Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is a surgical procedure in which implants are placed under the breast tissue or breast muscles to increase breast size. Another method is surgery with fat transfer. It can be applied to regain lost breast volume after weight loss or pregnancy and to improve natural breast size. In addition, breast augmentation surgery may be preferred in cases where the breasts are very small or one is smaller than the other.
Before Breast Augmentation Surgery
Health status, drug allergies, previous treatments, and expectations from surgery are evaluated before the operation. The surgery is planned by making the necessary laboratory tests, detailed measurements of the size and shape of the breasts.
How is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?
Breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made in the determined area of the chest and the implant is placed. There may be various types of implants filled with silicone or saltwater. After the implant is placed, the incision area is closed. The operation takes approximately 1-2 hours.
After Breast Augmentation Surgery
After breast augmentation surgery, patients are usually discharged on the same day or 1st day after the surgery.
There may be pain, swelling, and bruising for a few weeks after surgery. The scars will decrease over time. Your doctor may recommend compression bandages to support breast implants during the healing process. Strenuous physical activities should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.