Breast augmentation, all about this surgery!

Although being one of the most practiced aesthetic procedures in the world, breast augmentation is not a trivial procedure and it is normal to ask questions before having recourse to it. As a manufacturer of the Cereform® breast implant, we want women to be able to make their decision with all the necessary information. It is in pursuit of this objective that we have gathered the answers to these questions for you.

Before a breast implant placement,

Various questions will have to be asked and appointments will be scheduled:

  • To begin, you will discuss your project with your surgeon and the desired rendering. Your practitioner will explain to you the different possible breast surgeries: placement of a breast implant, wearing an external implant, breast reconstruction from your own tissues, etc. Complications that may arise during breast surgery, but also after should be stated.

If you decide with your surgeon to have breast augmentation by breast implant, different decisions will be made:

  • Depending on the desired result, you will choose the shape and volume of your breast implant with the help of your aesthetic surgeon. There are indeed round and anatomical breast implants, available in many profiles and volumes. Learn more about the profiles of a breast implants.
  • The positioning of the breast implant will be determined: under the mammary gland, under the pectoral muscle, in dual plane position. To find out more, know the advantages and disadvantages of each positioning, go here.
  • The implantation method (through the areola, through the inframammary fold, through the armpit) will be defined with your surgeon. This choice will define the location of your scar.


  • An appointment with your anesthetist will be scheduled to carry out a complete preoperative assessment.
  • The cost should also be discussed with your surgeon (make sure that the price does include the breast implant, the surgery, the anesthesia, etc.). Also find out about the guarantees included and any extensions offered by the breast implant manufacturer.
  • Your surgeon will give you an information booklet for the patient and you will sign a document certifying that you have received all the information about the surgery, about the possible complications, and giving your consent for the procedure.

The breast augmentation with breast implant is an important act that must be considered. This is why, it will be necessary to respect a legal deadline of 15 days between the 1st consultation with your surgeon and the intervention.


What will happen on the day of breast surgery?


On the day of the breast surgery, in the operating room and after general anesthesia, an incision will be made by the surgeon in the place that will have been defined beforehand (areola, under the breast, armpit).

The surgeon will then insert the breast implant in the desired location, after detaching the tissues to prepare an appropriate space.

The intervention lasts between 30 minutes and 1h30. During breast reconstruction, this can take up to 2 hours.


What to expect after the procedure?


 Following an awakening between 1 and 3 hours, you may be discharged from the hospital sometimes the same day or between 1 and 3 days after breast surgery. Breast pains will be experienced.

Healing dressing, compression bandage, compression bra… will be quickly put in place. We recommend CEREDERM® silicone dressings  which re-hydrate the scar and reduce its appearance (“Anchor” and “Crown” models), as well as bras with a specially designed contention from our partner CERECARE.

It is strongly advised to then plan a few days to rest: to find out more about the gestures to avoid, the post-operative follow-up and the follow-up examinations, go to our page dedicated to page dedicated to post-operative follow-up.

The placement of a breast implant provides instant results on the size of the breasts, although these will initially be swollen by post-operative edema.

–> A patient card with information about your breast implant will be completed and given by your surgeon to facilitate medical care in the event of an emergency. Keep it on you at all times.

We hope this information will be useful to you. You have more questions? You may find their answers in our FAQ which includes the most frequently asked questions. We remain of course at your entire disposal for any further questions.


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