Anatomically shaped breast implants were developed to obtain the most natural shape possible, with a fine upper edge and the roundest part at the nipple. The implant is filled with cohesive non-liquid gel that retains its shape in all postures.
These anatomical implants also come in a wide variety of heights, widths, volumes and projections, making them easier to choose in relation to the measurements of the natural breast.
Thus you can opt for more filling in the lower part of the breast, more or less rounding of the upper edge, or stronger emphasis of your cleavage. You may discuss all these possibilities with your surgeon.
If the shell of the implant should become damaged (for instance in a car accident), the implant will not leak, as the cohesive gel cannot run out.
Another advantage is that the cohesive gel does not “sweat”, thus giving less risk of capsular contracture. Similarly, a mild capsular contracture will not distort the form-stable shaped implant.
The fine upper edge makes the anatomical implant easier to place in front of the muscle, making it the preferred type of implant to correct moderate breast sagging.
Where possible, placing in front of the muscle has several advantages: the implants can be placed closer together, no distortion occurs when the pectoral muscle contracts, and surgery is less painful.
This small breast volume makes the patient feel insecure, incomplete and inhibited in her day-to-day social contacts or relations at work.
Although a change in breast volume will not be noticeable to other people, it will increase the patient’s self-confidence and sense of self-esteem.
The procedure involves placing a breast implant, consisting of a silicone shell filled with a saline solution or with silicone gel.
The shape of the breast implant may be round or may have more filling in the lower portion. The latter form is the so-called drop-shaped or anatomical implant, which has a more cohesive or compact silicone gel filling.
The implant is placed above and under the pectoralis muscle. In slimmer patients, placement under the pectoralis muscle is preferable in order to make the implant less visible.
Access to the implant site is afforded by a small incision at the bottom of the areola, in the infra-mammary fold or in the armpit area. Anatomical implants in particular are more difficult to place with precision by armpit access incision.
This choice depends on the shape and volume of the breast in its present form, the shape of the patient’s chest, and the patient’s wishes.
Thirty years’ experience with saline-filled implants has shown that most of my patients still prefer this type of implant.
1. Muscle stretching exercises as soon as you are sufficiently awake:
Gently pull back your shoulders five times per hour
Gently raise your arms above your head five times per hour
Paracetamol – Codeine tablets: 1 to 2 every 4 hours, maximum 6 tablets daily
Severe pain: one Voltaren 100mg suppository in the morning and evening
3. Support bandage: It is advisable to wear a slightly tight elastic bandage for 24 hours after surgery.
Resumption of sport: after 3 to 6 weeks
- After six weeks, unless the scar is still red. In that case, the scar should be protected with a sunscreen with high protection factor.
See your doctor for a checkup after six weeks, one year and every five years.
Leeftijd: 24 jaar, B 70 cup, wenst natuurlijke vergroting maximaal een cupmaat meer.
Anatomisch implant 205 cc laag profiel, geplaatst achter de spier. Postop 70 C. Resultaat na 10 dagen bij verwijderen van de hechtingen.
Leeftijd: 37 jaar, kleine 70B cup, wenst volle C tot D cupmaat.
Anatomisch implant 320 cc matige projectie, geplaatst achter de spier. Postop volle 70 C tot D cup.