IíM AFRAID OF GETTING BREAST IMPLANTS BECAUSE OF BREAST CANCER
Much has been said and done about breast
cancer in patients who have had breast
implants, even though, up to this moment it
hasnít been proven these prostheses are the
cause of breast cancer, rather itís related
to genetic phenomenon, environmental
problems, tobacco abuse, etc. As a matter of
fact, each day more women all around the
world are getting breast implants.
ARE THE SCARS TO BIG?
No, on the contrary, scars are very small.
There a different techniques to place the
implants, and as a result of this there are
different scars in different places. They
could be right in the limit of the aureole
and the skin, they could be in the
inframammary crease, or under the arm, even
near the navel.
CAN I GET PREGNANT AND BREAST FEED AFTER
GETTING BREAST IMPLANTS?
Of course you can, because the area in which
the implants are placed will not stop milk
production at the glandular level nor
obstruct the flow through the nipple, it
will not change the quality of the milk,
IF I BECOME PREGNANT OR IF I GAIN WEIGHT
WILL MY BREAST SAG EVEN WITH THE IMPLANTS?
The implants will increase the volume,
turgescence, and firmness or your breast,
although when your volume increases the
natural weight of the breasts also increases
and as for the natural laws of time and
gravity, they will cause breasts to sag once
again, even though this drooping will be
slow and it will take longer than if you
hadnít had the implants.
HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?
The surgery takes about an hour and 15
minutes, afterwards the patient stays in the
recovery room for 2 more hours, then she can
DO I HAVE TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL?
No, itís an out patient procedure, this
means that after the operation and recovery
process you can go home.
HOW MANY TYPES OF IMPLANTS ARE THERE?
There are various types and qualities of
implants, depending of the brand and
obviously the price.
Now a days textured and filled with silicon
gel, or textured inflated with saline
solution can be used, or even the ones of
polyurethane are returning; in all these we
can find different profiles and dimensions
according to their volume. The election will
rely on the location of the introduction,
the surgical technique, the surgeon will
recommend the best choice.
DOES THE AREOLE OR THE NIPPLE LOOSE
SENSITIVITY AFTER THE SURGERY?
As for my experience I havenít seen
permanent lose of sensibility, eventually
there could be a discreet lose of
sensibility but temporary, sensibility is
recovered after a few days, obviously this
sensibility lose is caused by the handling
and the inflammation of the breast.
Even though, there are some recommendations
for your breast after the procedure that
should be carefully followed. Remember that
you will undergo a surgical intervention,
and as in any other one, previously your
doctor has to make an evaluation, for this
reason it is very important how you choose
your doctor. You should choose the doctor
who inspires the most confidence and puts
you at ease. You should also ask about his
academic background, where did he study and
for how long, or if you prefer you could
make these questions to THE ECUADORIAN
SOCIETY OF PLASTIC, AESTHETIC AND
RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, and this way find
out any academic or postgraduate records.
Remember you could encounter pseudo plastic
surgeons without academic preparation. Take
precautions, itís your own health.
Dr. Fernando Quintana Jedermann