Breast augmentation
in Lausanne


Breast augmentation in Lausanne is one of the most common aesthetic plastic surgery operations and one of our specialities at Clinique Bellefontaine in Lausanne. Most women want a natural-looking breast augmentation that suits their figure. In order to achieve the best possible result, Doctor Yann Favre takes the necessary time with you before, during and after the operation. If a moderate breast augmentation is desired, it is possible to perform a breast augmentation with autologous fat. If a larger breast augmentation is desired, it is necessary to perform breast augmentation with prostheses. In some cases, a combination of prosthesis and fat injection is possible, this technique is called combined breast augmentation. We are here in Lausanne to advise you on the most appropriate technique for your case.

The techniques
of breast augmentation in Lausanne


Breast augmentation with implants

Breast augmentation with implants is the most common method of breast augmentation in Lausanne. It has the advantage of allowing all types of augmentation: the latest generation of round or anatomical implants with variable volume. The scars are very inconspicuous under the breast or on the areola. We reduce the risk of infection with our "no touch" technique. The further development of implantation techniques with the dual-plane method enables an even more natural result. No systematic change of breast prosthesis every 10 years

Lipofilling of the breast

In breast lipofilling, the breast is enlarged by injecting the patient's own fat. There is no prosthesis. So liposuction is performed at the same time, making it a 2-in-1 procedure that gives very natural results without foreign bodies. The limit is the final volume, which in the best case does not exceed 1 cup of augmentation.

Composite Breast Augmentation

Composite breast augmentation is a technique that combines the two methods previously described: the implant and breast lipofilling. In lipofilling, fat is injected around the implant to conceal its contours. This makes the result very natural and discreet, as the contours of the implant are not visible. Facts about the procedure

Procedural facts

Anaesthesia:General anaesthesia.
Duration:Approximately 1 to 2 hours for breast augmentation with implant. Approximately 3 to 4 hours for a breast augmentation with fat.
Treatment:Outpatient treatment at the Bellefontaine Clinic.
Work:Depends on the nature of the work
Sport:After 6 to 8 weeks
Aftercare:Implants: Sports bra for 6 weeks. Prophylactic antibiotic for 7 days. Painkillers for at least one week. Lipofilling: sports bra after 2 weeks. Compression stockings for 3 weeks day and night. LPG endermologie one week after surgery. Antibiotic prophylaxis for 3 days.
Risks:Implants: Local swelling, bruising, infection, capsular fibrosis, hematoma, impaired sensitivity, induration, asymmetry, LAGC, and bothersome scarring in the new breast crease. Breast Lipofilling: Local swelling, bruising, lumps, infection, hematoma, impaired sensitivity, induration, asymmetry.
Cost:8,900 for a breast augmentation with implant. We would be happy to make you a non-binding offer for breast lipofilling. Please fill out the contact form or call us.

An example of breast augmentation with
anatomical prosthesis with two levels 275 cc in Lausanne


An example of breast augmentation with
prosthesis Motiva Ergonomix dual plane 275 cc


An example of breast augmentation with
Motiva Ergonomix prosthesis with two levels and 295 cc


An example of breast augmentation with
Breast prosthesis with subglandular anatomical implants 275cc.


An example of breast augmentation
with Motiva Ergonomix dual plane 275 cc prosthesis


Our «No Touch» technique»

Although breast augmentation with implants is a routine procedure, it is still a surgical procedure. Like any other surgery, it carries certain risks. The risk of infection is one of our biggest concerns.

Funnel Keller's innovative "No-Touch" technique ensures that the implant is not touched during insertion into the breast. This significantly reduces the risk of infection and tissue trauma, and therefore reduces post-operative pain.

As a further risk reduction measure, we always wear two sterile gloves on top of each other during the procedure. If there is a manufacturing defect and thus a small hole in the glove, the risk can be minimized. In addition, during breast surgery there is a risk that bacteria from the mammary gland can pass from the inside to the outside via the connection of the nipple. At the Bellefontaine Clinic in Lausanne, we can prevent this by covering the nipple with a waterproof plaster after disinfecting the breast.

Dr. Yann Favre, breast augmentation specialist
Breast augmentation with prosthesis and/or fat.


Portrait Dr. méd. Yann Favre
Professional advice from a qualified specialist in plastic surgery FMH & EBOPRAS: 15 years of experience
Member of the Swiss Society for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery
Use of high quality breast implants - with lifetime guarantee
Minimally invasive technique with scar lengths of 3 to 4 cm
Reduced risk of infection with Funnel Keller's No Touch technology
Implant is rinsed with an antibiotic solution before insertion
Individual planning of the result
Postoperative medication and Marena © bra included
An experienced and friendly team that will take care of you before, during and after the operation
Yann Favre, MD
Founder of the Bellefontaine Clinic
Specialist FMH & EBOPRAS Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

General information

You decide: Breast augmentation with implants, with fat or composite. Small, slightly sagging or asymmetrical breasts can be corrected with implants. The latest prostheses have been enormously developed and improved in recent years. If the breast is corrected with implants, a small skin incision of 3 to 4 cm is usually made along the underside of the breast. To best suit your needs, we have a range of prostheses that you can test before surgery. At Clinique Bellefontaine, you can receive a breast augmentation with a round prosthesis, a round prosthesis with "full projection" or a teardrop-shaped prosthesis "anatomical prosthesis" that fits your breast exactly - in other words, a custom breast augmentation. We generally recommend an augmentation of one to two cup sizes. This means that if you currently wear an A cup size bra, we can usually achieve a C cup size by augmenting your breast. If you wear more than 2 cup sizes, you are at a higher risk for complications later on. In addition to breast augmentation with implants, we also offer breast augmentation by injecting your own fat using the Beauli technique - breast lipofilling. In this procedure, we extract your own fat cells from one or more areas of the body using a gentle "body jet" liposuction procedure and transplant them into the breast. For patients who do not want implants in their body and desire a mild to moderate augmentation, breast augmentation with autologous fat is the right method. In some cases, we can also offer combined breast augmentation, a technique that combines the two methods described above, i.e. implant and fat injection. In lipofilling, fat is injected around the implant to conceal its contours and correct volume defects in the décolleté.

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Treatment procedure
At the Bellefontaine Clinic


Before the procedure

During the first consultation in Lausanne we will make sure that breast augmentation with implants or fat is a good indication for you. To this end, we will clarify questions about your general state of health.   Breast prostheses: : In order to choose the right size and shape of implant, trial implants of different sizes will be worn in a suitable bra so that you can decide which size and shape suits you best. A large mirror allows you to assess the future result. The size and type of breast implant will be discussed as well as the type of skin incision and the position of the implant. An ultrasound scan and/or mammogram before the operation is standard and it is strongly recommended to stop smoking 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the operation in Lausanne.   Lipofilling of the breast: During lipofilling of the breast, we measure body weight, height, fat percentage and thickness of the subcutaneous fat layer. We discuss and plan the areas to be suctioned, the small incisions required and the technique we will use. An ultrasound scan or mammogram prior to the procedure is standard. Familial breast cancer is a contraindication for the procedure. It is strongly recommended to stop smoking 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after the surgery.

During the procedure

Breast prostheses: Breast augmentation with a prosthesis involves making an incision on the underside of the breast, lifting the breast tissue, forming a pocket, and finally inserting a breast implant. Breast implants can be placed under the pectoral muscle or under the mammary gland above the pectoral muscle. The choice of implant placement depends on several factors: the size of your breast before surgery, 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 to 2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.   Breast Lipofiling: For a harmonious and natural result of your breast augmentation, the problem areas are marked in a standing position. In a lying position, the surgical area is disinfected and sterilely covered. Through very small skin incisions of only 3 to 4 millimetres, a tumescent solution is then introduced into the marked areas. It contains painkillers and medication to alleviate the resulting bruising. Depending on the surface and height of the layer, different suction cannulas are used. In order to achieve an optimal result, several intraoperative controls are performed in the standing position. The fat is then prepared and injected into the breasts under deep sedation or general anaesthesia. Immediately after breast augmentation with autologous fat, the patient receives a suitable bandage around the breasts and a compression belt to support the skin adjustment processes. The operation is usually performed on an outpatient basis in Lausanne and lasts three to four hours.

After the procedure

Breast prostheses: You can go home the same day after the operation in Lausanne. Prophylactic antibiotics and painkillers must be taken for a period of 7 days. The medicines are included in the pack. If the implant is placed under the pectoral muscle, the pain may be more intense for the first two weeks. For a few weeks, the feeling in the breast may change. Some patients return to work 2 days after surgery. As long as it is an office job, there are no medical reasons not to do so. The dressing is changed after one week. The patient must wear a Marena® sports bra permanently for 4 weeks until the swelling has gone down and the scars have healed. Light physical activities can be resumed after a few days. After 8 weeks, sports can be resumed. To make the scar as invisible as possible, scar treatment should be started after three weeks. Special ointments for the treatment of scars should be applied three times a day. Massage promotes the absorption of the cream. We also recommend wearing silicone bandages, 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 at our emergency number.   Breast Lipofilling: After a breast augmentation with your own fat in Lausanne, you should take antibiotics prophylactically for three days. Regular wearing of a compression bra is absolutely necessary day and night for three weeks. A sports bra must be worn 2 weeks after the operation for a period of 4 weeks. The bruising will subside after a few days. Swelling will go down after 2 to 3 weeks and permanently after 3 to 6 months. To avoid irregularities and hardening in the areas treated by liposuction, an LPG endermologie treatment is highly recommended one week after liposuction. A stable weight is an important measure to achieve an optimal final result. The final result of your breast augmentation can only be assessed 3 months after the procedure. After two days of rest, social life can be resumed. After six weeks you can start exercising again. The final result can only be assessed 6 months after the operation. If you have any questions, you can always contact us personally on our emergency number.

Risks and side effects

Breast prostheses: EIn principle, every operation involves certain risks, such as infections or haematomas. The risk of infection is reduced to less than 1% with the help of our various preventive measures (no-touch technique, antibiotics, ...). Certain complications can occur during this operation, but they are rather rare: Slippage of the implant, rotation of the implant. Occurrence of a capsule when the natural scar around the implant contracts. Loss of sensation in the nipple is very rare. There is also a very rare risk of large cell anaplastic lymphoma (LAGC). This risk is not known with smooth implants.   Breast lipofilling: These are rare with fatty breast augmentation. Sensation disturbances, hardening and fat cysts may occur. In addition, slight asymmetries are possible. As we carry out regular checks during the operation, the risk of a lump or asymmetry forming after the operation is low. Infections and haematoma are very rare. During your consultation in Lausanne, you will receive detailed answers to all your questions!

The Bellefontaine Clinic
is highly specialized


Dr. Yann Favre

Breast augmentation is one of the specialities of the Bellefontaine Clinic in Lausanne. Dr Yann Favre uses high-quality implants. To achieve the best result, he takes the time you need before, during and after the operation. During the initial consultation, different sizes and shapes of implants will be tried out so that you can choose the right implant. If a moderate breast augmentation is desired, it is also possible to have a breast augmentation with autologous fat.

Contact


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!