Common Questions About Silicone Implants

Common Questions About Silicone Implants

Some recurrent questions about silicone implants.

  • Is there a difference between various implants, or is one brand as good as another?

    • Yes, there is a significant difference. Silicone implants are a product of technology subject to improvements. It's crucial to choose implants from manufacturers staying up-to-date, investing consistently in research. Surgeons, well-informed about recent innovations, especially in the last 2-3 years, can provide accurate information. If an implant is offered because it has been "on the market for 10-15 years" (translated, the same for 10-15 years), it doesn't necessarily mean it's the best. Advanced implants are often not the cheapest, so attempting to cut costs may compromise the quality of implants.

  • Is it better to place the implant under or over the pectoral muscle?

    • Placing the implant under the pectoral muscle, though technically more challenging for the surgeon, allows better coverage of the implant, resulting in less visibility and palpability. Unless there is abundant fatty tissue, it's generally recommended to place it under the pectoral muscle.

  • How should I behave with a bra after the surgery?

    • It is advisable to always wear a bra as it helps limit the negative effects of gravity over time, especially when the breast is more voluminous (and therefore heavier).

  • Are anatomical or round implants better?

    • What matters is the result. The goal is to achieve a breast that is larger in volume but maintains the shape of a breast and not a ball. Both types of implants can achieve this result, depending on the volume chosen in relation to the anatomical dimensions of the chest and breast. With the latest generation implants, now available in Italy, this issue is mitigated because round implants can also be anatomical due to the high elasticity and bio-dynamism of the silicone gel.

  • How can I achieve a very natural result?

    • The naturalness of the result is inversely proportional to the visibility of the implant. The more visible the implant, the less natural the result. To achieve a natural result, consider:

      • Careful selection of the implant volume in relation to the width of the breast base.

      • Ample tissue coverage of the implant. Placing the implant under the muscle tends to provide a more natural result.

      • Use of soft implants with high elasticity of silicone gel, which better simulate the dynamic changes of the breast.

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