Nowadays, a number of women are adopting breast implant prosthesis to make their breasts attractive. Breast implants are used to correct congenital defects and deformities of the chest wall, also, it is used cosmetically to enhance or enlarge the appearance of the breast through breast augmentation surgery.
3 Types Of Breast Implant Devices
- Saline Solution
- Silicon Gel
- Composite filler.
There are five generations of silicone breast implant (started from 1961 till now), each defined by common model-manufacturing techniques.
The modern prosthetic breast was invented in 1961 by the American plastic surgeons Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow.
In the 1970s, manufacturers presented the second generation of breast implant prostheses.
The 1980s, the models of the Third and of the Fourth generations of breast implant devices were presented.
Since the mid-1990s, the fifth generation of silicone-gel breast implant has been ruling the medical world.
Silicone implant rupture can be evaluated using magnetic resonance imaging; from the long-term MRI data for single-lumen breast implants.
Some women with breast implants have claimed connective tissue diseases they believe were produced by their implants, but no clear patterns of disease or plausible mechanism has been identified.
Breastfeeding after breast augmentation is believed safe with both saline and silicone implants.
Women with breast implants may have functional breastfeeding difficulties.
Functional breastfeeding difficulties arise if the surgeon cut the milk ducts or the major nerves innervating the breast, or if the milk glands were otherwise damaged.