The breast implant surgery is used to change the size and shape of breasts. This kind of surgery is performed by women who want more shapely breasts, but not only. In fact, the breast implant surgery can also be used to correct the presence of mammary asymmetries or following a mastectomy.
The patients who resort to this intervention must be 18 years of age to allow the completion of development.
Breast prostheses used in the breast implant surgery can be filled with either silicone gel or saline solution. Externally both of these systems are of silicone. In fact the difference between the various types of prostheses resides in the material contained internally.
During surgery the saline implants are inserted empty in the breast and are filled later with a solution of water and sterilized salt. Silicone implants, however, are placed in the breast already filled with silicone gel.
Since the breast implant surgery is mainly used for aesthetic factors, many women prefer the silicone gel implants because breast look more natural with these than with saline implants.
As regards the operation, silicone implants require an incision more extensive than salt implants and consequently a larger scar. In both cases, the incision site is agreed with the surgeon before the operation.
With modern interventions of breast implant surgery the implant is usually inserted behind the mammary glands so patients retain the ability to breastfeed their children in the future.