Breast augmentation and breast implant surgery are two names for what is essentially the same procedure. These cosmetic surgeries involve placing silicone or saline implants into the breast in order to enhance size, shape and volume.
You may also see fat transfer referenced under the umbrella of breast augmentation surgeries, but this option is now specifically named as Breast Augmentation with Nano Fat Graft Injection.
All the breast implants used in Atakan’s Clinic are FDA-approved for healthy patients who meet minimum age requirements. Healthy patients who are at least 18 years old may opt for saline implants, but they are not eligible for silicone until they turn 21.
Breast augmentation is primarily for women who hope to increase the overall size of their breasts. This procedure is also beneficial for the patients who want volume or shape enhancements. Women who have experienced pregnancy or significant weight loss may also opt for this surgery to restore lost fullness.
You'll consult with a plastic surgeon about your preferences for size, feel and appearance of your breasts. The surgeon will describe specific types of implants — smooth or textured, round or shaped like a teardrop, saline or silicone — as well as options for surgical techniques and incision points.
Breast augmentation is performed with silicone gel-filled breast implant placed behind the breast tissue.
Patients who apply to our clinic usually have difficulty in defining the breast sizes that they want to obtain. They often tell the bra number (85, 90 etc.) that they want. However, bras under various brands may be in different sizes.
In addition, since measures such as 85 and 90 are related to the thoracic cage diameters of patients, bra numbers usually do not chance but the dimensions called “cup size”, which are defined with the letters A, B, C, D, change. The letter A refers to the smallest breast dimensions. Therefore, the patient’s expectation should be well-determined before surgery, and the possible different sizes and their causes should be analyzed.
For example, breasts that have been very small from early ages cannot be augmented too much in a single session because the skin has the ability to stretch to a certain extent. Pushing the limits of this tolerance may lead to complications (such as dehiscence and capsular contracture etc.).
Patients should not take aspirin before the surgery, and if they are on aspirin, they should stop using it 7-8 days before the surgery. All the regions of the body should be free of infections. In the cases where patients are over forty years of age, mammographic examination should be performed before the surgery, particularly if they have a family history of breast cancer or BRCA1 gene mutation.
Discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon so that you can be realistic about what to expect before and after the surgery.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure usually carried out under general anesthesia, which lasts 1 hour, on the average.
Sometimes it can also be performed under sedation and local anesthesia.
For placing the breast implant, the implantation site can be accessed through three points. These are the nipple, inframammary fold, and armpit. Each of these three points has certain advantages that vary depending on the patient.
The access point should be determined by the patient and her physician. No matter which access point is used, the breast implant should be applied without damaging the breast tissue and milk ducts.
There are 3 areas again, for implant placement. These are the sub-muscular area, sub-breast tissue, and sub-fascial area (under the muscle membrane). Sub-fascial placement has been very often preferred in recent years because of its advantages. After the implant placement process is completed and the final shape is given, the incisions are sutured in a way suitable for the layers, and an intradermic suture is applied as the final suture.
As a result, there is no such a process of suture removal after the surgery. After the surgery, bandage and special corset bra is put on the patients. This bra should be worn for a month. The body develops a capsule around the implant within a month, and in a sense the implant is wrapped up by the capsule that takes it under protection.
There have never been more choices for breast augmentation. The following options are available, depending on your medical history, body shape and aesthetic goals.
Breast augmentation patients have a choice between saline implants and silicone implants. Choosing the type of implant typically comes down to personal preference and the surgeon’s opinion.
Saline-filled breast implants are filled with sterile salt water. Saline breast implants may be prefilled at a predetermined size or filled at the time of surgery to allow for minor modifications in implant size.
Factors that influence the size and type of breast augmentation recommended for you include:
The goal of your aesthetic plastic surgeon and staff is to help you achieve the best results and to make your surgical experience as easy, safe and comfortable as possible.
Soreness and swelling will likely go on for a few weeks after surgery. Bruising is possible, too. Expect scars to fade over time but not disappear completely.
While you're healing, it might help to wear a compression bandage or sports bra for extra support and positioning of the breast implants. Your surgeon might prescribe pain medication as well.
Follow your surgeon's instructions about returning to regular activities. If you don't have a physically demanding job, you might be able to return to work within a few weeks. Avoid strenuous activities — anything that could raise your pulse or blood pressure — for at least two weeks. While you're healing, remember that your breasts will be sensitive to physical contact or jarring movements.
If you notice warmth and redness in your breast or you have a fever, you might have an infection. Contact your surgeon as soon as possible. Also contact your surgeon if you have shortness of breath or chest pain.
It can also be done by filling agents (hyaluronic acid) or fat injection. These methods may have to be repeated as they are not as durable as prosthesis. Often, the fat injection of the breast is used to achieve natural appearance with small touches to different parts of the nozzle after breast augmentation with prosthesis.
The end result depends on many factors, including the size, shape and material you choose for your implants as well as your overall body shape. However, the general end result of breast augmentation is perkier, fuller breasts that are more symmetrical and appealing. Most women report that their clothing and bras fit much better, and many feel a lasting boost to their self-confidence.
7 to 10 days
Patient should wear special corsett and bra, also she must be careful with the operated site for approximately 20 days
Semi - Perminant