- One of the most popular aesthetic operations in practice
- Wishing breasts bigger than the current sizes
- Woss of breast volume, contours and consistency after pregnancy.
- Sagging of breasts
- Willing to feel better while wearing clothes or swimsuits
- Developmental or congenitally small breasts and willing to achieve a better appearance with larger breasts.
- Loss of breast volume after massive weight loss
Anaesthesia: Almost always under general anaesthesia
Duration: 1-2 hours
Outpatient/inpatient: Usually Breast Augmentation hospitalization for 1 day after the procedure. Depending upon the surgeons’s decision, there will one drain under every breast which help suck and drain the blood, serum and fat collections outside into reservoirs; thus, removal of these drains might take 3-7 days. Howeveri no drains are usually placed if not necessary.
Before procedure: Breast Ultrasonography and /or Mammography (after 35 years-old-age) is mandatory before the operation for surveilance and follow-up purpose.
Procedure:There are three entry incision choices for implant insertion. These are: (1) intra-areolar, (2) infra-mammarial (under the breast fold) and inside the armpit. Through these incisions, the silicone breast implants may be placed, either under the Pectoralis muscle or under the breast gland. Sometimes, implant can be placed under the fascial layer over the muscle.
- Bruising, swelling and discomfort around the breasts and near the armpits.
- Patients wear a supportive garment for 4-8 weeks
- Return to work after one week, but no strenuous activity for 3 weeks.
- Swelling around the breasts may persist for 4 weeks,and scars will fade over 12-18 months
- No sexual activity for 3 weeks after surgery
- Extending arms upwards and aside and lifting heavy weight are forbidden for 2-3 weeks
- Results:Provides an attractive, appealing and well contoured breast appearance
- The resulting contour is permanent, provided there is no subsequent weight gain or loss; problems related to implant integrity can rarely cause implant changes
- Poor wound healing, resulting in conspicuous scars or skin loss.
- Infection, bleeding, fluid collection (seroma).
- Numbness (In 30% of the patients, transient numbness can occur due to implant pressure).
- Blood clots.
- İmplant displacement to upwards can happen in athletic women.