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How does the classic breast augmentation work?
In our clinic we offer you a great pre-operative service. For all elective procedures, including breast augmentation, our patients receive a free blood test. We want to make sure that the patients are healthy at the time of the operation and that even the smallest of uncertainties is not overlooked. In addition, we do an ECG (electrocardiogram) on all patients to make sure that the heart is functioning normally. Of the 1000 patients who are actually healthy, one or two with abnormal laboratory or ECG values are sent for treatment by colleagues. This is a service provided by our clinic to increase your safety.
After all the preparations have been made, the day of the operation arrives. You will come to our clinic at the appointed time and will be greeted again by our anaesthetist, our nursing team and by me. The necessary markings will be made and any questions will be answered. Since you come to us sober, the operation can be performed relatively soon.
After the operation you will stay in our recovery rooms. There you will be monitored by our staff and also electronically until you are fully fit again. After the breast augmentation operation, we would like you to stay in our clinic for another night as an in-patient. This has the advantage that your circulation will stabilise again, your appetite will return and any pain can be treated with medication. In this way we would like to offer you a wonderful all-round package. On the day after the operation you will receive medical care and a nice breakfast to regain your strength.
You may be collected by relatives at an arranged time; we will of course also be happy to organise a taxi for your journey home. At regular intervals, we will ask you to come to our clinic for a wound check; usually after a few days, after a week and for suture removal after two weeks. We continue to offer regular check-ups six weeks, three months and twelve months after the operation. Of course, you can have the annual check-up after breast surgery with us. In addition, we recommend an ultrasound check-up and the mammography checks suggested by the health insurance companies at regular intervals.
What does the patient have to bear in mind after breast augmentation with implants?
The healing phase after breast surgery depends largely on the choice of implants. Textured implants are very often used. These are implants with a rough surface that bonds well with the surrounding tissue. These textured implants are offered by all current manufacturers and are currently the most commonly used implants. Here, a healing time of at least six weeks is assumed.
If you have a choice and want other implants with different surfaces, the healing time differs considerably. Implants with a surface made of polyurethane foam also need six weeks for the initial grading, but the feel of the breast changes for another few months. This means that the breast becomes softer from month to month and feels more and more natural. This process may well take 6-8 months. Of course, during this long healing phase, the patient is not restricted in her occupation, leisure activities or sporting activities.
Overall, no sports should be done for the first six weeks after breast surgery. In addition, one should refrain from bathing in lakes, the sea and in flowing waters, as well as avoid intense sunlight and heat. This is only to reduce the risks of breast surgery.
What are the possible risks of breast augmentation surgery?
First of all, breast augmentation surgery has the same risks as most other surgeries. There can be post-operative bleeding, wound healing problems and post-operative infections. The special thing about infection after breast augmentation is that in most cases the implant or implants have to be surgically removed. This is a very rare risk, but it is always associated with a poor post-operative healing phase. Here, the medical side takes the utmost precaution with a high-sterile operation room. This is also a requirement of the legislators in Bavaria, a condition for being allowed to operate with implants. Furthermore, an extremely sterile working method of the practice team is an indispensable prerequisite for a successful operation.
For your safety, you will be given a prophylactic antibiotic to shield you from bacteria. It is important that you follow the instructions of the doctors and the nursing team after the operation. Until the wound has healed completely, i.e. after about two weeks, the patient must take great care not to get any post-operative infections through smear infections. For this reason, we always offer postoperative wound checks with plasters and dressing changes in our clinic. This ensures increased hygienic safety for our patients.
At what age can breast augmentation surgery be performed?
In general, breast surgery is only recommended after physiological growth has been completed. As it is known that the development of the body is not always even in young women, this is often a very individual decision. We advise young women to be sure that breast growth is complete before considering breast surgery. This point in time is often difficult to determine, as we know that breast development is not yet complete at the age of 20.
For legal reasons, the responsible parent(s) of patients under the age of 18 must consent to the operation. However, based on my many years of experience, we recommend waiting until adulthood for a simple breast augmentation. An exception to this is surgery for a physiological deviation, for example tubular or very asymmetrical breast sizes and shapes.
How can breast augmentation be financed?
The cost of breast augmentation is usually borne entirely by the patient. As it is a purely cosmetic operation, it is subject to VAT; currently at 19%. We are happy to provide our patients with financing, but, as a clinic, we do not provide financing. Our cooperation with very competent partners guarantees you very favourable, very individual financing. We have been working together successfully for many years.
When do health insurance companies cover the costs of breast augmentation?
In Germany, the costs for breast augmentation are not covered by the general health insurance funds or private health insurance funds. There are a few exceptions, for example in the case of a deformity of the breast, a tubular breast or a very pronounced asymmetry.
The assumption of costs is then made in individual decisions by the health insurance companies and the medical service. Patients do not have a legal right to breast augmentation, which has been confirmed again and again in many court decisions.
There are many good reasons for choosing an operation with Dr. Peter Caspari:
- Over 25 years of experience in breast surgery.
- Dr. Caspari has been practising as a surgeon since 1993. After accident and general surgery, he trained in cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery. The specialisation in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery took place successively from 1998 onwards.
- Dr. Caspari opened his own practice clinic at Maximilianstraße 54 in Munich in 2005 and has since treated thousands of patients there.
- Various national and international advanced training courses and congresses round off his outstanding skills.
- Dr. Caspari trains colleagues internationally and lets them learn and profit from his experience.
- Dr. Caspari’s special gift of gathering an outstanding team around him rounds off the portfolio of his practice clinic.
- In addition to the beautiful clinic rooms and premises, Dr. Caspari places special emphasis on a warm and private atmosphere.
- A surgery is only performed at Dr. Caspari after a thorough consultation. Your safety comes first here.
- You can trust in Dr. Caspari’s sound expertise and expect an excellent result.
- After your operation, you will be lovingly cared for by the perfectly trained practice team in one of the luxurious rooms of the practice clinic.
Dr. med. Peter Caspari offers you all breast augmentation techniques and much more:
- Dr. Caspari has now performed thousands of breast operations.
- Dr. Caspari uses only the highest quality German silicone implants.
- You can look forward to an individual treatment concept.
- Your detailed consultation with Dr. Caspari guarantees you exactly the result you want.
- Before your operation, you will have a detailed discussion with the experienced anaesthetist Dr. med. Arda Yazici; he has been looking after our clinic, together with his team, for over 12 years.
- We will be happy to answer all your questions about financing and help you with your application.
Any other questions?
You can reach us at 089 12 11 46 80 or via our online appointment booking.
Excerpt from congresses and seminars
- Regular further training and congress attendance:
“Medical, professional and scientific development is important to me. We want to offer our patients the gentlest and most modern surgical methods. That’s why further training and exchanges at expert meetings are extremely important to me.”
- Dr. med. Peter Caspari, MD, international speaker:
“I am very grateful for my diverse experience in the field of plastic surgery and very much enjoy passing on my expert knowledge at national and international specialist congresses.”
- Member of important professional societies:
Dr. med. Peter Caspari is a long-standing member of the prestigious German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC), the Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (VDÄPC) as well as the renowned international societies ASAPS, ISAPS and EAFPS.
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