Types of breast implants and their differences

Written by: Dra. Isabel de Benito
Published: | Updated: 21/02/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

breast implant surgery Breast implants are prostheses are inserted into the breast during breast augmentation intervention. They consist of two parts:

The content provided silicone gel formed by highly cohesive. A material that does not flow, but in case of breakage of the prosthesis, compact remains in place and does not contact with other body tissues.

Cover with layers and composition sufficient to produce no breakages and keep all content.

Cover rough: higher quality implants are rough and not smooth coverage. This type of cover is that form tiny tubules that allow scar tissue to grow and integrate the prosthesis in the body. Using rough cover reduces the risk of capsular contracture, the most common complication of breast augmentation operations.


Choosing breast implants

The choice of implant is a crucial factor in this type of plastic surgery , because it depends on the final appearance of the breasts, as well as their durability and safety.

Medical and technological advances have multiplied and perfected types of breast implants, so they are more durable, natural and consistent with the preferences and characteristics of each patient. According to variables, breast implants can be classified as follows:

Round: its shape with round base and volume distributed throughout the breast, provides some more volume in the upper part of the breast.

Anatomic: its teardrop shape, with greater amount of gel at the bottom, provides a more natural look with more volume in pores below.

Prosthesis with 2 types of gel with different cohesividades. This type of implant is very useful in cases seeking also perform a breast lift or breast reconstruction surgeries.

It should also assess the weight of the prosthesis. The materials used as implant volume weight influence the skin must withstand. Therefore, a heavy implant is not advisable.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Isabel de Benito
Plastic surgery

Dr. Benito has been president of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS). It is a reference doctor specializing in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He has over 10 years of experience and his tenure as surgeon combines with teaching at the Military School of Health in Madrid from October 2007

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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