Mastoplasty: We Make Clarity


When it comes to plastic surgery, the intervention that immediately comes to mind is that of the mammoplasty. Although this may be of two types – breast augmentation and reductive mastoplasty – it is certainly the first to “win more success”, both because it is a relatively common intervention, and because very often we hear about it on TV.

Breast augmentation, or breast augmentation through silicone implants, is in fact the most requested surgery together with liposculpture in cosmetic surgery. This operation in no time allows you to change the shape and size of a breast or to correct a breast asymmetry, improving body harmony and self-esteem.

Reducing mammoplasty, on the other hand, allows to modify the shape and the dimensions of a too large and falling breast or to correct a breast asymmetry. This surgery can also generate important benefits for the spine, in some circumstances weighed down by too large a breast.

Information on breast augmentation with silicone implants is often accompanied by contradictory and sometimes untrue considerations. I often find myself settling false myths largely sedimented in the common sense that come to create real urban legends on the issue. For this reason during the pre-operative visit, I am often asked many questions about the right size of the prosthesis and the quality of the materials they are made of. Personally I always aim to achieve a natural and not visible result, certainly the wisest choice that a surgeon can propose to a patient. For this reason, the fundamental rule to be observed is that the base of the prosthesis is smaller than the base of the breast, so that the prosthesis itself is completely covered and its presence imperceptible to touch and sight. The quality of implants, containing silicone gel or sterile saline, is instead guaranteed by a European directive, mandatory for all medical devices.

Regarding the prosthesis, I am often asked about the possibility of breastfeeding and the risk of breast cancer related to their implantation. The answers are clear: no study has ever shown that implantation of silicone implants can cause or increase the risk of breast cancer. As far as breastfeeding is concerned, thanks to the insertion of the prosthesis from the inframammary furrow, it is possible to breastfeed without any problem: recent studies indicate that women with breast implants do not have different levels and substances in their milk compared to other mothers.

To sum up, therefore, the measurement of the prosthesis can not be standard, but rather varies according to the breast that will host it. Furthermore, there is no scientific evidence that silicone implantation increases the risk of cancer, as there is no risk for breastfeeding. All this is true on condition that you always and exclusively contact professionals and level structures to avoid any kind of risk.


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