A Preliminary Report with Anatomical Soft Cohesive Gel Implant in Augmentation mammoplasty in Korean Women
강연웅 ; 민장환 ; 김영석 ; 박장우 ; 이정수 ; 노태석
Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vol.19(1) : 19~24, 2013
Augmentation mammoplasty with anatomical breast implant, which was first introduced in Korea in February 2012, is expected to increase along with the round implant. This study reports the early experience of a single surgeon with this implant to Korean female patients. A total of one hundred patients who performed augmentation mammoplasty with Replicon(R) (POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics, Dieburg, Germany), a kind of anatomical breast implant, from February 2012 to August 2012 were studied. Patient's satisfaction with breast shape and touch was assessed using linear analogue scales with a maximum score of 5. All of the patients received augmentation mammoplasty for cosmetic purpose. Ninety-one patients were satisfied with their results. Neither implant malrotation nor capsular contracture was checked during the average follow up period of 7.9 months. Even though it is a preliminary report of early studies, we can see that anatomical implant is suitable for Korean female patients who have small breast, mild ptotic breast and constricted lower pole, given that anatomical implant proved excellent results in this studies.