The silicone prosthesis is, for many women, a desire, but the size is always a reason for doubt in the process that precedes the surgery.
Over the years, prostheses have undergone several changes, especially because of society’s behavior. In the 1980s, for example, women preferred small breasts and many resorted to breast reduction.
But it was in the 90s that silicone prosthesis surgery gained momentum. Initially, the preference was for 200ml. However, there are currently several size options on the market.
Understand prosthetic sizes
The position of the prosthesis influences the size. This is because each implantation site requires a certain technique and only a qualified professional will know the most appropriate position.
For example, when the patient has more fat and there is enough skin, the implant is usually done over the muscle. On the other hand, when there is not so much fat, the prosthesis is placed under the muscle or by mixing the two techniques.
Below, understand a little more about the positions and the main implementation techniques:
Submuscular: prosthesis located between the muscles and the walls of the thorax, one of the positions that allows good control of bleeding during surgery, with minimal postoperative pain and discomfort;
Subglandular: in this case, the prosthesis is below the mammary glands and above the muscles. In this way, the dissection is a little more difficult, making the surgery more time consuming;
subfascial: the prosthesis is on top of the muscles, but under the fascial layer and the mammary glands, recommended for thinner patients or with a history of breast cancer, requiring a barrier between the skin and the implant.
Consider your biotype
The biotype is another factor that influences the choice of the ideal prosthesis. For example, a volume of 300 ml will be small in a woman with a broad chest, while in another patient with a smaller stature it may be exaggeratedly large.
Even some large prostheses in small women can make the impression that she is overweight.
There are also some physical factors that limit the size of prostheses, such as little space for the implant, which can assume a very artificial format, in addition to causing discomfort. Therefore, there are some criteria to be evaluated, such as:
It is also worth considering the symmetry of the breasts. Some women feel uncomfortable about this, despite being a very common feature. In this case, adapting prostheses of different sizes in each breast can solve the problem.
Skin sagging must be considered in this choice, as well as pregnancy and a great loss of weight, since they are factors that can lead to certain aesthetic changes in the region.
In some cases, when there is breast drooping, the professional may recommend a larger prosthesis, occupying the entire area and avoiding excess skin. In addition to sagging, there are other related factors such as the possibility of stretch marks and the artificial appearance.
Because of this, only a trained professional can define the best implant technique and whether or not there is a need for correction of excess skin, through a mastopexy, for example.
Talk to the plastic surgeon
Although choosing the ideal size of the silicone prosthesis is a very personal decision, it is essential that the patient talks to her plastic surgeon so that they can make this decision together.
After all, each body is unique and has its particularities and only the doctor will be able to carry out an individualized evaluation to indicate the most appropriate volume in each case.
The surgeon advises the patient about the limitations and all the risks involved in the procedure, as well as the prosthesis options available on the market. Consider your personal wishes when defining the amount of silicone.
This is because if your dream is a generous neckline, look for a plastic surgeon to find a balance point that satisfies your desire, as well as respects your physical characteristics, making your body even more harmonious.
Think about the end result
Of course, the result you want to achieve is the main factor you should consider when choosing the amount of silicone you are going to implant. Although there is no ideal pattern, all patients seek to feel more beautiful.
Therefore, even though most women look for large breasts, consider whether this is the result you want. Some patients prefer, for example, more natural breasts. Avoid comparisons, as the ideal size will always be a private choice.
Reflect on the impact on your lifestyle
In practice, lifestyle can be decisive in choosing the amount of silicone. First, ask yourself if 10 or 15 years from now you will still like to present the chosen look. To help you with this choice, consider:
Can the size of the breasts prevent you from practicing any activity?
Will you be able to carry out your professional tasks with them?
Thinking of getting pregnant in the future?
Some women are as physically active as athletes and need to be aware that their choice can disrupt their routine. In this case, many prefer to opt for R24R mammoplasty., since it presents a faster recovery than the traditional one.
Finally, remember that choosing the size of the prosthesis is a personal and complex decision that must be taken together with a qualified plastic surgeon.