rate of breast implantation surgeries for cosmetic purposes are greater in
number than for reconstruction after mastectomy in breast cancers. Last year
alone, around 300,000 procedures of breast reconstruction for cosmetic purpose were
performed. One has to learn everything before undergoing the breast implant
is a complete guide to know about breast implants, their risks, safety,
Types Of Breast
the breast implants have soft silicone sheeting that acts as the outer shell.
The filling is made of saline or silicone gel. Silicone gel gives more natural
are 2 types of breast implants namely
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are filled with a thick sticky fluid that is very similar to human fat called
the silicone gel. It can be implanted on women of age 22 years and above for
breast augmentation. It can be used on women of any age for breast
Saline Breast Implants
tissues are used in certain breast reconstruction procedure. After some days,
they grow and reach its maximum size. At this time saline solution are injected
into the implants. The implants become enlarged and stiff. This procedure is
called Saline Breast Implant.
Risks Of Breast
Saline and silicone implants have similar risks. They are as follows
- The surgery might leave
a scar. It will distort the shape of the breast
- Very rarelypatient
might face pain
- The surgical wound
might get infected if not taken care well.
- The implant might get
infected after 10 years. Though this is very rare. Many doctors recommend
exchange of implants after 10 years to avoid infection. However, regular
checkups and proper care prolongs the life time of the implants.