During your initial consultation with your surgeon, you will discuss and decide in advance the size and form of the implant you wish to use to achieve your desired result. This is discussed with your surgeon directly and if desired also one of our nurses.
The scar will normally be positioned under the breast in the natural fall of the breast or around the nipple and is around 3 to 4 cm long. Your incision is closed with dissolvable sutures which mean that we do not have to remove stitches. In some rare cases we use drains to discharge fluid build-up from the cavity around the implant. The drain is normally removed the following day.
The surgery does not give right to a sick note. You should restrain with physical training for at least 4 weeks after surgery. In the beginning the scar will be red, itchy and hard. In time it will lighten and soften. The scar can be hidden under a bra or a bathing-suit and will not be visible when wearing low neck clothes. We recommend you tape the scars for a couple of months after surgery.
Oslo Plastic Surgery uses the renowned Mentor Memory Gel prostheses. They are available with smooth or textured surface and with moderate to ultra high profile. You will, in consultation with the surgeon, decide which implant is right for you.
Mentor Memory Gel breast implants feel like natural breast tissue without compromising on reliability or safety.
Mentor has been one of the world’s leading manufacturers of quality implants for over 30 years and has been a trusted choice for millions of women worldwide. Founded in 1969, Mentor Worldwide LLC is a leading manufacturer and supplier of medical products for over 100 countries. Mentor’s activities include research, development and production at several plants in Europe and the USA.
The prosthesis usually consists of silicone, but there are also other types of prostheses consisting of saline, or a combination with saline and silicone. The exterior of the prosthesis contains silicone. Regarding the shape, the prostheses may be round or drop-shaped, the latter giving in some women a more natural form of breast enlargement.
The implant consists of silicone, but it is also possible to use other type of implants such as saline and a combination of saline and silicone, when the outer part of the implant consists of saline. Your surgeon will explain all the options available to you in detail.
You can read more about Mentor implants here: http://www.breastimplantsbymentor.net/en-EMEA/
You also have choices with regard to shape. You can select a round or anatomical shaped implant, which look more natural. Sometimes we can combine a breast enlargement with a breast-uplift (Mastopexy), if the breast tissue has sagged. See more information about this procedure on the BREASTLIFT COMBINED WITH BREAST IMPLANT details.
To get the optimal results and avoid complications, we recommend your weight to be as normal as possible. If you are a smoker you have to refrain from smoking at least 2 weeks before surgery and 2 weeks after surgery.
Breastfeeding will be possible after surgery and also mammography screening. Reports of Silicone implants damaging general health, causing auto-immune disease have not been scientifically proven despite many international studies being carried out in the past 20 years.
To get optimal results and avoid complications avoid stress, stay out of the sun, eat healthily, keep your weight within a normal BMI range, exercise regularly, and refrain from alcohol for 2 days prior to surgery and 2 weeks after surgery. Please refrain from smoking for at least 1 week before surgery and a minimum of 2 weeks after surgery as smoking can interfere with the final result.
Downtime following surgery
Heavy physical exercise and strenuous body movement or lifting must not be undertaken for a minimum of 4 weeks following the surgery.
You can still move and do normal everyday things the day after surgery.
The final results will emerge between 3 to 6 months following surgery.
If you live some distance from the clinic we recommend that you spend one night in or near Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic so that our caring staff are on hand to reassure you should any issue arise that will cause you concern. Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic can highly recommend 2 hotels nearby to our clinic:
Rica Hotel Bygdøy Alle, Bygdøy Alle 53 see www.rica.no
Hotel Gabler see www.choicehotels.no
Contact us for more information and/or for booking the hotel.
You must ensure your personal health on the day of surgery. Please contact us as soon as possible if you are in doubt, as we may have to postpone your surgery therefore saving you a journey to our clinic.
Prior to surgery you will have received a prescription for antibiotics, pain killers and Hibiscrub 40 mg/ml which are all available from your local pharmacy. The day before surgery you must shower using the Hibiscrub and again on the day of the procedure immediately before surgery. Use a clean towel for drying and put on clean clothes when you leave home.
YOU MUST NOT EAT ANYTHING 6 HOURS BEFORE SURGERY but you may drink water and light juice (not milk) and chew gum up to 4 hours prior to your surgery. You may take necessary medication/s with a sip of water on the morning of the operation.
Please make arrangements for an adult friend to pick you up after surgery, as you will not be able to drive or take a cab alone. We also advise you to have a responsible adult person staying with you during the first 24 hours.
Taking medications prior to surgery
It is very important that you stop using the following medications 2 weeks before surgery: Acetylsalisyre, Albyl, Albyl-E and other medications that cause extended bleeding as Ibux, Alka-Seltzer, Antineuralgica, Asacol, Artrizin Alka, Brufen, Butazolidin Alka, Codacetyl, Confortid, Dispril, Dispril med kodein, Doloxene Forte, Denobid, Felden, Fenylbutazon, Gamaquil Comp, Globentyl, Globoid, Indocin, Kodein-Magnyl, Kodifen, Licyl, Magnyl, Magnyl-Koffein, Mundisal, Napren, Naprosyn, Novid, Novid with koffein, Paraflex Comp., Tanderil, Vitamin E, and Selen, Tricycliske antidepressiva.
We also recommend you omit
Garlic, evening primrose oil, Ginko Bilbao, Aspirin and any drug containing blood thinners.
The above products are known blood thinners therefore not beneficial when you are having surgery.
For Marevan we have individual arrangement. Please request this information on your consultation.
Day of Surgery
After a final discussion with your surgeon the planning process will begin. You will be photographed and markings will be made on your surgical areas. At this stage you will have time and the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have forgotten so that your surgeon can reassure you that he fully understands your goals and expectations.
You will be introduced to your anesthetist (who will be happy to discuss any fears or issues you have regarding your anesthetisation). You will also meet your theatre nurse.
The sedation which you are given in your arm is a quick and painless procedure and you will fall asleep very quickly.
You should be ready to go home within 1 hour following surgery and remember to arrange for someone to pick you up. You should have adult company with you for the next 24 hours to assist you with general tasks, so that you can relax and take it relatively easy.
We will provide you with the cell phone numbers to call us should you feel the need, but this is very rare. We just need to reassure you that we are there for you 24 hours a day.
We will require you to come to the clinic for a follow up check. WITH ALL SURGERY THIS IS IMPORTANT AS YOUR SURGEON NEEDS TO SEE HOW YOU ARE SETTLING.
We do not recommend you fly for 48 hours post surgery. You may feel nauseous and tired in the hours following surgery. It is important to take your painkillers and drink enough fluids.
You may experience dizziness if you get up quickly from a chair or perhaps when you are lying in bed, so be sensible, take it easy and move slowly. This is quite normal following surgery and should pass within a couple of days.
The first 2-5 days following your breast surgery you may feel stiff and sore in the chest region. You will be required to wear a sports bra for approximately 6 weeks after surgery day and night. Your breasts may feel tight and sensitive to the touch and your skin may feel warm or itchy.
Follow ups will be carried out at the clinic/alternatively through phone or video consultation:
1 day after surgery, after 1-2 weeks, after 3-6 months and finally after 1 year when our guarantee to you is completed.
Bleeding and infection are unusual and if they do occur they may need to be treated with a small operation and/or an antibiotic. Asymmetry, incorrectly placed implants or the formation of hard capsules ”capsular contracture” can also occur. If corrections are needed they will be scheduled free of charge within one year after your surgery. Anaesthesia allergy is extremely rare.