Women's satisfaction with their appearance is one of the most important points that make them feel beautiful and have high self-confidence. If the breasts are not large enough and not compatible with the rest of the body, it is among the most aesthetically disturbing issues for women. For this reason, breast aesthetics is among the most common breast aesthetic procedures not only in our country but also worldwide.
What is Breast Augmentation?
The aesthetic surgery procedure applied to enlarge breasts that are smaller than normal and to give them a more aesthetic appearance is called breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is performed by placing implants made of silicone, also known as implants or prostheses, under the breast in sizes and characteristics determined specifically for the patient. Thus, the breast is given the desired volume and shape. Breast augmentation is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure because it allows women with small breasts to have larger, beautiful and fuller breasts.
Who is breast augmentation suitable for?
Breast augmentation can be performed after the age of 18 when breast development is complete. The person to undergo breast augmentation should not have a health problem that prevents surgery. Breast augmentation surgery can be performed on people who lack self-confidence due to small breasts, whose breast size and hip size are not compatible, whose breasts shrink, loosen or sag after birth and breastfeeding, whose breasts shrink or deform due to weight fluctuations, and who have asymmetry between their breasts.
Although breast augmentation surgery is normally performed after the age of 18, if asymmetry develops between the breasts during adolescence and this causes serious psychological problems in the person, breast augmentation surgery can be performed on patients under the age of 18 with the approval of the family and the plastic surgeon.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. The duration of the surgery may vary depending on the scope of the procedure.
Breast augmentation surgery can be performed with different techniques. Which technique is preferred for each individual directly affects the position and incision location of the breast implant. If the patient has sufficient breast tissue, the implant is placed under the breast tissue by making an incision in the under-breast area. If there is not enough breast tissue in the upper pole, the breast implant is placed under the breast to provide a natural appearance.
In another technique, the incision is made around the nipple and the breast implant is placed under the breast tissue or the chest muscle, depending on the volume of the patient's breast tissue. In addition, although rare, it may be preferred to place the silicone implant under the muscle by making an incision under the armpit.
Recovery Process After Breast Augmentation
After breast augmentation surgery, a special bra is used for the period specified by the plastic surgeon. This provides an advantage in edema and pain control. Simple painkillers can be used to relieve the pain after the operation. In this period, all medications prescribed by the doctor should be used regularly for a fast and healthy recovery period. The place where the operation scars will remain may vary according to the technique used. Incision scars, which gradually fade with a healthy recovery, usually lose their prominence within 6 to 12 months.
It is very important to have an active rest period after breast augmentation surgery. During this period, it should be remembered that taking short walks and sitting rest are included in the resting process, and resting constantly lying down may cause back and back pain.
Bruises and swelling due to the surgery usually start to decrease from the 3rd day. The patient should stay away from strenuous activities for at least 2 weeks and take care to avoid strenuous sports, heavy work and heavy physical activity for 4 weeks.