Cosmetic breast augmentation surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic operations in the world. According to the study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2014, about 1,348,000 people undergo breast augmentation with silicone every year. If you are not satisfied with the size and volume of your breasts, you should have an examination by a plastic surgeon for breast augmentation.
With breast augmentation;
• The size and volume of your breasts are enhanced,
• Balance and symmetry of the volume and projection of your breasts and nipples are obtained,
• Positively affects your appearance and self-confidence. The permanent, precise and most effective technique in breast augmentation is the implantation of silicone breast prostheses.
Breast augmentation is performed in the following cases;
• Women who find the size and volume of their breasts small for aesthetic purposes
• To enhance the reduced size of breast size after pregnancy or weight loss and to correct congenital breast defects and deformities (breasts may be asymmetrical or may not be present at all).
Frequently Asked Questions
We listen to you in the interview. We evaluate all your complaints and explain what we can do. We talk about postoperative processes and evaluate your postoperative expectations. We convey our suggestions to our patients and listen to their wishes. We plan the most healthy and aesthetic breast possible. You are informed about your postoperative early and probable late appearance. The type and size of silicone breast prosthesis to be selected are explained to the patient, and details such as prosthesis insertion site, size increase that you want in your breast are determined by evaluating your breast anatomy, skin elasticity and body type before the operation. The required documents are filled for breast prosthesis. When you decide on the operation, my assistant plans the operation day for you.
It can be performed when the breasts achieve their adult volume.
If the patient is over 40 years of age, mammography, or if necessary, ultrasonographic radiological examinations are performed before the operation. Aspirin and derivative drugs are discontinued one week before the surgery (do not discontinue the drug that you use regularly without consulting your doctor). It is recommended that smoking be stopped for some time before and after the surgery. Do not put on make-up, do not use hair gel, and wear comfortable clothes, leave your jewelry at home while coming to the hospital on the day of operation. Nothing should be eaten or drunk 6 hours before the surgery. It is necessary to be at the hospital about one hour before the operation. When you arrive at your reserved room, you will be given an oral drug and this will relax you.
The prosthesis is placed through four different incisions;
- Inframammary fold/under breast fold (Submammary/Inframammary incision)
- Around the areola (Circumareolar incision)
- Armpit (Transaxillary incision)
- From the belly button (Transumbilical incision)
The prosthesis is placed in four different areas in the breast;
- Under the mammary gland
- In dual plane
Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages; the type, size and location of prosthesis will vary depending on the condition of body, breast and skin quality.
It is performed under general anesthesia.
The results of breast augmentation are immediately seen. A night of hospitalization is required. Postoperative period is usually comfortable. Pain is acceptably minimal. In the early period, there may be swelling, edema and numbness in the nipple. These will spontaneously recover in a few days.
If the prosthesis is placed submuscularly, there may be a restriction in the arm movements for a few days. After the operation, bandage is applied on the breast. There is no need to remove the sutures since absorbable sutures are used. The patient can return to work within 3-4 days. After 3 weeks, the prosthesis takes its normal position. The patient is recommended to avoid heavy sports for 2 months. Silicone prostheses are highly resistant to external impacts.
2 months after the operation, the patient can lie face downwards. Silicone breast prosthesis does not cause problems in later mammography and surgical examination. Scientific research conducted by independent medical institutes could find no proven evidence that reliable silicone breast prostheses caused cancer.
The results of breast augmentation operation will be long lasting. Breast augmentation with prosthesis generally produces good results, improves the individual’s self-confidence and makes her feel more connected to life.