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What is Breast Augmentation Surgery? How Is It Done?

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What is Breast Augmentation Surgery? How Is It Done?

Breast augmentation is an aesthetic surgical procedure performed to increase the size of a woman’s breasts or improve their shape. This procedure is carried out using breast implants and is typically tailored to the patient’s personal preferences and body structure. Breast augmentation surgery is one of the aesthetic operations performed within the scope of breast aesthetics.

What Is Breast Aesthetics?

Breast aesthetics refer to a medical field involving various surgical and non-surgical procedures aimed at enhancing the appearance and shape of the breasts. These procedures can be used to alter or improve an individual’s breast size, shape, symmetry, or overall appearance. While breast aesthetics are often chosen for cosmetic reasons, in some cases, they may also be necessary for breast reconstruction or health-related reasons. Breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, gynecomastia treatment, and breast filler (non-surgical breast augmentation) are among the practices encompassed by breast aesthetics. In this article, we have compiled the information you may be curious about regarding breast augmentation surgery.

How Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Done?

Breast implant surgery is typically performed under local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon makes an incision beneath the breast or under the nipple. This incision provides access to the area where the breast implant will be placed and helps minimize visible scarring.

Breast augmentation implants can be positioned under the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. This decision may vary depending on the patient’s preferences and body structure. The type and size of the implants should also be determined in advance.

Before and After Breast Augmentation

How should one prepare for breast implant surgery? What should be taken into consideration during the recovery period? What you need to know about before and after breast augmentation

Preoperative Preparation

Before breast augmentation surgery, there are several important preparation steps for patients. Firstly, a detailed consultation is conducted between the patient and the surgeon. During this consultation, the patient’s expectations and goals are discussed, and the surgeon determines which implants or techniques are most suitable for the patient’s needs.

Additionally, the patient’s overall health is assessed before the procedure. If the patient is experiencing a health issue, it can pose a risk to the surgery. Factors such as medication, alcohol, and smoking should also be taken into account and adjusted in accordance with the surgeon’s recommendations.

Postoperative Period

The postoperative period following breast implant surgery is important for patients. Swelling and discomfort may be present for the first few days, but this is normal. It is important to follow the surgeon’s instructions, rest, and avoid strenuous exercise.

During the postoperative period, it may take a few weeks for the implants to settle. Therefore, it is important to wait for a few months to fully evaluate the results.

Breast Augmentation Results

The results obtained after breast implant surgery generally meet the expectations of patients. Breast augmentation not only increases breast size but can also improve breast shape. This can boost the self-confidence of many women and make them feel better about themselves.

Breast Augmentation Risks and Complications

Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation surgery carries some risks. One of the most common complications is the risk of infection. Additionally, rare cases of implant leakage or deformation can occur. Therefore, it is important to choose an experienced surgeon to perform the procedure.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

  • Physically Healthy Individuals
  • Completion of Breast Development (Individuals aged 18 and above)
  • Those Wishing to Change Breast Size or Shape
  • Individuals with Breast Asymmetry

Who Is Not Suitable for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

  • Pregnant and Nursing Women: Breast aesthetics is not suitable for women who are pregnant or nursing. It can be considered after these processes have concluded.
  • Health Issues: Breast augmentation surgery is not recommended for individuals with serious health problems (e.g., patients undergoing cancer treatment).
  • Mental Health Issues: Cosmetic surgical procedures are not recommended for individuals with thoughts of self-harm or severe psychiatric disorders.
  • Smoking: Smoking can have a negative impact on the recovery process following breast augmentation surgery. Surgeons generally do not recommend the surgery to smokers or advise them to quit smoking.

What Are the Methods of Breast Augmentation?

Natural Breast Implants

The term “natural breast implants” is actually misleading because breast implants are not naturally derived; they are typically made from synthetic materials. Breast implants are artificial implants filled with silicone gel or saline solution and are usually placed under the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle during a surgical procedure for breast augmentation or reshaping.

Breast Augmentation with Liposuction

A method considered a more natural approach to breast augmentation is fat transfer or lipofilling. In this method, the patient’s own body fat is extracted through liposuction, processed, and then injected into the breast area. This involves reusing fat taken from the body and is a different approach from the use of synthetic implants for breast augmentation. However, the results achieved with fat transfer may not be as prominent or long-lasting as with implants, and they can vary depending on the individual’s body fat.

In conclusion, one of the most common and effective methods for breast augmentation is the use of synthetic breast implants. For those seeking a natural appearance in breast augmentation, well-sized and properly placed perfect breast implants are used to achieve the desired results. However, before any breast augmentation procedure, it is important to listen to the recommendations of a plastic surgeon and assess an approach that suits your personal needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation

1. How long does breast augmentation surgery take?

The duration of the surgery can vary depending on the patient’s characteristics and the techniques used, but it generally takes 1 to 2 hours.

2. Will there be pain after breast augmentation surgery?

Yes, there may be mild to moderate pain and discomfort in the first few days after the surgery. However, this process can be managed with the medications provided by the surgeon.

3. Will there be visible scars after the procedure?

Surgeons typically place incisions in a way that minimizes their visibility. Scars may fade over time and can be concealed, but it varies from patient to patient.

4. How soon can I return to normal daily activities?

The recovery period after the procedure can vary from person to person, but generally, patients can return to light activities a few days after the surgery, and full recovery may take a few weeks.

5. What are the natural breast enlargement methods?

Natural breast enlargement may be possible to some extent and temporarily. However, it should be noted that the results obtained with natural breast enlargement methods may not be as pronounced or long-lasting as those achieved with surgical procedures. Nevertheless, the following methods can be tried:
– Exercises that strengthen breast muscles and support breast tissue can improve breast appearance.
– Choosing an appropriate and supportive bra can help the breasts appear fuller and uplifted.
– Some herbal supplements are claimed to aid in breast growth. However, more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of these supplements.
– Weight gain and loss can lead to changes in breast size in some women.

6. What is the average cost of breast augmentation?

The cost of breast augmentation surgery can vary depending on several factors, including geographical location, the surgeon’s experience, the type of implants used, and factors such as clinic or hospital fees. When determining the cost of the surgery, it is important to consider not only the price but also other factors such as the surgeon’s experience, post-operative care, and the quality of the clinic or hospital. Choosing to work with a reliable and experienced plastic surgeon is often a better choice than opting for a surgery service solely for cost savings, as it can lead to better results and fewer risks.

7. How can I choose the best breast augmentation surgeon? What factors should I consider?

Selecting the best surgeon for breast augmentation surgery requires careful research and consultation. When choosing a good clinic and surgeon, important criteria include the surgeon’s years of experience, their communication with you, their area of expertise, and their references. However, the success and results of the surgery depend not only on the surgeon’s skills but also on the quality of the facility and the standard of healthcare services provided. Therefore, ensure that the clinic or hospital is officially recognized by a reputable healthcare organization and has the necessary certifications. Obtain information about the technological infrastructure of the clinic or hospital. Ensure that post-operative care and support services are provided after breast augmentation surgery. Additionally, communication with the clinic or hospital staff should be easy and effective. Make sure there is a team that can assist you at every stage. The reputation of your surgeon and hospital, their experience, and their commitment to patient safety will greatly affect the success and results of the surgery.

Breast aesthetics can be an effective option for women to boost their self-confidence and make changes to their bodies. However, this procedure should be carried out under the supervision of a skilled surgeon and with adherence to pre- and post-operative care instructions. If you are considering breast implant surgery and would like more detailed information about the procedure, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to assist you.

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