Breast aesthetics are considered an important component of feminine beauty. As a result, breast augmentation surgery, which can be applied to equalize both breasts or increase their volume, is among the most popular aesthetic procedures worldwide. Surgery changes a person’s appearance and increases self-confidence, which is one of the main reasons why it is chosen so often. Thanks to the breast prostheses placed under the breast during breast augmentation procedures, the breast circumference can be increased by more than one bra size. If the patient complains of breast sagging, breast augmentation can be performed together with breast prosthesis augmentation.
How is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?
Prosthetic surgery is currently the most popular and reliable option for breast augmentation procedures. The preoperative examination determines the type and size of the prosthesis to be used during the surgery, the area where the prosthesis will be placed, the incision site, the patient’s expectations from the surgery, and the patient’s existing breast tissue. The incision for the prosthesis can be made in one of three places during breast augmentation procedures. These appear below the breast line, under the nipple, or at the level of the armpit line.
Depending on your doctor's decision, you can go home the same day from the breast augmentation surgery or spend the night there. You can also return to work or social life in a few days. Sports-related activities should be avoided for the first two weeks, and the arms should not be raised for the first few days after the surgery.
Although breast prostheses do not prevent women from getting pregnant or breastfeeding, it is recommended that women wait six months after surgery to get pregnant to complete the healing process.
Any loss of sensation or hypersensitivity after breast augmentation will return to normal within a few months. Permanent loss of sensation is unlikely.
When selecting the proper implant shape and size, it’s important to discuss your desire for size with the cosmetic surgeon. Your physician should discuss different styles, shapes, and sizes, and how they relate to your sensitive breast and chest shape. Make sure you have the opportunity to try on sizers with a bra, and we recommend bringing a shirt that will help you visualize the true shape in clothes after augmentation.
If you are unsatisfied with the size, shape or symmetry of your breasts, breast augmentation may be a good option. If you’re hoping to enhance sagging breasts, you may need to combine your breast augmentation with a breast lift.
Breast augmentation usually takes around 1-2 hours.
No, there are sutures on the inside that are absorbable and a surgical glue is applied to the skin to seal the incision.
Many patients experience some swelling in their breasts after breast augmentation. Any swelling is temporary and should go away within three to five weeks.
The compression bra helps to attenuate swelling and promote healing. Wear it for four weeks or for as long as your doctor has instructed you to wear it.
Most patients are able to return to work in 1 week depending on the work requirements.
Yes. Breast augmentation is felt to be safe by the plastic surgery community in general.