Breasts augmentation is used to improve corporal shape when breasts are too small, also to solve the loss of volume after pregnancy , and in other people to give harmony and correct asymmetries between both breasts . In some cases, breast augmentation is used to reconstruct one or two breasts after suffering from cancer or any type of accident.
The most frequent way to insert the implant is through an incision in the lower part of the areolas that allows to place the implant in a retromammary or retromuscular position; this location shall be determined by the surgeon depending on the breast characteristics. This surgery lasts approximately one hour; it is ambulatory and the patient can start activities on the fourth day.
A mammary implant is a silicone bag filled with a liquid substance (saline solution) or gelatinous (silicone) that gives volume. The surface could be smooth or wrinkled (textured), this last one has shown to have a lower incidence of capsular contracture. Silicone gel implants are the most common used and it has been proven to be the safest material not producing any serious disease, such as mamma cancer or autoimmune diseases.