Breast Augmentation Treatment


Breast augmentation, also known as mammoplasty, is a surgical operation in which implants are placed under the breast tissue to add volume to the breasts.

Breast augmentation surgery can increase the self-confidence of women who are not satisfied with the size of their breasts. It may be preferred due to conditions such as pregnancy, aging, or because of asymmetry in breasts.

Breast Augmentation: Procedure

Breast augmentation surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia. The surgeon can operate from 3 different places. An incision can be made from the breast fold, from the armpit, or around the nipple. With the incision made, the breast tissue is separated from the muscles and connective tissue. A small pocket is formed in front of or behind the pectoral muscle where the implant is placed in this way. The implant is placed aligned with the nipple. There are two types of implants: If saline implants are used, they are filled with saline. There is no need for such a procedure for a silicone implant. At the end of the surgery, the incisions are closed with sutures. In some cases, skin glue is used for this process. The patient is usually discharged on the same day.


Breast Augmentation: Candidates

"Who can be a good candidate for breast augmentation?" is one of the most asked questions. Before deciding on the operation, it may be useful to see the before/after photos. Best candidates for augmentation mammoplasty can be listed as follows: 
  • Who has a healthy life, 
  • Who is not pregnant, 
  • Who does not breastfeed, 
  • who has completed breast development,
  • Who is not satisfied with the volume of their breasts, 
  • Who is not satisfied with the shape of their breasts, 
  • Who has realistic expectations about the surgery.


Breast Augmentation: Recovery 

After breast augmentation surgery, the incision area is bandaged. Support bras are recommended for comfort during the healing. In this way, swelling can also be prevented. Usually, the patient is discharged a few hours after the operation. The surgeon sets an examination date. It is important to follow the instructions given until this date. It is necessary to clean and care for the incisions and to protect the bandages. These instructions may vary depending on the surgery performed and the surgeon. The patient should avoid heavy exercise in the first days, so the risk of bleeding in the implanted area is reduced. It is normal to see swelling and mild pain for a few weeks.

Saline or silicone implants are usually durable for up to 20 years. It is possible to extend this period with careful care and following the doctor's instructions.
For breast augmentation surgery, the development of the breasts must be completed. It is recommended to be over the age of 18 before the operation.
Especially when weight is gained during pregnancy, the shape and volume of the breasts may change, but the implants are not affected by the pregnancy period.
Breast augmentation can affect the ability to breastfeed. However, the extent of the interference depends on the type of implant used and the surgical technique. It is important to discuss any concerns about breastfeeding with your surgeon prior to the procedure.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with breast augmentation surgery. These include bleeding, infection, scarring, implant rupture or leakage, changes in sensation, and asymmetry. It is important to choose a board certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in breast augmentation to minimize these risks.
Breast implants are typically made of a silicone outer shell filled with either silicone gel or saline. Silicone gel implants are made of a cohesive silicone gel material that closely resembles natural breast tissue, while saline implants contain a sterile saltwater solution. Some implants may also contain alternative materials such as hydrogel or soybean oil, although these are less commonly used.

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