If you’re under the impression that breast implant surgery means the same techniques and the same type of implant is used for everyone, you’d be mistaken. Breast augmentation is an individual procedure for each and every patient, as everyone has their own physiology and their own requirements for results. Dr Riccardo Frati is one of the world’s leading plastic surgeons and specialises in breast implant surgery. He has treated thousands of patients worldwide and his extensive knowledge on the many techniques and implant types, makes him a superior specialist in his field.
Breast implant surgery involves the placement of a silicone-filled implant in to the tissues either above or below the breast muscle. Dr Frati will decide on which of the options to choose from when he consults with you in an initial meeting and examination. Usually breast implants are inserted above the muscle when there is sufficient breast tissue to support the implant as well as to give a natural look. If the patient is very slight and has little body fat, the breast implant may be inserted under the muscle for exactly the same reason. It is vital to obtain a natural look, feel and movement of the breast implants when in-situ.
Dr Frati will also help you decide on the size and shape of breast implant depending on your desires and also his expertise on what would look best for your body. Breast implants come in a vast range of sizes and can be round, conical or tear-drop shaped. Dr Frati only uses breast implants that are approved by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) as well as the FDA (The U.S Food and Drug Association). He chooses implants that are filled with a cohesive silicone gel which in his experience, gives the most natural look and feel to breasts with implants and are the safest option for long-term durability and softness.
It’s important to choose a size which will compliment your body and feel comfortable as you carry out your everyday activities. Choosing an implant which is too large can restrict your activities as well as cause issues down the line. Considering you will probably have these implants for between 15 and 20 years will give you a good stance in your decision making, as well as taking the learned advice of Dr Frati.
Your breast implants will feel different to the end result immediately after surgery and Dr Frati will help you take this in to consideration when choosing the right implant for you. Going too small may cause disappointment down the line, as the implants settle. However, going to large could mean that the breasts drop down and stretch the skin around the chest area, resulting in the need for another surgery sooner than expected. Therefore, it’s vital to take all of this into account and to take on board the advice that Dr Frati gives you in your pre-surgery consultations.
Breast augmentation surgery can be a life-changing confidence boost. It’s crucial however that you choose the very best implant for your body shape and your lifestyle. Dr Frati’s empathic and professional approach will assist you to make the right decision on what will suit you and what you’d like to see every day when you look in the mirror.