Statistics from the past to the present, more than 10 million people worldwide have undergone breast augmentation surgery, based on the 2018 data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Breast augmentation surgery continues to be incredibly popular and is considered the most popular cosmetic surgery, ranking first in popularity. In Thailand, over 300,000 people have undergone breast augmentation surgery, and there are continuous reports indicating a steady increase in the number of breast augmentation surgeries, averaging more than 20,000 cases per year.
In each individual’s breast augmentation surgery, beyond the aspect of beauty, personal factors and characteristics play a significant role in the choice of style, surgical techniques, and materials used for breast enhancement.
Therefore, the decision regarding breast augmentation must be based on the discretion of the plastic surgeon, taking into account the unique factors and preferences of each patient.
Silicone breast , popularly used in cosmetic surgeries, come in several brands and are generally categorized into 2 main shapes.Each brand has its differences based on technology and the development efforts of the respective manufacturers. However, fundamentally, they usually stem from 2 basic shapes
1. Mentor® This silicone brand is highly popular and ranked number one in the United States, certified for quality by the US FDA. It comes in two main textures:
1.1 MENTOR® MemoryGel® (Round-shaped Silicone, Smooth & Siltex™ Microtexture): Provides a natural, beautifully contoured, and soft appearance.
1.2 MENTOR® MemoryShape®(Teardrop-shaped Silicone, Siltex™ Microtexture): Offers a firm and tight sensation, resembling the natural curve of a woman’s breast. This silicone provides a firmer touch due to increased density, making it adhere more securely to the shape.
1.3 MENTOR® MemoryGel® Xtra (Newest Round-shaped Silicone, Smooth & Siltex™ Microtexture): This latest round-shaped silicone combines the advantages of round and teardrop shapes. It delivers a softer, more natural feel and a plump appearance similar to teardrop-shaped implants. The silicone covering is thinner by over 35%, enhancing the soft touch while maintaining durability.
2. Motiva: It must be acknowledged that Motiva silicone is highly popular for breast augmentation surgeries in Thailand, despite being recently introduced.
The Motiva brand has continuously evolved, winning the hearts of many users and even plastic surgeons performing breast augmentation surgeries themselves. This popularity is due to their diverse manufacturing technologies that promote a natural post-surgery appearance. For example:
ProgressiveGel®: This technology provides the silicone gel with high flexibility and softness, allowing it to move naturally with the body. It ensures a natural feel after the surgery.
SmoothSilk®/SilkSurface®: Utilizing Nano-texture surface™ (a surface that is smooth yet slightly textured), this technology enhances the silicone’s softness significantly and prevents rippling after breast augmentation.
Q Inside®: This feature includes a 12mm-sized chip (Qid) embedded within the silicone. It allows users to verify the product information and check the authenticity of Motiva silicone by examining the production batch.
TrueMonobloc® – Shell and Patch in One Structure: This technology creates a silicone surface resistant to high tensile forces. The shell and patch are made from the same material, preventing wear and tear between them. This design facilitates easy insertion through incisions.
The advantage of the sub muscular breast augmentation technique is that the incision is placed beneath the natural crease of the breast.
The incision length is typically only 2-3 centimeters (cm). This method provides a natural and soft touch and has a lower risk of complications compared to the above-the-muscle technique.
The massage technique should be “appropriate” to effectively reduce the risk of implant complications.
At La Ferly Clinic, we offer specific breast massage programs for patients who have undergone breast augmentation with silicone implants.
These massages are carefully designed and guided by our experienced medical professionals to ensure optimal results and minimize complications.
1. Oversized Implants:When patients opt for implants that are too large without considering their body proportions, it can lead to increased pain. Besides the potential danger, oversized implants might not look aesthetically pleasing and could pose a risk to the patient’s overall health, such as long-term back pain.
2. Aggressive Surgical Techniques: If the surgery is not performed correctly, inappropriate surgical instruments are used, or excessive force is applied during implant insertion, it can cause more pain after the surgery. To minimize post-operative pain, it’s essential for the surgery to be conducted smoothly and with great care. Therefore, selecting an experienced and skilled surgeon is crucial to ensuring a smooth surgical procedure and reducing post-operative discomfort to the minimum.