Breast augmentation with silicone implants
Silicone in breast augmentation
Silicon has the advantage of providing a sensation very close to natural which the saline cannot provide. Silicon is a non-reactive synthetic material in the body, it does not react chemically, electrically, immune or allergic, being used for over 50 years by women worldwide.
Most modern implants are made of cohesive gel silicone coated with a triple layer wall, which gives it considerable strength and elasticity.
Usually, they do not require replacement, producers guaranteeing them throughout their lives, they are replaced only in exceptional circumstances of deterioration at the express request of the patient.
Is breast augmentation with silicone implants right for you?
Breast augmentation surgery with silicone implants is the option designed for women:
with sagging breasts (mammary ptosis)
with abnormalities of the breast shape and volume (tuberous breast)
with small, undeveloped breasts (hereditary micromasty, congenital breast agenesis, Polland syndrome)
It is also an option especially chosen by women who simply want more as per aesthetic shape and volume of the breasts.
Breast Augmentation consultation with Crisalix 3D Scan
During the first consultation you will discuss with your doctor about you grievances, wishes and expectations. You will discuss with the specialist surgeon about the shape, volume and desired positioning of the breasts, the details of the intervention, possible risks and postoperative recovery conditions.
It is very important to decide together the type of implant and the type of incision chosen, in order to have a clear image of the final result. To get a clearer picture, you can test various special samples with different volume. At the end of the consultation, the exact final volume of the breast prosthesis model and the means of inserting them will be determined.
Based on Crisalix 3D scanning technology, you will be able to see a simulation of your own breasts before and after surgery during the consultation. This is very useful for you to understand the realistic expectations you could have from the surgery.
What are the stages of the surgical intervention?
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and takes about an hour and a half – two hours. The only scar after this intervention can be placed either in the submammary cleft, periareolar or in the armpit.
Retropectoral arrangement (under the pectoral muscle) of the breast implant is recommended because it has a number of advantages over prepectoral arrangement.
natural appearance of the breast
naturalness on touch, palpation
better outcome in time, in shape and appearance of the breast
separation of the implant from the mammary gland reducing the consecutive reactivity of the body towards the implant (low incidence of periprosthetic contraction and the possibility of further investigation of the gland)
Types of incisions in breast augmentation with silicone implants
Submammary approach shows the fewest risks of the 3 methods (axillary, periareolar, submammary) and enables the smallest degree of visibility of scars (they are minor and hidden). The suture area measures in total between 4 and 5 cm and allows the surgeon to work closer to the implant area to balance as good as possible the implant.
Periareolar approach implies more visible scars. Through this type of incision it is limited the size of the implant that can be used and the layout is less safe in the retropectoral space. Additionally, there may be damage to glandular by crossing it during the intervention.
In axillary approach, the scars are hidden in the armpit, but may be visible at the side line of the swimsuit or on some models of clothing with braces. The surgery requires a longer duration of anaesthesia because it is more laborious and the distance from the incision to the implant zone is bigger and may require more time to establish the symmetry of the breasts. That is why the implants can migrate easily upwards to the top after the intervention.
After surgery it is necessary to spend the night in the hospital, monitored by medical staff, and the next day you can go home.
It should be noted that neither the breast augmentation interventions, nor silicone implants were proven to affect the ability of breastfeeding or to present any risk of cancer.
You should avoid major efforts, maintain a bustier for 3-4 weeks, local massage starting from the 3rd week as directed.
Normal hygienic care can be resumed in about 7 days after surgery.
You can resume normal activities after 3-5 days and resuming professional activity can be done in 5-7 days. It is recommended a distance of 1 year between this surgery and pregnancy, and implicitly lactation.
Post-operative visits are mandatory at 7 days, 1 month and then from 3 to 3 months to 1 year.
Now you can get in touch directly with the surgeon even remotely. Send a message to tell him what you want. You will get an answer about possible recommendations even before the first consultation and you’ll have a much clearer idea on the surgical solutions suitable for you.