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Breast Augmentation with Implants

Breast augmentation with implants uses prostheses that are filled with a special silicone gel or saline solution. This surgery, also known as boob job, is a procedure designed to change the size, shape and contour of a woman’s breast using implants.

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quick details
  • Breast implants are recommended for women who are in good health.
  • Women who desire to augment the size of their breast.
  • Women who need breast reconstruction
  • Breast implant surgery lasts 1 to 2 hours.
  • If done close to home, you can go back home right after.
  • If done abroad, consider staying away from home for 2/3 nights, which you will spend at the clinic or hospital.
  • You can go back to your everyday activities after 2-3 days.
  • You can resume light training after 1 week. Avoid cardio activity for 3-4 weeks, and heavy lifting or intense activity for 6 weeks.
  • You should fully recover 6 to 8 weeks after breast implant surgery.
  • 98% of women say they are satisfied with the results.
  • Capsular contracture
  • Implant rupture or leakage
  • Infection
  • Implant rejection

Breast augmentation, also known as boob job, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. Breast implants are used to improve symmetry and proportion, or to increase or change the size of your breasts. Breast implants can be filled with a special silicone gel or a saline solution. Silicone implants are more popular because they offer a more natural look with less risk of rippling.

What does a breast augmentation with implants involve?

Breast augmentation surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. Surgery can last anywhere between 1 and 2 hours. Here's what a breast implant procedure entails in steps:

1. Anaesthesia

During a breast augmentation procedure, anaesthesia can either be through intravenous sedation or general anaesthesia. The type of anaesthesia depends on your medical history, the procedure type, and the surgeon. You will discuss your options with your surgeon to understand which type of medication will work best for you.

2. Incision

The next step of a breast augmentation surgery is creating the incision. There are three main incision techniques that surgeons typically use. You will discuss with your surgeon which incision pattern is right for you. The choice usually depends on what incision is most suited to your anatomy and aesthetic goals.

Breast implant incision sites

1. Periareolar incision

This type of cut is made along the bottom edge of your areola.

2. Inframammary incision

This site is underneath the breast along the bottom fold near where your breast touches your lower chest.

3. Transaxillary incision

This incision site is located in the bottom portion of your underarm.

Some plastic surgeons also offer the umbilical incision, or TUBA incision, where the incision is made within the belly button. This technique is rarely used.

3. Implant insertion

Once the incision is made, it is time for the surgeon to insert the implant. There are two main breast implant placement options:

Breast implant placement

1. Subglandular implant placement

This method allows the surgeon to insert the implant directly behind your breast tissue and in front of the pectoral muscle.

2. Subpectoral implant placement

The implant is positioned in a pocket underneath your pectoral muscle.

Which method your surgeon uses will depend on your body type, your preferred implant type and how large the implants are.

4. Closure

The final step in the surgical process is for the incisions to be closed with stitches, medical-grade skin adhesive or surgical tape, depending on the incision site. Your breasts will be then covered with bandages.

If your surgeon used dissolvable stitches, your body will break them down within the next 6 to 8 weeks. If your surgeon used sutures that are not absorbable, they will be typically taken out after 7 days.

What breast implant shapes are available?

There are two main shapes for breast implants: round breast implants and teardrops breast implants.

Breast implant shapes

1. Round breast implants

Round implants are the most common implant shape. They give a fuller and rounder appearance to your breasts. Although round implants are considered less natural, they are most widely used as they are less likely to rotate or shift out of place. Round implants come in four types, from low to high projection: low profile, moderate profile, moderate plus profile, and high profile. The higher the profile, and hence the projection, the greater the distance of the breasts’ forward from the chest wall.

2. Teardrop breast implant

Teardrop breast implants have a sloped contour that fills out more the bottom of the breast as to mimic the shape of natural breasts.

Teardrop breast implants come in three shapes: round base, oval base, and classic base. Teardrops implants are the preferred option for those women who want to achieve a more natural look.

What should you expect from a breast augmentation procedure?

A breast augmentation surgery is a popular option for those women who want to enhance the shape and size of their breasts. At the same time, it is important that every patient has realistic expectations of what their breasts will look like. Understanding all surgery implications is also a fundamental step towards a successful surgery and recovery.

Making the right decision

Before making the decision to undergo the procedure, make sure that you are well informed about every aspect of breast augmentation. You should be mentally and physically prepared for surgery. Being confident with your decision and aware of each step of the process will make the whole experience easier for you. You should also consider that a breast augmentation might need revision. Your breasts naturally change over time, while the breast implant stays the same. This is why breast implants might not look as good as right after surgery after you have children, breastfeed or grow older. Moreover, you should also consider that weight loss and weight gain may also contribute to how your breasts look.

Physical discomfort

Following surgery, it is normal to experience swelling, discomfort, and soreness around the incision sites and breasts. Initial pain typically lasts 1 to 4 days. Your pain level should decrease week after week until it’s gone. To ease your recovery, you should take a full week of rest right after surgery and wear loose-fitting clothes for the first few weeks.

Your breasts might feel very firm after surgery and that’s due to the swelling. As the swelling subsides over time, your breasts will feel softer.

Regular checkups

It is recommended to do regular checkups with your doctor to monitor the status of your breast implants and prevent, or detect, any potential implant leaks. Depending on the breast implants you choose, you might need to replace them after 10 years from your first surgery.

Are breast implants right for me?

While breast implants are an excellent option to improve the size or shape of your breasts, they will not correct sagging breasts. In this case, you might need a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation.

Fat transfer breast augmentation is an additional option if you do not want to use breast implants. With this procedure, the surgeon will graft fat from another part of your body and inject it into your breasts. Designed as a stand-alone procedure, it can also be combined with a breast implant surgery to achieve better contour, especially in the cleavage area.

In general, every patient should be well informed about all the aspects of a breast augmentation procedure before committing to surgery. Make sure you read up on the treatment and discuss your options with an experienced doctor. If you need support, we are here to help you find the right one for you.

Qunomedical Health Managers have an all-round knowledge to find the right specialist for you. Learn more about Qunomedical.
quno price
Below are price ranges for Breast Augmentation with Implants at Qunomedical-approved clinics.
price calculation

The cost of a breast augmentation surgery depends on the type of implant you choose, the type of surgical incision required and the location where the procedure is performed. Below are starting prices for standard, round-shaped, submuscular, <400cc breast implants across several countries.

popular destinations

Below are starting prices for breast augmentation with our clinic partners by location. Cost for transport to the destination (e.g. airfare) is not included. Prices may vary depending on individual needs and conditions.

Breast Augmentation with Implants is offered in 17 countries

In Manila from € 1,740

In Cairo from € 2,400

In San Jose from € 2,660

In Brno from € 2,700

In Prague from € 2,780

In Bangkok from € 2,810

In Phuket from € 3,260

In Istanbul from € 2,960

In Bodrum from € 3,800

In Bursa from € 4,010

In Wroclaw from € 3,020

In Jelenia Gora from € 3,400

In Szczecin from € 4,000

In Tijuana from € 3,730

In Cancun from € 4,140

In Denpasar from € 3,910

In New Delhi from € 4,000

In Vienna from € 4,900

In Berlin from € 4,900

In Cologne from € 6,500

In Frankfurt am Main from € 6,500

In Hamburg from € 6,500

In Munich from € 6,500

In Marbella from € 6,000

In Chicago from € 7,320



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Julia S.,





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Thank you!

Everything was great!

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United States

November 7, 2019

| Sikarin Hospital, Thailand




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 medical professionals.

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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.

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Thea M.,

United Kingdom




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 recommend only Mindaugas Kazanavicis to everyone!

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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.

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Czech Republic




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 would be the best solution for me and would be the most natural. We eventually compromised on the size that was smaller than what I originally wanted and say that the decision was the best one I could have made. The results were simply amazing! I was able to do my make-up the next day and I don’t feel any pain. After only a month and a half, I now have a full range of movement, the scars are almost invisible and if someone is meeting me for the first time would not believe that I had surgery unless I did not tell him :)))) If you want beautiful breasts and not bloated balloons then Dr. Patrik is the doctor to see.

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S. T.,

United States




I am so happy with my new breasts

I work out a lot, so I am very lean therefore I never had any breasts. Finally I came with Dr. Uribe and he gave me exactly what I wanted for so long. I am so happy with my new breasts, just want to wear beautiful dresses and show off. Beautiful natural look! It's amazing, THANKS!

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