Breast Augmentation (Implant) Surgery

Breast augmentation is our hospital's most frequently performed cosmetic procedure and probably the most satisfying for our patients. The chest is a critical element of the beauty and proportionality of women. It is also a sign of femininity that goes way back to the beginning of time. With many years of experience with this technique and numerous studies have these procedures to be safe with excellent results.
Breast augmentation with top-quality breast implants gives excellent and long-lasting results for women who have had hypoplasia (small breasts) since puberty and those who have lost volume after pregnancy. Breast augmentation is an essential technique the allows our surgeon to improve the shape of your breast by increasing its volume, shape and form.

Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation

Ideal candidates for breast augmentation are women who are healthy, within their weight or preferably with a BMI of 30 or less. After pregnancy, many women seek augmentation as breastfeeding leaves their breasts feeling empty and saggy. Although breast augmentation doesn’t risk changing following pregnancies, you should consider that the breasts may fall again. Patient who are interested in breast augmentations must be healthy. This applies to all plastic surgery, the surgeon may not recommend this surgery if you have a pre-existing heart, lung, or neurological condition. Smoking should be stopped six weeks before and after breast augmentation because nicotine impairs healing. You may be a better candidate for a particular type of augmentation depending on your body, health, and expecations.Our certified plastic surgeon knows your situation best and is the person who can help you determine which option is best for you.

Types of Implants

Check out the most popular types of implants in general:

Types by content or padding:
- Silicone implants: The most frequently used 90% of the time. It has proven to be safest material for breast implantions.
- Saline implants (physiological saline): They have the advantage of reabsorption material in case of breakage.

Types according to the stickiness of the silicone gel:
- Generally silicone gels are sticky in nature to prevent migration in the case of breakage. They can be of low, medium, high or stable cohesion. The lower the stickiness, the softer and less durable the shape. Depending on the shape of the breast prostheses, there are different options to suit each patient’s taste and anatomy:
- Round: The most used and traditional ones. Each skin has different profiles: Low, medium, high, and ultra-high. The higher the height, the smaller the diameter of the implant.
- Anatomical: They’re oval-shaped prostheses in the form of tears or water drops. It can change its shape in three dimensions, length, width, and height.
Types by coverage or packaging:
- Smooth: They have a higher risk of encapsulation in the subglandular plane. They can be placed with less scarring, have a softer touch, and have a lower incidence of infections and post-operative seromas.
- Textured or rough: There is less risk of encapsulation. They have a more uneven touch and less chance of displacement.
- Microtexturing: More modern, with less encapsulation risk and better contact.
- Polyurethane: They surround the silicone wrap ensuring it does not separate. They are designed to reduce the risk of capsules forming. A capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue surrounding the implant becomes smaller. This makes the implant to feel hard and if the capsule is severe, it can become painful.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

Follow breast augmentation steps in Turkey:

Consultation and preparation
In the first meeting with our doctor, you will be able toget more details about the procedure. The doctor will then take a series of measurements on your chest to determine possibilities for your particular situation. Also, the specialist will recommend a range of volumes and shapes of implants.

This is followed by simulation which involves the use test devices, you can see an approximate value of the volume and shape each prosthesis will give and this can help you choose the most suitable one for your body. You will then take a few pictures and see yourself with your body in a 3D simulator and compare how each prosthesis will fit you.

Choosing the type of breast implant
With our surgeon, you will decide on the implant type (shape and volume). The doctor will make a personalized recommendation based on your taste and size, making sure they appear natural and safe. We never put in excessive volumes that could result in bad results in the short or long term or endanger the health of our patients.

- Anesthesia
You will receive anesthesia for a comfortable and painless procedure.

- Incision
Surgeons use periareolar and inframammary incisions for most breast augmentation patients. Both options provide the best direct view during surgery, increasing the procedure’s predictability and safety. They often cause more excellent symmetry and hidden scars that patients tolerate well. Periareolar and inframammary incisions use for any revision breast implant surgery. Our surgeon will make an incision in the area that will suit you best.

- Placement of breast implant
Our surgeon places the implant of your choice after the incision. This is the most comfortable stage of the procedure.

- Final
Finally, the surgeon closes the incisions and ends the procedure. The process generally take between 2.5 to 3 hours.

Recovery After Breast Augmentation

• On the first day after surgery you will most likely experience moderate discomfort such as pain, swelling, bruising, and nausea. For these ailments, the surgeon will recommend you painkillers.
• You will not be allowed to drive for the first 24 to 48 hours after the procedure, as your arm movements will be restricted.
• Make sure you have easy-to-remove shirts for the first few weeks of your recovery. Button-down shirts and those with a front zipper are ideal.
• It would be best if you restricted all physical activities. • You should not smoke, use alcohol or use blood thinners such as aspirin.
• For the first few days of your recovery, you will need help walking, dressing, and preparing meals.
• With your doctor’s approval, you can start light lower body exercises again in about two weeks.

Breast Augmentation Results

The results of the breast augmentation becomes noticeable after a short time. It is common for the breasts to be slightly elevated immediately after surgery. As your incisions heal your breast implants gradually settle into their correct places, thereby providing the desired natural look of the breast.

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