Where are you going to place my prosthesis?
There are many areas for a possible breast implant placement, such as submuscular (under the muscle), subglandular (under the gland), subfascial or in mixed planes. Therefore each patient evaluates with our advice, which one of all suits best their particular case. We place retro muscular implants in most cases (95%) because of the short and long term benefits patients will have.
Do prosthesis should be replaced every 10 years?
Generally, manufacturers recommend changing the implants every 10 years, but it has been demonstrated that implants should be removed or changed whenever there is contracture or encapsulation or when they require a little more volume.
Through where are you going to place my prosthesis?
The access that I frequently use is the periareolar. In case there is excess skin, we make a vertical or an areolar scar, which is the circular form.
Do I need to take any breast exam before surgery?
Yes, we recommend having a previous study of the breast to know its status, and to serve for comparison and control, for the subsequent checks with the gynecologist.
Can there be hematoma, seroma and infection?
Hematomas, seroma and infection are not frequent, and if they happen, the hematomas and seromas are evacuated at the time they appear, and if there are infections, the implants are removed, the patient is submitted to treatment and after 3 months new implants are placed.
What is seroma?
The organism makes a local reaction to a foreign body or by friction which can be over time because of the dead space of some implants that don’t adhere to the tissue. There currently exist polyurethane implants that minimize seromas and encapsulation.
Why don’t they look natural at the beginning?
There is usually a process of edema and swelling, but breasts become more natural as days go by.
What is capsular contracture or rejection?
It is when the body heals at an exaggerated and hard way over the implant, leading to its deformity and in certain cases causing pain. It occurs in less than 2% of cases and has a solution.
Can I breastfeed after my surgery?
The implants manufacturers do not recommend breastfeeding, but usually most patients breastfeed their children a year after surgery
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