Breast augmentation is the name given to the process of bringing the breasts of small breasted women to the desired size with the help of prostheses or fat injection, also called silicone implants, and the surgery performed for this.
Every woman wants to be beautiful, and there is no woman who doesn’t want to have beautiful breasts. Sometimes, as a result of double or unilateral development defect of the breasts or due to weight gain and loss after pregnancy, the breast tissue may lose its volume and become smaller than normal. In these and similar cases, breast augmentation surgery should be performed to obtain larger, fuller, larger, aesthetically more beautiful breasts. It should not be forgotten that every woman deserves a beautiful pair of breasts. It is possible to have beautiful breasts with breast aesthetics.
When is breast augmentation surgery performed?
- In women who think that their breasts are small, breast augmentation surgery is performed to correct the disproportion in the body lines, especially the hip-breast ratio.
- In order to correct the loss of breast volume after pregnancy (In some cases, breast sagging may also occur. In this case, breast lift-up surgery may also be required.)
- Breast augmentation surgery to provide symmetry in breast size: In most women, breasts are not symmetrical. If this is very evident, the breast should be enlarged.
- To reconstruct the breast in various situations (For example, after breast cancer surgery, congenital absence of breast …)
- It can be done because breast implants (prostheses) placed for medical or cosmetic reasons need to be replaced due to aging, losing their properties or causing a problem in that area.
Breast Augmentation for Proportional Body
Every woman wants to feel beautiful. It is possible to correct this ratio by balancing with breast augmentation surgery. Many women undergo breast augmentation surgery to achieve a proportional body with a breast prosthesis suitable for hip and shoulder sizes. Breast augmentation surgery is not a mandatory operation in terms of health. However, if we examine the definition of health; we come across the phrase that it is a state of complete well-being not only physically, but also spiritually and socially. We can say that the definition of health is not fulfilled in people who feel themselves mentally incomplete and socially restrained by wearing small breasts on their head. In this case, a health-related surgery can be accepted. But ultimately it is not necessary in terms of physical health.
Are breast implants safe?
For many years, studies investigating whether breast implants cause breast cancer or an autoimmune disease have been conducted by esteemed universities of the world and no relationship has been found between breast implants and these diseases.
Brands of breast implants are very important. Before the surgery, you will be informed about the brand of prosthesis to be placed during your consultation with your doctor, and you should ask to be given the prosthesis cards with the serial numbers of the prosthesis after surgery.
What is the minimum age for breast augmentation surgery?
For breast augmentation surgeries, it should be observed that at least puberty has finished and breast development has completed and the breast has not grown for at least 2 years. This surgery can be performed after approximately 19-20 years of age.
Is it possible to get pregnant or breastfeeding after breast augmentation?
The presence of breast implants does not constitute an obstacle for pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, it is recommended not to become pregnant within 6 months after the operation in order to complete the recovery after the operation.
When can I do sports after surgery?
All kinds of sports activities must be stopped for 2 weeks. After this period, light exercises such as walking can be started. Especially, patients with sub-muscular prostheses should avoid heavy exercises involving upper body and arm movements for 6-8 weeks.
What are the undesirable situations that may arise in the postoperative period?
The risk of bleeding and infection that may occur in any surgery is also valid for breast augmentation surgeries. If infection occurs, you should be treated with antibiotics for a while. If there is no response to antibiotic treatment, the prosthesis may need to be removed. Capsule contracture is the most important complication in breast prosthesis surgery. Normally, the breast prosthesis is surrounded by a shell called a body capsule. In a very small percentage, this shell may thicken and compress the breast prosthesis and deform the shape of the prosthesis. This condition is called capsule contracture and it may be necessary to remove this capsule with a new surgery and, rarely, to replace the prosthesis.
Can breast implants cause cracks in the breast skin?
Although this complication is theoretically possible; It is rare for plastic surgeons to choose the size of the breast prosthesis, as they choose the prosthesis suitable for the patient’s body structure and the elasticity of the breast skin.
Will there be a loss of sensation in the nipple after breast augmentation surgery?
The risk of permanent loss of sensation after breast augmentation surgery is around 1%, this rate is slightly higher for penetrations made under the nipple. Loss of sensation or hypersensitivity, which is often seen early after surgery, returns to normal within a few months.
Is it possible to enlarge breasts with massage or some medications?
It is not possible to enlarge the breasts by massaging. Also, the breast cannot be augmented with medications or creams, which is a question that our patients frequently ask. Drugs that are sold uncontrolled for breast augmentation will not enlarge your breasts and may endanger your breast and body health. Therefore, it is not possible to confirm their use.
Is there any problem in mammography examination after breast augmentation with silicone implant?
Routine breast follow-up, mammography and ultrasonography of patients who have breast prosthesis can be performed by experienced physicians without any problem.