The shape and size of the breasts, which are considered one of the most important symbols of femininity, directly affect how women look. Dissatisfaction with the shape and size of the breasts can cause aesthetic concerns and a lack of self-confidence in women. At this stage, aesthetic surgical procedures for breast augmentation come into play.
Various factors, especially birth and breastfeeding processes, can cause changes in the shape and structure of the breasts. Small or sagging breasts compared to the general body contours can also cause self-confidence problems in women. Women who want to have breasts that are proportional to their body size and that look more aesthetic may prefer to have breast augmentation surgery.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Should Be Planned specifically for the Patient
In breast augmentation surgery, the breast volume is enlarged by placing silicone prostheses under the breast tissue. If there is sagging and looseness in the breast tissue, the breast tissue can be recovered simultaneously.
Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia with patient-specific techniques. Silicone prostheses are placed under the breast tissue or the muscle in front of the rib cage through the incisions made from the edge of the nipple, in the inframammary fold, or under the armpit, depending on the technique to be used. Which silicone prosthesis will be used in breast augmentation surgery is determined according to the patient’s expectations, the desired result, and body structure after the patient is examined in detail.
While determining the silicone prosthesis to be used and the surgical technique to be applied, factors such as skin elasticity and anatomical structure of the patient are evaluated. Not choosing according to the factors in question may directly affect the result to be obtained after the surgery, and it is not possible to use a single type of silicone prosthesis for each patient.
The prostheses used in breast augmentation surgeries differ from each other in terms of width, length, and height. There are two different types of breast prostheses drop and round prostheses. Drop prostheses can be used to achieve a more natural breast appearance. Drop dentures display a round and aesthetic appearance when viewed from the side. Drop prostheses can be preferred for better results, especially in patients with full upper breast structure.
Round prostheses provide an equal appearance on the breast from every angle. It is generally preferred by women who like low-cut due to the upright posture of breasts. If a round prosthesis is placed on people with some breast tissue in the lower part of the breast, it is possible to obtain a natural appearance like drop prostheses.
In terms of content, it is possible to classify breast prostheses as containing saline and silicone gel. In terms of surface structure, breast prostheses can be classified as smooth and rough.
Breast prostheses with a rough surface have less risk of causing capsular contracture than flat-surface prostheses.
Recovery Process After Breast Augmentation Surgery
Although the change in the shape and size of the breast can be noticed immediately after breast augmentation surgery, temporary tension may be felt in the breasts due to a surgical procedure. Also, numbness or extreme sensitivity in the early postoperative period is considered a temporary and natural condition.
For the first few weeks after breast augmentation surgery, one should lie on the back and care should be taken to restrict lateral turns as much as possible. After the operation, the patient is put on a sports bra that she will use for at least 6 – 8 weeks.
Tension, edema, and color changes may be seen in the breasts for the first 4-5 days following the surgery. For the patient to have a healthy recovery process, it is recommended to rest during this period. Under normal conditions, patients can drive a few days after the operation and return to business life, although it may differ according to their social life and the nature of the work they do. Although the time required to start sports such as swimming, tennis, and fitness may vary from person to person, it is generally recommended to wait 8-10 weeks.
As the edema begins to decrease, the breasts take their final shape and a natural appearance is obtained. Although this period is usually around 6 months, it may be possible to extend the period up to 12 months.
Breast Augmentation Prices
Breast augmentation surgery prices are determined on a patient-specific basis according to many different factors. Factors such as the scope of the procedure to be performed, the anesthesia applied during the surgery, the technique to be performed, the characteristics of the breast prosthesis to be used, the experience of the surgeon, the price policy of the clinic where the surgery will be performed, and whether breast augmentation surgery will be combined with different procedures are taking into consideration while determining breast augmentation prices.