WHICH TYPES OF INCISIONS ARE USED FOR BREAST AUGMENTATION?

In addition to the axillary incisions (positioned close the armpit), transareolar (positioned in the middle of the areola – nipple) and periareolar (positioned in the lower half of the areola), the incision in the inframammary fold (under the breasts) is the most widely used option.

WHAT IS AUGMENTATION MASTOPLASTY?

A mastoplasty is a surgery for breast augmentation, which can be carried out for aesthetic or reparatory purposes. Nowadays, this procedure is one of the most widely used in plastic surgery.

CAN THE SILICONE IMPLANT INCREASE THE STRETCH MARKS AND BLOOD VESSELS OF THE BREASTS?

Yes, with a sudden increase of the breasts, pre-existing stretch marks can become more prominent. However, when the surgeon respects the proportions of the breast, type of skin and volume of the implant, the risks decrease.

WILL THERE BE ANY PROBLEM RELATED TO MY ABILITY TO BREASTFEED?

The implant does not cause changes in breastfeeding, since it is placed either behind the mammary gland or behind the muscle.

However, it is recommended that the patient waits for a period of approximately one year after stopping to breastfeed, to undergo a breast augmentation surgery.

IS THERE MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF MAMMARY IMPLANT?

Yes. Implants can be presented in several shapes and coatings, in order to meet the needs of the surgeon and the patients. Silimed implants present smooth, textured or polyurethane coated surfaces. They can be round or anatomical and also vary in profile.

WHAT ABOUT THE POSITIONING OF THE IMPLANT?

In breast augmentation surgeries, the implant can be placed either below the glandular tissue (retroglandular) or below the muscle (retromuscular). In breast reconstruction, the positioning of the implant will depend on oncologic aspects of the patient. Your doctor will give you information about the best position for your case.

CAN A BREAST IMPLANT CHANGE MY APPEARANCE?

Yes. Breast augmentation improves the appearance according to the biotype of each patient. Breast implants can also provide sense to the touch and a quite natural look to the reconstructed breasts.