Can Isler, MD.
Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery
Expected duration of stay in Turkey: 7 days
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Expected operation duration: 2-3 hours
Expected duration of stay in the hospital: 3 nights
Pain: Occasionally, simple analgesics are needed.
Dressing: 5th-6th day
Stitches: No need to take stitches that melt on their own.
Return to normal life: 1 week – 10 days
Sports: Light exercises after 1 month
Before the surgery…
- At least 15 days before the operation, patients should discontinue the use of drugs such as vitamin E, blood thinners, and ibrufen. The patient should inform the physician about the other medications he or she receives.
- Patients should avoid smoking and using any tobacco products before the operation. The habit of smoking adversely affects blood circulation, thus reducing the success rate of surgery. Wound healing is delayed and problems associated with anesthesia may occur.
- If the patient is pregnant, surgery must be postponed to a later time.
- Examination of the eyes, ECG, x-ray imaging of the lungs, and other relevant tests should be performed.
- From the night before the surgery, patients should stop eating. They should take their essential medications with little water before.
- Patients should not use alcohol; they should not spray apply any cosmetic products on their hair, and they should not wear any makeup.
Breast augmentation surgery is a procedure that allows increasing the breast volume to a desirable size either via fat injection or by placing silicone prostheses in the breast tissue.
Surgery is performed under general anesthesia in hospital conditions and it lasts for 1-2 hours. Bandage and bra are applied to the breast. Postoperative pain is minimal. Since absorbable sutures are used, there is no need for suture removal. Early swelling and bruising may occur, but they disappear spontaneously in 10 days. Drains are placed based on surgeon’s discretion. If they are placed, they are usually removed in 1-2 days.
The patient can return to work in 3-5 days. The patient will be advised not to engage in strenuous physical activity or workouts for 1-2 months. It is not recommended for patients to lie in the facedown position for 2 months. There may occur some minor deformations in the postoperative period; however, these can usually be corrected by massaging.
Having breast implants placed is not an obstacle to engage in air travelling and deep diving like activities.
After the surgery…
Breast augmentation operations are usually completed within 1 hour. Patients may be discharged from the hospital on the same day or the day after. Patients should spend 2 days resting after the surgery. The pain will not be severe during this period. Only a feeling of fullness in the breasts can prevail. This latter feeling will diminish significantly after 3 days.
Edema is anticipated to occur after breast augmentation surgery. The severity of pain after the surgery increases with arm movements in case of breast implants placed through the armpits. However, the pain severity will start diminishing after the early days. The movements of the arms and body will be relieved after 3 days following the surgery. A skin-colored bandage is placed over the implant on the day after the surgery. Other than that, no further dressing will be needed.
Patients wear sports bra on that bandage. It is not inappropriate for the patients to take a bath every 3 days without removing that bandage. Your specialist surgeon who has performed the intervention will remove the bandage after 14 days. Putting on a sports bra for a month helps shaping the breasts.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have tubular breast deformity, can it be corrected?
This problem can be named as “goat breast”, “tubular breasts” or “tuberous breasts”, and it is characterized by the herniation of the nipples causing them to look like a pacifier. Three different types of surgeries can be performed to treat this deformity. Depending on the condition of the breasts; breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast aesthetics or a combination of types may be performed.
Which Incision Causes The Most Inconspicuous Scar Marks After Breast Augmentation Aesthetics ?
The incision made around the areola causes the least noticeable scar. The scar mark fades away over time and becomes more inconspicuous by evening out with the skin tone.
Can implants to be placed be of any size?
It is recommended to augment the breasts proportionally with the sizes of other body parts; placing an optimally sized implant. Excessively large prostheses may cause problems such as back pain in the long term.
What is Breast Reconstruction?
It is a breast restoration surgery performed to eliminate the deformities developing due to various reasons.
Does Breast Augmentation Aesthetics Cause Saggy Breasts Over Time?
The prostheses used in breast augmentation aesthetics are extremely light in weight. No sagging effects occur due to placed silicone prostheses. However, sagging of the breast may develop with natural skin ageing processes.
Is Breast Augmentation Performed Only With Silicone Prostheses?
No. Breast augmentation can also be performed by fat injection.
When can I get back to work after Breast Augmentation Aesthetics?
The patient can get back to work one week after the surgery. However, it takes a 4-week period to return to work, which demand strenuous physical activities.
When Can I Take A Shower After Breast Augmentation Aesthetics?
Unless otherwise indicated by the physician, the patients can take a shower after 3 days following the operation.
What Is The Minimum Age That Can Breast Augmentation Aesthetics Be Performed?
Breast augmentation is not recommended to be performed in individuals younger than 17 years old because the development of the breasts continues until that age. Breast augmentation can be performed at any age after 17 years of age.
Is Mammography Possible After Breast Augmentation Surgery?
With the use of devices developed after the year 2000, people with silicone implants may undergo mammography.
How is the size of breast prosthesis selected?
The size of the breast prosthesis is selected before the surgery according to the patient’s shoulder width and length, the extent of breast sagging, and the breadth of the rib cage based on patient preferences. Breast augmentation surgery requires selection of the optimally sized implant among different sizes. The most important of these criteria is the patient’s preferences. Because breast augmentation is an aesthetic intervention performed upon the patient’s request.
Does breast prosthesis prevent breastfeeding?
The prosthesis is placed under the breast tissue during the augmentation surgery. Therefore, it is not possible that the prosthesis will injure neither the breast tissue and nor the milk ducts. Clinical studies investigating the passage of silicone gel into the breast milk found silicone in higher concentrations in commercially available baby food and cow’s milk.
Can placed prostheses help raise saggy breasts?
Breast prostheses may alleviate the saggy look of the breasts to some degree based on the extent of sagging. The effect is more pronounced when the extent of sagging is low. Because the extent of sagging will be high after loss of breast tissue, for example, due to previous breastfeeding; breast lift will be necessary to perform in combination with placing breast prostheses in these patients.
How does pregnancy affect previously placed silicone prostheses?
Silicone has no effects on pregnancy. Breasts will be enlarged by the effect of pregnancy. The extent of the enlargement is higher in breasts with silicone implants. The extent of breast enlargement is not the same in all women. The size of silicones, too, affects the extent of enlargement. After the pregnancy, the breasts restore their previous shape.
Are silicone prostheses noticeable to the touch; do they rupture or deform when compressed?
Selection of optimally sized silicone prostheses of today will help them to be unnoticeable to touch. The consistency of the silicone gel-filling is soft in these silicone prostheses. Once they are placed under the muscle tissue, it is almost impossible to notice them by touching. Rupture of silicone prosthesis may be a risk in traumatic conditions like severe traffic accidents or stabbing.
Can I get the silicone implants removed at any time?
You can get them removed at any time. However; no such cases have been reported, getting their implants removed. Patients only replace their old implants with newer ones.
Does silicone implants help correct the drooping and hollow breasts deformed after giving birth?
For women, giving birth is perhaps the most beautiful act of her life. Every woman is pleased becoming a mother. However, this happens at a price. Deformation in breasts is one of them. In women experiencing saggy and hollow breasts, placing silicone implants can correct the deformities. This way, the previous shape and firmness of the breasts are restored. In case of sagging breasts, breast lift surgery can be combined with the breast implant surgery. The decision whether to perform these procedures will be the discretion of our surgeons specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery based on patient preferences.
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