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Plastic Surgery In Panama

Plastic Surgery In Panama


During a breast augmentation or buttocks, several types of prostheses are available in Panama. They differ in their compositions, their qualities, their textures, and their respective aspects.


Silicone breast implants: Pros and cons:  


The two types of implants allowed by law are silicone and silicone gel implants or saline-filled implants. Both of these prostheses have a silicone elastomer shell that can be textured (rough) or smooth. 


In order to avoid the formation of a shell, it would be more suitable to choose the first envelope. It disrupts the body's inflammatory reaction thanks to its exclusion membrane.


It is often more advisable to move towards silicone gel prostheses because they have a more natural effect, more harmonious both to the touch and to the appearance. Palpation is very pleasant and delicate. In addition, the risk of rupture is significantly lower with these prostheses than with those filled with saline. 


As for the risks and inconveniences presented by these raw materials, they have not caused cancer or autoimmune diseases. As for women who plan to breastfeed after the silicone implant has been placed, there is no downside to prohibiting it. Pregnancies are also permitted. Finally, their lifespan is about fifteen years, so you can easily fit into its costs given their longevity.


However, the accidents that do occur are mostly related to the quality of the product. Indeed, in Panama, prostheses pre-filled with silicone gel were banned in 1996, then again authorized in 2001 when their harmlessness was proven by scientific studies. 


Since that date, the implants have undergone strict control by the Panama Agency for the Safety of Health Products. The standards are rigorously applied to all the laboratories manufacturing the implants. Finally, the prostheses must contain the CE marking in order to be marketed in Europe. Nowadays, they remain the most used prostheses.


Inflatable saline implants: The advantages and disadvantages: 


The second alternative is the choice of inflatable implants with physiological saline, which is a saline solution (composed of water and sodium). They said inflatable because they are not pre-filled. 


It is the surgeon who fills it via a small incision (about 2/3 cm) after placing it under the pectoralis major muscle. He can thus adjust the volume to be introduced according to the wishes of the patient. The scars are invisible. Despite the fact that they are less natural to the touch, they are just as aesthetic as silicone gel implants. 


The fact that palpation has a more liquefied effect should be taken into account, especially in thin patients, who have thin skin, a small amount of glandular and fatty tissue, especially if the insertion is in front of the pectoralis major muscle. It is then necessary to avoid this type of implants, which are, less and less used by the practitioners and has been for about thirty years. 


The big downside presented by these implants is the fact that they contain a fairly high risk of rupture, around 30% at three years. However, when present, the saline solution is naturally absorbed by the body, and these implants pose no danger to the human body. This high rupture rate notably played a role in the legalization of silicone gel implants in 2001.


Moreover, over time, the prostheses then lose their volume and deflate, waves, therefore, appear in the breast and generate a very unnatural effect, especially in thin patients. This aspect is the consequence of the water contained inside the prosthesis.


In short, to know which type of implant to choose, you have to weigh the pros and cons and discuss them with the operating surgeon. He is in the best position to tell you what matches your physical goals. 


But we must not forget that the duration of silicone implants is much longer than that of implants in physiological liquid, about fifteen years against longevity that does not exceed ten years. 


Round and anatomical implants: 


The quality of the final aesthetic appearance does not only depend on the type of implants placed but also on their shape, this is the case with breast augmentation. These can be anatomical or round shapes.


a) Round prostheses:


They can be filled with saline or silicone gel. The volume depends on the size agreed with the surgeon during the preoperative consultations. In addition, the prosthesis can experience rotation, but which will not deform the chest, thanks to the roundness of its shape. The latter allows in particular a luscious and plunging neckline, graceful and delicate. The final appearance is all the more aesthetic for major breast augmentations in thin patients.


b)Anatomical prostheses: 


They are always pre-filled with silicone. These have several advantages, they reproduce the natural shape of the chest by adapting to its contours. On the other hand, several disadvantages exist, such as a possible rotation which would give a very unattractive result. 


Indeed, the flat and upper part of the prosthesis would be at the bottom of the breast while the lower and curved part of the prosthesis would be at the top of the breast. Thus, the prosthesis requires a suitable lodge, which must be neither too wide nor too narrow, in order to avoid  rotations of the implant


Plastic Surgery Cost In Panama


Plastic Surgery Cost In Panama starts around 750$.