Eurosilicone Breast Implants

Eurosilicone implants are manufactured in France but not sold in the United States as they are not FDA approved. The procedure is done by placing implants behind breast tissue or under the chest muscle. The silicone implants are made with cohesive silicone gel and include a barrier layer called Paragel that keeps the gel in place. The implants come in round or anatomical shapes in a variety of sizes, profiles, textures and densities. The textured layer or shell is designed to lessen the risk of capsular contraction. After the implant is placed, the incision is closed. The gel will not migrate in the event of the implant rupturing.

In order to undergo breast augmentation, the patient should be in good overall health. The ideal candidate should be a non-smoker or at least willing to quit smoking in the weeks leading up to, and following, the breast augmentation. A candidate should be free of bleeding tendencies and infections, be willing to reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption during the healing period and free from cancerous and pre-cancerous tissues. The procedure is not ideal for pregnant or breastfeeding women. The patient must be 22 years of age or older but saline breast implants can be placed in women beginning at the age of 18.

The typical cost for Eurosilicone implants ranges from $2500 - $2800. The final cost depends on the price of the implants, any fees charged by the doctor or the facility, any necessary medical tests, the surgeon’s level of expertise, the geographic location of the procedure and if any other procedures are performed at the same time.

The gauze dressings applied to the breasts will be removed after a few days and replaced with a special surgical bra. Some pain may be felt one or two days after the surgery but can be controlled with pain medication. Stitches may be removed after 7-10 days. The patient should avoid bending, lifting or straining as these can all delay healing and increase pain. Eurosilicone's silicone gel breast implants in both round and shaped profiles demonstrate an excellent safety profile. On average, the majority of implants can last 10-20 years without complications.

Capsulectomy for Capsular Contracture

Capsulectomy for Capsular Contracture

submitted on   Wed Jun, 17, 2015 by Robert Troell, MD     
Capsulectomy, for capsular contracture after breast augmentation, can be performed in several ways. Capsular contracture is a common complication after breast augmentation that causes symptoms such as discomfort, pain and hard or distorted breasts. When a foreign object such as an implant is...