While some women want and need to reduce breast size, others want to increase breast size and neckline. After all, we live in a tropical country, where the warm climate provides the body exposure and bulky breasts are a desire of nine out of ten women.
The solution lies in the implantation of silicone prostheses in the breasts, very common nowadays. After the United States, Brazil is the second country where silicone breast implant surgery is most performed and the degree of satisfaction among women who perform this procedure worldwide is very high.
The modernization of the prostheses and the evolution of the surgical technique have significantly improved the safety and the result of the implant surgery of silicone prostheses in the sinuses. Despite this, there are still many doubts about their placement.
The most common ones are: where will the incision be? What will the scar look like? Will I be able to change the silicone prostheses to a greater or lesser extent later? Will I be able to breastfeed normally? Will I lose feeling in my breasts?
According to plastic surgeon Rodrigo Mangaravite, who attends in Ipanema, in Rio de Janeiro, the implantation of silicone prostheses in the breasts is indicated for patients with small breasts or who, after breastfeeding, had reduced breast volume. In cases of excess sagging or congenital breast asymmetries, mastopexy or breast lift is recommended in the same surgical procedure. The main purpose of this procedure is to increase the size of the breasts, improving their consistency and shape, respecting the ratio between the volume of the new breast and the size of the thorax for a harmonious result.
The surgeon will choose the best way to make the incision when talking to the patient. Some make the incision in the lower part of the breast, in the groove formed between the breast and the thorax. Others prefer the periareolar, a half-moon in the areola. Still others, a small incision in the armpits.
According to Dr. Rodrigo Mangaravite, the implant of silicone prostheses in the sinuses can be done between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle; Between the pectoral muscle fascia and the pectoral muscle; Or between the chest muscle and the chest wall, depending on the thickness of the skin and the amount of breast tissue available to cover it.
Dr. Rodrigo Mangaravite explains that there are several types of silicone implants and for each patient there is an ideal breast implant, which will be chosen according to the biotype and after a thorough examination of the width, projection and height of the breasts. With the evolution of prosthesis manufacturing technology, they are much more resistant and the prosthesis is predicted to be for life.
Between an hour and three hours. It is worth mentioning that Dr. Rodrigo performs all his surgeries with all possible attention and calmness. Following an individualized surgical plan minutely for each patient, using all their technical capacity and resources to arrive at the best possible result, and only then, the surgery can be finished. Dr. Rodrigo only leaves the surgical center when he is sure that he has reached the maximum, the desired result.
Generally, after the implantation of silicone prostheses in the breasts a dressing is left for 24 hours and then the special bra should be used. Some doctors, and in some cases, use a drain for 24 hours to 48 hours. The breast takes three to six months to gain its definitive shape.
The post-operative breast implant surgery of silicone prostheses is usually painless. Generally, the mammary prosthesis placed below the muscle is more painful than the one placed above.
Wear seamless surgical bra from two weeks to a month, including sleeping, to protect and support the breasts, allow for the perfect healing of the tissues and accelerate the reabsorption of the swelling.
Avoid raising your arms above your shoulders for two weeks. Do not sleep on your breasts for at least 45 days, nor make too much effort or carry weight. For breast implant silicone implant surgery are worth all the recommendations made for breast reduction surgery.
Before surgery, the patient should have an ultrasound or mammogram to check for suspicious lesions. After surgery, the patient can and should continue to have mammograms for the control and prevention of breast cancer, always with a specialized radiologist who will use special techniques for those who have breast implants. Therefore, it is important to inform your use at the time of the exam.