Breast augmentation surgery is an ideal solution for women who are not satisfied with the size or structure of the breasts. Breast is one of the most important parts of sexual identity and awareness for women. The fact that breasts are under the desired size or congenital deformities is correctable problems rather than being a fate.  Here, the most important point is the extent the patient wishes the augmentation, and to what extent the body structure allows this.


Breast Augmentation Methods

Breast prosthesis surgery has different variables in itself.

The first one is the method with which magnification will be made. Although different methods (fat injection or filling materials) have been identified for breast augmentation, new generation breast implants (prosthesis or silicone) are the most commonly used and most reliable methods in this context.


Two implants with different shapes are used in breast augmentation surgeries. The first one of these is the round type and is preferred in patients who wish fullness in the upper half of the breast. The other one is the anatomic (drop) implant, and its use in patients with congenital breast deformity is frequent.


Another variable in breast augmentation surgery is the incision through which the prosthesis will be placed. At this step, there are two options. The first one is the periareolar incision, which is made around the brown line of the nipple. The other method is the inframammary incision, which is placed in the hollow area where the breast joins the abdomen.


The third variable in breast augmentation is to determine the plan to put the prosthesis. Here, we can talk about three main layers, which are below the muscle, below the fascia (membrane) which is on the muscle, and below the breast.


All of these plains have various advantages compared to each other.


The type of prosthesis that will be used in patients who will undergo breast augmentation surgery, the plain to be placed and the size of the prosthesis that will be used are planned completely in a personalized way. Here, the important point is to achieve the desired image. The biggest mistake is that patients often focus on certain points, which is often the shape of the prosthesis and the plain to be placed. It must not be forgotten that the breast structure, skin elasticity, breast measurements are different for everyone. For this reason, it is the ideal thing to provide the desired image of the patient, and the planning of the technical part must be left to the experience of the surgeon.


The Surgery

In breast augmentation surgery, the patient is asked not to consume foods or beverages 6 hours before the surgery. After this fasting period, patients who are admitted to hospital are taken to their rooms and are evaluated by the anaesthesiologist and the surgeon for the last time. At this step, firstly, photographs are taken, and operation drawings are made. Following the application of a sedative drug, patients who have reduced tension and stress are taken to the surgery.


The surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia, and the duration is between 45 minutes and 1 hour.


Post-Operative Period

When you recover after surgery, there will be a bandage on your chest and shaping underwear. I do not often use drains in breast augmentation surgery. However, I usually make the decision during the surgery. You will be taken to your room when you recover.


The biggest reason for patients who hesitate to undergo breast augmentation surgery is the fear of having pain. Breast augmentation surgeries are relatively painful when compared to other surgery types, and patients who have the prosthesis under the muscle will feel a little more pain. However, painkillers that will be applied during this period will eliminate your complaints at a great deal.


The Surgeon discharges patients who stay in the hospital one night after the surgery on the next day. You can take bath as of the 3rd day; and as of the 5-6th day, you can return to your normal life.



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