Breast Augmentation (Breast Implant Surgery)
Information: Breast enlargement surgery is any procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman's breasts. It's frequently performed to enlarge a naturally small bust or to restore breasts that have been affected by a pregnancy, weight loss, or ageing. The procedure can be performed using breast implants (either round or teardrop shape) or fat transfer.
Prior to breast augmentation surgery, plastic surgeons decide by considering the augmentation level of the breasts, the patient's desire, the width of the rib cage, and the patient's height.
The most preferred incision site for breast implants is subareolar and periareolar incisions. The incision around the periareolar region is healed with a very small scar on the area around the brown part, which is called the areola, but it may be technically necessary to interrupt the milk ducts. As there is no damage to the mammary gland and milk ducts in the subareolar incision; healing occurs with a vague scar on the subareolar trough.
This surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. In order to avoid any problems, some laboratory tests are carried out before the surgery. The anesthesiologist will evaluate the patient in the preoperative phase. During the procedure in the operating room, the patient's heart rate and blood oxygen level are monitored continuously by means of electronic devices. Before general anaesthesia, the patient should be on an empty stomach, should be hungry and thirsty for 6-8 hours.
After the surgery for at least 4-6 hours, nothing is given orally. These periods can be changed by the patient's doctor. The operation lasts in 1-1.5 hours. After breast augmentation surgery, usually after being observed for 1 hour in the waiting room, the patient is moved to the private patient room. However, if the patient experiences nausea and similar problems due to anaesthesia, the duration of stay may be longer.
The patients are made to wear some bandages around the surgical area and a supportive bra that grasps breasts on it. Plastic surgeons recommend the use of this bra for at least two months. During the first hours after the breast augmentation procedure, dizziness, weakness, and nausea can be experienced. Some medications will be used to remedy this situation. After the operation, you are usually allowed to get liquid food and stand up in the fourth hour.
You are allowed to go home after discharge procedures on the day of surgery or the next day. The patient should be resting for the first two days. In this period, you may have different complaints depending on whether the breast implants are placed behind the muscle or over the muscle. The pain usually increases with the movement of the arm in the implants placed behind the muscles. This situation is temporary for the first days. Increased water retention (swelling) in the first two days starts to decrease from the third day. Arm and body relax. On the third or fourth day, the bands on your breasts are removed. Only heat-resistant bands are left on the stitch scars. You are allowed to shower with them.
After breast augmentation surgery, the activities should be strictly restricted for the first four weeks and gradually increased after this period. Tennis and heavy sports are not allowed before the first month. Sauna, solarium and steam bath should be avoided within 6-8 weeks following the surgery. The patient might experience pain and sensitivity after physical contact with the breast for the first 3-4 weeks. In the surgery, dissolvable sutures are usually used.
With gradual mitigation, some occasional short-term pains like stinging, burning, and cramping may occur for several months. The frequency and severity of these pains that do not affect daily life are gradually decreasing. In such cases, painkillers can be used. It is natural that numbness and water retention (swelling) occurs in the whole breast area. This is usually a temporary condition and it can disappear within 3-6 months. In some cases, there may be bruises that can disappear within 1-2 weeks. Similarly, numbness and hypersensitivity may occur on the areola.
The patient might return to daily life following the operation up to 10-30 days depending on the patient's wound healing and patient tolerance.
You need to stay min one night in the hospital and min. 4 days in your accommodation after the surgery to complete the follow-up checks safely.
We use MENTOR brand implants, which is FDA approved, internationally recognised and used by most of the plastic surgeons all over the world.
You can as there will be doctor assistant with you during your treatment process, however It is always better to come with someone to support and company you during your treatment process.