Breast augmentation is one of the most in-demand plastic surgery procedures anywhere in the world. It is a feasible option for women who want to improve the size and shape of their breasts. With that said, if you are considering undergoing such a procedure, it is essential to remind yourself that breast surgery is an invasive surgery. Much like other medical surgeries, it can pose some risks and possible complications to your health.
However, do not let this stop you in pursuing the body you’ve always wanted. Complications and risks associated with breast augmentation are not impossible to prevent. One factor that will ensure your safety during operations is choosing the right breast implants. One breast implant in the Philippines renowned for its great aesthetic results and safety features is Motiva® Breast Implants.
Let’s discuss some of the possible health complications related to breast augmentation and how Motiva® Breast Implants can help you minimize these risk factors.
Capsular contracture is the hardening or tightening of the tissue capsule formed around the breast implant. This results in firmness or hardening of the breast. Once the tightening becomes severe, the hardened tissue can squeeze the implant, causing rupture. It can also disrupt the look of your breasts. The said sensation can happen to the tissue surrounding one or both implants.
Listed below are the four grades of capsular contracture, more commonly known as Baker Grades. Experts scale the severity of the condition as follows:
Grade I: Breast/s are soft and looks natural
Grade II: Breast/s is a little firm but looks normal
Grade III: Breast/s is firm and looks abnormal
Grade IV: Breast/s are hard, painful, and looks abnormal
Capsular contracture scaled Grade III and IV are considered the most severe and require additional operation removing or replacing the implants.
A 6-year prospective study shows less than 1% low capsular contracture rates among breast augmentation surgeries using Motiva® Breast Implants. Furthermore, Motiva® also has a Product Replacement Policy in the case of Baker grades III and IV capsular contracture, for 10 years.
Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL, is not breast cancer. Instead, it is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, where it attacks the immune system. Commonly found in scar tissue and fluid near the breast implant, BIA-ALCL can spread throughout the body. Even though the risk of developing such a condition is low, it is still vital to be treated promptly right after being diagnosed.
Studies found that textured breast implants, those with a rough outer shell, are more prone to cause BIA-ALCL. The sandpaper-like surface of these implants can attract and let bacteria stick, which then can develop into a worse condition.
There are zero reported cases of BIA-ALCL among breast augmentation surgeries using Motiva® Breast Implants. It is partly because of its smooth outer shell. Through years of laboratory studies and experiments, Motiva® Breast Implants has developed its SmoothSilk®/SilkSurface®. It is a scientifically proven smooth shell surface, achieved through 3D nanotechnology imprinting. The smooth outer surface lessens the possibility of this implant to attract any form of harmful bacteria.
Rupture is a common implant-related complication for any breast implant in the Philippines. A surgical error or excessive pressure applied to the breast after an operation commonly causes the implant to break.
Compared to saline implants, the rupture of silicone gel implants is harder to notice right away. Once the implant breaks, the silicone gel leaks and may spread outside the breast into distant lymph nodes. With that said, there are no cases yet that show that the rupture of implants increases the risk of other diseases. However, surgeons recommend removing or replacing implants once it breaks.
Since its release in 2010, only 0.025% of clinically related events were reported using Motiva® Breast Implants, none of which are implant rupture because of device failure. Motiva Implants® has a BluSeal® indicator that helps surgeons verify a protective layer surrounding the implants. The bluish color signifies that the implant is 100% intact, meaning that it has no tear or damage.
Wrinkling or Rippling
Many consider wrinkling or rippling as more of an aesthetic concern. With that said, this appearance of the breast can cause distress among women. So for many, it is something they want to avoid as much as possible.
The use of saline breast implants in the Philippines usually causes rippling. Unlike silicone gel implants, a sterilized saltwater solution fill saline implants. The said solution’s water-like consistency causes the wrinkling or rippling effect, especially if placed under the thin breast skin.
As a result, many tend to go for silicone implants because of their gel-filled structure. Motiva® Round Implants, in particular, are filled with a silicone gel known as ProgressiveGel® Plus. This gel is 100% filled, 100% ultra-soft, and 100% form-stable, resulting in an optimal implant shape. It gives a younger and fuller aesthetic appearance while still maintaining the look and feel of natural breasts. More importantly, the stable gel lessens the risk of rippling.
Because of the risks and complications mentioned earlier, additional surgeries are done to maintain your breasts’ look and not put your health in danger. Common reoperations associated with breast implants include capsule removal and repositioning of the implant. Many patients who have undergone breast augmentation also have a scar or wound revision to remove excess scar tissue.
It is also important to remember that breast implants in the Philippines do not last for a lifetime. Experts suggest to replace them every ten years or when any complication has occurred.
Of course, when finding the right implants, you want to choose one that will assure your safety, minimizing the possibility of additional surgeries. If you are worried about scarring, Motiva® Breast Implants have a TrueMonobloc® configuration that creates equal tensile strength throughout the implant structure. It allows the implant to be easily inserted through a smaller incision (2.5cm to 3cm), resulting in a smaller scar post-operation.
Furthermore, Motiva® offers an Extended Warranty Program that applies to qualifying silicone breast implants in the Philippines. For Motiva® Round without Qid®, you can avail the 2Y Extended Warranty Program, where you may receive up to USD$1,000 of financial assistance for additional surgeries.
Motiva® Breast Implants in the Philippines
Motiva® Breast Implant has been cleared for commercial distribution in over 60 countries worldwide, such as Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines.
Filipinos who are interested in undergoing breast augmentation now have access to Motiva Implants® and experience high-quality medical features. To know more about Motiva® Breast Implant, you may visit their website.
Aside from the right implant, a surgeon with extensive professional experience can assure your safety during operation.
Breast Surgery PH works with certified plastic surgeons in the country. These surgeons have years of local and international medical experience. We also work with surgeons who use Motiva® for their breast enlargement surgery. With the right implant and a professional surgeon, you are assured with a safe operation, achieving your desired results.
To get to know these surgeons, check their profiles on the Breast Surgery PH website.