Information about the procedure

Breast implants have been used to improve the size and shape of a female breast since the 1960s. Silicone implants were first used in 1961 and the first saline implant was used in 1964. Both types of implants have been improved significantly since then. Silicone was initially used to a high extent due to its natural structure but it was temporarily banned in 1992 due to implant leakage, tearing, and potential carcinogenic concerns. This was later reversed in 2006 after receiving the results of major research in the area, showing improvements in implant manufacturing. The risks were significantly reduced. When we review the scientific literature, the investigations performed on thousands of patients in the past 15 years revealed that there was no data indicating breast cancer development in association with breast implants. It has been reported that there is no need to growing concerns about the safety of breast implants.

Doctor B's approach to breast augmentation surgery based on the individual decisions of the patient, the anatomical structure of the body, the targeted natural appearance and the health benefits. Being aware of the fact that each patient is different.  Doctor B chooses the shape, size, and type of breast implants after examining the patient.

To the patients who would like to undergo breast augmentation; the types of implants, their shapes and sizes, and different types of incisions are presented and explained and decided during your consultation.

Breast augmentation is often performed under general anesthesia. After administering anesthesia, the patient's skin is cleansed. A pocket is carefully created for implant placement according to the type of incision discussed. The implants are placed inside the breasts, ensuring that they are sterile. Regular checks and measurements are carried out to ensure symmetry. Then, the breast tissue and skin are sutured with absorbable sutures in three layers. The skin is covered with sterile dressings and the patient is dressed in a supportive bra.

The patient is awakened in the postoperative suite under the supervision of the anesthesiologist and the anesthesia nurse and once the patient is awake they are transferred to his or her room.

Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation

People; You may wish to have an augmentation mammaplasty if you feel your breasts are smaller than normal or out of proportion for your body size. Augmentation mammaplasty is also useful if your breasts are unequal in size or if they have decreased in size following pregnancy.

Those who have realistic expectations, and who are fully motivated can be the ideal candidates for breast augmentation.

During the implant placement, an incision is made to the skin; however, but we take great precautions to minimize this procedure and try to make the incisions under covered areas. During the operation; special suturing techniques and suture types are used to reduce the tension in the incision. Thereby, scarring is minimized. Doctor B often makes the incision under the breast (inframammary incision) during breast augmentation surgery. This incision is at a length of approximately 5 cm long and it heals so well that it becomes almost invisible at the end of 1 year.

Placement of breast implants does not affect your ability to breastfeed. The dissection and the implants made and used during the surgery cause no harm to the milk ducts and, therefore, they cause no negative effects on your breastfeeding ability.

It takes a tremendous amount of effort to rupture the silicone breast implants we use. Inside, these silicone implants are soft and flexible; however, but their external shell is quite strong. Furthermore, the only way to accurately determine whether a silicone implant is ruptured is to perform a diagnostic imaging method, such as USG or MRI.

Yes. It is recommended that you undergo mammograms regularly after breast augmentation.

The FDA recommends regular MRI examinations starting 3 years after the breast augmentation. Then, undergoing an MRI every year regularly provides health benefits for your breast tissue.

Based on many studies enrolling thousands of patients, the data suggest that breast augmentation operations do not cause breast cancer. However, we would like to remind you that early detection of breast cancer is very important. And, even if you do not have a breast implant, we would recommend that you undergo regular screenings.

Based on the feedback we received from our patients and academic studies, we can argue that silicone implants are usually the preferred types.

The types of incisions we use for breast augmentation are designed to protect the nerves mediating the sensations. However, there is a small risk of losing sensation in the breast. We have not yet received a loss of sensation complaint from any of our patients. However, a temporary loss of sensation occurred in some of our patients due to the compression caused by the implant and the loss of sensation was resolved within 6 months.

Usually drains are not used in breast augmentation.

Normally, all sutures are placed under the skin and do not need to be removed after surgery.

Depending on the job, the patient can return to work within one week.

You can start short walks immediately on the night after the surgery under the supervision of the nurse. And, please continue taking short walks for the first week. This is essential for the healing process. However, avoid strenuous exercises for at least during 6-8 weeks after the operation.

Unless otherwise specified, you can take a shower after 3 days following the operation. Wear your bra again after the shower, immediately after drying yourself off.

It's up to you; you can drive when you feel good and when you start giving proper reflex responses. Avoid unnecessary risks.

No, you cannot damage any structure as long as you moved within normal limits. During the placement of implants, 3 different layers of strong sutures were placed on different layers. However, do not push your limits and please follow the instructions for post-operative care.

Yes. In general, you should wear a surgical bra for at least 3 weeks after the surgery. Also, it will be better for you if you put on a protected bra similar to a tight sports bra until the 5th week after the operation. After 6 weeks following the surgery, you can return to your normal habits of bra use. But we want to emphasize that this process may vary from patient to patient. Also, remember that even after breast augmentation, the aging process and gravity continue their effects. Therefore, it is important to support your breasts with a bra.

Yes, the procedure is often performed under general anesthesia. This is a safe and convenient way to perform most operations. The Doctor B anesthesia team consists of reliable and professional specialists. They schedule the processes while being completely focused on the patient during and after the operation.

This varies from patient to patient. However, the process takes approximately 1-2 hours to complete.

Yes. It would be better if a family member or friend stays with you for at least 24 hours after the surgery. If a companion is not available, the members of the Doctor B Team will be able to provide you a companion service with a warm and professional approach.

The new generation implants that we use have quite long expiry dates. However; since the aging process continues, changes in the muscle, fat and bone tissue will occur, leading to requirements for the change of implants even if they do not break down over time.

Symptoms after breast surgery and the points to follow-up after the surgery are as follows with silicone implants:

These are the normal experiences in your skin, muscles, and other types of tissue after the implantation procedure. Painkillers and muscle relaxants will help you cope with these conditions. You can call the Doctor B Team 7/24 hours if you experience retractable pain.

This is normal and will gradually disappear over time. A small amount of liquid or milk may also come from the nipples. If it becomes painful or in increasing amounts, let us know immediately.

During the process when your body adapts to the implants, a feeling of weight in your chest is normal. This feeling will decrease within one month on average.

Edema can cause the skin of the breast to look bright. As the healing process progresses, you may experience a mild to severe itching in the breasts. If some redness appears on your skin and if you notice that it is warm to the touch, let us know immediately.

Your breasts may look quite different from each other on the days following the surgery, or you may feel yourself different. This is normal. After surgery, the two breasts may not be symmetrical. Their shapes, positions, and sizes will change over time with massaging the breasts.

This is not related to the implant but it occurs resulting from air trapped in the fluid that can naturally accumulate in the implant pocket. This is completely normal and will disappear within 2 weeks.

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