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FAQ

SILICONE SCAR SHEET

What is LIFESIL silicone scar sheet?

LIFESIL silicone scar sheet is a non-sterile product made from medical grade silicone, highly biocompatible. It is self-adhesive and reusable. It can be used day and night since it adapts well to the body’s movements due to its elasticity. It is suitable for the prevention and treatment of scars and keloids. Medical supervision is required.

How can I use LIFESIL silicone scar sheet?

It used in any part of the body. LIFESIL silicone scar sheet can be cut and placed over the injured area for at least 12 hours. Creams and ointments may interfere with the adhesion of the LIFESIL silicone scar sheet.

What is the best model or size to use?

The model and size will depend on the type and size of your scar. You can cut LIFESIL silicone scar sheet if the extent you have acquired is larger than your scar.

How long is the period of treatment?

The period of treatment varies according to the healing process and medical follow-up.

Is LIFESIL silicone scar sheet reusable?

Yes, the tape should be sanitized at least once a day with mild soap and allowed to dry out naturally so that it does not lose its adhesion, after that it can be put back on the skin.

Can I use LIFESIL silicone scar sheet during the bath?

No. Remove LIFESIL silicone scar sheet during the bath to preserve its adhesion characteristics.

Can I use LIFESIL silicone scar sheet on an old scar?

Yes, but the sooner you start using, the better. Remember that LIFESIL silicone scar sheet should be used in closed wounds and dry scars.

BREAST IMPLANT

What is augmentation mammaplasty?

It is a breast augmentation surgery with cosmetic or repairing purposes, such as after some illness where the total removal of the breast was necessary.

Where is the incision for a breast implant?

The incisions are: axillary (located near the axilla), transareolar (located in the middle of the areola – sinus) and periareolar incisions (located in the lower half of the areola), the incision in the inframammary fold (below the breasts).

Can breast augmentation affect breastfeeding?

The silicone implant should not interfere with breastfeeding as it is placed below the breast tissue or below the muscle tissue without affecting the milk ducts. If the silicone prosthesis is implanted in the areola, there may be some effect on breastfeeding. The interference may depend on the technique used. That is why it is essential to talk to your doctor about the topic.

Can the implant tear inside the body?

Throughout the production process, the implants undergo strict quality controls so that this risk is minimized. According to FDA guidelines, some breast implants may rupture in the first few months after surgery, some after several years, others may break after ten years. Some possible causes of rupture include capsular contracture, compression during mammography, damage by surgical instruments, damage during procedures such as biopsies and drainage fluids, normal implant aging, physical trauma to the breast, such as intense physical pressure and too much manipulation during surgery.

If the implant tears, is there a risk of a silicone spread through the body?

The gel undergoes a process that makes it cohesive, i.e., the molecules of the gel agglutinated do not spread in the event of rupture of the implant. The cohesiveness of the gel cannot be confused with the hardness of the gel. The cohesiveness leaves it gelatinous.

How to choose the right implant size?

This choice should be along with the plastic surgeon as it will evaluate various aspects such as biotype, chest width, desired contour, projection, preoperative width of the breast, among other aspects. After this careful evaluation, it will indicate the best size and model for your biotype.

How many types of breast implant exist?

There are various types and models of silicone implants; they are differentiating according to profile, model and coating (smooth, textured or polyurethane). The breast implants produced by Lifesil are textured, and its profiles are natural and round.

Can I get a mammogram with breast implants?

Women with implants can perform all the usual exams. It is necessary to warn the mammography technician about the existence of the implant. A particular technique to minimize the possibility of rupture and get the best possible views of the breast tissue may be necessary. The presence of a breast implant can produce a less accurate result, and it must be alerted as guidelines in our instruction for use.

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Can I get a breast reconstruction with implants?

Yes, surgical techniques of mammary reconstruction exist several that involve the use of silicone implantations. The surgeon is the best person to advise patients on the methods and details of breast reconstruction.

How long does breast augmentation recovery take?

This time will depend on your recovery, and the plastic surgeon should evaluate this aspect. All instructions given by the plastic surgeon must be followed.

How long do implants last?

Several factors interfere in the durability of a breast implant; the implant format, the surgical technique used, the physical, the anatomical, the biological and the psychological condition of the patient or even possible complication related to the reaction of his own body. Although the current generation of implants does not have a pre-established shelf life, there is no permanent implant. That is why it is essential to keep the medical follow up even after the surgery. For more information, read our user guide.

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What are the surgical risks effects of breast augmentation?

Implant placement surgery is a relatively safe procedure, but like any other surgery, there are specific associated risks on which the surgeon must inform the patient.

Is it possible to detect breast cancer with implants?

Yes. You must tell the doctor or mammogram technician that you have an implant so that they will use the correct technique for better visualization of the mammary glands. Another widely used exam for detecting tumors in women with implants is a breast ultrasound that allows the viewing of non-palpable areas.

What are the risks of breast augmentation to my health?

The silicone used in implantable products is a highly biocompatible medical grade silicone, made in the USA and released by the FDA following strict international quality standards, thus ensuring greater safety.

What is Biocompatibility?

The material can have an appropriate response to its purpose without causing undesirable reactions such as allergies, inflammation or toxicity when in contact with human tissues.