A breast implant is a medical prosthesis used to augment, reconstruct, or create the physical form of breasts.
The prosthesis can be inserted (incision) in the axilla (armpit) or by the areolar (lower part of the areola).
The choice depends on your body type (size of areolas, breasts and position of your choice).
The position of the prosthesis (in front or behind the muscle) is independent of the first way. (A axillary prosthesis may be ahead or behind the muscle as well as a areolar prosthesis).. Let your surgeon guide you.
There are 2 basic shapes of breast implant to choose from: round or anatomical.
Round: Round implants are the most common implants as they generally give women the most lift, fullness and cleavage.
Anatomical: Unlike a round implant, a “shaped” implant by design has a top and a bottom (it is tear-drop shaped) which may appear more natural in some women.
ONLY A PREOPERATIVE EXAMINATION with your surgeon allows the choice of the surgical approach, the position of the prosthesis and its shape.
Patients are reviewed at 8 days, one month, one year (at any time in case of problems).
After this time the monitoring is done by your gynecologist which is addressed systematically the operative report.
Mammograms and ultrasounds are not more frequent than on a patient without prosthesis. The presence of a prosthesis does not interfere with the monitoring of the breast. We tend to recommend an ultrasound every 2 years.
ALLERGAN, PEROUSE or CEREPLAS. These prostheseshavean international reputationand a recognizedmanufacturing quality. In case of leakage the agreementwith the manufactureris to change theprosthesis (for a period of10 years)
Surgery: pain and swollen breast for a few days.
You will have to wear a medical Bra for 1 month, with a band (contenseur) which brings the breasts into the right position.
In case of retro pectoral positioning breast is firmer for longer.
Breasts will become smooth after about 2 months (15 days to 3 weeks with retro glandular technique)
Short term: Hematoma In the medium and long term: Capsular Contracture, usury of the prosthesis.
A prosthesis can be placed through the areola or armpit.
Once introduced into the body it can be placed behind or before the muscle.
The prosthesis can be round or anatomical. Retro pectoral prosthesis can be completely or partially behind the muscle (Oual Plane).
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