A Beginner’s Guide to Breast Enhancement using Implants

by Ellen Liu Senior Writer

Breast augmentation in Singapore that uses breast implants has been an established procedure with a long historical record of safety. It has proven to be the safest and quickest way to add volume and achieve the most desired shape of one’s breast.

Because the use of implants is one of the best breast enhancement surgery option available in Singapore, here is an introductory course discussing the said procedure.

Suitable candidates

First off, patients to undergo breast implants are not randomly selected, they have to have these qualifications if they want to enter the procedure: mammary hypoplasia or micromasia, in simple terms, small breast; significant breast symmetry; slight breast ptosis; and post mastectomy reconstruction.

Three Concurrent Procedures

There are three concurrent procedure to choose from: Nipple reduction; abdominoplasty combined with breast augmentation; and mastopexy (for patients with significant drooping of breast issue).

Things to consider when undergoing breast augmentation:

1. Size of the implant

                The size of the implant needs to be proportion to the body stature, height, chest and circumference. The width of breast base and the amount of breast tissue and skin elasticity needs to be determined as well.

2. Type of implant: Saline or Silicone

                Saline implant are less popular than the silicone type. It also feels less natural than the silicone. Nevertheless, because its volume is more adjustable than the silicone which is fixed, it also adjust more quickly to body temperature. However, shell wrinkling is more common in this type and the contracture rate is much lower than its Silicone counterpart but leakages in this type only causes deflation which are safely absorbable whereas leakages in silicone type may cause local inflammation and granulomas (though much safer for modern cohesive gel types).

3. Shape and Surface of implant

                The shape of an implant can either be 1) round/circular (dome shaped and less natural in appearance but less crucial orientation and offers more options for incision) or 2) Anatomical/teardrop (more natural in appearance and have large variety, but needs crucial orientation and usually undergoes inframmamary incision).

4. Surface of implant

                Textures surface implant have lower contracture rates, infrequent implant migration and thicker Shell thickness that maybe palpable while Smooth surface implant have higher contracture rates, more common implant migration and thinner shell thickness that is palpable.

5. Surgical incision

                There are two types of surgical incision: inframammary and pariareolar. Inframmamary surgical incisions will leave a scar well hidden within the breast fold and offers direct visualization of orientation of implant, thus, the best accuracy for all implant placement. There are no limit as to the number of implants and breastfeeding will not be affected as well. This is the most popular choice for tear drop shape silicone implant. On the other hand, periareolar surgical incision leaves a scar at the areolar margin which may result in hypertrophic scars and the accuracy of implant placement can be reasonable. There is also a choice of implant size if the areolar diameter is less than 3.5-4 cm. Breastfeeding may also be affected and may cut through breast tissues to allow implant placement. It also runs the risk of nipple numbness.

6. Placement of implant

                The placement of an implant can be the more anatomical “sub-glandular” (underneath breast tissue and above pectoris major muscle) or the less anatomical “sub-pectoral (underneath pectroralis muscle).

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