Breast Implants

Breast implants have an outer pliable envelope enclosing saltwater liquid (saline) or silicone gel (cohesive gel). Saline is much like the fluid that makes up 70% of the human body. If the implant should leak and the saline is released, it can be safely absorbed by your body.
Silicone gel has a more natural consistency and is less likely to rupture.

The Body’s Reaction to Breast Implants

The body will form a fibrous tissue shell, made from collagen, around the surface of the implant. This is called the capsule. Capsule formation is a normal reaction to any implant. In some women, the collagen capsule can contract, causing a condition known as capsular contracture. This results in a firmer, harder breast, which may cause discomfort, pain and deformity. In some cases, some implants deflate or rupture in the first few months after being implanted and some deflate after several years; yet some seem to be intact 10 or more years after the surgery. It is not known when deflation, in the case of the saline implants,  is most likely to happen.

The Surgical Incision and Placement Choices

Usually breast implants are surgically inserted utilizing one of three traditional incisions: the inframammary incision, the periareolar incision, or the transaxillary incision. All of these incisions allow the implant to be placed either submuscular (below one or more chest muscles) or subglandular (between the chest muscles and your breast tissue).

We use a special Technique : The mini-incision

This is a very small incision made in the skin fold below the breast or the nipple (areola), and the breast implant is inserted under all the muscles through this tiny incision, using fine instruments (endoscopes).




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