Breast augmentation surgery, also known as Augmentation Mammoplasty, is surgery to enlarge the breast size. It involves placing breast implants under the breast tissue or breast muscles.
For some women, breast augmentation is a way to feel confident. For others, it’s part of rebuilding the breast for various conditions.
If you are considering breast augmentation, consult a plastic surgeon. Get information about the benefits, harms, possible risks and alternative treatment methods of the procedure. Make sure you understand what the surgery involves, including follow-up and care.
- • To insert the breast implant, your plastic surgeon will make a single incision. This might be around the areola, under the mammarian fold, or in the axilla. The most often used and safed incision is the inframammarian incision.
• After making an incision, the surgeon will separate your breast tissue from the muscles and connective tissue of your breast. This creates a pocket behind or in front of the outermost muscle of the chest wall (chest muscle). The surgeon will place the implant in this pocket and center it behind your nipple.
Saline implants are placed empty and filled with sterile saline after set in place. Silicone implants are pre-filled with silicone gel.
When the implant is placed, the surgeon stitches the incision with dissolving sutures and closes it as more than one layer, leaving a drain inside. He does dressing on it.
After the surgery, wound care should be performed until your stitches heal, and after the stitches heal, scar removal creams should be used. During this period, your surgeon may prescribe antibiotics and painkillers. If the drain is left in the first 2 days after the operation, drain dressing care can be performed. After 1-2 days, the drain is removed. Stitches heal in 2-3 weeks on average. Afterwards, it is necessary to apply a scar removal cream to these areas.
It is normal to have bruises for 1-2 weeks and swelling for 1-2 months after the surgery. It is normal for scars to disappear within months, but not completely.
While it heals, wearing a compression bandage or sports bra for extra support and positioning of the breast implants may help.
Follow your surgeon’s instructions about returning to regular activities. If you do not have a physically demanding job, you can return to work in a few weeks.
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Improvement in the size and appearance of the breasts.
Frequently Asked Questions
To be a candidate for breast augmentation, you must be physically healthy and have a good sense of how breast implants will improve the appearance of your body. The best candidates are typically women who have a desire to increase the size of their breasts over a long period of time to improve their body shape, fit better with a dress and style of clothing, and otherwise better proportion their bodies. Good candidates are also women who have given birth to and breastfed one or more children and have had significant changes in the shape, size and appearance of their breasts as a result.
In the long term, breast implants are unlikely to affect range of motion, muscle strength or other physical abilities.
Breast implants do not need to be replaced after 10 years or any other specific time period. While the exact origin of this statement is unclear, this is probably a myth related to the fact that some older implant models carry warranties that only last 10 years.
Appropriate studies in the medical literature have not shown any difference in the safety of silicone-filled and saline-filled breast implants.
The prostheses used for breast augmentation aesthetics are placed in the lower tissue of the breast, not the inner tissue. Since the milk ducts remain in the inner tissue of the breast, they are not damaged during this operation. If your milk ducts were not damaged during the operation, you can continue to breastfeed your baby 3 days after the operation.
Breast augmentation surgeries are performed by Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Specialists.