The questions about breast implant selection for breast augmentation are among the common concerns of many women in breast surgery. Among the main questions there are questions such as “What is the best breast silicone implant?”, “What are the most preferred types of breast implants?”, “How should silicone selection in breast augmentation be?” You can find the answers to all your questions about silicone selection in breast augmentation surgery in our article.
In the process of selection an implant (prosthesis) in breast augmentation, suitable silicone prosthesis options are presented for you depending on various body measurements performed by your surgeon. The most appropriate implant selection is made according to your taste and wishes. Analogue simulations can be performed to make a better choice. In general, this method gives a rough preview. 3D simulations should be used for clearer results. After the screening of your body with various 3D devices, the results about how the silicone that you intend to choose will look with and without clothes are demonstrated to the person. Thus, the way to get the closest result to the person’s request is obtained.
1. Breast Implant Size
First of all, we can say that we aim to prevent wrong information in the digital environment related to the subject. Many people can think about what is the most suitable volume for them based on the information they learn from different sources. This thought is wrong. Indeed, the height, body proportions and shape of the rib cage of each woman are different. Therefore, a customized size should be chosen. The silicone implant preferred by an acquaintance of the same height may not seem so ideal on you, because of your body structure. For this reason, it will be helpful to benefit from the 3D devices we mentioned in the previous topic in coordination with your surgeon.
How to Choose the Right Size of Breast Implant?
Breast augmentation surgery is a surgical procedure that is applied to people who have small, empty breasts after breastfeeding and pregnancy, or whose breasts have to be removed due to any disease. The aim is to create the desired breast structure with silicone breast implant and achieve fuller and perkier breast structures. So, how to choose the right size of breast implant? In this article we will be answering this question.
The most difficult part for women who want to have a breast implant after deciding is the dimensions of the prosthesis. First of all, research should be started to find the best physician. After finding the right physician, detailed examination is very important. After your examination, your physician will listen to you and offer implant sizes suitable for your body structure. He/she will ask you to try the tester prostheses and the decision-making phase will begin.
What To Consider When Choosing Breast Implant
- Body structure of the person who wants to have breast augmentation surgery
- The quality of your skin
- Size and diameter of the rib cage
- Sagginess in the existing breast structure
All these items are the criteria to help determine the size and dimensions of the prosthesis to be selected. These criteria will be determined by your physician who will perform your breast augmentation surgery. However, you are the criterion that has the biggest impact which is not mentioned above. You must know very well what you want, what you expect, what kind of breast structure you want. And you should express yourself very well to your doctor. Although your doctor will give you suggestions about implant sizes, it is you, who will determine the implant dimensions.
What To Consider When Deciding The Breast Implant Dimensions? What Should You Pay Attention To?
It will not be enough to see and touch implant dimensions from the outside. It is necessary to live with it for several days to see how it fits under the clothes, to see if it bothers you while sleeping at night. For example, if you like to sleep on your face while sleeping at night, very large prostheses will not be suitable for you. It is not possible to take test prostheses and spend a few days with them. However, you can experiment at home by applying the rice test. In this way, you will understand what you want much better and you will make the right decision with your doctor.
How To Do The Rice Test?
Fill 200 g of rice in a clean sock at home. Tie the sock and place this rice ball inside your bra. You can think of it as 200 gr rice = 200 cc breast prosthesis. If it is less, continue increasing the weight of the rice by 20 g, 30 g or 50 g. It will give the closest result for you to have the image you want by increasing the weight little by little. Note how many grams of rice you like when you put inside your bra and share it with your doctor. Your doctor will then decide on details such as the base diameter, height, and profile of the prosthesis. After everything is completed, surgery planning can be performed.
Bra Selection After Breast Augmentation
Bra selection is important for the person who had breast augmentation surgery. Even those who do not have a breast augmentation surgery can choose the wrong bra; while those who have had breast prosthesis surgery can make even more wrong choices. The ideal bra is determined by the person’s size and cup measurements. The size part is the measure of your chest structure that covers your back. Cup is the measure of the area covered by the breast area. After determining the ideal size and cup size, bras with a cup size of 1 size larger should be preferred in people with prosthetic surgery. The reason is that the width of the breast with prosthetic surgery is slightly larger than other breasts.
We would like to remind you that we are with you in your research of the Best Breast Aesthetic surgeon. Thanks to his extended experience, knowledge and skills Assoc.Prof.Dr.Suleyman TAS will help you determine the right breast implant size which will have a natural appearance, make you happy and boost your self-confidence. If you have any questions and would like to book an appointment you can contact us on +90 543 456 36 93.
2. Breast Silicone Implant Types
There are two different types of silicone prostheses, with different variants in themselves:
A. Teardrop (Anatomic) Silicone Implant
The main advantages of Teardrop silicone implants are;
- Teardrop silicone implants are recommended in women with skinny body types in order not to spoil the natural appearance of the body.
- It is not a general rule, but as the name suggests, teardrop silicone implants are preferred to achieve the shape of the drop in the breast.
- In women with droopy nipples, the teardrop silicone implant gives more effective results by lifting the nipples.
B. Round Silicone Implant
The Main Advantages Of Round Silicone Implants Are;
- Suitable for women whose upper breast is empty and therefore have to use a bra with sponge,
- Solves problems caused by sagging issues more effectively,
- If teardrop silicone is used in women who regularly perform sports such as basketball, swimming, volleyball, silicone slip may occur over time. However, the risk of muscle movements turning the round implant is low, and even if it turns, it is not noticeable due to its shape.
Both types of silicone implants have their own advantages and disadvantages. You can determine the most suitable one for your body structure and taste with your surgeon.
As can be seen, the choice of silicone can vary both according to anatomy and personal tastes. Therefore, the technology and guidance provided by your surgeon will definitely help you in the selection of silicone. Your surgeon will offer you the most suitable options, and you will be able to choose the type of silicone you think suits you the best, and how much cc silicones you will need, according to your subjective taste.
Are Breast Implants Safe?
“Are breast implants (prosthesis) safe?” is one of the questions wondered by many patient considering to have breast augmentation surgery. We wanted to enlighten this issue now.
The safety of implants (prosthesis) designed for breast augmentation is extremely important. Your physician can help determine the type and size of prosthesis suitable for you; however prosthesis isn’t produced by the physician. The company that produces the prosthesis is very important here. In other words, companies and products under the counter should not be preferred.
- The reliability of the company,
- FDA approval accepted worldwide
- Have been working for years
- Designing products by responding positively to expectations and requests,
- It performs production in accordance with sterile conditions,
- Being open to innovations
- Having a wide product range
The features we listed above are the features that a good prosthesis company should have. Implants produced by the company with these features are safe. Your physician is obliged to choose the implants suitable for your body structure and wishes and the safest brand for you.
Does Breast Implant Make Cancer?
Breast implant used from a reliable brand does not carry cancer risk. There are many statements that breast prostheses cause breast cancer. However, these are claims that have not yet been proven. Breast implant products produced with the state of the art technologies don’t cause harm to the human’s health. It is not necessary to change it again after a certain period of time. However, breast prostheses used 20-30 years ago could not be produced at the current safety level due to the technology of that period. And it had to be replaced after a certain time. Using these old type prostheses and not changing them in time can threaten human health and cause feared diseases. Currently used prostheses are designed to stay in the body throughout the life. Therefore, it does not need to be replaced after 10 years or 20 years.
Does Allergy Occur Against Breast Implants?
Silicone material used in breast implants is found in many materials we use in daily life. Deodorants, soaps, hand creams, sunscreens, processed foods, chewing gum and many more products contain silicone. Silicon is the substance that causes the least allergic reaction in the body. This is one of the main reasons why it is used and preferred in the production of the breast implants. Of course, allergy to silicone is seen rarely. If you have an allergic body and have active allergies at the moment, you should definitely share this with your doctor. If your allergy is at a level that can be kept under control, there will be no fear. However, if your allergy is at a high level, your doctor will not approve your surgery for your health. The high level of allergy can react not only to the breast prosthesis, but also to the anesthetic drugs that will be used in surgery or to the drugs that will be used afterwards, and this may risk your health.
How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
The breast implants used today is designed to last lifetime. In fact, the reason that these breast prostheses last lifetime is that the lifetime of the implants is much longer than human lifetime. Therefore, it does not need to be changed after 10 years, 15 years, 20 years or 30 years. However, since the breast prostheses used many years ago do not last a lifetime, they should be changed after the expiration with your doctor’s recommendation. Otherwise, it may threaten your health.
Even if your breast implants last life-long, you may need to have breast surgery in some cases. This situation is not due to the prosthesis. With the influence of time, aging begins and the skin loses its elasticity. Sagging may occur due to the gravity. When this situation becomes unbearable, it can be addressed by the surgical intervention.
Why Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suleyman TAS for Breast Implant Surgery?
Breast augmentation is the second commonly performed aesthetic surgery by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suleyman TAS after rhinoplasty.
As in all surgeries his philosophy is improving the aesthetical appearance of the breasts without giving any injury to the functionality of the breasts and protecting mammary glands.
Moreover, attaining natural results compatible and harmonious with the patient’s unique body proportions.
Dr. Suleyman TAS utilizes the least invasive techniques which doesn’t cause complications in the future. He uses the latest silicone implants in his surgeries with a lifetime warranty.
The breast augmentation is performed by the silicone implants alone or with the combination of fat injection. Fat injection can be helpful in achieving a nice décolleté and smoothing the edges of the implants especially in very skinny patients.
Numerous women have achieved their dream breasts in experienced hands of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suleyman TAS, who helped them gain more self confidence in their social lives.
This is the end of our blog post about the safety of the breast implants. If you have any questions about this topic or Breast Aesthetic surgery in general you can contact us on +90 543 456 36 93.