Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation, also known as a boob job, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries at our clinic in Bangkok. There are many different ways of performing breast augmentation and our experienced surgeons can help find the most suitable option for each patient.
Breast Augmentation Surgery
IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
Many women are unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts. Breast augmentation surgery is a very popular procedure among women to enhance their cup size and get the look they want as well as improving self-confidence and body image.
3 different types of Breast Augmentation
Types of Breast Implants
Breast implants can be filled with either silicone or saline. Both implants are considered safe for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction. Your surgeon might recommend one type over another based on a number of factors including the anatomy of your breasts and your body type. Ultimately, the final choice is always yours.
Silicone Gel-Filled Implants
These implants consist of a silicone outer shell and a gel-based filler. Silicone implants are stronger and have a more natural feel than saline-filled implants.
There are two types of silicone gel-filled implants:
A) “Silicone Gel Implants”
These implants are filled with a cohesive gel that maintains its shape in all positions and doesn’t leak. They are also light and soft to touch with a very natural feel. Silicone gel implants cost more than saline ones, but they also tend to last slightly longer.
B) “Gummy Bear Implants”
These are teardrop-shaped gel-based implants, also known as highly cohesive gel implants. They are known to retain their shape better than other types while still being soft to touch. Due to their strength, they are less likely to rupture than other silicone or saline-based implants.
Different Shapes and Sizes of Implants
Different shapes and sizes of implants are available.
Due to the different sizes and heights of the pads, these types of implants are round and flat at the base. They usually don’t look natural as the pad doesn’t slide on the side when someone lies down
The pad on implants with this kind of shape has a sandy matte texture that helps the pad not to move because it needs to stick with the tissue that is inside the breast. The operation of this kind of shape is usually a bit more complicated than the round implant procedure as it requires the surgeon to shape and size the breast after implantation correctly.
Emphasis is usually on the brand of the implant, but they usually measure between 100cc-800cc.
Types of Surfaces of Implant Shells
1. Textured Implant
These implants are thick in nature and were designed to decrease the occurrence of a condition known as Capsular Contracture where scar tissues form around the breast implants. They roll down smoothly and do not move as much as the smooth-surfaced implants.
2. Smooth Surfaced Implant
They are thinner and softer, unlike their textured counterparts. They tend to go around the breast more. Chances of fascia creation around the breast are usually evident with these types of surfaces.
3. Micro-Textured Implants
These implants also have a very smooth surface, but they provide a superior shape, lift and feel to the smooth-surfaced implants. They also have lower rates of capsular contracture (this occurs when the scar tissue that normally forms around the implant tightens and contracts around the implant).
Smooth Surfaced Implant
A Comparison Between Smooth and Textured Surfaces
Textured surfaces implants are best for breast implantations that are placed under the breast tissue as they are highly vulnerable to contracture. Textured surfaces are designed to reduce Capsular Contracture. Smooth surface implants, however, are recommended for placements that will go under the muscle. Smooth surface implants also have a lower rate of rippling compared to the textured surface implants.
Breast Implant Manufacturers
At Interplast Clinic we only use the highest quality breast implants for patient safety and optimal results. The following brands are available:
Motive offers a range of silicone gel-filled implants that can adapt to the breast shape for a more natural look and feel. Motiva is also the first implant in the world that comes with an optional microchip that helps monitor the implants. All materials used in the manufacture of Motiva implants are approved by both European and US (FDA) authorities. Motiva implants are available in two outer shell surfaces: VelvetSurface, which is micro-textured and Silk Surface, which is a nanotextured implant.
One of the leading breast implant brands in the world, Mentor offers a wide range of silicone and saline implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction. The silicone implants are prefilled with a cohesive silicone gel that helps the implants retain a natural feel. The saline implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and profiles. They are inserted into the body without fluid and filled during surgery to the required size. The implant then seals itself. Mentor saline implants are available in two surface options – smooth and textured.
Contour Profile Gel (CPG) breast implants are teardrop-shaped gummy bear implants manufactured by Mentor. They are filled with a highly cohesive gel and shaped to mimic the silhouette of a natural breast.
Sebbin offers a range of cohesive gel-filled silicone implants for breast augmentation and reconstruction. The implants, which can be textured or nanotextured, come in various shapes, sizes, and projections.
Before the Surgery
- Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
- Plan to take 1-2 weeks off work.
- Ask a friend or family member to accompany you to the hospital and take you home afterward.
- Shower and wash the treatment area with an antibiotic soap in the morning.
- Do not wear any perfume, deodorant, or body lotions on the day of your surgery.
- The incision site may feel sore for the first 2-3 days.
- It is normal to feel that the implants are not part of your body at first. It can take 2-3 weeks for your breast implants to soften and begin to feel more natural.
- Wear a sports bra or no bra at all for the first month. You can start wearing an underwire or push up bra after about 4-6 weeks.
- Avoid physical exercise and lifting heavy objects for the first 3 weeks after surgery.