The aim of interventions for congenital or developmental problems of breasts, which is an important element of the physical structure of women, is to obtain a symmetrical, natural and permanent cosmetic result without disturbing breast functions (nipple sensation, lactation).
To whom should it be done?
Those with congenital or developmental (weight loss, post-pregnancy) insufficient breast tissue, those who want livelier and fuller breasts.
How big should it be?
The patient’s request, body and chest wall measurements, and the position of the breasts are taken into consideration before the surgery. During the surgery, the flexibility of the tissues is also taken into consideration. Prostheses of the most appropriate size and structure are placed.
Is augmentation possible without surgery?
No ! Breast augmentation is not possible with drugs or liquid injections, and such products can harm your health.
Can augmentation be made with fat injection?
Yes, it is possible to enlarge breasts with fat injections. It is advantageous because it is the person’s own tissue. Its disadvantages are that it requires more than one session under anesthesia, that the results are not always predictable, and that it can lead to errors in imaging techniques. It is more frequently preferred as an auxiliary method in breast repairs after cancer rather than aesthetic augmentation.
How is the surgery done?
After the necessary examination and blood tests are done, the operation lasts for 1-2 hours under general anesthesia, and the drains extending from both armpits are kept for 2-3 days. An incision under the breast is often preferred as the entry site, and an incision around the nipple or armpit can also be used. They can be placed above or below the muscle. When placed under the muscle, a more natural appearance is obtained, and it does not cause any problems in breastfeeding and radiological imaging.
What types of prostheses are used?
Prostheses are mostly composed of semi-fluid (gel) inside and solid (flat or rough) silicone layers on the outside. There are also those that contain physiological saline (water). It is produced by different companies in different volumes and heights, in standard or anatomical (drop) shapes.
Do prostheses need to be replaced?
The prostheses used today are very durable and safe. They do not need to be changed.
Can an erection be done in the same surgery?
If it is thought that the prosthesis will be insufficient to maintain the posture in sagging breasts, lifting surgery is also added.
What should be considered after the operation?
You may have pain relief with painkillers for up to 1 week. After 2-3 days, the drains coming out of the armpit are removed and the person returns to daily life by using a sports bra. Heavy sports and exercise should be avoided for 1 month.
Can you recommend a massage?
Can I breastfeed if I give birth in the future?
During this surgery, the milk gland and ducts are protected. Your breastfeeding will not be affected.
What are the complications?
In addition to the undesirable situations that may be in question for any surgery, the tension of the tissue envelope surrounding the prosthesis (capsule contracture) in the late period, although rare, can cause problems.