Top 3 Breast Implant Warranties

Breast Implant Warranty

One of the things anyone contemplating having Breast Implants should include as part of their initial research is “What Warranties and Guarantee does the Breast Implant company offer”. With the recent issues with the PIP implants you need to know that you are well covered. By asking your surgeon what implants they will use enables you to also question the guarantees and do your own research. You need to know if they are limited or lifetime warranties and what conditions may apply.

Each company will have standard conditions that surgery is preformed by appropriately qualified, licensed surgeons and that they were inserted in accordance with company insert instructions. There will also be situations where they will not be covered such as capsular contracture, wrinkling or rippling.

To save you some time we have done a bit of research on your behalf on Breast Implant warranties from the top 3 most used suppliers of implants who are FDA Approved.

1-Ball

Mentor

Offer limited warranties dependant on the date of the surgery and type of implant use. You can use the Warranty Selector on their site to confirm. The main implants currently used are Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implants that have a “Patient Safe Limited Warranty” This includes a lifetime product replacement policy,automatically applied to all recipients of Mentor Breast Implants. Provides that regardless of age of implant, when confirmed rupture occurs you are still eligible for a no fee replacement breast implant products of any size in similar style. Mentor also offers  additional benefits with the Patient Safe coverage the automatic enrolment, lifetime replacement policy and 10yrs limited to approx $1200 AUD financial assistance for operating room, anaesthesia and surgery charges not covered by insurance.

 

2-Ball

Natrelle by Allegen

If you are a recipient of Natrelle®style breast implants, you will be automatically enrolled in the ConfidencePlus® Standard Warranty. Additionally, you will be offer the ConfidencePlus® Premier Warranty, which represents the next tier of their comprehensive product warranties for out of pocket expenses. Natrelle implants have a lifetime that automatically applies to all recipients of certain Natrelle® style saline and silicone filled breast implant products. Regardless of the age of the implant, Allergan provides product replacement in the event of a deflation or rupture due to loss of shell integrity

 

3-Ball

Sientra

Your Sientra Limited Warranty and Product Replacement Breast Implant Programs include, Up to $3600 toward surgery, if needed due to a rupture within 10 years after your breast implant surgery. Feel safe in the knowledge that you will have Lifetime product replacement if your implant ruptures as wells as free contralateral (opposite side) implant if needed. You should also be aware as with any Breast Implant what is not covered. The common things not covered are  any adverse events other than rupture or if rupture caused by surgical procedure or physical trauma. If the implant has been compromised or removed in anyway to change the size or style of the implant


 

The information we have gathered is all subject to individual conditions and we advise that prior to making a decision on which implants you would like to have that you read and understand the Breast Implant Warranties for you all Breast  Implants.

Breast Implant Surface, Shapes and Profiles

breast implant surface, shape and profile

Until recently, most patients never discussed breast implant shapes or profiles with their plastic surgeons. If you chose a certain size breast implant, you would receive a predetermined amount of forward projection from that size implant. Now, you can choose a breast implant size and, if you like, have that size implant stick out more or less than the base diameter would usually dictate. Choosing breast implant shape may seem complicated since manufacturers have so many styles in their lineups. However, it’s really only a matter of making two choices. The first choice is the breast implant shape; the second choice is the implant profile. Shape refers to the actual shape of the implant, round or anatomical. Profile refers to the distance the implant projects off the chest wall. The third Choice is the the surface of the implant

Shapes


round and smooth implantsBecause women’s breasts take many sizes and shapes, and because goals for breast enhancement vary from patient to patient, there are different breast implant shapes available. For some women, the round breast implant provides the best results; for others, a better choice is an implant shaped like a teardrop. The appearance of breasts is highly affected by breast implant shapes.

 

Considerations include:

  • The patient’s body type
  • The amount of breast tissue the patient has.
  • Breast implant placement
  • Surgical incision choice

Round Breast Implants

Of the two breast implant shapes, the round breast implant is the most common type used for breast augmentation. A round breast implant is shaped like a flattened sphere. Certain types of round implants can enhance the forward projection of the breasts, which would otherwise require larger breast implants with wider bases. For women who desire fullness in the upper poles of their breasts, the round breast implant is a good choice.

Many women choose round implants because they tend to provide the greatest amount of lift, fullness, and cleavage. Some women, however, feel that the results produced with round implants appear artificial, so they seek out more natural-looking alternatives. A round breast implant can have a smooth or textured surface. Due to a round implant’s symmetrical shape, it does not pose the risk of implant rotation. The cost of a round breast implant is generally less than a teardrop(contoured) breast implant.

Tear Drop Breast Implants

As the name indicates, a teardrop breast implant, also known as a contoured breast implant, is shaped like a teardrop. Breasts attain a more gently sloping contour with teardrop breast implants. Although the upper poles of breasts that have teardrop implants are not as full as those of breasts that have round implants, teardrop-shaped implants often provide greater projection by volume. Of the two breast implant shapes, a teardrop breast implant is more expensive than a round breast implant, a consideration for those concerned with breast augmentation cost. A teardrop implant requires a textured surface to prevent rotation because, with teardrop implants, breasts can become distorted if the implant rotates. This is not a concern with round breast implants.

Surfaces


smooth and textured breast implantsAfter you have made the choice to have breast implant surgery, you must decide between two breast implant texture options: smooth and textured. On this page, we describe the differences between the two types to provide you with a better understanding so you can make an informed decision.

There is great debate amongst surgeons which is better. Some studies have shown fewer complications – specifically capsular contraction – with textured implants, but others have shown the opposite. The shells of both saline and silicone gel breast implants are made of silicone elastomer (rubber), and the surface area is either smooth or textured. The main purpose of textured implants is to promote tissue adherence to the irregular surface and hold them into place. Therefore, a textured surface is used with contoured implants because they have a top and bottom, and rotation or movement distorts the breast shape. On the other hand, most round implants have a smooth surface because the breast shape is not affected if the implant rotates in the breast pocket.

 

Smooth Breast Implants

Smooth implants are used in roughly 90 percent of breast augmentation surgeries today. A smooth breast implant is able to move freely in the breast pocket in which it is placed. Many women  eel that smooth implants have a more natural feel and appearance than textured implants. Smooth implants usually have thinner shells than textured implants, which makes them the softer choice of the two. Additional benefits of a smooth breast implant include implant longevity, lower patient cost, and reduced risk of rippling.

Textured Implant

It was originally thought that the textured surface of an implant could reduce the possibility of capsular contracture, a potential complication of breast implants. However, because evidence is not clear and there is no consensus as to whether a textured breast implant actually reduces the possibility of capsular contracture, many doctors prefer to use smooth, round implants. Smooth implants are often placed under muscle tissue in order to help avoid possible capsular contracture.

Textured breast implants have an irregular surface that is intended to hold the implant in place. The scar tissue that naturally forms around the implant conforms to the textured surface and “grabs” the implant to prevent it from being displaced or turning in the pocket, which could result in distortion of the breast shape. A textured surface is used with contoured implants to prevent movement because the teardrop shape is distorted if any rotation occurs. Textured implants were designed to lessen the risk of capsular contracture, which is an excessive contraction of the scar capsule that surrounds the implant, by preventing scar tissue from forming around the implant in a uniform manner. However, studies have proven inconclusive and no firm evidence exists to support the theory that textured implants reduce the risk of capsular contracture.

If a patient requires implant removal due to capsular contracture or another complication, it may be more difficult for the surgeon to remove the implant because of the adherence of tissue to the textured surface. The shells of textured breast implants are slightly thicker than smooth implants.Textured implants are more firm and carry an increased risk of rippling that is visible or can be felt through the skin, especially for women with smaller breasts. There is also a small increase in the chance that the implant shell will rupture.

Profiles


When breast augmentation patients meet with their Thailand surgeons to discuss the many implant options that are available to them, they not only need to decide on a specific sized implant, but determine the amount of forward projection that is appropriate for the patient as well. In the past, implants came with a standard projection, or profile, based on the size of the implant that women choose. Today, surgeons and patients can work together to select an implant that is not only the right size, but also provides the desired projection and cleavage.The most important criterion for profile selection is the base diameter of the breast.

This is easily measured by the surgeon with a calipers or measuring tape. The implant diameter must be less than the breast base, or it will be “squeezed” circumstantially. This will force it to scallop, or ripple around the outer edge, creating a range of other problems. Among these is visible rippling; It has been observed of much less rippling since the high profile implants became available, because the base diameter can be matched more precisely.

Low Profile Breast Implant

low profile implantThe low profile implant shell is wider (larger diameter) and flatter (less height or depth) than moderate profile breast implants. This implant style is commonly used for women who have a wide broad chest frame. The extra width of the implant shell will fill the chest anatomy correctly, achieving a natural look and realistic cleavage. The implant will not project as far off the body as other implant styles, making it the right choice for women who want fullness, but not an overly round and obviously enhanced look. The main criteria used to select low profile implants are the base diameter of the breast and dimensions of the chest. The implant should be smaller than the base diameter of the natural breast mound, which is often substantial in wider framed women.

Moderate Profile Breast Implant

moderate profile implant

The low profile implant shell is wider (larger diameter) and flatter (less height or depth) than moderate profile breast implants. This implant style is commonly used for women who have a wide broad chest frame. The extra width of the implant shell will fill the chest anatomy correctly, achieving a natural look and realistic cleavage. The implant will not project as far off the body as other implant styles, making it the right choice for women who want fullness, but not an overly round and obviously enhanced look.

The main criteria used to select low profile implants are the base diameter of the breast and dimensions of the chest. The implant should be smaller than the base diameter of the natural breast mound, which is often substantial in wider framed women.

Moderate Plus Profile Breast Implant

moderate plus breast implant

Moderate plus implants are a half step compromise between traditional moderate profile implants and popular new high profile implants. The moderate plus profile is perfect for women who want a bit more projection than is typically provided by a moderate profile, but not as much projection as is found with the high profile shell.

Moderate plus describes the distance the implant will project off the chest wall, once they are surgically placed inside the breast.

High Profile Breast Implant

High profile breast implants are a great innovation in breast implant design. First available in the early 1990’s, high profile implants have filled the specific needs of many patients perfectly, helping them to achieve a pleasing breast esthetics and an extremely natural shape and contour. High profile implants have also become a favorite of many cosmetic surgeons and are recommended to many patients due to their excellent surgical results.

High profile implants project the further off the chest wall, when compared to other common implant profiles. The high profile implant will achieve this projection by having a smaller base diameter than an identically sized (in cc’s) moderate or low profile implant shell. By decreasing the diameter of the shell, but keeping the same fill volume, the manufacturer is able to increase the depth or forward projection.

high profile breast implant

High profile implants are perfect for women with a narrower chest frame who still want a considerable size increase during their breast augmentation surgery. Instead of using a wider base diameter moderate implant, the doctor will choose a narrower high profile shell which will suit the patient’s anatomy and project out to accommodate the volume of the filler material. High profile implants are also commonly indicated for patients who are undergoing a combination breast enlargement and donut mastopexy procedure. This modified mastopexy, like many breast lift operations sometimes squares off the breast shape slightly, making it appear wider and less round. The shape of the high profile implant shell restores the rounded shape of the breast, while still allowing the considerable benefits of the mastopexy lift.

While some studies say that these high profile shells reduce visible wrinkling and rippling, the reasoning given is generally incorrect. It is not anything to do with the design of the implant which decreases this noticeable unwanted breast enlargement complication. it is simply a better anatomical fit. Wrinkling and rippling often occurs when a women with a narrow chest frame desires large implants. The base diameter of her natural breasts is smaller than the base diameter of her implants. Obviously, the implant will be compressed and distorted by the small confines of the pocket inside her breast. This distortion causes the wrinkling and rippling which can be so unappealing to many affected patients. By utilizing a proper fitting high profile implant with a base diameter smaller than the natural breast width, the surgeon can guarantee a good fit with no implant shell distortion. The patient’s size request is accommodated by the increase in forward projection creating a flawless augmented, butvery natural looking breast.

Ultra High Profile

Ultra high breast implantUltra High Profile implants available are through Mentor, this implant provides the narrowest base and highest projection. They are only available in Round shape and up to 495cc. Ultra High profile implants are perfect for women with a narrower chest frame who still want a considerable size increase during their breast augmentation surgery. Instead of using a wider base diameter implant, the doctor may choose the ultra high profile if the high profile is not enough projection. This may suit the patient’s anatomy and project out to be able accommodate the volume of the filler material.

There are two ways to increase projection in an implant. The first way is to add more volume to the implant. The other way to add projection is to make the base (diameter) of the implant smaller. Thus for any given volume, a smaller base has more projection. This is what ‘high profile’ implants do—they have a smaller diameter with a higher projection.

 

Breast Implants and Mammograms for cancer detection

mammogram with breast implants

You have now had your Breast Augmentation surgery in Phuket, you  have returned home from Thailand and now all the questions start !!

Many of the questions asked by friends and family on your return you will find trivial but there is one that you should know the answer to as Breast Cancer for Women is a very serious and real subject.

Can breast implants make it harder to find breast cancer during mammography?

Yes. Breast implants can obscure mammogram images, decreasing the ability of mammograms to reveal breast cancer. Still, studies show that mammograms are an effective way to screen for breast cancer in women with breast implants.

Women with breast implants should continue to have mammograms. (A woman who had an implant following a mastectomy should ask her doctor whether a mammogram of the reconstructed breast is necessary.) It is important to let the mammography facility know about breast implants when scheduling a mammogram. The technician and radiologist must be experienced in performing mammography on women who have breast implants. Implants can hide some breast tissue, making it more difficult for the radiologist to detect an abnormality on the mammogram. If the technician performing the procedure is aware that a woman has breast implants, steps can be taken to make sure that as much breast tissue as possible can be seen on the mammogram. A special technique called implant displacement views may be used.

If you have breast implants, you can take steps to make your mammogram more successful, such as:

Find a facility that sees many women with breast implants. Ask your doctor for a referral to a clinic where radiologists have experience performing and reading mammograms of women with breast implants. Ask about the clinic staff’s experience when you make your appointment. You’ll want to know that the clinic obtains special mammogram views in addition to the standard mammogram images to better evaluate the breast tissue.
Speak up about your breast implants at your appointment.When you make your appointment and again when you arrive at your appointment, tell the staff that you have breast implants.

There’s a slight risk that your breast implants may rupture during a mammogram. But the benefits of mammography in the early detection of breast cancer outweigh this risk.

Will the pressure of a mammogram cause an implant to rupture?
This occurrence is obviously quite rare. So, implants should not be a disincentive to getting a mammogram. Some patients ask if ultrasound, which is a gentler procedure, can be used to screen for cancer in lieu of mammogram. The surgical answer is no. Ultrasound doesn’t pick up the minute calcifications of early breast cancer. And it is very operator dependent; results vary tremendously based on who is performing and viewing the image. Ultrasound is an adjunct test used to distinguish between solid and cystic masses or to help assess very dense breasts. The current practice is not to use it as a primary screening tool to detect breast cancer in women without or with breast implants.

Does having Breast Implant increase higher incidences of breast cancer?
No. Many studies have found that breast cancer incidence in women who have had implants is actually lower than that of the general female public. One study from Sweden followed 3,400 women who had received cosmetic breast implants between the years 1965 and 1993. They had an average follow-up of 18 years. The women with implants were found to have a 30 percent reduced risk for breast cancer when compared to women without implants. Another study, this time in the U.S., compared breast cancer incidence rates among 13,000 women who had breast implants with expected rates based on U.S. surveillance. And here too the risk was slightly lower. It’s possible, though many feel not medically probable (or even statistically proven) that breast implants may decrease breast cancer incidence by:

Compressing breast tissue and interfering with its blood supply.
Decreasing temperature in the breast.
Stimulating an immunological response, which helps destroy potential breast cancer cells.

It may be, however, that the apparent decreased incidence of breast cancer in women with breast implants reflects the fact that these women are more likely to be thin (obesity is a significant risk factor for breast cancer). Also, the women with implants tend to be in a higher socioeconomic group with better nutrition, exercise, and cancer screening. They see their physicians, especially the breast specialist more frequently, have more frequent mammograms and better access to medical care than their cohorts who don’t have implants.

When cancer is found in women with implants, is the disease at a later stage?
This has been addressed in another study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which used the data collected from the National Cancer Institute funded Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC). They compared 141 women with augmentation and nearly 21,000 without who were diagnosed with breast cancer between 1995 and 2002. The tumors were diagnosed at a similar stage and size, but tended to be lower grade (less worrisome) for women with breast augmentation compared to those without. The authors concluded that “although sensitivity of screening mammography is lower with breast augmentation, there’s no evidence that this results in more advanced disease at diagnosis compared with women without augmentation.”

Round Breast Implant or Tear Drop Breast Implants

Round Breast Implant or Tear Drop Breast Implants. Just another consideration women need to address when they undertake have Breast Implant Surgery in Thailand what shape do you choose for your implant to get the results you want?

There are  two distinct breasts implants shapes currently available.
Teardrop (anatomically shaped) and round breast implants Implants.

You may ask “What’s the Difference between a Round Breast Implant or Tear Drop Breast Implants “?

There are a number of options women must weigh when considering breast augmentation. Some of the options are more obvious like the decision between incision under the breast or in the arm pit. Others options patients don’t even know exist until their breast augmentation consultation. Women are often surprised to hear that they have options when it comes to the shape of their breast implant. Here we explain the differences between teardrop implants and round implants.

Teardrop Implants: Teardrop implants are contoured and are considered the most anatomical. They are shaped like a natural breast and create a sloped shape when placed over the chest muscles. While these are the most natural looking breast implants, These Tear Drop Implants are designed to maintain their shape and are often called “form-stable” or “gummy-bear” implants. This silicone gel is thicker than the silicone in traditional round implants and can hold a definite shape. The great advantage of the gummy bear implants is the consistency, being thicker internally, which is closer to breast tissue. They retain their form, and they will bounce back to its shape after the movement of the breast.

Teardrop implants are great for women who want a more subtle looking enhancement, without the distinctive upper pole fullness that round implants lend. Their shape makes them ideal for use in reconstructive surgery, ince their graduated shape offers such natural looking results.

Benefit: Teardrop implants are the most natural looking implant they also help with lift to avoid having a Breast lift.

Downfall: If the pocket for the teardrop implant is not created correctly, there is a risk that the implant may flip over leaving the breast looking misshaped. Now with the Texture implant and not the smooth one it is not a common occurrence.

Round Implants: Round implants are used to give women that “Victoria Secret” look. Round implants are the

Round and Teardrop Breast Implant

Side profile Round and Teardrop Implants

traditional and still remain as the most common choice breast implant for women, as they generally give women the most fullness and cleavage. Certain types of round implants can also enhance the forward projection of the breasts. Some women however, feel that round implants are too artificial looking. Women with large breast implants report that others ‘know’ they have had breast augmentation. create soft, round and nicely proportioned breasts.

Round implants can create soft, round and nicely proportioned breasts. with a range of diameters and degrees of projection provides great flexibility in fitting round breast implants to any woman’s breast and body type.

Benefit: Creates full breasts with the greatest amount of cleavage. If they flip or turn in their pocket the shape of the breasts stays the same.

Downfall: appears more artificial than teardrop implants

Ultimately, the decision as to which shape breast implant is going to be right for you is largely based on the look you are trying to achieve. During your breast implant consultation, your surgeon will help you determine which shape implant is right for you by closely listening to your desires for breast augmentation and showing you a number of before and after photos of women who have opted for either round or teardrop implants.

What Size Breast Implant Should You Choose?

choose breast implant size

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Once you have decided to undergo Breast Augmentation  you will have a host of other important decisions to make.

Understanding all the choice involved in have Breast Augmentation Surgery in Thailand does require the patient to spend some time contemplating and discussing with the surgeon what option will be right for their personal circumstances. We have created a page specifically to address all the choices that you may be offered with just the facts as there is no right or wrong options as a lot comes into such as your anatomy, lifestyle, breast feeding options etc. We just want you to have the information so that you can make an informed choice when the time comes.

Deciding what size breast implants to get can be more difficult than you might initially imagine. You might think that, for instance, a D cup is what you want and you can simply tell your surgeon to make you a D cup. However, experts agree that choosing on a breast implant size is more complicated than that.

If you have done your breast implant research, than you know that breast implants are not measured by cup sizes, but rather by CCs, or cubic centimeters. But most plastic surgeons will not ask you how many CCs you want, because that number is often hard for patients to understand, as the results can be affected by things like your natural body shape, rib cage size and shoulder width, for example.

In order to get the results you want, many doctors will ask you to bring in pictures of what you think you would like to look like after the breast augmentation. Do you have a friend that has a bust size and shape you admire? Or do you have a few celebrities in mind that you hope to resemble after the procedure? Bring in as many pictures of these women that you can find to your doctor and explain to him what you find attractive about these women.

The size of the breast is not the only thing that is important when deciding how you want your breast implants to look. You will also have to talk to your doctor about what shape you prefer and how you would like your implants to be positioned.

It may also be a good idea to bring in pictures of women who have breasts that you do not care for. The more vocal you are with the surgeon preforming the procedure, and the more examples you provide, the better the chances are that you will be completely satisfied with the end results of your breast implants.

The #1 reason that women go back for revision breast augmentation is because they wish they went bigger, but bigger isn’t always better , especially if you have a tiny frame. Deciding to have Breast Augmentation in Thailand is the easiest part of the process. Choosing the right size breast implant can take a little longer. The keyword here is YOU. Choose a size that makes YOU happy, not your spouse, significant other, family member or best friend. After all, you’re the one who will be living with this decision.

The Rice Test to Help Decided Implant Size
If you would like to get a visual look at what the different  implant sizes will look like  on you then we recommending doing the “Rice Test” The rice test is a fast and easy way to get an idea of how you would look with different sizes of breast implants. Just follow the on the linked page to make your “rice implants” or “rice sizers,” place inside of a sports bra and begin to get an idea of how breast implants of different cc volumes would enhance your figure.

How Big A Breast Implant Can I Have?

Choosing Biggest Beast Implant

We all know by now that the size of breast implants is measured in cubic centimetres (ccs), and they increase the size of a woman’s breasts on average one cup size every 175 to 200 ccs. It all well an good saying that you would like to go from an A Cup to a DD, but physically can you? This is all determined by your Thailand Plastic Surgeon  based on a number of this one being, your anatomy and chest measurements that he will take during your consultation

Measure chest to get bigger breastimplants

Your key dimension for determining your breast size is the width of your breast. The breast width is measured (in cm) from the cleavage area to the outer part of your breast, next to your arm. This is measured in a straight line and is not curved around the arc of your breast. Most women’s breasts are about 11-14 cm wide.

Once your Surgeon has done your measurement and knows the width of your breasts you can now discuss with them the dimensions of breast implants that would be best for you. An implant slightly narrower or about the same width as the width of your breast is usually a good choice and should fit you well. So, if your breasts are 12 cm wide, you should choose a breast implant with a diameter of about 12 cm. If your implant choice is within 1/2 to one centimeter of your breast width, you should do well. But, it is best to select an implant that is slightly narrower, rather than wider than your breast. So, in the case of a 12 cm wide breast, an implant with a diameter from 11-12 cm should be satisfactory.

Your Plastic Surgeon will refer to a Matrix Sizing Chart for Breast Implants. These are distributed by the Breast Implant Manufactures, all of the available implants are listed in a logical format that allows an easy comparison between the different profiles of implants.

Example Only – May differ from each Manufacture and type of Breast Implant

Implant

Volume (cc)

A Diameter (cm) The Base B Projection (cm) Outward off Chest
120 cc 9.4 2.5
150 cc 10.1 2.7
180 cc 10.7 2.9
210 cc 11.2 3.0
240 cc 11.7 3.2
270 cc 12.2 3.3
300 cc 12.6 3.5
330 cc 13.0 3.6
360 cc 13.4 3.7
390 cc 13.6 3.8
420 cc 14.0 3.8
450 cc 14.4 3.9
480 cc 14.8 3.9
510 cc 15.1 4.0
550 cc 15.4 4.0
600 cc 15.8 4.3
650 cc 16.0 4.5
700 cc 16.4 4.6
750 cc 16.8 4.8
800 cc 17.2 4.9


What limits how big a Breast Implant you should go?

  1. Your current breast size. This matters a lot because you’ve got to have enough existing breast tissue to cover the implant. If you haven’t got a lot to spare, some implants may just be too big to fit.
  2. Your chest and shoulder width. Fortunately, implants come in different base widths so you can get a size that works well with your frame.

Knowing and understanding the dimensional characteristics of breast implants by your surgeon is very important in determining which implant is best for you. In majority of Breast Implant surgery in Thailand, moderate profile implants are used and usually fit the average size patient best. Moderate profile implants tend to create nicely proportioned, natural appearing breasts.

Post Breast Augmentation Massage

breast massage

Breast Implants are a foreign substance. Your body will naturally respond to an implant by creating scar tissue or a capsule. This capsule can become excessive; the results may include:

  •  Reduced size of the implant pocket
  • Restricted movement of the implant within the implant pocket
  • An unnaturally firm feeling to the breasts
  • A misshapen appearance to the breasts

Regular breast massage in the first 6 months following Breast Implant Surgery in Thailand can reduce the potential for these conditions by manipulating your implants so that they can move freely within the implant pocket.

Breast massage can also retain the contour and symmetry of your breasts, or to help gain breast symmetry where one implant may be slightly higher than the other.

When to perform breast massage:

The following exercises are the necessary steps to effective breast massage.

  • Begin the exercises 5-7 days after breast surgery, when it becomes tolerable to do so. Perform the entire set of exercises lying down at least 2 times each day for the first 3 months following surgery. While this may be uncomfortable when you first begin to perform the exercises, it is very important that you begin these exercises early. 
  • After 3 months, if your breasts feel soft and implants are moving freely, you may perform your exercises 1 times per day.
  • After 6 months and every day the first year, if your breasts feel soft and implants are moving freely, you may perform your exercises once per day or every other day.

Should you experience any sharp pain, hot or flushed breast skin, severe tightening or hardness at any time with your breast implants, please consult our office as soon as possible.

Note: In some cases, your Thailand Surgeon may recommend certain directions to not massage your implants. This will be discussed at your first post-op visit 7 days after your surgery in Thailand.

Note: Tear drop, anatomical, and/or textured implants are designed to adhere to the inner capsular tissues and, therefore, massage of these types of implants is not done, unless specified by your surgeon.

Download Breast implant massage instructions

What Do I Expect After Breast Implant Surgery

Breast Surgery recovery

Getting breast implants  or any Breast Surgery in Thailand is a big decision, one that thousand of women make each year. Along with the joy of having larger breasts comes the responsibility of taking care of one’s body. There are many things that you should be considering as you recover from breast augmentation in Phuket.

You need to accept that, the recovery process is just as important if not more than having the surgery, since this is the stage during which the risk of complications can be minimised by the choice you make!

Before you even travel to Thailand to get your breast implant surgery, your Client Manager will help you plan out your recovery, which be done prior to your departure It is important that you do not over commitment yourself to anything beyond resting and recovering, especially for the first few days following the operation, since this is the time when you will need the most rest and assistance from your travel companion or Group surgery coordinator.

Immediately following your breast augmentation, your chest will be wrapped in a tight surgical dressing. While it may be uncomfortable, the snugness is intended to prevent excess swelling.

Your Thailand Plastic Surgeon will place one or more drainage tubes at the surgical sites, which will allow fluids to leave your chest during the initial stage of healing. Upon your discharge from the hospital you will receive instructions explaining how to take care of your incision sites over the coming week until your check up.

You remain in hospital overnight after surgery to ensure you are observed and assistance provided as required after surgery. Besides being in no state to return to your recovery hotel, you will be groggy, heavily medicated and in need of help when performing basic tasks.

Fortunately, you should be able to walk with minimal assistance. In fact, it is always recommended that women get up and take a brief walk every hour or two during the first day after the operation. This will reduce the risk of blood clots.

After your  Breast Implant surgery in Thailand is complete, you will begin the recovery process. It’s important that you take good care of yourself during this time to ensure that your body has time to heal and look its best. Once you have made it through the first 24 hours of your recovery following breast augmentation, you are well on your way to healing and getting back on your feet. Read on to learn what to expect in the days and weeks following your surgery.
THE FIRST FEW DAYS

  • You may experience considerable discomfort. Breast augmentation incision sites can ache or throb, requiring use of prescription medications which will be provided to you at your discharge from hospital
  • Its normal to feel some stiffness, soreness, tenderness or itchiness of the breast during the first two to five days following surgery. Having the assistance of a friend can make it much easier to move around or manipulate objects.
  • You will probably feel fatigued and sore for several days after the breast augmentation surgery, so rest is essential.
  • It’s normal to experience a feeling of tightness in the breast area as your skin adjusts to your new breast size and your breast implants. You may also notice diminished feeling in your breasts and nipples during immediate recovery. Your plastic surgeon may recommend breast massage or other exercises to speed recovery and help alleviate any discomfort.
  • Your surgeon may ask you to wear a postoperative bra or compression wrap, for extra support and positioning while you heal.
  • It is common to experience bruising or discolouration after surgery. Typically, this goes away within days,within a month, post-operative swelling should be all but gone.

THE NEXT FEW WEEKS

  • When can you get up and starting moving again? Most surgeons will recommend doing regular walking and other light, non-strenuous activities within a day or two or surgery
  • Many women have trouble lifting their arms during the first week of recovery. Likewise, your surgeon will likely suggest that you avoid lifting, pulling or pushing anything, as well as exercising or doing anything that involves twisting your abdomen. Such activities can affect the speed at which your incisions heal.
  • It’s best to avoid any strenuous activities that could raise your pulse and blood pressure, or which require strenuous use of your arms and chest.
  • Your breasts may remain swollen and sensitive to physical contact for a month or longer.
  • Your surgeon will be able to provide you with more specific details about the recovery process. Contact your surgeon should any problems occur after your surgery.
  • Important note: If you experience a fever, or noticeable swelling and/or redness in your implanted breast(s), you should contact your surgeon immediately.
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