Clients at FV Lifestyle Clinic can turn back the clock with FV’s revolutionary “6 Nos” breast augmentation technique, performed by experienced doctors in accordance with JCI-accredited international safety standards.
Many women wish to have a voluptuous bustline, but not everyone is naturally predisposed to develop their ideal cup size. Breast augmentation surgery has long been a popular procedure among women who want to achieve their ideal look.
Dr Nguyen Thanh Vinh, Specialist Level II, FV Lifestyle, says that plastic surgery has become less taboo and women increasingly feel more comfortable and empowered to pursue surgery, including breast implant procedures, to obtain the figure they want.
The two most popular types of breast implants are silicone and saline (Image: Shutterstock)
Breast implant surgery is a technique through which surgeons place breast implants inside the chest cavity to increase the size of the breasts. The two most commonly used breast implant materials are silicone breast implants (gel bags) and saline bags.
Saline breast implants are not dangerous if they accidentally leak as the body has the ability to absorb this natural solution. However, saline breast implants are prone to folds, making the breasts become less naturally round over time, which means they have a shorter lifespan than silicone implants and must be surgically maintained every five to 10 years.
Silicone breast implants are preferred by many women due to the fact they most closely mimic breast tissue, so look and feel very natural. It is important to choose silicone breast implants that are highly durable and manufactured by reputable brands. Many companies provide product warranties of up to 25 years for silicone breast implants.
At FV, only best-in-class breast implants are used, imported from leading brands in the US and France. All breast implant surgeries are performed in a sterile operating room according to JCI International medical standards, one of the most highly regarded international medical industry benchmarks, by a team of skilled doctors and nurses who receive training in plastic surgery techniques at leading healthcare centres overseas.
Dr Vinh says breast augmentation services at FV are distinguished by the hospital’s unique “6 Nos” technique: no drainage, no need to cut sutures, no bandages, no default compression shirt, no need to wash the wound and change the dressing, and no need for the client to massage the implanted area following their procedure. The “6 Nos” technique enables clients to simply wait a few hours after surgery to be monitored before they return home or to work.
“Many clients report that they feel no pain, or feel a little tightness after surgery. Busy people can drive to the hospital and then home after their surgery. They can maintain their usual daily routine, shower daily, and do not need to bandage or wash the surgical incision. Some clients choose to attend a party or go the office the day after their surgery to debut their new look,” explains Dr Vinh.
The most important step in a safe, successful breast implant surgery is the surgical consultation, when the surgeon will measure the client and help them to choose the right breast implant size for them. As soon as the doctor and client have discussed the desired outcome, doctors will make a detailed surgical plan. Technical issues, such as the location of the bag, the size of the incision, and tissue dissection to create the cavity, will be meticulously calculated during this stage. The skill and experience of the plastic surgeon is essential to achieving the client’s ideal results.
Dr Nguyen Thanh Vinh, Specialist Level II, says that examination and consultation is the most important step in determining the success of any breast augmentation surgery
After careful preparation, the predetermined plan surgery is realised during surgery. The doctor gently manipulates the tissue with a high level of precision to create a pocket that precisely accommodates the breast implant. If the space is too tight, the patient might experience pain; if the pocket is too spacious, the implant will move around rather than stay in the desired position. Accurately creating the perfectly proportioned cavity allows FV plastic surgeons to allow patients to wear their own clothes after surgery, instead of compression shirts typically assigned to fix the position of breast implants.
“The absence of compression makes the patient more comfortable and they can see results immediately after awakening from anaesthesia, helping to relieve any anxiety they might otherwise experience,” shares Dr Vinh.
In addition to accuracy, the second factor determining the success or failure of a “6 Nos” breast implant surgery is controlling any bleeding. Normally, breast augmentation surgeries require the placement of a drainage tube to drain blood, air and residual fluid from the surgical area. Drains can become a conduit for external bacteria to enter the wound, causing infection.
At FV Lifestyle, breast augmentation surgeries do not require a drain to be placed as doctors handle bleeding during surgery, minimising the risk of infection and inflammation after surgery. The incision can then be sutured and covered with a waterproof gel, without the need for conventional dressings. In addition to being waterproof, this gel can protect the wound from external agents such as bacteria, so there is no need for clients to wash the wound daily.
With the ability to control infection almost completely, FV Lifestyle is approaching the “7 Nos” surgical method, which will incorporate a new element: “no antibiotics”. Patients will not need to take antibiotics if there are no signs of infection after surgery. The rate of infection in breast augmentation surgery at FV since 2012 has been zero.
Breast implant placement is a surgical intervention, and so must be done in a reputable hospital
Breast implant placement to augment the bustline is now very popular and offered at myriad clinics, however, Dr Vinh emphasises that this is a form of surgical intervention with many possible risks. Common issues include bleeding, damage to the pleura, damage to the surrounding tissues, infection, breasts not taking the expected shape, fluid accumulation, and long-term contracture of the fibrous capsule that can cause chest deformity or imbalance between the two breasts over time. Breast augmentation surgery should only be performed at certified hospitals or medical facilities under the supervision of highly skilled, licensed doctors.
Thousands of successful breast augmentation surgeries have been performed at FV Lifestyle, where clients place their trust in modern equipment and world-renowned skills of the surgical team, led by Head of FV Lifestyle, Dr Philippe Maxant, and Dr Nguyen Thanh Vinh, Specialist Level II.