Guide: Types of breast implants and their features

Aesthetic Surgery

Breast augmentation is a highly popular surgical procedure in cosmetic clinics by those patients wanting to add more volume to their breasts or to improve their shape. There are different types of implants which can be inserted to provide more volume to breasts.

At Nordetia, we are going to explain the different types of breast implants which exist and the features of each of these.

What are breast implants?

A breast implant is a prosthesis that is used to increase the volume of a patient’s breasts, or to improve their overall appearance in the case of any aesthetic issues. In breast surgery, the breast implant is placed below the breast muscle or beneath the breast tissue.

When deciding on how to insert the implant, in which position, or which implant to select, the patients preferences have to be taken into account, as well as their body and the surgeon’s recommendations. 

In the breast enlargement procedures carried out at Nordetia Clinics, we use the highest quality implants, guaranteeing maximum safety. Our team carries out major surgical procedures at more advanced hospitals, which have the best technological and scientific knowledge available.

Breast augmentation is done under general anaesthetic and the results can be seen immediately. Just a few days after the operation, patients are able to return to their regular lives.

In general, implants are permanent. This means that they do not need to be replaced, unless there is some kind of rupture or capsular contracture. Luckily, these are very rare. 

Specific types and their features

As we mentioned above, there are different types of breast implants. Below we explain what each of these are and their features.

Round breast implants 

The base of the breast implant is round, with the gel evenly distributed throughout the implant, with a balanced appearance. It has the same volume at the top as at the bottom, with there being most projection in the centre of the implant.

This implant has a homogenous appearance, so is recommended for those patients with a certain amount of breast fat and who want to increase their volume. However, these implants would not look natural on those patients with smaller breasts.

Anatomical implants 

Anatomical implants can have a round or oval base. They differ from the previous option, as there are shaped more like a tear drop, which means they have a much more natural appearance (similar to that of real breasts). Most of the gel is concentrated in the lower part of the breast. 

The features of these implants mean they are ideal for those patients with tubular or asymmetric breasts, as they are individual implants with different widths, lengths, and projection. 

 Ergonomic breast implant

This type of implant has a round base and is filled with an adaptable gel, meaning that its most projected point varies based on its position. This means that as the patient moves around the appearance of the breast also changes. When a patient is standing up, it is similar to an anatomical implant. In turn, it appears more like a round implant when the patient is lying down.

Ergonomic breast implants are noted for their natural look, as they behave as a natural breast would. They are also very flexible and can be more easily implanted in comparison to other types of implants.

Nordetia.  Natural aesthetic. Natural results.

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