Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery is a plastic surgical procedure performed to increase the volume of breast tissue. It is generally preferred by women whose breast size is small or who want to enlarge their breasts due to aesthetic reasons such as the patient’s breast asymmetry. With this surgery, patients’ breast size and shape can be changed as much as they want.

The most commonly used method in breast augmentation surgery is the placement of breast prostheses or implants under the breast tissue. Prostheses can usually be silicone or salt water filled. The size, shape and types of prostheses are determined according to the patient’s wishes, the condition of the breast tissue and the doctor’s evaluation.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The doctor inserts the implant by making a small incision under the breast, in the inframammary fold or in the nipple. This incision type may vary depending on the doctor’s preference and the patient’s breast structure. Afterwards, the prosthesis is placed under the natural breast tissue and the incision is closed with stitches. Surgery time can usually vary between 1 and 2 hours.

The goals of breast augmentation surgery are to obtain a fuller breast structure, correct breast asymmetry, reduce breast sagging and provide a more aesthetic appearance. Patients state that as a result of breast augmentation surgery, their self-confidence increases, their clothing options become more diverse, and they feel better balance in their bodies.

Before Breast Augmentation Surgery

There are several important steps and preparation processes before breast augmentation surgery. It is done to ensure that the patient is well prepared for the operation and achieves the expected results:

Consultation with an Expert Plastic Surgeon: Before breast augmentation surgery, patients should have a preliminary consultation with a doctor Barış Çin. The doctor evaluates the patient’s breast structure, obtains information about her health condition, and understands her expectations about the surgery. At the same time, the patient is given detailed information about the risks of the operation and the postoperative care process.
Type of Surgery and Prosthesis Selection: Doctor Barış Çin selects the appropriate surgery method by taking into account the patient’s wishes. Silicone or saline-filled prostheses are generally used in breast augmentation surgery. The size, shape and location of the prosthesis are determined according to the patient’s breast structure and preferences.
Patient’s Health Status: The patient’s general health condition and suitability for surgery are evaluated. If there is a chronic health problem, the doctor will examine whether there is a condition that may affect this surgery.
Preoperative Tests: Before surgery, the patient may be asked for tests such as blood tests, breast ultrasound or mammography. These tests provide a more detailed evaluation of the patient’s breast tissue and general health condition.
Smoking and Alcohol Use: Since smoking and alcohol use in the preoperative period may affect the postoperative healing process, it is recommended by doctor Barış Çin to stop at least two weeks in advance, if possible.
Preoperative Instructions: It is important for patients to follow the instructions given by the doctor before surgery. These instructions may include details such as which medications will be used until the day of surgery and the time of the last meal before surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery is planned and performed in line with the patient’s wishes and the doctor’s evaluation. A careful preparation process before the operation is of critical importance for the success of the surgery and the patient’s recovery process. As a result of the surgery, patients feel more comfortable with fuller and shaped breasts.

During Surgery

Preparation and Anesthesia: The patient’s preparation process for breast augmentation surgery begins. The patient’s general health condition and suitability for surgery are evaluated. When the day of surgery comes, the patient is given general anesthesia, so that he/she is in a state of sleep where he/she will not be conscious and the surgery is performed painlessly.
Determining the Incision Site: Doctor Barış Çin determines the incision location where the patient’s breast augmentation surgery will be performed. The incision can usually be made under the breast (inframammary fold), around the nipple or under the breast. The doctor chooses the incision location depending on his preference and the patient’s breast structure.
Prosthesis Placement: Barış Çin reaches the breast tissue through the designated incision. It then creates a suitable pocket to accommodate breast prostheses or implants. Prostheses can be placed under the breast tissue (subglandular), under the chest muscle (subpectoral), or above the chest muscle (subfascial). The placement method is determined depending on the patient’s breast structure, preferences and doctor’s evaluation.
Placement of Prostheses and Stitches: After the dentures are placed in the appropriate pockets, the incision is closed with stitches. The stitches used may be dissolvable or may need to be removed some time after surgery.
Post-Operative Care: After surgery, it is important for the patient to rest and focus on the recovery process. The doctor gives the patient instructions on how to move and what activities to avoid in the postoperative period. In addition, the patient is allowed to make an appointment for post-operative checks.
For this reason, it is important for patients considering breast augmentation surgery to have a detailed preliminary meeting with doctor Barış Çin to be fully informed about the risks and benefits of the surgery and to follow the recovery process in accordance with the surgeon’s instructions.

After Surgery

After breast augmentation surgery, patients experience certain changes in the surgery area and their bodies in general, and the healing process begins. Each patient may be different, but some common conditions often experienced after breast augmentation surgery include:

Swelling and Bruising: Slight swelling and bruising may occur in the breast area after the surgery. This is a normal reaction and will decrease over time. Applying cold compresses can relieve swelling.
Pain and Discomfort: In the postoperative period, patients may experience mild pain, a feeling of tightness, or mild discomfort. This situation can be controlled with painkillers recommended by your doctor.
Stitches and Bandages: Stitches used after surgery are usually removed after 1 to 2 weeks. Bandages or dressings are also removed within the same period of time.
Social Activities: Physical activities of patients may be restricted after surgery. Heavy sports and heavy lifting are not recommended for a certain period of time after surgery. It is important to follow your recovery process according to your doctor’s instructions.
Placement of Breast Prostheses: It may take some time for breast prostheses to fully settle and heal in the initial stages. It may take several months for the dentures to fit completely. During this period, breast shape and size improve over time and gain a more natural appearance.
Psychological Situations: After breast augmentation surgery, patients generally experience an increase in their self-confidence when they see that they have fuller and shaped breasts. The positive change in breast appearance can positively affect patients’ general mood and self-confidence.
During the postoperative period, patients should stay in touch with your doctor for regular check-ups and report any problems. During these checks, your doctor will monitor your recovery process and make recommendations if necessary.

Action: Breast Augmentation Surgery
Duration: 1-2 Hours
Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
Hospital: Internationally Certified Hospitals
Healing Time: 1-2 Months
Expected Result: Improvement in the size and appearance of the breasts.


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for breast augmentation?

To be a candidate for breast augmentation, you must be physically healthy and have a good idea 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 an extended period of time to improve the shape of their body, to better fit a dress and clothing style, and otherwise to better proportion their body. Good candidates are also women who have given birth to and breastfed one or more children and who have had significant changes in the shape, size and appearance of their breasts as a result.

Do breast implants interfere with physical activities?

In the long term, breast implants are unlikely to affect range of motion, muscle strength, or other physical abilities.

Do my breast implants need to be replaced every 10 years?

Breast implants do not need to be replaced after 10 years or any other specific time period. Although the exact source of this statement is unclear, it is likely a myth related to the fact that some older implant models carry warranties that last only 10 years.

Are silicone implants safe?

Properly conducted studies in the medical literature have not shown any difference between the safety of silicone-filled and saline-filled breast implants.

Can sagging breasts be “lifted” by placing a breast implant?

Most breasts will be “lifted” at least moderately by the placement of a breast implant. The extent to which this occurs is highly variable and depends mostly on the individual characteristics and tightness of the woman’s skin and the size of the implant placed. Dr. Barış Çin will carefully review these questions with you during the interview.

Can I breastfeed after Breast Augmentation?

The prostheses used for breast augmentation aesthetics are placed in the lower tissue of the breast, not in its inner tissue. Since the milk ducts remain in the inner tissue of the breast, they are not damaged during this operation. If there is no damage to your milk ducts during the operation, you can continue to breastfeed your baby 3 days after the surgery.

What are the risks of breast prosthesis surgery?

Breast prosthesis is a surgical procedure used for breast enlargement or shaping. In this procedure, a silicone or saline-filled implant is placed under the breast tissue or on the breast muscle.

What is the Cost of Breast Implant Surgery?

According to the Chamber of Medicine 2024 price list, the 2024 minimum price list for Istanbul, the price of breast augmentation with breast prosthesis starts from 11,320 TL.