Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

What is Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast Augmentation is an operation aiming to enlarge the size of the breasts that are smaller than the ideal size.

Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

  • Women who are over the age of 18,
  • have no health issues,
  • have completed breast development,
  • have smaller breast tissues

are the best candidates.

Furthermore, women who do not have sagging breasts or the level of sagging is not severe, are good candidates for breast augmentation surgery.

Breast Augmentation Methods

There are two basic breast implants shape:

  • 1.Round
  • 2.Tear Drop

The size of prostheses varies from 100 cc to 1000 cc.

There is another factor that should be considered : projection of the implants.

What is called Projection? Projection means how far each breast implant extends forward in front of your chest.

Prostheses are divided into 2 groups according to the material:

  • 1. Saline
  • 2. Silicone

The density of Silicone prostheses may vary depending on the material.

How is the ideal implant decided?

The most important criteria to decide the ideal implant is the body proportion.

For women, who are smaller in size and have a narrow rib cage, prostheses with a smaller base diame-ter should be preferred to achieve a proportional look.

For women who are larger in size and have a larger rib cage, prostheses with a larger base diameter should be preferred to achieve a proportional look.

The most important issue is the base of the breast. The base of the breast is the area where the prost-hesis is placed. The size of the base varies from women to women.

Whether round or tear drop prostheses are used, the prosthesis should not exceed the area that is cal-led the base of the breast. If the protheses exceed the base of the breast, it may cause an unnatural look on the breasts.

The projection of the prosthesis, can be changed. So, the size can be larger or smaller.

Tear drop prostheses are preferred when the patients have small/less breast tissue. For patients who have sufficient breast tissue, round prostheses are preferred.Despite all the information, the patient and the doctor decide together which type and size of prosthe-sis to be used.

Where do these prostheses are placed?

Breast implants can be placed in 3 different areas.

  • 1. Submuscular, under the muscle (preferred for the patients who have smaller breast tissue)
  • 2. Subfascial, under the fascia
  • 3. Subglandular, under the breast tissue

How to prepare for the operation?

After deciding on breast augmentation surgery, the first and most important step is to decide your sur-geon. It should not be forgotten that you will carry out the process with your doctor for a long time after the operation. For this reason, you should find a doctor that you can easily ask all the questions in your mind, get the right answers, and, most importantly, that you can trust.

A detailed physical examination should be done after the surgery has been decided. The prosthesis and size should be chosen according to the size of the breast, the position of the nipples, the proportion of the breast tissue, and the desires of the patient. These decisions can be made easily after the necessary measurements are made.

After all the planning, an appropriate surgery day is determined. Before the operation, the patient sho-uld share some information about the health story such as

  • Chronical diseases
  • Allergies
  • Medication taken regularly

Since the blood-thinning medications will cause bleeding problems during and after surgery, the patient stops using these medications as the doctor seems appropriate.

After the necessary analysis and tests are performed and anesthesia approval is taken, the surgery is performed. The operation takes 1-3 hours and the patients stay overnight at the hospital.

Recovery Period After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Prostheses placed under the muscle in breast augmentation surgery are more painful than the other methods. The pain is a result of the replacement of the prosthesis under the muscle. The pain is normal, expected and a temporary condition. The pain will decrease and disappear in the first week after the operation. After breast augmentation surgery, the pain can be taken under control with painkillers easily. The patients do not have much pain, if the painkillers recommended by the doctor is taken regularly for the first 2-3 days.

After breast augmentation surgery, it is necessary to stay at the hospital overnight due to having the surgery under general anesthesia. After the operation, the patient is dressed in a bra garment. Wearing the bra-garment is very beneficial to support the new shape of the breasts for a few weeks. After the first dressing is changed, it is possible to take a shower, following the recommendations of your doctor.

It is better to spend the first week resting to speed up the healing process. Pain, edema, tension, and bruising begin to disappear one week after the operation. The patients can move more comfortably and can quickly return to their daily life. Patients can easily return to office work after a week. However, this process may be longer for patients who work in a more physically challenging jobs.