Is it possible to breastfeed with a silicone prosthesis? This is one of the biggest doubts for those who have silicone. Check it out and find out
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The appearance of breasts is an issue that concerns many women. Having firm, large and steep breasts is the dream of most of them, and therefore the search for methods to enlarge the breasts is growing. This type of surgery is even widely used by celebrities and famous women. Brazil is one of the countries that most places the silicone prosthesis.
Breast augmentation can be performed for several purposes, either to increase the size of small breasts, to improve self-esteem, to improve their shape, to fight flaccidity, to look younger or to leave them the same size.
Many women think about putting silicone on after pregnancy but are afraid of how breastfeeding looks after the procedure. To clear up these and other doubts, read the article we prepared for you.
How the silicone prosthesis is placed
To answer the question about breastfeeding it is necessary to understand how breast augmentation is done. This method aims to change the size, improve the support, firmness, improve the contour and arrange your breast position. There are several types of shape and size of silicone prosthesis that can be placed. You can choose between the shapes:
Dropped prosthesis, which resembles the natural shape of breasts.
Round prosthesis, which fills the breast completely, giving a more defined appearance.
Conical prosthesis, capable of providing less base and greater projection.
There are several methods of making the incision in this plastic surgery and it must be analyzed together with the doctor. The incision can vary from: inframammary, where an incision is made at the base of the breast; axillary, where it is inserted by a natural fold located in the axilla, where it will be directed to the breast and areolar, which is performed by the areola.
After the incision, the silicone prosthesis is inserted. There are also different types of insertion that should be discussed with the doctor. The choice varies according to skin thickness and amount of breast tissue. The positions are:
Submammary position: This position can provide the best results, because the implant is less likely to distort because there is no displacement with muscle contraction.
Submuscular position: The edges of the prosthesis may become less apparent in this method. Its advantage when compared to submammary is the lower chance of complications. The prosthesis suffers a lesser action of gravity. It is more indicated for women who have less breast tissue.
After the choice of where the prosthesis will be placed, the regions are sutured and the surgery is concluded. The first results of this procedure usually appear immediately. With time the swelling of the region is diminished. The breast gains a bigger and firmer aspect, with a more apparent contour.
For whom is this plastic surgery indicated?
This surgery is indicated for women who want to increase the size of their breasts. Those who have asymmetry in their breasts also benefit from this surgery due to the remodeling of the region.
There is no minimum age for it, however, the development of the breasts must be complete. Young patients should be released through gynecologists and legal support from their parents.
The patient must be emotionally well, her motivations must be clear for her accomplishment and, mainly, aim at her own well being. Expectations must be realistic, because it is not always possible to achieve the desired result.
Can I breastfeed after placing the silicone prosthesis?
The silicone prosthesis does not affect pregnancy or women during breastfeeding. In the techniques where the prosthesis is placed submuscular and submammary, the implants stay below the mammary gland.
Many women are also in doubt as to whether the size of the prosthesis will interfere with the amount of milk produced. The size of the breasts does not interfere with the breastfeeding process, it would do so according to the hormonal stimulus during pregnancy.
What is post-surgical care?
In the first weeks after the procedure it is advised to sleep only on your stomach.
Physical exercise and effort should be avoided in the first few weeks.
The use of sunscreen is necessary, especially in the region of the scar, because it avoids marks in the region. It uses sunscreen above the factor 30.
When taking a bath it is necessary to wash the area carefully and use neutral soap. There may be swelling in the region, which will decrease over the next few weeks.
It is necessary to use a mammoplasty mesh for two months. The material should be made of fabric, as this material has a lower tendency to generate allergic processes, which may cause skin erythema and itching.
Risks when placing the prosthesis
As with any surgery, placing a silicone prosthesis can also bring some risks, although they are rare to happen.
The most common occurrence when placing silicone is the opening of the stitches. To prevent this, maintain medical care and guidance. The use of the modelling strap prevents this from happening.
If the prosthesis is too large, there may be a stretching of skin in the region, which leads to the appearance of flaccidity. Talk to your doctor to discuss the ideal prosthesis size. Make hydrations before and after the surgery, this can prevent its appearance.
Infections may occur after the procedure. If this occurs the doctor will prescribe the antibiotic that must be taken correctly. It is important not to take any antibiotics on your own.
Swelling and pain are other common symptoms. Wearing a post-operative bra and water compresses may relieve this condition after the surgical procedure.
In more serious cases there may be capsular contracture, which leads to the replacement of the silicone prosthesis.
What are the contraindications?
People who have rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, lupus or other serious diseases are indicated not to have this surgery. Family history of breast cancer should be evaluated.
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