|Length of surgery:||2 – 3 hours, depending on the individual case|
|Type of anesthesia:||General anesthesia|
|Hospital stay:||Not necessary / outpatient|
|After surgery:||Intense recovery period of 2 weeks, sports and strenuous physical activities after 6 weeks|
Breast augmentation has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for many years now. The number of women who elect to undergo this type of surgery is rising steadily. Nevertheless, some women hesitate to fulfill their wish of improving the natural & aesthetic shape of their breasts for fear of potential risks. The use of an “old” yet new type of breast augmentation procedure can achieve a significant reduction of complications: the solution is to use POLYURETHANE-coated silicone gel implants.
What is polyurethane?
In chemical terms, polyurethanes are polymers. They not only occur naturally in cellulose (a component of wood used for paper manufacture), in proteins and in the DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid, the carrier of genetic information) but are also artificially manufactured by the chemical industry where they are summarized under the term “synthetics”. Well-known examples are for instance polyethylene, polyester, polystyrene and polyurethane. Polymers are primarily characterized by many small molecules “appended” one onto the other to produce long molecule chains. Polyurethanes are therefore chain molecules where individual molecules are linked by means of a urethane bond. This polyurethane bond is a chemically relatively inert bond. As a result: Once the bond has been established, it is very difficult to dissolve and thus quite stable, even in an organic environment.
Micropolyurethane foam = Microthane®
All currently used soft tissue implants feature a silicone shell with variable surface coatings. One of these coatings is the coating with polyurethane. The polyurethane coating used by our clinic is called Microthane®.
Advantages of this special coating:
- Demonstrably higher protection against capsular contraction
- Significantly reduced total complication rate
What makes Microthane® coating so special?
A medicinal microfoam (polyurethane) is used as coating for the implant. The existing sponge-like structure facilitates an “ingrowth” of the implant in the breast tissue, which significantly reduces the risk of a capsular contraction.
We would be happy to discuss your options for breast augmentation with you during a private consultation and look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.
POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics is the only manufacturer of Microthane® breast implants in Europe.