Certain women choose to have a breast augmentation following a pregnancy, weight loss or aging. A breast prosthesis can be a beautiful and permanent solution to those problems. The shape of the breasts is mainly determined by the skin elasticity and the relation between fatty tissue and glandular tissue. Breast implants imitate quite the shape of natural breasts.
PLACING OF BREAST IMPLANTS : BREAST AUGMENTATION PROCEDURE
A surgeon can insert a breast prosthesis in two different ways. A breast implant can be placed submuscular or subglandular.
Each of these methods has its advantage and disadvantage, which will be discussed thoroughly during your first consultation. A breast augmentation is always carried out under general anesthesia and will take approximately one hour. You may return home the same day, but you should be accompanied.
BREAST AUGMENTATION: THE INCISIONS
Breast implants can be inserted in two ways : through the breastfold or through the areola
BREAST IMPLANT THROUGH THE BREAST FOLD
The incision in the inframammary fold is the most commonly used technique. Also bigger implants can be inserted this way. The scar, which is in the breastfold, will be nearly invisible.
IMPLANT THROUGH THE AREOLA
To insert the implant this way the surgeon will make an incision at the underside of the areola, where it touches the normal skin. The scar will be the least visible this way. The size of the incision will depend on the size of the areola and the size of the implant. If the incision is small, only small implants could be inserted.
” Will breasts move naturally? “
If breast implants are placed in front of the muscle, the breasts will move very naturally. This is less the case when the implants are placed behind the pectoral.
BREAST AUGMENTATION : THE PLACING OF A BREAST PROSTHESIS
Breast prosthesis can be placed in three ways:
THE BREAST PROSTHESIS UNDER THE MAMMARY GLAND (SUBGLANDULAR.)
If there is enough mammary gland tissue, the breast prosthesis can be placed between the mammary gland and the pectoral. This way the breast prosthesis will move naturally. If there is little mammary gland tissue, the patient may sometimes feel the edge of the implant at the top of the breasts. A fluid breast implant may also show wrinkles and there is a greater risk to get capsular contraction.
THE BREAST PROSTHESIS UNDER THE PECTORAL (SUBMUSCULAR)
If the breast implant is placed under the muscle, it is covered with an extra layer of muscle. Thus there is less risk to feel the edge of the prosthesis. This layer puts pressure on the breast implant, which makes the round implant look more oval. Placing the implant under the pectoral reduces the risk of capsulare contracture. The recovery will take more time than with subglandular placing of the breast implant.
BREAST AUGMENTATION : “DUAL PLANE”
Breast surgery “Dual Plane” has become the technique most commonly used for bigger breast implants. “Dual Plane” is the most advanced technique nowadays. The upper part of the breast implant is placed under the muscle.
” Are there any restrictions when using breast implants? “
The use of breast implants is advised against for patients who :
- have an infection which is not treated
- have a faulty immune system
- previously had scarring problems
- have a vascular disorder
- are intolerant for foreign objects or with a history of allergy
- had several unsuccesful try-outs of breast implants
- have health problems in the breast area
- are psychological instable
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