Augmentation Mammoplasty: Breast Implants
In plastic surgery, breast augmentation is one of the most gratifying types of surgery. Its greatest achievement is obtaining a natural breast in its consistency, movement and shape. The patient in the photograph had mammary hypertrophy and underwent breast augmentation surgery by placing silicone prosthesis.
Female patients mainly recur to breast surgery because they wish to increase their breast size due to aesthetic reasons. But there are other reasons: amastia, or lack of breast development; atrophy, or involution usually related to ptosis or breast sagging; post surgery mammary tissue loss, burns,
Augmentation mammoplasty is applied in patients who have psychic disorders and emotional alterations due to lack or alteration of one or both breasts. It is also used to treat thorax deformities or for reimplantations due to patient’s dissatisfaction with previous implants.
Breast implants should not be used or used taking special precautions in the following cases: recent clinical history of mammary abscesses, important diffuse mammary pain, mastitis or breast tumors, persistent or recurring breast cancer, active infection in a certain body area, history of hemorrhage, immune system alterations, hypersensitivity to strange materials, tissue alterations due to thorax irradiation, excessive resection of the upper pectoral muscle. We strongly advise against its use in patients with psychological imbalance or reluctant to undergo possible further revision operations.
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