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Breast augmentation

✓ 96% patient satisfaction
✓ less than 1% complications
✓ more than 4.000 breast surgeries performed

✓ from €3.800,-

At Essential Aesthetics, we are renowned for natural results when it comes to breast augmentation. For some women, breast augmentation is a way to feel more confident. For others, it’s part of rebuilding the breast for various conditions. Make sure you understand what surgery involves, including possible risks, complications and follow-up care. We would love to guide you through this process. A breast augmentation might help you to enhance your appearance if you think your breasts are small or that one is smaller than the other.

Why choose for Essential Aesthetics?

Safety & quality mark
Your safety is crucial to us. Essential Aesthetics is therefore proud to have ISO-9001 and NEN-8009 quality marks. This means that we meet international requirements for quality, safety and care. In addition, this certification emphasises the importance of the wishes of our patients and of our commitment to continuous improvement.

Your trust is the heart of our clinic
The standard of Essential Aesthetics is that the most precious asset that you place in our hands is treated with respect and dedication. Our team understands that surgery is a big step that has not only a physical, but also an emotional impact. We therefore do our utmost to support you in this as well as possible.

Excellence is our norm
The combination of international surgeons and the sharing of knowledge and experience enables us to deliver a high level of aesthetic surgery. The team of Essential Aesthetics always strives for the highest achievable and shows this through great involvement and striving for excellent results. Our surgeons have a heart for people and for everyone’s personal and natural beauty.

Unlimited pre- and post care
Essential Aesthetics is known for excellent before and after care. During the consultations we take the time to listen carefully to your questions and wishes. Our personal attention and warm approach makes you feel at home. Even after the procedure, our medical team will offer you the necessary care.

Which implants suits me?

In addition to different brands and placement methods, you can also choose from different prosthetic shapes: round or teardrop shape. There is also a choice in the consistency or cohesion of the silicone, for example, liquid silicone gel implants and solid silicone implants. Each option has its pros and cons, hence it is important to be well informed about the different implants. Our specialists are here to help you with this and you will be able to see and feel all the implants during your consultation. We are to help you choose the implants that best fit your body and posture.

Mentor MemoryGel®
MENTOR® MemoryGel® breast implants contain a specially developed cohesive gel. It provides a soft and natural feeling that more than 6 million women have chosen for.
Read more about MemoryGel® implants



Mentor Memory Gel-Xtra
MemoryGel® Xtra breast implants offer you two profile options – Moderate Plus, for a natural look and firmness and High Profile, for more volume and firmness to the top of the breasts.
Read more about the MemoryGel®-Xtra implants



Motiva Ergonomix®
Moves with your body, mimics the natural look and feel of natural breasts.
Read more about Ergonomix®-implants



Motiva Round®
More firmness and volume, for fuller breasts.
Read more about Round®-implants


Which placement suits me?

The implants can be placed in front of the muscle, behind the muscle or partially in front and behind the muscle. The surgeon will choose the best method for your breast augmentation depending on your skin condition, the amount of skin tissue in your breast, the type of implant and the result you desire.

Dual plane
Placing the implants partly behind the breast and partly behind the muscle, is called dual plane augmentation. The dual plane technique comes in very handy in cases of breast sagging, which occurs after having children, breastfeeding, losing weight, or naturally with time.
In these cases, a dual plane allows the implant to be placed slightly lower to fill the lower pole of the breast and give a lifted appearance during breast augmentation.

Behind the gland
The insertion of implants behind the breast gland is usually the most simple of the available enlargement procedures, and less likely to cause significant discomfort. This route is also effective for patients with slightly drooping breasts. This method can make your surgery shorter and reduce your recovery time. A possible disadvantage could be having your implant edges more visibly noticeable under your skin. Imaging during a mammogram can also be more difficult when your implants are placed by this method.

Behind the breast muscle
The muscle provides extra cover and helps to hide the upper half of the implant, and so is often recommended for those who have very little breast tissue and whose ribs may be visible through the skin. This may reduce the chances of your implants being felt through your skin, and it may help reduce the chance of scar tissue hardening around your implants.
It also will make it easier to image your breast during a mammogram. Possible disadvantages of this placement choice could be a longer surgery and recovery time.

Minimal scar technique

We are happy to provide you with our minimal-incision technique in a breast augmentation, using the smallest possible incisions with a more comfortable recovery for you. The incision made is about half the standard size of a traditional breast augmentation incision, leaving you with minimal scarring. These tiny scars will discolor after a year and will barely be noticeable anymore.

With this technique, a special funnel is used. The Keller Funnel is a cone-shaped nylon sleeve that looks similar to a pastry bag. During the procedure, a pre-filled silicone implant is placed inside the funnel. The surgeon makes an incision and places the tip of the Keller Funnel inside. Then, the funnel’s slick inner coating allows the implant to slide into position within the breast pocket.

Small Incision and Faster Healing
A smaller incision means a smaller post-operative scar and faster healing with less post-operative pain. The Keller Funnel is a welcome addition for women who are predisposed to scarring and for those who are concerned with the appearance of any remaining scarring from the surgery.

Lower Risk of Infection
During traditional breast augmentation surgery, surgeons use their fingertips to place the implant through the incision into the breast pocket. But as a no-touch procedure, the Keller Funnel makes breast enhancement surgery more sterile, thus lowering the risk of implant contamination, which can lead to an infection.

Less Implant Stress
The slick coating of the Keller Funnel allows surgeons to insert and position the implants using less pressure. This means the implants endure less stress and they are less likely to be weakened during the procedure. Consequently, the Keller Funnel can prolong the life of an implant and make it less likely to rupture.

Reduces the Risk of Infection
Sliding through the lubricated funnel, the implant is able to be directly delivered into the breast pocket. This no-touch sterile approach decreases the risk of contamination by more than 50 percent and reduces the potential future complications like infection or capsular contraction.

Faster Procedure
It can take several minutes for the plastic surgeon to position implants properly using the fingertips. But the Keller Funnel cuts down the procedure time, which also expedites your recovery.

The proces step-by-step

Once you have decided to undergo breast augmentation, we will provide you with a patient information document, which, in addition to general advice, will provide you with advice that is specific to you and based on your health and living conditions.

Before the surgery

  • Stop smoking four weeks before surgery and do not start again for at least 2 weeks afterwards. Smoking slows wound healing and increases the risk of infection.
  • Should you be taking Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis, Asprocardio or similar medication, discuss with your surgeon whether you can temporarily stop using them. This also applies to Aspirin and painkillers with aspirin such as Advil, Diclofenac, etc. During the period around the surgery, you can use painkillers such as Paracetamol and Panadol.
  • Do not take blood thinning medication before surgery.
  • Do not forget to arrange your transport home. You can not drive yourself after the surgery and it is forbidden.
  • Ensure you are not alone for the first few nights after the surgery and that someone is available to help you in your home for the first few days.
  • Don’t forget to give us your measurements and details for the postoperative bra. We recommend that you buy two bras, this is for your own comfort and hygiene.

The day of the surgery

  • Remove all jewelry, watches and piercings. The clinic is not liable for loss and / or theft.
  • Do not eat or drink anything for the 8 hours before the surgery.
  • Let your “driver” know at what time you can be picked up. The doctor will give you an estimate. You will remain in general at the hospital for a few hours after the surgery and in some cases it is advisable to stay the night.

After surgery

  • You will be supervised by the nurse, the anesthetist and the plastic surgeon until you leave the clinic or hospital.
  • We give most patients, in consultation with the surgeon, a prescription for medication (pain relief).
  • The breasts will feel somewhat tense and swollen after the surgery. The skin has to adapt to the new breast volume. The tension decreases by itself.
  • Only sleep on your back for the first period. After two weeks you will be able to sleep carefully on your side.
  • Rest well for the days after surgery.
  • Discuss with your doctor, when you can shower again.
  • Don’t lift your arms above your shoulders for the first two weeks. Don’t lift heavy things.
  • Keep in mind that you will not be able to work in the first week after the surgery. If you have physically strenuous work, it may be longer before you can resume work. Always consult your doctor first.
  • Sports however are not recommended for the first 6 weeks after surgery.
  • Swimming or sauna are not recommended for the first 6 weeks.

Recovery after breast augmentation

We recommend no exercise, bath or sauna or heavy work for the first 6 days after the surgery. Keep in mind you will not be able to work the first week after the surgery. If you have physically strenuous work, it may be longer before you can resume work. After one week you can start doing low-impact work. Refrain from heavy household chores which involve arm extension, until you have been in for your check-up. After 6 weeks, you can start heavy work-out routines or do heavy-impact work. It is recommended to wear the supportive bra for 8 weeks. It is advisable for healthy scarring, to not wear bras with metal armature for the first year after the surgery. Keep your scars out of the sun for the first year and use factor 50.

Warranty on implants

At Essential Aesthetics we choose to work with only the best brands for this procedure: MENTOR® and Motiva® implants. Both manufacturers offer a guarantee on the implants, to secure your safety and well being. Our team is happy to provide you with information about these programmes.

All MENTOR® Breast Implants are guaranteed for your lifetime. All recipients of MENTOR® Breast Implants are automatically enrolled in the Promise Protection Plan. Should a confirmed rupture or deflation occur, you will receive up to two replacement breast implants of the same style at no charge. If a rupture occurs within 10 years of surgery, you will also be eligible for up to €1,000 in financial assistance for surgical costs. Additional complications are also covered for 10 years with free product replacement.
Read more about MENTOR® warranty program.

All Motiva® Implants are covered by the Always Confident Warranty® against rupture for the lifetime of the device and by our Product Replacement Policy in the event of capsular contracture for a period of 10 years. Motiva® offers an Extended Warranty Program that applies to Motiva® Implants through an additional fee to be covered by or on behalf of the patient during the first 90 days after the initial breast surgery.
Read more about Motiva® warranty program.

Risks and complications

Every surgical procedure carries a risk of complications. Here are some of the risks and possible complications of breast augmentation:

  • Scarring
  • Internal or external haemorrhage (haematoma)
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Changes in (the feeling of) the nipple. This can be temporary or permanent.
  • Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
  • Double bubble: this causes the implant to sag under the skin, creating a double breast.
  • Moisture build-up or capsule formation, which makes the breasts feel hard
  • Sore breasts

What you can do to stay safe:


For both women with implants and women without, it is important to check the breasts for abnormalities. If you have undergone breast augmentation, you may have questions about how to perform a breast self-examination since you now have implants. Many women fear that their breast implants will get in the way of identifying certain abnormalities, but in fact, the process of self-examination after breast augmentation is very similar to what you did before you underwent breast augmentation.

Ask your surgeon to show you how to distinguish between your implant and your breast. This will help you determine if the changes you feel in your breast are just part of the new implant or if you need to bring them to your doctor’s attention.

Contact your doctor if you observe any dimpling or puckering or discoloration of the skin, changes to the nipple, redness, swelling, pain, or a painless, hard mass. Your doctor can examine the suspicious spot, and order additional testing-a mammogram, MRI or biopsy-if it’s unclear whether the spot you’ve found is harmless.

Mammography and ultrasound
All women ages 49 through 75 receive an invitation to the population breast cancer screening every 2 years. A mammogram or ultrasound scan can detect breast cancer at an early stage. Even if you have a breast prosthesis, you can have a mammogram or ultrasound scan. Let the radiologist know that you have an implant.

The personal consultation

The first step towards more beautiful breasts is a consultation with our plastic surgeon. This conversation is of course, entirely non-binding. The surgeon listens to your wishes and expectations and then examines the various possibilities together with you. Each body is different which is why it is important for the surgeon to be able to look at you personally. Take this into account and wear comfortable clothing.

If you have photos or pictures of your dream breasts, please bring them to the conversation and show them to the surgeon, who will be able to give you specific advice and tell you if your expectations are realistic. If you already know what you want, it is easier to choose the right implants. You can choose from different sizes (from small to large), and shapes (round or anatomical). You choose, together with the surgeon the implants that best suit your body and wishes.

The surgeon will also ask you about your health and medical history. Give as accurate information as possible, this is important for your own safety. The surgeon will tell you, in all honesty if he thinks it is wise to perform the desired procedure and will go through it with you. If a breast augmentation with implants is not right for you, he will mention other solutions. Take the opportunity to mention other treatments or wishes you may have. Our surgeons can always provide information on other treatments.

Feel free to do some research of your own, for example on the internet. You can even find online videos of this procedure. Take a look at the reviews from our previous clients.

Once you have decided which treatments you would like to receive, our care team will make a quote. It is usually possible to make an appointment for the surgery immediately after the consultation. If yes, then ask the surgeon to immediately note the details of the implant you have chosen. Once you decide to take the next step on your journey to a more beautiful appearance, you will receive all the important information you need.

Of course you don’t have to decide right away. Take time to think about it calmly and in-depth. You deserve it. When you’re ready, our experts will be happy to help you!

If, after the consultation, you still have questions on breast augmentation, silicone breast implants, a breast lift or other treatments, our care team at Essential Aesthetics will be happy to answer them. Feel free to call, email or app us and we’ll be happy to guide you on your journey to nicer, fuller or rounder breasts.

Our prices

  • € 4800 (Breast augmentation with round implants Cohesive I)
  • € 6500 (Breast augmentation with Motiva Ergonomix2 latest generation tehnology implants)

About us

Pleasantly surprised by the care I received at Essential Aesthetics. Top doctors and staff are very kind and caring!  definitely recommend this clinic!

Essential Aesthetics is a special clinic with ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certification, in a beautiful monumental building in The Hague. We are specialised in plastic surgery, injectables, weight loss and anti-ageing treatments. From our vision, Essential Aesthetics offers you as much guidance as possible in all disciplines necessary for a healthy lifestyle.
Our clinic was born from the passion of one woman. The passion for beauty and a deep sense of gratitude for all that our body gives us has led to the life work of the owner and founder: a clinic that encourages women to become more self-confident and empowered and to enjoy more of the gift of a beautiful and healthy body. And that’s what Essential Aesthetics does with a passionate team of Dutch, international doctors and experienced experts. Essential Aesthetics is a brand made by women, for women. It’s a lot to trust your body to someone else. We understand that and therefore offer you only the best and safety from our clinic.
You can come to our clinic for fillers, muscle relaxants treatments but also for plastic surgery: breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, facelifts, liposuction and more. What makes our clinic unique is that we will also be offering you professional DNA research, nutritional advice, connective tissue massage and sports guidance.

Meet our specialists

Our ISO 9001 and NEN 8009 certified clinic only works with experienced qualified specialists with passion for the profession, who care and have an eye for your needs and wishes as our patient, with respect for your natural beauty. Our business is built around fulfilling your wishes! We bring in the commitment to details, to the highest quality and safety requirements, to ensure the best result. Thanks to our international doctors active in the field and up to date with the latest trends and techniques, we can help you to get the best result possible. Our specialists are looking forward to working with you to see how we can make your dream come true. The Essential Aesthetics care team is there for you before, during and after the journey. From the intake to the aftercare. With us you are in capable, safe hands because you are essential to us.

Dr. Gabriel Jansen

Senior Dutch plastic surgeon

Cosmetic surgery requires a personal,
tailor-made approach, something that
Dr. Gabriel Jansen is always aware of.

Dr. Aniel Sewnaik

Medical director & Face surgeon

Dr. Sewnaik is a BIG-registered physician with years of experience in reconstructive surgery to the head and neck.

Dr. Luca Piombino

Italian plastic surgeon

Dr. Luca Piombino is an Italian trained and registered expert in plastic surgery.

Dr. Professor Philippe Levan

Renowned French plastic surgeon

Dr. Professor Levan is a leading French plastic surgeon with more than 27 years of experience in plastic surgery and a pioneer in the field of remodelling. He is an internationally recognized innovator in the field of buttock implants and the inventor of biconvex implants.

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