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Breast size, shape and placement

18. 1. 2016

Having Breast Surgery is a very big decision. Once the decision has been made, many clients then turn their attention to how big they want their implants, the shape and how they will be positioned ect.

Our surgeons will discuss every aspect of your Breast Surgery a your consultation, there is no need to worry about the size, shape of position before you arrive in Prague. Do some research and have an idea of what you would like, and your surgeon will be able to tell you if it is realistic.

Breast implant shapes

Silicone Implants are available in teardrop and round shapes.

  • Teardrop shaped implants: Are thinner at the top and gently slope to a fuller projection point near the implant’s bottom, mimicking the silhouette of a natural breast.
  • Round breast implants: Are circular and able to shift slightly once positioned without distorting the shape of the breast.

Your plastic surgeon will discuss the different shape options that are best for you during your consultation.


The profile indicates the distance the implant will project from your body. A higher profile breast implant will create a more prominent silhouette than a lower profile breast implant.There are two different profiles you can choose from:

  • Low Profile: Standard projection, with a wider base width.
  • High Profile: High projection, with narrower base width.

Breast Implant Sizes

Breast implant size is measured in cubic centimeters (often referred to as cc’s). The larger the implant, the higher the volume of cc’s will be. Breast implant sizes do not correspond to traditional bra cup sizes and choosing the right size implant is generally the most important decision a client and their surgeon will make.

Your Prague plastic surgeon will evaluate your existing breast tissue to determine if you have enough tissue to accommodate the desired size of breast implant. Your surgeon is the best resource for determining what size implant is best for your body and as previously mentioned, this will all be discussed at your consultation.

Type of incision

  • Periareolar: This incision is made around the bottom or the inner half of the edge of the areola (the dark circular area surrounding the nipple). Damaged ducts will not be available for breastfeeding, but because the area damaged is small, you will still be able to breastfeed. These scars are usually thin because the areola skin heals better than the surrounding breast skin.
  • Inframammary: This incision is made in the crease below the breast. The scars may end up a little wider than those from periareolar incisions, but the dissection for the augmentation does not go through the breast tissue at all.
  • Transaxillary: This incision is made in the underarm. Breast asymmetry after surgery with this incision is more common. Please be aware, our surgeons do not perform this incision.

Implant placement

Your surgeon will discuss with you which implant placement is the best for you at your consultation

  • Submuscular (Under the muscle): This placement gives you the best chance of having soft breasts with good shape in case your breasts have normal shape, the same size and are not saggy. With this incision no breast ducts are ever cut and the breast tissue itself is never damaged.
  • Subglandular (Over the muscle): This placement is advised for clients, whose breasts are slightly saggy. This might be the best for these clients to achieve the natural shape because the implants can be placed slightly lower, thereby centering the implants behind the nipple. In general, clients experience less post-operative pain if the breast implant is placed on the top of the muscles.

For more information, please call 0800 023 2592 free or apply for our free email consultation by filling in the medical questionnaire and sending us your photos.

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