Breast Implants are a type of prosthesis used to augment the shape, structure, and size of the breasts. Usually, the breast implant is done as a reconstructive surgery for a woman who has undergone mastectomy. It is also often done to rectify congenital defects of the chest wall. Some women prefer to get it done for cosmetic purposes. The surgeons cosmetically enhance the size and contour of the breasts. It is a surgical procedure that requires a well-qualified surgeon to perform it. This method is adopted by women who are in the glamour world.
There are three kinds of breast implants in vogue. The filler material used in the implants differs according to the requirements of the patients. The fillers used are mostly silicone gel, saline solution, and composite filler. In all the three types of implants the shell used is elastomer silicone. It is a synthetic polymer which has elastic properties. The silicone gel implant has a silicone shell. This shell is filled with gelatinous silicone gel. The saline solution implant uses a sterile saline solution. While the third one is least common method adopted for the breast implants. The elastomer shell is filled with polypropylene string and sometimes soy oil. These implants are risky and may lead to complications. They are completely banned in Europe and United States. Women prefer to go for silicone breast implants as they feel more real but the doctors advise otherwise. If the silicone breasts start leaking, then they may lead to serious problems.
Breast implants come under the category of cosmetic procedure. Therefore, they are not covered by the health insurance schemes. The cost of the implant ranges from $5000 to $10000. The cost also depends upon the choice of the implant, doctor, and the hospital where it is performed. A woman should have completed 18 and 22 years of age for saline and silicone implants respectively. A woman is not eligible for breast augmentation below the age of 18 as she is still growing and her breasts may continue to grow.
It is advisable to hire the services of a surgeon who has at least performed such surgeries for five years. An experienced surgeon will ensure that the operation does not have any complications. The procedure takes a couple of hours and is done under general anaesthesia. An incision is made under your arms, below the breasts, and around the areola. The implant will be inserted into the incisions just below or above the chest muscle. The amount of augmentation to be done depends on the body of the woman and the kind of implant being used in the procedure.
The woman can resume her daily schedule after a week of surgery. It takes around 6 weeks for the breasts to develop. Breast implants Thailand are a boon for women who have breast cancer. They have to undergo mastectomy which makes them feel depressed. For such women the cosmetic breast implants helps to restore their emotional as well as physical well-being.