All about anatomical breast prosthesis

Functioning of the prostheses

Composition of the anatomical breast prosthesis

Anatomical breast prostheses are more filled in the lower part than in the upper part.
Anatomical breast prosthesis is used only when it is in silicone gel.

Why choose an anatomical breast prosthesis ?

Anatomical breast prostheses in silicone gel fall partially (indefinite) or completely.
Anatomical breast prostheses do not make a breast round, it gives a natural look.
How to make an introduction?

What is the set position ?

Anatomical breast prosthesis must be posed centrally, indeed any misplacement would give a distorted aspect of the breast.
We can not introduce an anatomical breast prosthesis perfectly by axillary way.

Two possible placements

Anatomical breast prosthesis that can rotate and not be centered by this incision.
We will reserve the introduction of the anatomical breast prosthesis to the areolar and under mammary ways

types of prostheses and their pose

Textures and scars

Different types of textures of the breast prostheses

Anatomical breast prosthesis will either be macro or micro-textured.
To my opinion the macro-texture reduces the risk of rotation.
Anatomical breast prosthesis presents projections and different heights. The volume of the anatomical breast prosthesis will be defined in consultation by making external prostheses or Sizer test in a bra.

Scars of the anatomical breast prostheses

The type of under mammary or areolar scar to introduce the anatomical breast prosthesis will also be decided in consultation.
Anatomical breast prosthesis can be introduced by one of these two ways.
How does the doctor choose the method of introduction of the prosthesis?

According to your choice and your anatomy

The decision of one or the other incision to introduce the anatomical breast prosthesis will take into account your desire, your anatomy (thorax, wide, short or long).
The size of your areola will be a decisive element for the introduction of an anatomical breast prosthesis.

Depending on the volume of the anatomical breast prosthesis

A voluminous anatomical breast prosthesis can be introduced by the areolar way only if the size of the areola is sufficient.
The under mammary way will be used to introduce an anatomical breast prosthesis if the areoles are too small.

How to choose your anatomical breast prosthesis ?

A choice made by the patient and the doctor

A pre-selection during the appointment with the aesthetic doctor

The projection, the height and the width of anatomical breast prosthesis will be defined by taking measurements in consultation. The anatomical breast prosthesis can be placed in pre or recto pectoral.

A choice related to the anatomy of the patient

For the choice of the position of the anatomical breast prosthesis intervenes the thickness of the mammary gland, the thickness of the muscle.
The volume of the desired anatomical breast prosthesis comes into play.
The practice of intense sports of the upper body also determines the choice of the position in front (pre pectoral) or behind the muscle (retro- pectoral, dual plan) of the anatomical breast prosthesis.

The stages of the introduction of an anatomical breast prosthesis

How many consultations to put breast prostheses?

2 consultations minimum to choose serenely

Anatomical breast prosthesis placement requires at least 2 consultations.
At the first consultation : the choice of the round or anatomical prosthesis will be decided. We also choose the type of incision to introduce the anatomical breast prosthesis.
The position and the volume of the anatomical breast implant is also decided.

The final choice of the prosthesis : precaution and preparation of the placement

At the second consultation : the choice of the volume of the anatomical breast prosthesis will be comforted and discussed.
We will check the mammogram of less than two years indispensable before any placement of anatomical breast prosthesis.
Anatomical breast prostheses : for what type of breast?

A natural look for small breasts.

The advantages of the anatomical breast prosthesis are undeniable the very natural appearance from the outset, especially in women with no breast at all.
In case of absence or small breast the shape of the anatomical breast prosthesis is very quickly visible and will give breasts very quickly natural.
A less suitable prosthesis for voluptuous breasts
The anatomical breast prosthesis gives the shape of the breast even more since the breast is naturally small. In the case of a patient already having breast and deciding an augmentation, the shape of the anatomical breast prosthesis is less visible. The anatomical breast prosthesis gives less shape to the breast and the use of this anatomical prosthesis is more questionable.

Complications of anatomical breast prostheses

Turning and rotation of the anatomical breast prosthesis
Rotation or turning of the anatomical breast prosthesis :
It is possible even late even by competent surgeons.
The possible rotation of the anatomical breast prosthesis is a risk during the installation by realization a lodge too large. When placing the anatomical breast prosthesis the lodge must be as small as possible.
You have to tailor.
A prosthesis not recommended for sportswomen
Remember, the anatomical breast prosthesis will not be placed by the axillary way. The risk of rotation of the anatomical breast prosthesis being too great. The anatomical breast prosthesis will be disadvised at the big sports (tennis, basket,…).
The aging of the anatomical breast implant is the same as the round implants.
Monitoring of the anatomical breast prosthesis

  • Ultrasound every 3 years before 40 years
  • After 40 years the anatomical breast prosthesis will be mammographied and ecographied every 2 years as for a breast without anatomical breast prosthesis.

The risk of mammary giant cell lymphoma is the same in case of round or anatomical breast prostheses.