Breast Augmentation

※Recovery time, hospital admission and visiting for treatment schedule may vary among individuals.
  • Operation time
    90 minutes
  • Method of anesthesia
    general anesthesia
  • Hospital admission stay
  • Suture removal
    about 10 days
  • Visiting for treatment
    2 times
  • Recovery time
    about 2 weeks

Overseas activities related to the breast surgery
by Director Kim Yong-kyu

Professor Hamdi

Author of Vertical Scar Mammaplasty

Professor Philip Blondeel

Chief at University of Gent and global expert on breast reconstruction

Professor Niranjian

Global expert of microvascular surgery in Royal St. Andrew’s Center for Surgery (Breast reconstruction, breast surgery)

Professor Ramakrishnan

Chief of Royal St. Andrew’s Center for Surgery and editor of official journal for European Plastic Surgery, JPRAS (Breast reconstruction, breast surgery)

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a procedure that changes the size and shape of the breasts. It is a surgery to enhance the gorgeousness of the breast for cases with insufficient breast development or breast sagging or reduced breast, secondary to breast degeneration after childbirth.

The type of prosthesis and incision sites are important aspects of this procedure. Thus, we recommend a consult sufficiently
with an expert specialist to attain a satisfactory outcome.

Cases requiring Breast Augmentation


Cases with small breasts


Cases with an
asymmetrical breasts


Cases with reduced breast size due to weight loss or childbirth


Cases with normal sized breasts, however desiring further breast

Standards of Beautiful Breasts at Apgujeong
YK Plastic Surgery Clinic


A breast size should be neither
too big nor too small the
recommendation is a
moderately ample bosom.


The position and ratio of the diameters of nipples, areola and breasts should be


Together with breast size,
the proportion of the areola or
nipple should be constant.


The breasts should be naturally bouncy and spreading when a patient lies down or moves.

Types of Prosthesis for Breast Augmentation

Apgujeong YK Plastic Surgery Clinic uses the cohesive gel prosthesis, which supplements the weaknesses of the physiological saline prosthesis used in the past. When the physiological saline prosthesis was ruptured inside the body, the content was absorbed into the body to cause deformation in shape, but the cohesive gel is formed with various layers of semi-solid state, so it is safe and does not spread inside the body even when it is damaged or ruptured. Cohesive gel is the most widely used prosthesis today, and the stability was proven through the US FDA approval and also by the Korean KFDA approval.The touch is similar to the actual breast, and the shape also looks natural to be satisfied by many patients.

Smooth typeVS Textured typeVS Tear drop type
Characteristics Movements of this type, occurring by movement of the body, are natural.

Continuous massage is needed for several months.
The possibility of capsular contracture is less due to integration of prosthetic surface and the tissues.

Postoperative massage is not necessary.

Less bottoming out phenomenon
This type has natural ergonomics like that of a human body, and its curvature is beautiful.

The possibility of capsular contracture is less due to integration of prosthetic surface and the tissues.

Post-operative massage is not necessary

Use only approved genuine prostheses for Apgujeong yk Plastic surgery clinic!

As the prosthesis is an important part that completes the volume,
shape and touch of the breast, so Apgujeong YK Plastic Surgery Clinic is equipped with prostheses of various specifications

Incision site


Axillary incision (Endoscopy assisted)

A 4cm incision is made on the armpit to be inserted below the musculus pectoralis major.

· A sufficient visual field can be provided through
    the endoscope.

· Blood vessels, nerves and muscles are well noticed
    during the surgery for safety

· Accurate pocket dissection is achieved to prevent
    malposition and bottoming out .

· Scar is hidden well. .

· There is no damage to the nipples to have no
    problem in breast feeding.


Areola Incision

Incision is made to the areola

· Low pain and a short surgical time

· The movement of the arms is free immediately
    after the surgery.

· Nerve and blood vessel damages are almost same
    as those of the incision on the armpit.

· Convenient on unmatched breasts, flaccid breasts
    and for reconstruction

· There may be a possibility of damaging the sense
    of the nipples.


Incision to inframamary fold (IMF)

In this method, about a 3~4cm incision is made on the wrinkles on IMF

· The position of the line below the breasts can be
    adjusted accurately during the surgery.

· The position of the breasts is fixed accurately for
    beautiful shape of the breasts.

· The surgical time is reduced through clear view.

· Quick recovery through a short surgical time

· Revision is especially convenient due to problems
    such as contracture.

· The incision scar on the bottom line may be
    visible when lying.

Location of the Prosthesis


Insertion below gland

Method of inserting the prosthesis below mammary gland

Deformation from muscular contraction is minimized, and this is appropriate for sagging breasts or with an abundant amount of breast tissues. However, the prosthesis is inserted below the gland , so if there isn’t a sufficient amount of mamary gland, there is a high possibility of capsular contracture, so accurate diagnosis by the doctor is required.


Bi-plane below the muscle fascia

Method of inserting the upper part of the prosthesis below the muscle fascia, and the lower part of the prosthesis below the mamary gland

The surgical advantages of inserting below the mamary gland and also below the muscle are combined to be more natural and for reducing the pain. The muscles are not resected and only the muscle fascia is resected, so the unique function of the muscle is preserved. The muscular pain that is most suffered after the breast augmentation is minimized.Also, the amount of upper breast can be supplemented.


Dualplane below the muscle

Method of inserting the upper part of the prosthesis below the muscle, and the lower part of the prosthesis below the mamary gland

This method is appropriate for patients with insufficient lobule-alveolar-system and subcutaneous tissue for the upper breast, and the bigger the prosthesis is, there is a high chance of the upper part of the breasts being protruded, so symmetrical pocket is created centrally of the nipples to enable a beautiful shape of the breasts.

Strong points of Breast Augmentation by Apgujeong YK


No scars on breast


Accurate size and positioning of the pocket for a breast implant
allow a post-operative breast look that is naturally très jolie
Massage is not necessary.


The surgical field of view is definitely secured in comparison with that of other
incisional methods. Hemorrhage is minimized by assuring hemostasis. Thus, the
probability of postoperative complications, such as capsular contracture, is incredibly small.


Preservation of the nerves innervating nipple
and areola prevents post-surgical paresthesia in the surgical areas.


A prosthesis may be inserted in any required areas including submuscular,
subfascial, or subglandular position. Hence, upward bulging or movement of an
inserted breast implant is diminished. Application of the subfascial dual plane
technique, used to minimize asymmetry of the breasts, engenders gorgeous symmetric breasts.