Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular procedures worldwide. Anxiety about the shape and size of our bodies is, unfortunately, common. Breast enlargement surgery aims to help with this, by augmenting or reshaping the size of women's breasts. While this can be a great source of newly found confidence and happiness for many women, choosing the right doctor and clinic to go for can be a difficult decision.
Qunomedical is here to help make this decision as easy as possible. We’ll work with you every step of the way, listening to your concerns, and chatting through the two main options that are available to you: breast augmentation with fat transfer or breast implant surgery. For cost-conscious patients, we’ll focus on affordable breast enlargement and breast surgery clinics abroad, to make sure that financial barriers don’t stand in your way of receiving high-quality healthcare. For more detailed information on prices, check out our breast augmentation cost guide. Below, we’ve outlined the two most popular and successful breast augmentation surgery techniques, as well as more general information about the procedure. Contact us and we’ll assign you a personal Patient Manager who will help you to find information, book your breast augmentation surgery, and help you reach world-renowned doctors.
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What Is Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Simply put, breast augmentation — or augmentation mammoplasty — is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape the size of a woman's breasts. This procedure, commonly referred to as a boob job, is one of the most popular forms of plastic surgery, with new developments helping the treatment to evolve in recent years. Breast augmentation surgery is performed using implants or fat transfer and is commonly undertaken by women who have had children and are looking to restore volume and shape after pregnancy. In many other cases though, women who are generally unhappy with the aesthetics of their breasts often undergo this treatment. Other types of breast surgery can also be carried out for reconstructive purposes, in particular for women who have had a mastectomy due to breast cancer.
What Are the Different Types of Breast Augmentation Surgery?
There are two main types of breast augmentation available today. Choosing the right one will depend on what your goals and expectations from the treatment are, as well as your initial reasons for undertaking it. If you choose Qunomedical as your partner for your procedure, this can be discussed in detail with your Patient Manager and your doctor.
Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer
The first technique, breast augmentation with fat transfer, involves extracting fat from one part of your body and injecting it into the breasts to improve their contours. The extracted fat is usually taken from areas in which there’s excess, such as the stomach or thighs. This is something that you’ll discuss with your doctor during initial consultations.
With this breast enlargement technique, your doctor will draw out fat from the chosen area using what’s known as a cannula. The fat is then injected into the breast — you’ll be given anesthesia for this part — via a small incision made by your doctor. The final step is to close the incisions. This is typically done using either stitches, medical-grade skin adhesive, or surgical tape, depending on where exactly the incisions are. If your doctor uses dissolvable stitches, your body will break these down within 6–8 weeks. Otherwise, regular stitches are usually taken out after seven days.
Breast Implant Surgery
Breast implant surgery uses prosthetic implants designed to change the size, shape, and contour of a woman’s breast. These implants can be filled with either a saline solution or silicone gel. Silicone implants tend to be the more popular option as they offer a more natural look and feel, with less risk of rippling.
Before your breast implant surgery, you’ll be given anesthesia through either an intravenous sedation (IV) line or general anesthesia. This can be discussed with your doctor prior to the surgery. The first step of the treatment is to create the incisions for the implants. Again, the incision site is something that you can discuss with your doctor in your initial consultations, however, incisions are always made in inconspicuous areas in an attempt to keep any scarring as hidden as possible.
Subglandular implant placement: This method allows the implants to be placed directly behind your breast tissue and in front of the pectoral muscle.
Subpectoral implant placement: The implant is positioned in a pocket underneath your pectoral muscle.
The method that your doctor uses will depend on your body type, your preferred implant type and how large the implants are. Similarly to breast augmentation with fat transfer, once the implants have been inserted your doctor will close the incisions using either stitches, medical-grade skin adhesive, or surgical tape. Dissolvable stitches are broken down by your body after 6–8 weeks, while normal stitches are usually removed after seven days.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost?
At Qunomedical, we understand that this kind of treatment has often felt financially out of reach for a lot of patients. This doesn’t have to be the case though, which is why we’re here to help you find affordable breast augmentation surgery options, at home and abroad. Breast enlargement prices are dependent on a number of different factors and they vary heavily across locations. For example, average prices for breast augmentation surgery in Turkey can be as low as €2,200, while in the US the average price for the procedure is €7,260.
Below are the average prices for different countries using standard, round-shaped, submuscular, <400cc breast implants.
Average Prices for Breast Augmentation Surgery
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What Are the Results of Breast Augmentation Surgery?
98% of women say that they are satisfied with the results of their breast augmentation surgery. But, it’s important to go into the treatment with realistic expectations about what you hope the results of the procedure will be. This is something that we encourage you to discuss with both your doctor and a Qunomedical Patient Manager. Our team are always available to discuss any worries and concerns that you may have at any point throughout your treatment journey. While you might notice some changes immediately following your surgery, bear in mind that it can take anywhere from 6–12 months for the final results to appear. For some patients, it may also take more than one session to achieve a desired look, while additional factors such as breastfeeding and weight fluctuations can also influence the appearance of your breasts post-surgery.
Breast Augmentation Surgery: Abroad or at Home?
There are an increasing number of patients traveling abroad to undergo breast augmentation surgery. But, why is this? There are a few common reasons as to why more patients are having this treatment overseas:
The average cost of breast augmentation abroad is typically much lower than in places like the UK or the US.
Overseas clinics are home to some of the most experienced and renowned surgeons. Abroad treatment packages give you time to rest and recover in a quiet and private space.
Qunomedical patients also often opt to go abroad due to the end-to-end care you receive, with airport pick-ups, luxury hotel stays, and more, providing a relaxing end to your treatment journey.
Why Choose Qunomedical?
Qunomedical was founded on the strong belief that high-quality, affordable healthcare should be universally accessible, regardless of background factors. That’s why services always puts patients, including a 100% free, non-binding assessment. From initial information and consultations to booking clinics and treatment packages, we’ve helped a number of patients find the healthcare that they need. If you’re interested in breast augmentation surgery, at home or abroad, then contact us and one of our Patient Managers will be in touch to get your treatment journey started.
(29 Reviews In All Countries)
Julia S., Germany
July 02, 2020
Very good communication and psychological skills. Able not to succumb to "patient blackmail" in deciding what procedures will need to be performed. Very careful, assessing and taking past work into account and recommending an appropriate procedure. Unsolicitedly explains all procedures and provides all relevant information.
Thea M., United Kingdom
July 02, 2020
I recommend only Mindaugas Kazanavicis to everyone!
Awesome surgeon! I enlarged my breasts for the third time. I asked Dr. Kazanavicius for the third time. He not only increased but also corrected the errors of the former surgeon. The breast is now not two silicone bumps but a real beautiful, erected breast. Dr. Kazanavicius cut out the surgeon's scars, which were big and ugly, and reduced them. He also did a lot of things for which I now have amazing breasts! Be careful when choosing surgeons! Because most don’t even bother to form a breast! I r... Show more
Laura S., United Kingdom
July 01, 2020
I can strongly recommend.
Very professional and well versed in his work. I was having a breast augmentation surgery and am happy with the work done. The doctor chose the size perfectly based on my overall appearance, chest anatomy, and desire to stay natural. After the operation, he paid enough attention and told me in detail how to continue to recover successfully. I can strongly recommend. Good luck!
Adela, Czech Republic
January 20, 2020
I had previously booked consultation with other physicians but were unable to satisfy me. But with my consultation with Dr. Paulis, he understood my concerns and made recommendations based upon my lifestyle as a sportswoman.
I have been considering getting breast augmentation for some time now and I had an idea what I wanted. I had previously booked consultation with other physicians but were unable to satisfy me. But with my consultation with Dr. Paulis, he understood my concerns and made recommendations based upon my lifestyle as a sportswoman. He proposed a smaller size than what I wanted but he managed to convince me that it would be better for me. He answered all my questions and was very firm in what he felt w... Show more
January 20, 2020
From the beginning Dr. Patrik was very professional and provided an individual solution to my concerns that was focused not only on aesthetics but also naturalness and quality.
Two months after the procedure and I am very satisfied with the result. From the beginning Dr. Patrik was very professional and provided an individual solution to my concerns that was focused not only on aesthetics but also naturalness and quality. In the future I will only consider him for any future surgery.
January 20, 2020
I was thinking about this for many years and 3 previous consultations but I had a good connection with the doctor when I first met him. I can recommend Dr. Paulis to everyone who is looking for nice but “natural” looking breasts.
In my opinion Dr. Paulis is a genius and a true artist. He is very experienced in cosmetic surgery. He is very clear on what is possible and he only does things that would be healthy for the patient and would be considered “normal” and would be tolerated by the patient. I was in the clinic for 2 days and I was well cared for and after one night at home I could stop taking my medication. It is now almost 3 weeks now and I am super happy with the results, I was thinking about this for many years ... Show more
January 20, 2020
I went to Dr. Paulis for Breast augmentation and would go back again and recommended the doctor to many of my friends.
I went to Dr. Paulis for Breast augmentation and would go back again and recommended the doctor to many of my friends. All of them were very happy as well.
Donna, United Kingdom
January 16, 2020
Dr Paulis is always available to message or call whenever I need to ask questions or send progression photos. Such an amazing, happy experience. Qunomedical are very professional and friendly and I am soo happy I chose them to walk me through my great experience and operation 👍
We were picked up from airport in a very stylish car( felt like a celeb😁) Dr Paulis is a very nice man, very professional and a perfectionist. All staff are professional and very friendly and caring. Facilities were very clean and has a lovely atmosphere. A stylish, comfortable car was also arranged to take us back to airport. Dr Paulis is always available to message or call whenever I need to ask questions or send progression photos. Such an amazing, happy experience. I am soo glad I picked Dr... Show more
Tara, United States
December 20, 2019
My doctor seemed very knowledgeable and gave me very clear instructions to aid me in my healing. Qunomedical also found a quality hospital for me filled with fantastic medical professionals.
I had a great experience. The staff was very kind and empathetic during my recovery. My doctor seemed very knowledgeable and gave me very clear instructions to aid me in my healing. The nursing staff was especially attentive to my needs and took good care of me while I was staying in the hospital. I really liked that everything was planned out for me. Transportation was scheduled, appointments, tests, and follow ups. Qunomedical also found a quality hospital for me filled with fantastic m... Show more
December 10, 2019
I thank everyone for there friendliness and support whilst I was there.
I was very nervous to begin with but once meeting the hospital team I felt very relieved. I thank everyone for there friendliness and support whilst I was there. I highly recommend Medilife Hospital for plastic surgery.