Breast augmentation : breast implants placement


What is a breast augmentation with implants?

Breast augmentation with implants has become a very common cosmetic surgery operation. It is offered to women whose breasts do not have a satisfactory volume . The breast augmentation surgery can significantly increase the size of the breasts.

This intervention is recommended in the event of breast hypoplasia. This phenomenon results in the absence of sufficient breast volume in women for their morphology. Hypoplasia can be linked to different causes such as significant weight loss, successive periods of breastfeeding, hormonal disorders or simply insufficient development of the mammary gland during puberty.

This operation can be coupled with the correction of ptosis, if the breasts are sagging. Indeed, despite the lack of volume, this mammary hypotrophy can be associated with ptosis, that is to say a sagging of the breasts, especially when it has been caused by a loss of glandular volume. This means that apart from inserting implants or injecting fat into both breasts, the procedure can be associated with a breast lift which consists of re-tightening the skin and repositioning the sagging areolas at the correct height.

How much do breast implants cost in Tunisia?

Today, Tunisia is consolidating its growing reputation as a good, reliable, trustworthy, and low-cost destination for cosmetic surgery. Its modern and large medical infrastructures, as well as the highly reputed medical and paramedical staff competencies, are making the country one of the most sought after destinations for medical treatment. This image contributes to attracting more European patients and mainly British ones who have faith in the quality and efficiency of the Tunisian medical staff.

OperationsOur priceUK priceMaking you save
Breast augmentation -round implants- cost£ 2320£ 462552 %

If we were to compare the average cost for a breast augmentation mammoplasty in London and Tunisia, we would notice that Tunisia offers 40 to 60 % reduction compared to costs in the UK for the breast implants surgery alone, without mentioning the extra luxurious services offered  for a comfortable cosmetic stay in Tunisia as the costs include furthermore a recovery stay in a seaside 5-star hotel. This will allow the patients to take advantage of the beautiful weather, the relaxing scenery, and the traditional events taking place in different periods of the year according to the specificity of every region.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Breast augmentation with implants in Tunisia

OperationsAnaestheticProcedure TimeHospital StayStay In TunisiaBack To WorkAll Inclusive Price
Breast augmentation -round implants- General1-2 hour(s)1 night(s)4 night(s)7-14 day(s)2320 €

How is a breast implants performed?

Typically, the patient will go through two main stages:

The Pre-Operative/consultation stage

The surgeon will provide you with the details of the intervention. He will explain and discuss with you the size and type of the breast prosthesis as well as all aspects of the operation so that results are achieved will be to the patient’s liking. Don’t hesitate to exchange any idea you have with the surgeon so that you can reach the outcome that you are aiming for.

The surgery stage

It is a one or two-hour medical intervention that is carried out under general anaesthetic. It consists of an incision either in the creases under the breasts, around the areola (the dark skin and surface around the nipples), or in the armpits. Breast implants are made from elastic silicone. They are filled with silicone gel and would be added through the incisions. They would be placed between the breast tissue and the chest muscles. They could be, also, positioned behind the chest muscles.  The surgeon will then close the incisions with stitches.

Scars related to a breast enlargement with implants

Scars are inevitable after any surgery. In order to diminish scarring and make them as discreet as possible, your plastic surgeon will do his best to locate the incisions in hidden sites along natural skin lines and creases.

The number and location of the scars depend on the surgical route chosen by the plastic surgeon:

  • The axillary incision produces a scar located under the arm, in the armpits. The location is quite discreet, but the surgeon can make other incisions closer to the breast
  • The sub-mammary incision produces a scar located under the breast. This is a very discreet location and allows the surgeon to have a good angle to insert the breast prostheses
  • The areolar incision and therefore the areolar scar may be sub-nipple (with 2 scars) or per areolar (only one scar).


The scars of a breast augmentation with implants, whatever its emplacement, are visible in the early days and will gradually fade over the months and become invisible.

The post-operative stage of a breast implants surgery

After the surgical boob job, your surgeon will wrap an elastic bandage to support your breasts. Gauze dressings will be placed over the stitches.  Stitches are dissolvable and will disintegrate over time, usually in a matter of 7 to 10 days. Gauze dressings and a surgical bra are needed to maintain the breasts’ good positioning while healing.

The result of a breast enhancement with implants

It is natural that any patient would like to see the final results of the breast implants surgery immediately, but it is also important to know that the process will take some time until you can appreciate the desired outcomes. Usually, it takes nine to twelve months (in some cases more time) so that your implants position themselves in your body properly. Final results will not only be fuller and firmer breasts but a boosted image of yourself and better self-esteem that will positively impact your life.

Advice before and after a breast augmentation with implants

Before a breast implants surgery:

As a preventive measure, and to avoid problems with skin deterioration, anaesthesia, risk factors for venous thromboembolism, your surgeon will advise you to momentarily avoid some practices to be followed before the breast augmentation procedure. The surgeon will advise you to avoid smoking, taking drugs, and consuming alcoholic beverages and certain medicinal products. The surgeon will also tell how long you should avoid these substances

These details will be explained by your surgeon prior to the date of your surgery. For your own safety, we encourage you to follow these instructions.

On another hand, the surgeon will give you helpful practices like taking one multivitamin daily, two weeks prior to the surgery, plan some time off to ensure full recovery, eat well and develop healthy habits to help your body recover. You are also required to not eat or smoke or drink anything including water, tea, or coffee after midnight the night before breast surgery (8 hours before starting the surgery). Try to not be anxious. Your stay in a relaxing Hotel with good fresh air and access to a beautiful view will boost your energy and lower your stress levels.

After breast prosthesis surgery:

Your surgeon and the medical staff will give you the specific instructions for your safe recovery after a breast implants surgery. They will help you taking care of your incision site and they will prescribe the medication that you need to apply and use to avoid any complications and infections. You will remain in contact with the medical care during your medical follow-up and stay in Tunisia and in your home country. They will provide you with all the information you need for dressings and bandages, your stitches, as well as follow up until getting back to your normal activities.

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Before and after breast implants surgery photos:

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