Breast implants are done to alter the shape and size of the breasts of a woman. This prosthesis plastic surgery process is also known as breast enlargement, mammoplasty enlargement, breast augmentation, and augmentation mammoplasty in medical terminology. In common slang, it is called boob job. Breast implants are resorted to mainly for cosmetic reasons for reconstructing the size of the breasts.
Breast implants are usually of two types, saline-filled implants and silicone gel-filled breast implants. In fact, the saline-filled implants also have a shell of silicone elastomer that had been filled with a saline liquid made sterile before injection into the shell. The silicone gel implants have a similar silicone shell, but the shell contains viscous silicone gel instead of the sterile saline solution.
Majority of the above procedures resulted in serious complications, and many women were forced to have mastectomies even up to 30 years after these treatments. Hence, plastic surgery with saline and silicone gel breast implants became the standard norm. Such breast implants are done for primary reconstruction for replacing breast tissues removed because of cancer or trauma, revision reconstruction to improve or correct the original size of the breast, primary augmentation to enlarge the breasts for cosmetic reasons, and revision augmentation to correct results of previous breast augmentation procedure.
Plastic surgery Tijuana for breast augmentation through implants is done through various techniques. They are the inframammary procedure, periareolar procedure, trans-axillary procedure, transumbilical procedure, and trans-abdominoplasty procedure. The last two procedures are termed as TUBA and TABA. The saline and silicone gel implants had started from first generation level to fifth generation stage at present. These implants are the highly-cohesive, robust, and form-stable type of implants. Since the gel in these implants is a semi-solid type, the silicone migration possibility is eliminated. Studies had revealed that efficacy and safety had been potentially improved, compared to the previous generations of implants. The capsular rupture and contracture rates had also been low.