The implants are made in a totally sterile environment and are FDA approved
  • Natrelle™ implants are constructed with 6 layers, including a barrier layer
  • 360° intrashiel barrier minimises silicone diffusion. To illustrate this, if you were to place an old style implant on a piece of brown paper and leave it there when you remove it you will see a grease mark - that is silicone diffusion. The Natrelle™ 360° intrashiel barrier layer minimises the silicone diffusion
  • natrelle cohesive implantAllergan Natrelle™ implants offer unique BIOCELL™ texture, and studies show lower incidence of capsular contracture
  • Natrelle™ implants offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE, so you know you are buying the best implants
  • Implants are made of highly stable cohesive gel - see what happens if you cut one open
Q: Do They Cost More than Ordinary Implants?
Yes, there is a premium for Natrelle™ implants. However, this little extra buys you peace of mind with the Lifetime Guarantee, as well as our top of the range implant with an extraordinary range of fitting options to get the best possible result. The quality of these implants is such that problems are relatively rare, but for your peace of mind the Lifetime Guarantee will provide you with FREE replacement Natrelle™ implants of your choice.
Q: After a breast augmentation with implants, what does the follow-up care mean? What about the healing process?
After breast augmentation, our patients spend one night at the clinic. On the day of dismissal, we remove the drains (if there are any) and put the special post-operative compression bra on them, which should be worn for 6 weeks. (The answer continues HERE.)
Q: How can I find out more?

The best way forward is to book a consultation with surgeons. If you are interested in Natrelle™ implants, book a  consultation.  Then, using the implant visualisation system, you will be able to literally see for yourself the look you are trying to achieve using the special vest and visualisation implants. It really is the "wow factor", but if you're not quite happy, don't worry, it's the perfect opportunity to refine your choice of shape, style and size before you commit to any surgery.

In special conditions dr. Pataki also uses german manufactured Polytech implants.  His favourite is the 4 Two Implant series. These special implants are filled with two highly cross-linked, cohesive, formstable clear gels: the softer EasyFit Gel at the back and the firmer Shaper Gel at the front. The softer gel at the back of the implant ensures that the implant molds smoothly to the rib cage and provides for a natural movement of the breast. The firmer gel at the front and the dome-shaped projection facilitate nipple positioning and support the residual breast tissue in push-up style. These implants are also available with Polyurethan coverage.