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