Prosthesis implants give our patients the opportunity to correct the volume and shape of the breast as needed or desired.
There are several categories for the patient to choose from:
1. The Nature of the Iimplant: Silicone, Saline or Polyurethane implants
2. The Shape and Size of the Implant: round, anatomical, asymmetric, high or low profile
3. The Position of the Implant: behind of in front of the muscle, sub mammary, etc.
4. The Implant Method: The incision leaves a scar that varies according to the type of incision: periareolar, transaxillary & inframammary.
In light of all these choices, how can one decide?
A few years ago surgeons adopted a technique called Prosthesis. In this procedure an artificial limb is surgically placed in front of the muscle using a periareolar incision. Today, a deep understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of each technique allows us to choose the suitable method in light of the personal expectations of the patient as well as the morphology and shape of her existing breasts.
We can offer you exact specifications to cater to your individual case through our diversity of shapes, coupled with a wide variety of volume, including the type of implant. That is why this procedure requires lengthy consultations with our trusted professionals accompanied by meticulous clinical exams that are necessary to guarantee a successful operation, and outcome.
Before the patient can undergo this procedure a blood test, pre-anesthetic consultation, and pre-surgical mammography are required. The duration of this operation ranges from 60 to 90 minutes, during which the patient is under general anesthesia. During the recovery period, the patient may feel some pain, which varies depending on the type of Prosthesis; if it is placed behind the muscle the pain is stronger than if it is put in front of it.
Post-surgery the patient is hospitalized for 24 hours before returning home. Four to five days after the operation the bandages will be removed and a bra must be worn at all times for a period of two months. The patient may resume activity in 10 to 15 days.
This surgical intervention aims at reducing the volume of the breast and correcting ptosis which is the dropping of the breast, in order to get a breast size, and shape that is proportional to the body and the morphology of the patient.
Several breast reduction techniques are available. The appropriate technique is chosen based on the pre-surgical condition of the breast and the morphology of the patient. Hence, a technique that suits one patient may yield uneven results in another.
This intervention removes excess glandular tissue, after which the skin is contoured. The procedure involves removing excess skin to ensure good posture and shaping of the breasts. The surgery is concluded when the skin is sutured leaving a scar. The reduction is kept in proportion to the morphology of the patient and her expectations.
1) Inverted T-Incision
Used in cases of hypertrophy or large pendulous breasts that includes three components. The first is the periareolar incision, surrounding the areola between the brown and white of the skin. The second is vertical, between the lower pole of the areola and the sub mammary line, and the third is horizontal and hidden under the sub mammary line.
2) Vertical Incision
In cases where the hypertrophy and the ptosis are moderate, we can proceed with a vertical incision that prevents a transversal scar on the sub mammary line, and limits scars to the periareolar and vertical sides.
Nowadays, the priority in these types of procedures is to minimize scarring as much as possible while maintaining the shape and lasting form of the breast. This procedure overlooks the fact that the mammary gland is annexed to the skin, serving as its only support, making it a natural bra for the breast. We strive to give the breast the most natural look possible by placing the scar on the sub mammary line keeping it perfectly hidden from the eye. Only a clinical exam can determine the most suitable technique for the patient, considering both aesthetic and medical purposes. Our goal is to help the patient eliminate back pains caused by this problem.
The breast reduction procedure requires a pre-anesthetic consultation, blood tests, and a mammography. The patient is hospitalized for 48 to 72 hours depending on the extent of the hypertrophy. The duration of the procedure can range from 2 hours and 30 minutes, to 3 hours and 30 minutes according to the technique used. General anesthesia is required throughout the procedure although the pain is moderate and disappears quickly after the procedure has been done. It takes 15 to 21 days for scars to heal and the patient is required to wear a bra day and night for 2 months. The patient may resume activities as soon as 10 days later, and up to 21 days at the most.
This surgery consists of contouring the sagging breast by tightening the surrounding tissue and glandular tissue. The skin envelope is then adapted, which is done by removing excess skin in order to support the breast contour and reshape it. The incisions made on the areolas are sutured, which is accountable for the degree of the scarring, this varying from patient to patient depending on the extent of the ptosis.
When the ptosis is linked to mammary hypoplasia, it is recommended that we place prosthesis in order to give the breast a more pleasing volume.
This type of intervention is called plastic prosthesis. It is basically combining two procedures into one. The first part is adding the prosthesis in order to increase the volume of the breast and the second part is correcting the sagging of the breast. The prosthesis in itself is not enough to lift sagging breasts, and in fact it can accentuate the ptosis because of the increase of volume and weight of the breast itself.
Similarly to the mammoplasty procedure, this surgery requires a pre-anesthetic consultation, blood tests, and a mammography. The patient is hospitalized for 48 hours depending. The duration of the procedure can range from 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes depending on the technique opted for. General anesthesia is required throughout the procedure although the pain is moderate and disappears quickly.
It takes 15 days for scars to heal and the patient is required to wear a bra at all times for 2 months. The patient may resume activities 10 days to 15 days later.