The insertion of breast implants is one of the most common aesthetic surgery procedures.
The surgical procedure consists in:
› Detaching the tissue to prepare sufficient space (the pocket) for implantation.
› Inserting the implant into the chosen incision behind or in front of the pectoralis major muscle, as decided during the previous consultations with your surgeon.
The procedure is performed in the operating theatre, under general anaesthesia, and lasts from half an hour to an hour and a half* for aesthetic procedures. For reconstructive surgery, the procedure may last longer (two hours). At the end of the procedure, the surgeon may leave a drainage system in place for a few days.
This period of time may vary slightly depending on the surgeon’s surgical protocol, the procedure chosen or the need for an additional procedure (ptosis repair…). In some cases, the procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis with a very short hospital stay (the patient comes in and leaves the same day).