Breast Implants

Plastic surgeons agree that breast implant surgery is one of the most common and popular methods of breast augmentation.

Patients usually are concerned about the outcome of the surgery; however, by choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon, these concerns will be resolved.In breast implant surgery, incision options and type of breast implant placement vary based on the type and size of the breast implants and patients’ goals and expectations.

Breast Surgeon

For a breast implant surgery, choosing the best implant is of a great importance because if this surgery is done by a novice surgeon, it can result in asymmetrical breasts or dangerous side-effects which would threaten your health. Be sure to discuss your goals and expectations with your surgeon at the consultation session before your surgery.

After examining you, he/she will determine that which type of implant is appropriate for you.

Types of Breast Implants

 

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel, which is used in different degrees of adhesion and consistency. This type of implants can often create a more natural look and feel to the breast, like breast tissue. If the silicone implant leaks, the gel may remain within the implant shell, or may escape into the breast implant pocket.

Saline Implants (Sterile Salt Water)

These implants have a silicone outer shell filled with a sterile saltwater solution. If a saline implant leaks, the solution will be absorbed and expelled by the body naturally. Saline implants tend to feel firmer than silicone implants.

Incision Options in Breast Implant Surgery

  • Incision around the belly button
  • Incision around the nipple
  • Incision in the armpit
  • Incision in the fold under the breast

Incision around the belly button: this method is possible only in certain cases and can only be made when saline implants (sterile saltwater) are used. This method is the difficult one.

Incision around the nipple (areola): this method is appropriate for those who want to undergo breast implant surgery in conjunction with a breast lift. This method is the best option.

Incision in the armpit: this method doesn’t cause any incision on the breasts, that’s why most people prefer it. But the problem with this method is that implant may be positioned above the place where it is to be placed.

Breast Implant Placement

Breast implants are commonly used with young women with small breasts, and in most cases are placed under the breast tissue.

With breast implants women who has small breasts can resolve their breast ptosis (sagging of breasts) without undergoing breast lift surgery. In these cases, breast implants can be placed under or over the pectoral muscle.

If the aim of the surgery is to reconstruct the breasts following breast cancer treatments, breast implants must be placed directly behind the breast tissue. If we place breast implants over the muscle, it is likely that implants leak and complications occur because there is no breast tissue. However, when the surgery aims at improving breasts appearance, breast implants can be placed anywhere in the breasts depending on the size of them, degree of enlargement desired, and physical condition.

Good Candidates for Breast Implant Surgery

Breast implants enhance the size, shape, or fullness of the breasts. This surgery is suitable for improving the symmetry of the breasts and can lifts the breasts slightly. Saline solution and silicone gel are used as filler materials.

People can get breast lift along with breast implant surgery. good candidates for this surgery are women:

who are unhappy with their small breasts.

Who have asymmetrical breasts.

Whose breast size is reduced after weight loss.

Who have loose and sagging breasts as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, or weight loss.

Recovery After Breast Implant Surgery

Today, dissatisfaction of the breast size and shape is a common reason why people undergo breast implant surgery. This surgery can restore the breast size and shape after pregnancy, weight loss or breastfeeding, while the person should note that necessary actions are not finished after the surgery and its aftercare is very important.

After transferring the patient to the recovery room, she should be monitored in terms of stability of vital signs and physical health.

The patient can go home the day after surgery. They will be recommended on how to care for their breasts and deal with their surgical wounds, and medications will be prescribed to relieve pain and minimize the risk of infection.

At home, the patient may feel dizzy and confused, and also experience nausea and/or vomiting due to anesthesia medication, so it is recommended that you arrange for a person to stay with you in the first 24 hours after surgery.

The person you have chosen to look after you, should be informed about what you are going to do and it is suggested that you bring him/her with you to the consultation session with your doctor.

Types of Breast Implants

Types of Breast Implants

There are different types of breast implants defined by their shape, size, and filler material.

Breast implants come in two shapes:

Teardrop or Round Implants

Teardrop (anatomic) implants are fuller and project more from the bottom, creating a natural look, but they are for a very specific type of patient. Round implants are full and symmetric. Generally speaking, most women prefer the shape and overall look of round implants.

Breast implants are divided into categories based on their filling materials:

Saline Implants (sterile salt water)

Saline implants have an outer silicone shell filled with sterile salt water. This type of implants was used more in the past.

Silicone Implants

This type of implants is most commonly used and popular. These implants are filled with silicone gel.

Breast Implant Surgery Post-Operative Care

  • Avoid driving for one week following surgery.
  • Avoid any strenuous household chores for three weeks.
  • Take your medications as prescribed
  • Take pain medications prescribed by the doctor to control pain
  • Refer to the doctor for removing stitches and checking the implants.

Breast Implants and Breastfeeding

Breast implants are usually placed under the chest muscle so breast implant surgery will not affect breastfeeding. However, the extent to which breasts changes and their size increase and return to their pre-breastfeeding size or shape after breastfeeding ends depends on the amount of atrophy, change in size, and duration of breastfeeding.

Who Can Undergo Breast Implant Surgery

  • Women who are in good general health.
  • Non-smokers, and if you are a smoker, you should quit for at least four weeks before and after surgery.
  • Those who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, and women who are breastfeeding should wait for up to 4-8 weeks after the end of breastfeeding to reach their accurate breast size.
  • People who want to increase their breast size.

Type of Rhinoplasty

Fleshy nose surgery

Fleshy noses have thick skin and do not reveal the details of their bony structure and cartilage. These noses have thinner and weaker cartilage. In this type of surgery, the surgeon reshapes the nasal tip and refines the sides of the nose to achieve a good result. He/she uses new techniques to make a support for the nasal tip and prevent it from dropping because there is a possibility of deformation of the lower part of the nose after surgery.

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Bony nose surgery

Bony noses generally have thin skin or medium-thickness skin and stronger cartilage, so small alteration in the structure will bring remarkable changes. Swelling after surgery will be less severe in a bony nose than a fleshy nose. In bony noses, the surgeon must perform rhinoplasty with utmost delicacy so that there would be no asymmetry in the final result. Generally, choosing an experienced and skillful surgeon will be the most important step in achieving the desired result from a boney nose surgery or a fleshy nose surgery.

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Fantasy nose surgery

A beautiful nose is an important factor that affects the attractiveness of a person. Fantasy or dolly nose has been very popular among women over the recent years. In a fantasy nose surgery, the surgeon makes the nose upturned and smaller much more than normal. It is suitable mostly for girls with small faces and produces a favorable result mostly in bony noses. People considering fantasy nose surgery should note that if their face and facial features are large, this surgery will not be a good option for them and it will cause them to be dissatisfied.

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Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty, also called secondary rhinoplasty, is done when an individual has breathing problems or is not happy with the appearance of his/her nose after previous rhinoplasty. This type of rhinoplasty takes longer than a primary rhinoplasty. The procedure sometimes takes up to four hours. Having a revision rhinoplasty not long after the first surgery would turn a minor problem into a disaster. Therefore, those patients who are not satisfied with their surgery, must wait until their nose is fully healed before operating again. This may take at least 10-12 months.

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Natural nose surgery

In a natural nose surgery, the surgeon applies smaller changes to the nose to make it more proportionate with other facial features. It means that he/she does not make the nasal tip upturned and the nasal bridge too curved. In this type of nose job, the angle between the nasal tip and the upper lip is not too wide and there is no sign of operation on the nose.

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