Breast augmentation surgery in Belgium is performed with silicone gel breast implants or lipofilling. The reasons why patients want to change the size and/or appearance of their breasts are diverse and specific to each patient.
Breast augmentation in Belgium by implant is a surgical operation that consists of inserting silicone gel implants behind the pectoral muscle in a dual-plane fashion in order to obtain a more harmonious breast.
When opting for breast implant surgery, several things must be taken into account, such as the desired appearance (natural or not), the size and shape of the implant (round, anatomical or ergonomic), the location of the incision and the position of the implant (under the muscle or in front of the muscle). Dr Ballieux will guide you in your decision based on the result you desire.
Breast implants have undergone a rapid and considerable evolution. Many different brands, sizes and designs are now available.
The shape of the breast forms will determine the appearance of your new breast. In addition to the traditional round breast forms, you can now opt for contoured or ergonomic anatomical breast forms that give a more natural look.
There is a wide range of sizes and profiles to choose from, allowing a choice of prostheses to suit the patient’s expectations and figure. Dr Ballieux works with Mentor and Motiva implants. These two brands offer a lifetime guarantee on your implants.
Round implants give more volume in the upper pole of the breast, resulting in a more rounded breast. Anatomical or ergonomic implants develop the lower pole of the breast a little more while maintaining a natural curve in the upper pole. The result is therefore more natural with this type of implant.
Dr Ballieux modifies your cleavage by reducing the gap between your breasts and giving them a natural curve. This can be achieved with the Dual Plane technique.
The round shape is suitable for some people. However, it really is the starting anatomy of the breast and other factors that will determine which shape is the most suitable for you. For example, a round shape adapted to the morphology and with a successful projection gives very good results on already formed breasts.
In contrast to round implants, anatomical or ergonomic implants (Ergonomix) provide more volume in the lower part of the breast, which is comparable to the appearance of a drop of water. This results in a much more natural looking breast and a more natural looking cleavage. There are several projections. The projection will be chosen according to the desired result.
With the anatomical model, the silicone gel develops the lower pole of the breast. It is therefore possible to correct the beginning of a sagging breast without leaving a scar. These implants are particularly suitable for women with small breasts who need to create a shape and add volume.
An anatomical implant has a rotation uncertainty of about 5%.
The shape used should therefore be discussed at length and individually during the consultation. The best alternative to avoid this risk of rotation is to use the Ergonomix implant from Motiva.
The breast implant shell is made of a silicone elastomer that can be macro-textured, micro-textured, nano-textured (Motiva) or smooth. A scar tissue (the capsule) develops around the implants and encapsulates it to ensure its stability. It is normal to have a thin capsule around your breast implants.
Dr Ballieux works with the best brands of implants such as Motiva and Mentor. All brands are not equal and the quality of the silicone gel varies. The patient is free to decide on the brand of implants used.
Motiva’s Ergonomix implants are of the new generation and give a very natural appearance with very little risk of capsular contracture. These implants give results that are very similar to anatomical implants while eliminating the risk of rotation.
The surface of the Motiva implants is nano-textured, which reduces the response of the body’s cells to the foreign body and reduces the cellular biofilm surrounding the implants. This is why they are considered the latest generation of implants.
To reduce the visibility of scars from the incision, the scar is placed in a natural fold of the breast. The location of the incision is determined during the consultation. Incising around the areolas is not recommended as it encourages bacterial contamination and capsular contracture. The implant is usually placed under the pectoral muscle using the Dual-Plane technique to enhance the aesthetic result.
New recommendations have been given to reduce the risk of contamination during breast implant surgery. These are strictly observed by Dr Ballieux, which reduces the chances of complications and the development of ALCL. For example, to reduce the bacterial load and biofilm around your implants, Dr. Ballieux uses a Keller funnel to place your implant. This technique significantly reduces the rate of capsular contracture.
Enjoy the advantages of Crisalix 3D simulation software Dr. Ballieux works with. It gives you access to the visualisation of the likely outcome of your breast augmentation.
Dr Ballieux takes an image of your breasts during the consultation, using a high definition camera and an iPad. You can admire the rendering of your prostheses in 3D.
This innovative process does not consider the anatomical differences of each patient and does not take into account the asymmetries of each individual. The result is not always faithful to reality. You receive the resulting images directly on your phone.
Following a breast augmentation, several factors influence the healing time such as the shape and location of your implants. It takes about 9 months for your pectoralis major muscle to relax. After this time, your implant will take on a more natural appearance. The implant is said to have integrated into your tissue.
The post-operative bra is mandatory for 6 weeks day and night. This reduces pain and increases the success of the operation. Breast augmentations are performed under general anaesthesia. Dr. Ballieux never places drains during the operation.
Here is the usual timeline following surgery:
The risks involved in any surgical procedure should be considered in the case of breast augmentation. The risks are unpredictable, such as swelling, bleeding or bruising.
A distinction must be made between the risks associated with the anesthesia and those associated with the surgical procedure. The doctor will discuss with you the rare complications that exist during the consultation: stretch marks, alteration of the sensitivity of the nipples, effusion, scarring, infection, hematoma.
Some over-the-counter medications can cause complications after surgery, such as increased bleeding during and after surgery. Do not take products containing aspirin two weeks before or anti-inflammatory or anticoagulant drugs.
Dr Ballieux will answer any questions you may have about drug intake before surgery. It is also best to stop taking herbal medicines, vitamin E and protein powder. They can be detrimental to the proper action of the anaesthetic drugs or prolong the post-operative healing time.
Smoking should be avoided in the weeks surrounding breast surgery. It can lead to poor healing and surgical failure and increase the rate of infection. Dr Ballieux recommends that you stop smoking 4-6 weeks before surgery.
The prices include all the costs of the procedure: fees, operating aid, hospitalisation and operating theatre costs, implants and follow-up. The total cost in Belgium varies according to the morphology of each patient and starts from 4500 euros for Motiva type prostheses.
Following a law passed on 25 March 1964, the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products prohibits before and after photos on websites in Belgium.
Dr. Ballieux provides a digital photo album for consultation, showing before and after results.
Very caring and helpful throughout my process, loving my breasts more and more every day.
Dr. Ballieux is a specialist in breast augmentation in Belgium. In addition to her experience, her qualifications are her greatest asset. After studying a specialisation in breast surgery at the Breast Academy in Australia, she became a master in breast transformation. She is the surgeon who will make you feel good about your breasts.
In addition, her empathy is highly valued. She knows that every woman has a different relationship with her breasts, and tries to understand them before giving any advice. All recommendations are therefore personal and always lead to the best possible result.
With Dr. Ballieux, choose between round, anatomical or Ergonomix implants for your breast surgery in Belgium. The round prosthesis increases the upper volume of your breast so that it offers a more plunging neckline. The anatomical and Ergonomix implants offer you a more natural result that expands the lower volume of your breast and offers a more natural neckline.
Dr Ballieux makes your well-being her priority. Ask her all your questions during a consultation. She will be happy to answer them and give you all the information you need to help you in your reflection.
The choice of a breast augmentation requires careful consideration and Dr Ballieux knows this. After the first consultation, you have a legal period of two weeks to decide. Do not hesitate to contact the doctor by e-mail during this period for any further information.
A final interview takes place before the surgery to answer questions and to sketch out the location of your scars. After the operation, you will receive a prescription form and a discharge document.
Dr Ballieux will see you for a post-operative check-up 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year after your operation.
It is a technique that allows you to increase your cup size in a natural way while sculpting your body.
It consists of taking the patient’s fatty tissue, whether in the hips, abdomen or thighs, and then reinjecting it into her breasts.
This revolutionary method, which is performed under total anaesthesia, is perfect for improving the shape of an asymmetrical breast or simply for gaining a small cup. To use this natural technique, contact Dr. Ballieux to arrange a first appointment.
Are you struggling with your breasts? There are many factors that can push a woman to resort to plastic surgery. A desire for more confidence, the need to correct a small imperfection, the search for harmony with her body.
It is sometimes difficult to see one’s breasts change, whether it is after a pregnancy or weight loss or simply due to sagging caused by the normal relaxation of tissues with age, the choice to consult is yours and the doctor is there to support you.
Each breast has its own story and that is why Dr Ballieux takes the time to listen to you and discuss with you the type of breast augmentation that is right for you