What Are The Disadvantages Of Anatomical Implants?
Added on 28th December 2020
What are anatomical implants?
Anatomical implants are implants that are individualised for the patient specifically. This is dependent on several factors including:
– the height of the breast
– the projection of the lower pole which can be altered. This would depend on the patient’s skin qualities
– the position of the nipple on the breasts
What are the disadvantages of anatomical implants?
One of the main disadvantages of having anatomical implants compared to round implants is that if the implant was to rotate. Considering the implants have extra fill towards the bottom of the breasts, it can cause a distortion of the breasts if it was to rotate into the upper pole of the breast.
It’s worth noting that the risk of this happening is less than 1% and often they will be asymptomatic. For example, if one was to examine and ultrasound every single anatomical implant there would be some degree of rotation and a slight difference on each side.
Is there a possibility that the rotation can be prevented?
When the implants are placed on the chest wall, the implants do come with a line that allows the implants to be placed in the correct orientation. There are also lines seen on the top of the implant that allows the implant to be placed on the chest wall appropriately.
During the surgical procedure, it is important that the correct pocket is dissected as in doing that, the rotation rates can be more limited. Where rotation is more likely to occur for patients is for those who choose to have larger implants and those that are more active.
Discussing your anatomical implants
Ultimately, the pros and cons of anatomical implants should be discussed during your consultation with your surgery. You can book a consultation with us by contacting us and you can also find out further details about the implants in our breast implant procedure page.Back to videos