What Are The Types Of Silicone Implants? Are There Any Differences In Their Shape, Size, Or Touch? Should The Silicone Be Placed Behind Or In Front Of The Pectoralis Muscle?
Silicone implants are categorized in two including anatomic, i.e. drop-shaped, and round. Anatomic silicones are narrow on the top and wider at the bottom. The challenge in placement of them, and their probability to move within the body, i.e. rotation may lead to late problems related to these prostheses. And they may fail to be useful for women who want to have upper pole fullness. Here it is highly important that the physician decides the type of the prosthesis in consultation with the patient.
Silicone implants are divided into two including smooth surfaced and rough in terms of their shell structure. There are publications asserting that rough-surface silicones lead to less capsule formation.
Silicone implants are divided into two including water-filled and gel-filled. Salt water-filled ones can generally be inserted in the body before being inflated, and therefore can be put from the armpit or even the button belly. However, since the gel-filled ones that we use more often can only be implanted from the nipples or the lower fold of the breasts.
Silicone implants can vary greatly in size. Size, volume, and projection (height) can be different depending on manufacturer.
Silicone implants can be implanted behind or in front of the pectoral muscle or under the sarcolemma. Thickness of the breast tissue of the patient will determine where the surgeon will implant the prosthesis.
In breast enlargement operations with silicone implants, we generally decide jointly with the patient the size, shape, implantation spot, and body entry-spot of the prosthesis.