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What size and type of prosthesis should I chose?

Choosing the right size and type of prosthesis for breast augmentation surgery

When it comes to choosing a suitable prosthesis for breast augmentation surgery it’s important that you pick the right size and type – get it wrong and you might find that in ten years’ time you’re living with regrets.

There are many different types of prosthesis used around the world, but several of them are no longer available for implantation in the UK for safety reasons, such as Hydrogel and Soya Bean oil filled implants. The two main types of prosthesis used in the UK are filled with saline or silicone, and each have their pros and cons.

Saline breast implants

Saline breast implants are made from a salt-water solution. The main advantage of this type of implant is that despite an increase rupture rate the Saline can be absorbed safely into the body. There is also less chance of capsular contracture (a reaction from the scar tissue at the presence of a foreign material). However, many women find that the volume of these implants can decrease over time and they are also rather prone to wrinkling.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone implants on the other hand feel and look much more natural, even after many years. Firm cohesive silicone implants can keep their shape even if they tear, reducing the risk of silicone spreading. Nagor, the UK’s largest manufacturer of silicone breast implants, makes prosthesis so safe it can offer a lifetime warranty. They are also the only UK supplier with insurance for indemnity against patient and product liability, which gives many women the peace of mind they need when deciding to have breast augmentation surgery.

Size Does Matter

What is vital is thickness of soft tissue cover you have to shield and cover the prosthesis. The prosthesis over time causes thinning of the tissues; the smaller the prosthesis, the less likely this is to occur.

Once you’ve picked the type of implant you want, you need to think about what size prosthesis would be best for you. This doesn’t necessarily mean picking your dream size, but selecting something that is realistic and achievable. You should make this decision with the professional opinion of your surgeon. In order to discover your ideal shape and size we offer you the best technological methods available such as bio dimensional measuring and 3D Vectra Imaging.