Plastic surgery is constantly evolving. Not only are experts developing new technologies, but they are also adopting solutions from other areas of surgery and incorporating them into cosmetic interventions to achieve better, more beautiful and longer lasting results. It is not uncommon for a breast implant to move following surgery, causing serious aesthetic and health problems. Unsurprisingly, the patient is dissatisfied and suspects the surgery was unsuccessful. However, this is not always so, as tissue weakness is more often the cause. Fortunately, medical science has already invented a solution for this in the form of the Tio2Mesh surgical mesh implant.
WHY AN IMPLANT MAY MOVE
With breast augmentation, it is not uncommon for weak tissues and ligaments to be unable to hold an implant heavier than they can bear. If an implant is placed in the usual way - even in combination with a breast lift - the tissues surrounding it will sag over time and the implant will simply move, deforming the breasts. While this may seem like an aesthetic problem at first, if not corrected with a second surgery, over time tissue damage can result.
NOT THE SURGEON’S FAULT!
It’s important to know that if an implant moves, it’s not the fault of a plastic surgeon working irresponsibly! If the glandular tissues and ligaments are too lax, due to genetics or age, displacement of the silicone implant may be very likely. This often cannot be rectified by serial breast lifts. To avoid this, plastic surgery uses the Tio2Mesh implant originally used in abdominal soft tissue or hernia surgeries where the abdominal wall is reinforced with non-absorbable material, giving the area stable support and helping the abdominal muscles’ work.
SPECIAL AND SAFE
Titanium oxide-coated Tio2Mesh is made from monofilament polypropylene fiber that is flexible and malleable. However, it retains its shape after implantation, making it an ideal aid for plastic surgeons in stabilizing breast implants. Because the lightweight Tio2Mesh is biocompatible and its surface is hydrophilic, it does not cause any allergic reactions in the body after implantation. By being located between the implant and the breast’s glandular tissue, it also prevents so-called encapsulation and possible tissue damage.
SUITABLE FOR RESTORATIVE SURGERY
Tio2Mesh is also a huge help in post-breast cancer correction to achieve perfect results, as it prevents the implant protruding from under the thin glandular tissue covering it, and visibly sticking out beneath the skin. This can also occur if a larger implant is fitted in healthy, small breasts, or if the glandular tissue is already thin. Due to the good pliability of Tio2Mesh, a perfect breast shape can be created, and the position of the implant can be stabilized at the same time.