Types of breast implants and their differences

Written by: Dra. Isabel de Benito
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.

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By Dra. Isabel de Benito
Plastic surgery

Expert in breast surgery, Dr. De Benito is one of the professionals with the largest number of breast augmentation, reduction and elevation interventions in Spain and, therefore, is a leading opinion and scientific adviser in breast prostheses at a national level and international, as well as regular speaker at the most prestigious conferences around the world. Thanks to this, the doctor is at the forefront in terms of new advances and techniques related to this type of surgery. During these years she has assumed positions of responsibility in different public organizations such as: President of the Scientific Committee of the European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS), Member of Institutional Relations and Treasurer of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE) and general secretary and deputy secretary of the Spanish Association of Plastic Aesthetic Surgery (AECEP).

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