What is silicone?

Silicone, or dimethylpolysolixane, is produced as a silicone elastomer, gel or oil. In the medical sphere, silicone is used in a variety of products, such as probes, catheters, tips for puncture needles and pacemakers.In soft tissue surgery implants are used to correct the body contour.

Are silicone implants a health risk?

It is already scientifically proved that silicone is today the best material for making implantable products, serving not only for aesthetic purposes but also for reconstruction of many parts of the body.

Can silicone gel leak?

Compared with first generation implants, only insignificant traces of gel can be found in the capsular tissue. This is because of the proven quality both of the implants envelopes and the filling gel, which is highly cohesive and characterized by low transudation. If you have a polyurethane foam-coated implant, in order to qualify for the product replacement program due to the occurrence of capsular contracture, your doctor should be consulted within 10 years after implantation.

Is the safety of the implants guaranteed?

Yes. For more than 30 years, the safety and trust in silicone implants have been continuously guaranteed by studies and experiences. National and international notified bodies stipulate clear requirements for the manufacture of implants.

Is there more than one type of breast implant?

Yes. Implants can be presented in different forms and coatings to meet the needs of the surgeon and his patients. The Silimed implants come in a smooth, textured or polyurethane foam-coated surface. They can be round or oval, as well as varying in projection.

Where is the incision made for breast augmentation?

Besides the axillary (positioned near the armpit), transareolar (positioned in the middle of the nipple) and periareolar (positioned in the inferior half of the nipple) incisions, the most usual option is the incision made in the inframammary fold (below the breasts).

What about the positioning of the implant?

In breast augmentation surgery, the implant can be positioned either under the glandular tissue (subglandular) or under the muscle (submuscular). In breast reconstruction, the position of the implant will depend on the oncological conditions of the patient. Your doctor will let you know the best position for your care.

Can a breast implant change my appearance?

Yes. Augmenting the breast improves appearance according to the anatomy of the patient. In the case of reconstructions, breast implants can also make the breasts feel and look quite natural. Some studies even point to longer survival in patients who have undergone reconstruction of the breast.

Can I decide on the size of the implant that I want to have?

When you choose a breast implant, many factors have to be taken into account in addition to size. These factors include the desired contour, the pre-operation width of the breast, the volume, projection, width of the thorax and your current physique. After a thorough evaluation, the surgeon will be able to indicate the type of prosthesis that will yield the best results.

Will there be a problem of breast feeding?

The implant implies no changes to breast feeding because it is placed below the mammary gland or below the muscle. Nevertheless, the patient is recommended to wait approximately a year after the period of breast feeding before having breast augmentation surgery.

How should I prepare for my visit to the surgeon?

Ask your doctor everything you want to know. Prepare this conversation by making a list of the questions that come to your mind. It is very important for you to be quite sure of your choice before you have the operation.

What is the useful life of a silicone implant?

Although the limit of the useful life of the implants is not recognized by the scientific community, Silimed defines an average period of ten years as the expected useful life. This parameter can be altered if some reasons justifies it. Today we know of some patients who have worn the same implant for over 20 years without any problems. Patients should be followed up periodically to determine whether the implant need to be replaced.

Silimed's Warranty

Silimed’s warranty in all variety of its products, will follow you from the day of the surgery, during all the way. The reason is simple – Silicone implants are not for the rest of the life and it is important to check it periodically (once in a few years as per doctor’s recommendation) to check its normality. Therefore it is very important to have who will take care of you. Always.
Before the day of the surgery, ask your doctor for a full explanation regarding the replacement program for products.

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