Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

After a abdominoplasty you will have a flat belly, which is achieved with plastic in the muscles of the abdomen and the skin. If you have stretch marks, these will disappear, especially those that are above the level of the umbilicus.

Certainly! If done properly by an experienced surgeon and all the necessary conditions to reduce the complications are done, it is a completely safe procedure, without problems. However, this is not a major surgery, with the greatest risk of complications from all other cosmetic interventions. For this reason, you must be healthy, in good physical condition, stop smoking and use antiseptics to eliminate any possibility of problems.

Of course you can! However, it is not recommended and it would be good for a woman to complete the child’s birth and then to perform a ventricular surgery.

It will take 2-4 weeks to fully recover and about 8 weeks to go back to sports. After 2 weeks you will be able to return to work because it does not involve physical activity (heavy manual work), so you will need at least 4 weeks for full membership.

Mini abdominoplasty is suitable for patients with low relaxation in the lower abdomen and includes a small cesarean section where skin and fat are removed. It is usually combined with liposuction in the area over the umbilicus. In contrast to classical abdominoplasty, the incision is greater, but it does remove any excess skin that may be present in the area below the hindlimb. It can also achieve tightening of the abdominal muscles and therefore much greater changes in patients with quite loose abdominal wall, hernias and loose hanging skin.

You are most likely not to notice it. With the older type of silicone or a poor quality modern, small nodules may appear around the breast or armpit, known as “silicones.” An ultrasound or a MRI can highlight the problem, and then removing the implant and replacing it with another gives the solution. The silicone quality of the implants used by Mr Konstantinos Benetatos (CohesiveIII) does not create such problems.

Most researches have been made with old-fashioned silicone implants and give percent 1 to 10 inserts to have a silicone leak after 10 years. However, modern implants are much closer to 1% after ten years. This is also evidenced by the fact that most companies now provide a guarantee against silicone leakage for at least ten years.

Modern implants are designed in such a way that the shell containing the silicone has a “rough” surface, which helps them integrate and stabilize better in the position they place. The body will form a capsule around the implant which further helps to stabilize it. Smooth surface round inserts may rotate within the capsule without this creating a problem, which is prohibitive for anatomical implants which must always be stable. For this reason, the anatomic silicone implants (drop-shaped or tear-shaped) are always surface trachea for better integration.

Two are silicone implant shapes, round and drop-shaped or tear-shaped, or else anatomically. The round inserts give a more pronounced upper pole to the breast while the anatomical ones have a more natural transition from the chest to the breast. Your requirements for the final result will be discussed with Mr. Konstantinos Benetatos during your visit.

Of course there are! The quality of silicone is judged by its consistency. Today, the highest quality silicone is the Cohesive III cohesive grade, which means that while retaining its plasticity and “natural” to the touch, it is also the one with the most stable structure. Its advantages are that it keeps its shape stable over time, ensuring the result, and also does not have a silicone leak in case of breakage of the wall of the implant for any reason.

Silicone is probably the best accredited material that can be safely used in the human body, through numerous tests for over 40 years of surgical use. No association of silicone has been established with cancer or other autoimmune diseases of the connective tissue. However, it causes the body to create a fibrous connective tissue capsule that envelops the silicone, the degree of shrinkage of which is also what determines whether there will be a change in the effect or pain. These problems are not very common, they are not dangerous, but they may need extra intervention to correct them.

Not at all! In addition, studies have been made regarding the amount of silicone observed in breast milk in mothers with silicone implants, which were shown to be less than the amount of silicone contained in fresh cow’s milk.

Of course you can! The myth that wanted the silicone implants to “skid” during flights has now been broken down.

The silicone implants look like a big white shadow in mammography hiding a part of the breast behind them. This problem is easily surpassed if extra mammographic images are taken apart from the classic ones that will cover the entire breast. Studies have been conducted that show that breast cancer diagnosis of women with silicone implants is not delayed or minimized.

Silicone implants will only be replaced in the following cases: when they have ruptured or when the “capsule” has hardened them, causing a distortion of the aesthetic effect or severe pain symptoms. There is no timeframe for determining “when” and “if” this will happen as modern silicone implants can maintain the stability of the result for many decades. It is good to look at the stability of your implants at the end of a decade with an ultrasound or a Magnetic Resonance. It is recommended that you continue this test every 3-5 years after the decade. If the test results are good and you are still satisfied with the aesthetic result, there is no reason to replace or remove your implants.