What is Breast Augmentation?
our breasts require breast implants or oil transfer to increase their size. This procedure can also restore breast volume lost after weight loss or pregnancy, obtain more rounded breast shapes or improve natural breast size asymmetry.

Breast augmentation is also called augmentation mammoplasty. When the fat in another part of the patient's body is used to increase breast volume, the procedure is called fat transfer breast enlargement.

What can breast augmentation surgery do?
  • It increases the fullness and projection of the breasts.
  • Improves the balance of breast and hip contours.
  • Your body improves your image and confidence.

Breast implants can also be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.

What cannot breast augmentation surgery do?
  • Breast augmentation can not correct severely sagging breasts. A breast augmentation and a breast lift operation may be required for the breasts to become full, lift and sag.
  • Breast lift can usually be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate procedure. During the examination, we will talk to you about this and determine the most appropriate method together.
Breast Augmentation Candidates

reast augmentation is a personal procedure. You should definitely have it done if you want yourself, not because someone else wants it. Patient satisfaction is high, especially in patients who want to grow.

You may be a candidate for breast augmentation surgery if:

  • If you are physically healthy, not pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have realistic expectations.
  • If breast development is complete.
  • If the feeling that your breasts are too small bother you.
  • If you are not satisfied that your breasts have lost their shape and volume due to pregnancy, weight loss or age.
  • If you are unhappy with the “empty” part of your breast.
  • If your breasts are asymmetrical.
  • If one or both breasts have not developed normally or have a longitudinal shape.

If you are considering an operation, be sure to come and talk to me to find out what will happen during and after the surgery and to examine the pre-breast enlargement photos before. Pre-preparation helps patients to have reasonable expectations and faster recovery.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Healing Process
  • Immediately after the operation, you will be closely monitored until the anesthetic effect passes.
  • Your breasts are wrapped in gauze dressings. Elastic bandage or padded bra will be wrapped or clothed over these gauze to reduce edema. This will help you recover.
  • You will be hospitalized one day, and if you feel good the next day, your discharge procedures will be carried out.
  • Before leaving the hospital, you will be given certain post-operative instructions and follow-up appointments. You will also receive medications or prescriptions. The recommended drugs may include pain medications and an antibiotic to prevent infection. You will wear your support garment (a bra or elastic bandage) according to our instruction. Depending on the condition of the procedure, we may ask patients to clean the incision areas and apply ointment. It is important to follow our instructions carefully, as it varies by procedure.
  • Since bleeding is possible for the first few days in pockets created for placing breast implants, keeping your activity level to a minimum will speed up the healing process. Acute pain usually subsides after one to five days. However, you may feel pain and swelling for several weeks.
  • After the postoperative examinations, you can start with our instruction if you are suitable for your normal activities and sports.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Results

You will have bigger breasts immediately after breast augmentation surgery. However, the final results appear when the edema decreases and the skin takes the shape of the implants exactly. If you have very small breasts or asymmetry in the beginning, you may need to use the bandage or padded bras for a while to help shape. Some patients may have to wear something to help shape their breasts, especially if they have very small breasts under the asymmetry or initially. Depending on your skin quality, it may take up to a few months or up to a year.

To achieve the desired breast augmentation results, follow my post-surgery instructions and be sure to come to the examinations.

Breast Implants Replacement

Breast implants are not considered to remain lifelong and may need to be replaced. You should come to the exams annually to assess your breast health and implant integrity.

Your breasts will change over time due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors, and gravity. As your breasts change appearance, some patients may need breast lift surgery or implant replacement to restore a younger contour.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Steps

A breast augmentation surgery includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medicines are given for your convenience during the surgical procedure. There are intravenous sedation or general anesthesia for options. During the inspections, we will determine what is suitable for you.

Step 2 – Incision

In order to minimize the visible scar, the incision is made in inconspicuous areas. We will plan together with you which cut is suitable for the result you want according to your anatomical structure. Among the incision options; along the areolar edge (peri-areolar incision), under the nipple fold (inside the nipple fold) and under the armpit (axillary incision) Since the abdominal hole approach has a higher risk of complications, it is not applied much if there is no need.

The incisions vary depending on the type of breast implant, desired enlargement, anatomy, and patient-surgeon preference.

Step 3 – Inserting the Breast Implant

After the incision is made, a breast implant is placed in the pocket as follows:

A. Under the pectoral muscle (submuscular insertion)

B. Right behind the breast tissue, through the pectoral muscle (a lower breast / lower glandular insertion)

The method for placing breast implants depends on the type of implant, desired enlargement, your body type and our recommendations.

Step 4 – Closing the Cuts

The incisions are covered with stitches in the breast tissue. Stitches, skin adhesive or surgical tape are used for incisions in the skin.

Over time, the cut lines will become pale and become less pronounced. The complete fading of the scar depends on the genetic structure, your smoking and many things, such as exposure to infection.

Step 5 – Results

Breast augmentation surgery results are immediately visible.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Risks and Safety

The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal. You should compare the risks and potential complications of breast augmentation surgery with the potential benefits in achieving your goals. You can only make this decision yourself.

You will be asked to sign approval forms to fully understand the surgery, risks and potential complications.

Possible risks of breast augmentation surgery include:

  • Anesthesia risk
  • Bleeding / Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Changes in the nipple or breast sensation
  • Scar
  • Incorrect position of the implant
  • Implant leak or rupture
  • Tight scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture)
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Wrinkle of the skin on the implant
  • Persistent pain
  • Possibility of revision surgery

These risks and others will be fully discussed before you have your consent. It is important to discuss all your questions with me directly.

Breast Implant Safety

Breast implants do not impair breast health.

Careful review of scientific research by independent groups such as the Institute of Medicine found no link between breast implants and autoimmune or other systemic diseases.

Other important points:

Breast implants are not guaranteed to last a lifetime, and future surgery may be required to replace one or both implants.

Pregnancy, weight loss and menopause can affect the appearance of the breasts throughout your life.

It requires regular examination of the health condition of your breasts after breast augmentation and evaluation of the condition of the breast implants.

Types of Breast Implants

Saline Breast Implants

Saline breast implants are filled with sterile saline. If the implant shell leaks, the saline implant collapses and saline is absorbed and expelled naturally by the body.

Saline breast implants provide a uniform shape, firmness and feel, and are FDA-approved in women 18 years and older.

Structured Saline Breast Implants

Structural implants are filled with sterile saline and contain an internal structure to make the implant more natural.

Silicone Breast Implants

Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel. The gel feels more like natural breast tissue. If the implant leaks, the gel can remain in the implant shell or escape into the opened pocket for implantation.

If you choose a silicone implant, you may need to visit your plastic surgeon regularly to make sure the implants are healthy. An ultrasonography or MR scan can evaluate the condition of breast implants.

Silicone breast implants are FDA approved for women 22 years and older.

Checkers Breast Implants

Appearance-resistant implants are sometimes referred to as drop nipple implants because they retain their shape even when the implant outer shell is broken.

The consistency of silicone gel in the implant is better than conventional silicone gel implants. These implants are also tighter than traditional implants.

Drop nipple implants have more projection at the bottom and narrower towards the top. If a shaped implant rotates, it may require a separate procedure for the chest to look neat.

Inserting drip breast implants requires a slightly longer incision in the skin.

Round Breast Implants

Round breast implants make breasts fuller than drop implants. You can get more projections with higher profile options.

Since they have the same shape all over the round implants, they are less concerned about their displacement.

Smooth Breast Implants

Smooth breast implants give the softest feeling. They can move with a breast implant pocket that can move more naturally.

Smooth implants may show a certain or visible fluctuation in the skin.

Textured Breast Implants

Textured breast implants adhere to the pocket created. They reduce the chances of getting entangled in the breast and stay where they are positioned.

Tissue provides some advantages in reducing the risk of capsules.

Implant manufacturers produce new styles and breast implants from time to time, so there may be additional options when you decide on surgery.

The most suitable implant for you will be a situation where we will decide together to achieve the appearance you desire in preoperative examinations.