Breast Augmentation

Portrait of doctor marking female patients body for breast surgery

Breasts play an important role in women’s appearance. For this reason, breast aesthetic operations are among the frequently preferred procedures today.

Women may have smaller breasts than they should as a result of some situations. There may be developmental retardation in the breasts, sagging and shrinkage after birth, as well as an asymmetrical appearance between the breasts. The majority of women with small breasts are uncomfortable with this situation. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the most definitive solutions that have emerged to prevent these problems.

Breast augmentation surgery is a surgical procedure to enlarge the breasts and make them fuller. In breast augmentation surgery, breast implants are placed in the breast tissue or under the chest muscles.

In breast implant surgeries, the person’s own fat tissues and stem cells, as well as implants containing saline and silicone can be used.

In breast augmentation surgeries using one’s own fat tissue, fat is removed from the fat layer on both sides of the abdomen. The fat is placed into the breast tissue to increase the volume of the breasts. However, in order for these fat tissues to be permanent in the breast, they must be nourished by vessels, so fat tissues are transplanted together with stem cells.

Silicone Breast Implant

Breast prostheses are breast-shaped structures containing silicone or polyurethane, filled with silicone gel or serums. In breast prosthesis application, an incision is made in the folds under the breast, under the arm or around the nipple, depending on the breast structure and wishes of the person. After the incision is completed, the breast tissue is separated from the pectoral muscles and connective tissue. This creates a pocket behind or in front of the pectoral muscle. The prosthesis selected according to the wishes of the person is placed in this pocket and aligned behind the nipple. After the implants placed in the breast are filled with sterile saline, the cuts are sutured and the breast implant surgery is completed with the bandaging process.

After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Pain and swelling may occur a few weeks after breast implant surgery. The swelling will disappear in a short time. The pain can be controlled with painkillers given by the physician. The scars formed after the surgery will disappear to a great extent over time. The scars, which may not disappear completely, do not pose a problem as they will be unobtrusive.

Sports bras recommended by the physician should be used during the recovery period. Heavy exercises should be avoided for a few weeks after breast augmentation surgery.

Who Can Have Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Women over 18 years of age who have completed breast development but have small breasts and asymmetry between their breasts can have breast augmentation surgery. However, since breast augmentation surgery is a surgical procedure, the patient should not have any additional diseases, allergies, etc. that prevent the operation.

Are There Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery?

There are risks in breast surgery as in every surgical procedure. If we list these risks;

  • Infection
  • Breast pain
  • Nipple and tissue loss in the breast
  • Implant leakage
  • Scar tissue distorting the shape of the breast implant

Although the likelihood of these risks is low, it is not impossible. If these situations occur, an extra operation may be needed.

What are the Advantages of Breast Implant Surgery?

Women who prefer breast implant surgery complain of small breasts or asymmetry between breasts. With breast implant surgery, smaller breasts are made fuller by adding volume. In this way, the lack of self-confidence and discomfort in women with small breasts is eliminated. In addition, women who complain about the asymmetry between their breasts can have both breasts equal in volume with breast implant surgery.