Breast augmentation
with implants

For many women, the size and shape of their breasts can cause unhappiness and insecurity.
Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic operations in plastic surgery and is one of our specialties at the Clinique Bellefontaine in Lausanne. Most women want a breast augmentation that looks natural and harmonizes with their body. In order to obtain an optimal result, Doctor Yann Favre takes the necessary time for you before, during and after the operation. Several sizes and shapes of implants are tried during the first consultation in Lausanne so that you can choose the right implant – tailor-made – that will best correspond to the desired final result. If a moderate breast augmentation is desired, it is also possible to perform a breast augmentation with fat.

Procedural facts

Anaesthesia:General anaesthesia.
Length:Approximately 1 to 2 hours.
Treatment:Ambulatory at the Bellefontaine Clinic.
Work:Depends on the type of work.
Sport:After 8 weeks.
Aftercare:Sports bra for 6 weeks. Prophylactic antibiotic for 7 days. Anti-pain for at least one week.
Risks:Local swelling, bruising, infection, capsular fibrosis, haematoma, sensitivity disorder, hardening, asymmetry and annoying scars in the new breast fold.
Cost:We will be happy to provide you with a non-binding offer. Please fill out the contact form or call us.

Dr. Yann Favre, Specialist in breast augmentation by implant and/or fat.

Specialist FMH & EBOPRAS in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. Member of the Swiss Society for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. More than 13 years of experience in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in various clinics and university hospitals in Switzerland and Europe.

General information

Breasts that are too small, slightly drooping or asymmetrical can be corrected with implants. If the breast is corrected with implants, a small skin incision is made along the underside of the breast. In order to best meet your requirements, we have a wide range of prostheses that you can test before the operation. At the Bellefontaine Clinic, you could choose between a selection of implant shape (teardrop, round or conical), and size, will then be made in reference to your stated desired aesthetic outcome. We generally recommend an increase of one to two cup sizes. This means that if you are currently wearing a bra with an A cup size, we can typically achieve a C cup size by enlarging your breast. With more than 2 cup sizes, the risk of complications is higher later on. If you do not want an implant, there is always the possibility of breast augmentation with your own fat - breast lipofilling.

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Treatment procedure
At the Bellefontaine Clinic

Before the procedure

During the first consultation in Lausanne, we will make sure that a breast augmentation with implants is a good indication for you. To this end, we will clarify questions about your general state of health. In order to choose the right implant size, several types and sizes of implants are worn in your bra so that you can decide which size and shape suits you best. A large mirror helps you to appreciate the future result. The size and type of breast implant are discussed along with the type of skin incision and the position of the implant. An ultrasound examination and/or mammogram before the operation is standard, and smoking cessation is strongly advised 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the operation.

During the procedure

During breast augmentation, a skin incision is made along the underside of the breast, the breast tissue is lifted, a pocket is formed and finally a breast implant is inserted. Breast implants can be placed under the pectoral muscle or under the breast gland above the pectoral muscle. The choice of implant placement depends on various factors such as: the size of the breast cup before the procedure, the shape of your breast, the elasticity of your skin, the thickness of the fat layer, the type of implant. The procedure takes about 1-2 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia.

After the procedure

You can go home the same day as the operation. Prophylactic antibiotics and pain killers are to be taken for 7 days. If the implant is placed under the chest muscle, the pain may be more pronounced during the first two weeks. For a few weeks, rarely even longer, the sensation in the breast is altered or may also be absent. However, the feeling goes back to norrmal over time. Some patients return to work 2 days after the operation. There is no medical reason to object as long as it is office work. The dressing is changed after a week. The patient has to wear a sports bra continuously for 6 weeks until the swelling subsides and the breast heals from the inside. Mild physical activities can be resumed after only a few days. To make the scar as invisible as possible, scar treatment should be started after three weeks. Special scar treatment ointments are suitable for this purpose and should be applied three times a day. A massage promotes the absorption of the cream. We also recommend wearing a silicone bandage, ideally for three to six months. As long as the scar is red or pink, you should protect it from the sun. If you have any questions, you can always reach us personally by phone using our emergency number.

Risks and side effects

In principle, every operation carries certain risks - for example, an infection or a haematoma. Specific complications can occur during this operation, although they are rather rare: slipping of the implant and loss of sensation in the nipple. A loss of sensation in the nipple usually improves after a few months, but can also persist permanently. Appearance of a capsule, when the natural scar around the implant contracts. The larger the size of the prosthesis, the higher the risk of further complications.

The Bellefontaine Clinic
is highly specialized

Dr méd. Yann Favre

Breast augmentation is one of the specialties of the Clinique Bellefontaine in Lausanne. Dr. med. Yann Favre uses high-quality implants with US FDA certification. In order to achieve an optimal result, he takes the necessary time for you before, during and after the operation. Several sizes and shapes of implants are tested during the first consultation so that you can choose the right implant. If a moderate breast augmentation is desired, breast augmentation with fat is also possible.


Do you have any questions or would you like to make an appointment? You can write us your request via our contact form or call us on +41 21 601 33 33. We look forward to your visit!