Breast augmentation increases the size of breast in order to make them proportionate to the body. This surgery is preferred when patients’ breasts are structurally undersized or if there is asymmetry.
Why does breasts stay small or get smaller in size?
Genetical reasons are the most popular causes of small breasts. On the other hand certain sendromes such as Poland syndrome cause hormanal changes in human body which lead to small breasts in size.
What are methods of Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation involves using breast implants and fat or hyaluronic acid injections. It is impossible to augment breasts through creams, pills or massage. These methods enable holding water temporarily in breasts. As possible side effects are still unknown, we do not recommend these methods for our patients.
Which breast augmentation method is the most popular one?
The most popular breast augmentation method both in Turkey and around the world is using silicon breast prosthesis.
Is silicone breast prosthesis bad for health?
Silicone breast prosthesis are totally not bad for health. There are lots of breast prosthesis on the market but FDA approved ones should be preferred. Because they are being tested and they are proven to be harmless for health. We use only FDA approved products in breast augmentation surgeries.
What should I do before I decide to have this surgery?
First, patients have to undergo medical screening. This is obligatory in order to determine if the patient is appropriate for anesthesia. If there are no problems in medical screening patient may decide to have this surgery. Patients should stop taking blood thinner pills at least 1 week before surgery and they should also reduce or even quit drinking alcohol and smoking.
How to choose breast augmentation size before surgery?
We help patients to make their decision about the breast size. Sometimes patients want their breasts to grow in a way, that seems natural while in some cases patients want their breasts to be as big as possible. We make the final decision depending on patients’ expectation, their chest and breast wall structure and our ideas as surgeons.
How long does the surgery takes?
The surgery takes approximately 1,5 hours.
How breast prosthesis is implanted?
In breast augmentation surgery, breast prosthesis is implanted through nipples, inframammary line or armpit. The most popular one that leaves less scar is implanting breast prosthesis through inframammary line.
Should Breast Prosthesis Be Placed Under or over the Muscle?
Both methods have different advantages.
If there is enough breast tissue or skin thickness, breast prosthesis is implanted under breast subglandular placement.
If patient has insufficient breast tissue or not at all, prosthesis is implanted under the muscles (submuscular placement) in order to avoid visible prosthesis and make natural appearance. Submuscular placement is a little bit more painful. Arm movements may motion the prosthesis.
What kind of anesthesia method is used for breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation surgery uses general anesthesia.
Does the surgery requires hospitalization?
After breast augmentation surgeries and general anesthesia patients are monitored for 6 hours. Patients who have no problems after 6 hours are discharged.
Is it a painful surgery?
While this situation depends on the patient, generally they say breast augmentation is not a painful surgery. After the operation patients feel pressure on their breasts for a couple of days.
How long does it take to recover from Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Generally, patients recover from breast augmentation within 3-7 days after the surgery and get back to their daily routines.
Does the surgery leaves scars?
Breast augmentation surgery is one of the best surgeries with regard to scars. Surgeons perform this surgery with leaving minimum scars on the breasts. Scars become invisible in time.
Does every patient use drain after Breast Augmentation surgery?
Generally we do not use drain after breast augmentation surgeries. If there is bleeding and leakage or bleeding disorder we use drain after the surgery. Drains are removed 2 days after surgery.
Does breast augmentation surgeries affect breastfeeding?
Patients are able to breastfeed after this surgery. There is no harm both for breast milk and the baby.
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