Upper body region

Here you find all areas regarding the upper body region - from breast augmentation, over breast lift, tummy tuck, up to upper arm lift.


BREAST AUGMENTATION

Many women suffer from the fact that their breasts are too small or that the size of their breasts is reduced or that they regenerate as a result of breast feeding,severe weight loss and simply because of age-related factors.

Solution:

 In order to proceed breast augmentation implants, so-called silicone cushions, different fillings (silicone gel or saline solution) are used. They can be implanted through three different skin openings: the nipple, the armpit or the lower breast fold. The breast implant leads to a full, natural looking and feeling-genuine breast shape. The
 naturalness of the breast is important - the size must suit the general appearance! In order to receive the right proportions from body and breasts, one should pay attention to size and form of the used implants and co-ordinate them with personal desires in preliminary talks.

Surgery details:

 The surgery duration amounts to approx. 1 hour and a hospital stay of 2-3 days is to be scheduled
•  Form of anaesthetic: General anesthetic
• Removal of stitches: absorbable threads (stitch removal is not necessary)
•  a surgical vest for approx. 4-6 weeks is recommended!
•  Presentable: after discharge from hospital
• Grace period: 4-6 weeks
•  Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: in cases of malformations, asymmetries and/or psychological reasons, a cost absorption is possible

 


BREAST LIFT: Flabby
 and hanging breasts can impair strongly the body consciousness of a woman. After one or more pregnancies  the breast shape also changes. Many women feel restrained with physical and sexual activities, and this also often leads to psychological problems. The reasons for atony of breasts are very often severe weight loss,  several pregnancies and breast feeding.

Solution
Remedy can be provided by breast lift. Excess skin is removed. Different methods are available and are individually used. In principle there is a’t‘ or a vertical incision . A repositioning of the nipple is inevitable in this case, in order to adapt the nipple to the new form of the breast.

Surgery details:
• The surgery duration amounts to approx. 2 hours and a hospital stay of 2-3 days is to be scheduled
•  Form of anaesthetic: General anesthetic
• Removal of stitches: depending on the surgical cut it might not be necessary or take between 10 and 14 days  A surgical vest for approx. 4-6 weeks is recommended!
•  Presentable: after discharge from hospital
• Grace period: 4-6 weeks
• Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: due to severe weight loss cost absorption is possible


BREAST REDUCTION

Oversized,too heavy breasts can impair not only the body consciousness of a woman, but also lead to neck, back pain - and skin problems, inter alia if the bra straps cut in. After one or more pregnancies the breast shape also changes. Many women feel restrained with physical and sexual activities, and this leads also often to psychological problems - especially for young women.

Solution
Remedy can be provided by breast reduction. Excess skin and tissue is removed. Different methods are available and are individually used. In principle there is a t or a vertical incision. A repositioning of the nipple  is inevitable in this case, in order to adapt it to the new breast shape.

Surgery details:
• The surgery duration amounts to 2-3 hours and a hospital stay of 2-3 days is to be scheduled
•  Form of anaesthetic: General anesthetic
• Removal of stitches: depending on incision it might not be necessary or take between 10 and 14 days
•  A surgical vest for approx. 4-6 weeks is recommended!
•  Presentable: after discharge from hospital
• Grace period: approx. 4-6 weeks
•  Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: dependant on the BMI (body mass index should be lower than 25!) and with a reduction of 500 g - dependant on the insurance

 


BODY LIFT - TUMMY TUCK

Due to severe weight loss as well as pregnancies, the retraction ability of the belly skin and the reduction of the fat tissue is no longer possible. In such cases neither training nor diets provide improvement.

Solution: The plastic-esthetic surgery offers a so-called tummy tuck, with which excess skin is removed and thus the abdominal wall is tightened. Following the belly navel is placed into a new correct position. This surgery also eliminates disfiguring and/or ugly stretch marks. The surgical cut remains hidden underneath the underwear due to the modern surgical method.If necessary, a liposuction can be carried out at the same time, in order to optimize the body shape and to obtain a satisfying result!

Surgery details:
• The surgery duration amounts to approx. 2 hours and a hospital stay of 2-4 days is to be scheduled
•  Form of anaesthetic: General anesthetic
• Removal of stitches: not necessary
•  A compression corset for 4-6 weeks is recommended!
•  Presentable: after discharge from hospital
• Grace period: approx. 4-6 weeks
• Cost absorptionby the health insurance agency:after severe weight loss - please clarify with the health insurance agency/ insurance!


UPPER ARM LIFT
The loose skin of the upper arms,  which loses its elasticity with age and does not retract anymore, becomes a problem and cannot be solved with sports, dieting,massages or liposuction. Particularly women are affected, since their tissue slackens easier and wearing short-sleeved and sleeveless tops and dresses becomes impossible.

Solution
 
The excess skin and the underlying fat tissue  can be corrected by plastic surgery. On the inside of the  upper arm a larger skin area is removed by using different lifting techniques. The scar quality is not foreseeable,  even with the best technology.

Surgery details
• The surgery duration amounts to approx. 2 hours and a hospital stay of 1-3 days is to be scheduled
•  Form of anaesthetic: General anesthetic or local anesthesia
• Removal of stitches: after approx. 14 days or not necessary
• Grace period: approx. 4 weeks
•  Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: no

 

 

Primarius Dr. med. Boris Todoroff

Privatordination
Riedstraße 40
1140 Wien
Mobil: +43 (0)664 3000039
b.todoroff@bhs.at
www.todoroff.at

 

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