Facts about Breast Enlargement and Implants

Definition – breast implants are artificial prosthesis manufactured to add volume/form to increase the size of existing breast/s (augmentation) or replace lost breast tissue from previous surgery like mastectomies (reconstruction).

Other terms for breast enlargement: breast augmentation, breast implant augmentation, breast implant enlargement, augmentation mammoplasty

Before and After Breast enlargement

Augmentation Mammoplasty using Silicone Implant

Before and After Breast enlargement B

Augmentation Mammoplasty using Silicone Implant

TYPES OF BREAST IMPLANTS 

> A. Saline-filled implants

> B. Silicone gel-filled smooth implants or Silicone gel-filled textured implants

> C. Polyurethane (PU) coated implants

Breast Augmentation Implant Types

Breast Implants

Smooth and Textured implants have elastomeric silicone shell (envelope). Studies have shown non-smooth shell (textured) implants decreases the chance of development of capsular contracture (a common long-term complication of breast implants). PU coated implants are also silicone filled and claims an even lower rate of  contracture. Only A and B are approved for use by the US FDA.

Based on shapes, the common ones are rounded. The newer versions are anatomic (tear-shaped) and carry a higher price.

Saline filled implants have more tendencies to cause cosmetic problems like rippling and wrinkling compared to silicone-filled implants (filled with viscous materials).

IMPLANT PLACEMENT

Implant placement varies with the volume of existing breast tissue and skin/fat layer thickness. Behind the breast (sub-glandular) for those with adequate breast tissue. Deeper under the muscle placement is recommended for very thin subjects.

Breast Augmentation Implant Placement

Breast Augmentation/ Breast Enlargement

Sub-glandular placement is the most preferred (if possible) as it places the implants in the most anatomical location resulting to better and natural look.

INCISIONS

There are three (3) types of incisions for breast enlargement using implants.

    1. Axillary (trans-axillary)
    2. Peri-areolar
    3. Infra-mammary
Types of incisions for Breast enlargement

Types of incisions for Breast enlargement

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SITE CONTENTS:

ABOUT COSMETIC SURGERY

> What is Cosmetic Surgery?

> The Cosmetic or Aesthetic Surgeon

ABOUT BREAST ENHANCEMENT

> Facts about Breast Enlargement and Implants

ABOUT BOTOX®

> BOTOX® FAQ

> Common face wrinkles treated by BOTOX®

> BOTOX® injection sites

> Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating

> (BOTOX®) treatment of Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating

> 3 things you need to know about hyperhidrosis treatment

ABOUT LIPOSUCTION

> 5 things you need to know about LIPOSUCTION

> Liposuction facts

ABOUT BLEPHAROPLASTY

> Upper Blepharoplasty FAQs

ABOUT NOSE LIFT (RHINOPLASTY)

> Noselift FAQs

> What to do after nose lift and nose trim (post-operative instructions)

> Noselift (Augmentation Rhinoplasty) and Alar Base Trimming (Alarplasty)

> Noselift using Goretex implant (ePTFE)

ABOUT VAGINOPLASTY

> Vaginal Repair or Vaginoplasty

 

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