Also known as a boob job or augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation is an effective cosmetic or medical procedure that enhances female breast size and shape. It aims to correct any form of deformities on the female breast, restoring volume lost and making them symmetrical.
From a cosmetic point of view, breast augmentation is tailored to give a patient the most attractive breast appearance that is proportional to curvy hips. A study carried out by researchers from the University of Florida in 2007, concluded that breast augmentation surgery increases women’s confidence. . It is a surgery meant to enhance the patient’s self-image.
On the other hand, breast augmentation surgery can be used for medical treatment of breast cancer. Since this procedure can be used for various purposes, there are a number of techniques used in carrying out this procedure.
How is Breast Augmentation Performed?
Depending on the patient’s expectations, breast augmentation can be performed in different ways. Whether the patients are doing the surgery for cosmetic or medical reasons, more choices will help tailor their new look. Below are some options available for a patient who is due for a breast augmentation surgery:
SIZE: Breast augmentations come in different sizes, and they range from 150c to 800cc and sometimes larger. For each breast, most of the patients need different dimensions for each breast implant so as to attain the best possible balance. The proportion you choose is determined by the current size of your breast, your expectations, and the doctor’s recommendations.
SHAPE: To obtain good-looking round-shaped breast profile, Saline and Silicone Gel implants are typically used.
PROFILE: Depending on your objectives and the existing breast proportions, your cosmetic surgeon assist in helping you select the best possible profile. By and large, patients with an increasingly petite casing will require a higher profile implant to accomplish the ideal size increase while guaranteeing that the implants are not very wide at the base.
FILLING TYPE: Silicone Gel, Highly Cohesive Silicone or Saline are generally used as the filling. There are differences to consider in these filling types, and these can be reflected in the cost, feel, and incisions prerequisites.
Before the Breast Augmentation Surgery
Before the breast augmentation surgery, the surgeon will most likely put different dimensions of implants into a bra, so that the patient feels them and select the size she needs. The patient should be prepared in terms of emotional and physical shape, and it’s also vital for one to have stopped breastfeeding for at least three to six months ago.
During Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast Augmentation surgery usually takes one and a half hours to complete. The breast zone to be operated is numbed for the comfort of the patient. Depending on the surgeon’s approval, the surgery can be done using local or general anesthesia.
Once the patient is comfortable enough, appropriate incisions will be made. Selection of incisions depends on the purpose of the breast augmentation surgery as well as the type of the implant. Below are the incision techniques that may be used during the Breast Augmentation surgery:
Trans-axillary: This incision type leaves no scar on the breast. This is so because the incision is made in the armpit. Optimal placement of the implant is then done with the assistance of a specialized camera. The small scar will only be on the armpit, where the incision was made.
Peri-areolar: As the name indicates, the incision will be made on the boundaries of the areolar. So this implies that the breast augmentation scars will be left on that area. This type of surgeon is common if the surgery is done for cosmetic purposes.
Transumbilical: An incision is made above the patient’s belly button. It is through this incision that the breast implants are inserted and moved up to the breast. Just like the trans-axillary technique, there won’t be any scars left on the chest.
Inframammary: A small incision is made on the inframammary fold (the crease under the breast). This incision is advantageous to the surgeon as it gives broader access to the inside of the breast. Although it leaves a scar, it makes the whole procedure swift as large silicone grafts are inserted with accuracy.
After incisions are made through either of the above incisions, then what comes next is the closing of incisions. They can either be closed with stitches or surgical tapes.
Recovery Process of Breast Augmentation
During this period, it’s normal for patients to feel sore, particularly in the first eight days. Painkillers will be prescribed for the patient in case of any pain. As the patient’s recovery, she is recommended to abstain from activities such as running, flexing arms, swimming or jumping. The patient who is recovering from breast augmentation is usually cleared to return to work in 5 days.
Side Effects of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Below are the possible side effects associated with the Breast Augmentation surgery:
- Breast pain
- Sensory changes
- Implant leakage or rupture
Scars of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Scarring after the Breast Augmentation surgery depends on the incision technique used. As aforementioned, some incision techniques do not leave scars. Usually, the surgeons avoid leaving visible scars or rather make scars on a hidden area. Scars tend to fade in two to three months.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in Turkey
Breast Augmentation surgery in Turkey is one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgeries in Turkey. Female patients travel for this type of surgery from as far as America, Western Europe, North Africa, and Asia. This is because of the country’s A+ rated surgical facilities, and generally the low costs of the Breast Augmentation Surgery.
Breast Augmentation Surgery in Istanbul
At Magical Clinic, our certified-surgeons are experienced in Breast Augmentation surgery techniques. They perform this procedure at a low cost that enhances the self-image of the patient.
This content is created and edited by Magical Clinic Medical Editors in February, 2019.