BREAST IMPLANTS – When Should Breast Prostheses Be Replaced?

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A breast implant or breast prosthesis basically just a bag filled with a certain substance. However, the implant has a long history. This extends the life of the breast implants and greatly reduces the number of possible complications.

The most famous breast implants undoubtedly silicone prostheses filled with silicone gel.

TYPES OF BREAST IMPLANTS

The range of breast implants is large. They can differ in filling, shape, size, profile, and surface and of course also in quality. Good information about the types of breast implants is therefore indispensable.

All implants have a silicone shell, but can be filled differently. With regard to the filling, we mainly distinguish the physiological saline solution, the liquid silicone prostheses, the prostheses with cohesive silicone gel, and the monobloc prosthesis filled with hydrogel.

In addition, there drop-shaped and round prostheses, with a smooth or rough surface. The cohesive silicone gel prostheses are the most recommended by our team of surgeons.

Finally, the size of the breast implants expressed in grams and not in cups, since the latter is after all very subjective. All these options discussed in detail with your plastic surgeon. Of course, we only use 100% safe, medically approved, high-quality breast implants. After the operation, you will receive a card of the prostheses that have been placed.

REPLACING BREAST IMPLANTS – REPLACEMENT OF PROSTHESIS

There is no clear answer to this question so far.

older breast prostheses: it recommended to replace them after 10 years.

For older breast implants, it recommended to replace them after 10 years.

Currently, manufacturers give a 10-year warranty on breast implants. As for the more recent breast prostheses.

Both ultrasound and MRI recommended tests to check the condition of your breast implants.

10 YEAR WARRANTY ON NEW BREAST IMPLANTS

Nowadays, the manufacturers often give a 10 guarantee on their breast implants.
Ultrasound or MRI are the most appropriate tests to check the condition of your breast implants.

WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR A PROSTHESIS EXCHANGE?

There is no additional charge for the removal of the old breast implants. A prosthesis exchange carried out at the same price as an initial breast augmentation. You can always contact Kliniek BeauCare to discuss your prosthesis exchange.

IMPLANT POSITION

Regarding the position of the breast implants during a prosthesis change.

we can state the following: if the breast prosthesis initially placed under the pectoral muscle.

the breast prosthesis also placed under the muscle during the second procedure; If the breast prosthesis placed above the muscle during the first procedure.

The prosthesis also placed above the muscle during the prosthesis exchange.

BREAST IMPLANT SIZE

When replacing breast prostheses, it is easy to keep approximately the same size.

Placing much larger prostheses will again cause a lot of pain after the procedure.
Switching to much smaller breasts forms difficult because the ‘pocket’ that created for the initial prosthesis has reduced.

INCISION

The breast reimplantation incision is preferential in the breast crease as it provides the easiest access route.

BREAST IMPLANTS & CAPSULAR CONTRACTURE

Breast implants very quickly experienced as something of their own. However, this does not prevent the human body from developing capsular contracture in response to those foreign objects.

However, with some breast implants, you run only a minimal risk of capsular contracture after surgery. Another reason properly informed about the types of prostheses.

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