Breast augmentation (clinically known as mammoplasty) is popular among women from different ages. It aims to improve the breast size, shape and contour. Therefore, it is demanded for multiple reasons, wether for genetically small breast women, shape changing after breast feeding or pregnancy, after weight loss or even aging.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves inserting an implant into the breast. In Global Turkey Clinic we use two types of breast implant : silicone gel and saline filled implant.
Breast augmentation procedure
During the consultation, the surgeon will decide the size of the implant to insert and the incision type to perform. That will be according to the patient anatomy and preferences. The surgeon will give the patient general anesthesia during the surgery.
Firstly, the surgeon will make an incision, then create a pocket into the breast to insert the implant. The pocket position is between the breast’s soft tissues and the ribs. The incision type may vary according to the implant size and the patient’s breast shape and size.
First type of incision is the infra-mammary incision (into the breast lower crease). The second type is the pre-areolar incision (around the nipple). And the third type is the trans-axillary incision (in the armpit).
After the insertion of the implant into the pocket, the surgeon will close the incisions with layered sutures. To close the skin incision he can use stitches, skin adhesives or surgical tapes.
Recovery after breast augmentation surgery
After the surgery the breast will be covered with gauze for the first few days. After that the patient has to wear a special bra to support breast tissues and help the implant settle into the place.
The patient can resume daily activities after one week. Meanwhile, she should have plenty of rest, and avoid any movement that can stretch the chest. Also, she should avoid heavy activities before 6 weeks from the surgery. Swelling is normal and should resolve after few weeks while the scars will fade overtime.
Breast augmentation results
Breast augmentation results are visible immediately, it gives a more enhanced and toned shape to the natural breast. Also, it improves your image which gives you more self esteem. However, it takes some time to see the final results, as the swelling to subside and the skin to stretch, so it will feel more comfortable.
Are you the best candidate for breast augmentation ?
You can be a candidate for breast augmentation if :
- You are heathy, you are not pregnant or breast feeding.
- Your breasts are fully developed.
- You feel that your breast is too small.
- Your breast is losing shape and volume after pregnancy, breast feeding and massive weight loss.
- Your breasts are asymmetrical.
- One or both breasts failed to develop normally.