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Breast Implants

Breast augmentation surgery is certainly one of the most desired changes among plastic surgical operations chosen by women.

Whether it’s a health issue or just one aesthetic, breast augmentation with breast implants is one of the few interventions that can give rapidly and dramatically results.

In the field of plastic surgery, there is already a vast and varied range of types of breast implants that differ widely depending on the shape, material, quantity of contained material and appearance.

A breast implant consists of a mammary prosthesis made of a silicone membrane filled with silicone gel or saline. Every woman is unique and has different forms and expectations. Therefore, the patient should wear a discussion with the surgeon who will jointly choose the right type.

Breast augmentation surgery takes 2-3 hours and consists of creating an incision in the “submammary sulcus periareolar “or crease under the armpit that will be “the pocket” where it will be introduced mammary prosthesis. Scars heal within a year and the pain will be soothed by treatments and tips recommended by your doctor.

Types of Breast Implants

Depending on the shape, breast implants can be round, oval or oblong, and their surfaces can be smooth or textured. In terms of composition, the patient can choose between saline implants with silicone, gel or mixed.

Saline Implants or with physiological serum are recommended for people over 18 years and can be used without particular consequences because the substance within it is found in 70% of the human body. They are flexible and gives a natural breast look. Since the degree of obstruction of visibility is low, the mammography results are more accurate in comparison with other implants.

Silicone Implants have a tactile look and feel natural because of high consistency and viscosity of their gel-forming content. They are recommended for women over 22 years and are elastic do not to change their shape or pattern in time. Silicone gel implant is the most used in the world. Maybe not everyone knows that  silicon is a substance extracted from sand found on the seafloor. This can be easily modeled and its main advantage is that has a long lifespan.

Joint Implants combine the safety of saline implants silicone with gel qualities. This form hydrogel that is a polysaccharide composed of a silicone shell filled with saline carboxyl methylcellulose.

Breast Implant Surgery Risks

Any surgery involves risk and breast augmentation is no exception, although it is a very safe procedure, it can present some complications.

Because the body’s response to any foreign body is to reject or isolate it, the body will form a capsule around the implants. The most common problem is the postoperative capsular contracture. This occurs when the capsule that forms around the prosthesis begins to tighten, and treatment consists of excision capsule incision and replace them with another mammary implant. Other consequences of breast augmentation may consist in sensitivity disorders, bleeding or infection.

After a trauma, breast implants may break. If cracking a saline implant, saline solution will be absorbed by the body and deflate without harming the body. If a gel silicone implant crack, its content does not flow in the body due periproteic capsule. The patient may still feel a sense of warmth and can notify a change in breast shape. In both cases, the implants who suffered rupture will be replaced with a new one.