Questions About Breast Augmentation

Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?

If you aren't satisfied with the shape, size or contour of your breasts, you may wish to consider breast augmentation in Tunisia. Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, the procedure involves using implants to enlarge the breasts.


Breast augmentation may also help after pregnancy or weight loss if you are unhappy with the size or droopiness of your breasts. Implants can also correct asymmetry or unevenness in breast size caused by developmental problems or breast cancer surgery performed in the opposite breast.

One or more of the following feelings or conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation:

  • You are worried by the feeling that your breasts are too small
  • Clothes that fit well around your hips are often too large at the bustline
  • You feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting top
  • Your breasts have become smaller and lost their firmness after childbirth
  • Weight loss has changed the size and shape of your breasts
  • One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other

How do I prepare for breast augmentation?

To help prepare for your procedure, plastic surgeons at Med Espoir may recommend a baseline mammogram before surgery if you are over 35 years old. This will help to detect any future changes in your breast tissue. Following augmentation mammoplasty, you will still be able to perform breast self-examination. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery. You should avoid aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs that can cause increased bleeding for a period of time before surgery. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with additional preoperative instructions. Breast enlargement is performed with implants that are placed either under the chest muscle (sub pectoral) or over the chest muscle (sub glandular). Our clinic's surgeons evaluate individual factors and personal preferences to determine your appropriate breast size, the location of incisions and whether the implants will be placed on top of or underneath the chest muscle.

How is breast augmentation performed?

Usually performed under general anesthesia, incisions are made in inconspicuous areas of the breast to minimize visible scarring. There are a variety of incisions used to perform the procedure:

  • In the lower crease of the breast (inframammary incision)
  • Around the lower portion of the areola, or dark-colored skin around the nipple (periareolar incision)
  • In the armpit (transaxillary incision)
  • Under the breast fold (sub-mammary incision)

Through these incisions, the plastic surgeon creates a pocket to place the implant. To maximize the accuracy of future mammograms, implants are generally placed under the muscle (subpectorally). Some breast enlargements can be performed in a minimally invasive manner using endoscopes and small incisions made in the armpit, with the major benefit being less scarring for the patient. The procedure, which takes about two hours, is typically performed on an outpatient basis.

Cost of the breast augmentation

The breast augmentation is offered at a low cost, for information regarding the prices of this procedure or any other intervention, see here


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