Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty), sometimes referred to as a "breast aug" or "boob job" by patients, involves using breast implants or fat transfer to increase the size of your breasts. It is often applied to women whose breast volume is small compared to the whole body due to weight reduction. The aim is to enlarge the breast size and keep the natural round shape with a symmetric look to provide you a beautiful and healthy appearance. Today, breast augmentation surgeries performed with silicone prosthesis give satisfactory results and are performed safely.
The breast is identified with the female identity in all societies which explains why women want to have larger breasts with aesthetic appearance. Breast augmentation aesthetics is one of the most frequently applied aesthetic surgeries all over the world. As it is known, health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Breast augmentation aesthetics should be interpreted not only as a physical intervention, but also as a procedure that improves our mental and social well-being. Breast augmentation aesthetics is most commonly used for the absence, insufficiency or sagginess of breast tissue as well as asymmetry between two breasts and removal of the breast due to cancer.What should I consider before I decide to have a breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that needs to be thought and planned thoroughly. When choosing a physician, you should research the education and experience of the surgeon at this area. Breast augmentation surgery gives very satisfactory results when performed by experienced surgeons. In addition, the expectations of the patient should be understood in the best way and silicone should be preferred accordingly. The most important issue to be considered is the shaping of the breast in a size and shape suitable for the patient's body image. If the breast is too large after the operation, it will negatively affect the quality of life of the person (back pain, difficulty in movement, etc.). However, if the breast does not reach the desired size after surgery, the patient will be equally unhappy. For these reasons, the surgery should be performed by surgeons who have received training and experienced in breast aesthetics.What are the steps of breast augmentation procedure?
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. A small incision is needed to place the silicone in the breast. The incision is made under or on the side of the breast. The operation takes approximately 2 hours.What should I expect during my recovery period?
You may feel tightness and pain in your breast after the surgery. This condition gradually disappears in the first five days after surgery. If necessary, pain relievers can be prescribed. The important points are:
- Should not lie face down for two months
- Should avoid heavy activities
- Should not drive for the first 2 weeks
A special tape is applied to the incisions on the breast at the end of the surgery. These bands are removed after an average of one month. A drain is placed near prothesis serving to collect the fluid accumulated in the breast and is removed within a few days after the surgery. If there is no complication, you will be discharged within 2 days.How many years can i keep my silicones and how long is the warranty?
A lifetime warranty is given for silicone prostheses of well-known brands approved by the World Health Organization and frequently used in Europe and America. However, shrinkage can also be seen in the breast tissue due to the deformation of body due to aging , weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity. Therefore, prosthesis replacement or breast lift surgery may be considered 10-15 years after the silicone implantation, depending on the age of the patient.What are the types of silicone?
There are two types of silicone prostheses used in breast aesthetics classified according to their shapes:Tear drop prosthesis
: It is similar to a water drop. In terms of appearance, it is more suitable for the anatomical structure of the breast. It is tougher. Provides natural decollate.Round Prosthesis:
It is round in appearance. It is softer. Provides full cleavage.
“Tear drop silicone or round silicone?” This is not a question you have to answer on your own. Decisions between you and our surgeon on which silicone to choose will provide the best results.Do silicone prostheses affect breastfeeding?
No. After breast augmentation surgery, women can become pregnant, give birth and breastfeed their babies with peace of mind. There is no damage to the milk ducts and milk glands during the operation.