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Your Motiva Breast Implant Questions

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After breast augmentation surgery, how long does the recovery process take?

The recovery process depends on your profile and other variables. Providing a specific timeframe for recovery is therefore difficult.

Generally, during the first 48 hours, you might have an elevated body temperature, and your breasts may remain swollen and sensitive to physical contact for a month or longer. Both should fade away over time. You are likely to feel tired and sore for several days following the operation. You could experience a feeling of tightness in the breast area as the skin adjusts to the new breast size. Breast massage may be recommended as appropriate.

You should avoid any strenuous activities for at least a couple of weeks but should be able to return to work within a few days.



Is the microtransponder (Qid) MRI safe? Does it interfere with the MRI images?

The microtransponder (Qid™) is MRI conditional meaning that it has been shown to pose no known hazards in a specified MRI environment with specified conditions of use.

This microtransponder may create an imaging void during a breast implant MRI (known as an artifact effect) that can block visualization of a small area of minor breast tissue near the Qid™.  In selected cases, alternative imaging techniques such as ultrasounds, tomosynthesis, digital compression mammogrammy, subtraction contrast mammography and scintimammography can be used to better visualize the region affected by the implant Qid™.


Can breast implants interfere with mammographies?

Breast implants may complicate the interpretation of mammographic images by obscuring underlying breast tissue and/or by compressing overlying tissue. Prior to any examination you should inform your examiners about the presence, type, and placement of your implants and request a diagnostic mammography, rather than a screening mammography.

Accredited mammography centers, technicians with experience in examining patients with breast implants, and the use of displacement techniques are needed to adequately visualize breast tissue in the implanted breast. The current recommendations for preoperative/screening mammograms are no different for women with breast implants than for those women without implants. Pre and post-surgical mammography may be performed to determine a baseline for routine future studies in augmentation patients.


Can I breastfeed with breast implants?

Most women with breast implants who attempt nursing have successfully breastfed their babies. However, any breast surgery may interfere with the ability to optimally breast feed, either through the nerves having been affected by the surgery or the scar tissue affecting the milk ducts.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that there is no reason why a woman with implants should refrain from nursing. However, it is not known if there are increased risks for a woman with breast implants or if the children of women with breast implants are more likely to have health problems. At this time, it is not known if it is possible for a small amount of silicone to pass from the breast implant silicone shell into breast milk during breastfeeding, or what the potential consequences might be.


How long do Motiva Implants® last?

Breast implants are not lifetime devices. The life expectancy of a silicone breast implant cannot be precisely estimated or guaranteed, as there are many factors beyond the manufacturer´s control that can affect the longevity of a device. The time period varies from patient to patient. Some patients could need replacement surgery a few years after the primary procedure while others can have their implants intact for 10 years or longer.

If you experience pain or a change in appearance of your breasts after breast implant surgery, please see your doctor. For safety, as well as the most beautiful and healthy outcome, it is important that you return to your plastic surgeon’s office for the follow-up evaluations prescribed by your doctor. Yearly visits are recommended to verify device integrity. During the 10-year followup visit the surgeon should assess whether or not it is advisable to remove and replace the implants.


Which Motiva Implants® will give me a round look?

The Motiva Implants that offer the most round aesthetic appearance are the Motiva Implants® Round with ProgressiveGel PLUS. These provide the highest projection and a complete filling of the upper pole. However, it is important to mention that the desired results for each patient should be evaluated individually by the surgeon.


Which Motiva Implants® gives a more natural appearance?

The Motiva implants that give a more natural appearance are the Motiva Implants® Ergonomix® with ProgressiveGel ULTIMA. These were designed for women who look for a breast implant with the most natural look and feel possible; one that adapts to their natural movements and gives them confidence in their normal lifestyle situations. However, it is important to mention that the desired results for each patient should be evaluated individually by the surgeon.


Why should I choose a Silk Surface for my implants?

Motiva Implants® surfaces aim to mimic the cellular dimensions of the breast, enhancing the biocompatibility of the implants and resulting in less abrasion and a controlled inflammatory response after breast augmentation – even in patients with active lifestyles. The most used is SilkSurface® which has smaller surface dimensions. Motiva Implants® surfaces have been shown to have low complications rates,  with a reoperation rate of less than 1%.

Clinical Paper with SilkSurface.pdf


Motiva Implants® are divided into three categories: Round, Ergonomix and Anatomical. What exactly is the difference between them?

Round Implants

Round Implants provide a higher top and a more full-bodied appearance. They are the most common implants and are used in almost 80% of all breast augmentation surgeries.

Anatomical Implants

Anatomical Implants are often called teardrop-shaped because they are designed to simulate the shape of a natural breast. While the result with an anatomical implant is natural-looking, the predefined shape means the implant lacks natural movement and doesn’t shift with the body’s movements. For example, when a patient with anatomical implants moves from lying down to a standing position there is a noticeable lack of breast movement. This is because the implant retains the same shape whether the patient is lying down on her front or back or standing upright.

Motiva’s Ergonomix® Implants

Motiva Ergonomix® Implants avoids the drawbacks of anatomical implants by using a unique gel, which is very soft and allows the implant to follow a women’s natural movement – holding a round shape when lying down and assuming a teardrop shape when standing. This gives a natural appearance, both in look and feel.


What is the difference between Mini/Demi/Full/Corse?

The main difference is the projection size. This means that our MINI has the smallest projection, then our DEMI, following our FULL size and the biggest projection will be our CORSE. To select the perfect size, you should contact your surgeon who is going to select the implant projection, always taking into account your final desired results, depending on your torso and chest dimensions.


What is the Q Inside Safety Technology (Qid)?

The Q Inside Safety Technology is a microtransponder device which is placed in the breast implant filler material. Motiva Implants® with Qid™ contain a transponder that provides electronic serial number data through an external reader for traceability and quality assurance purposes.


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