Breast augmentation operations with silicone prosthesis are one of the most common surgeries that have been performed all over the world for about 50 years. The variety of prostheses used for breast augmentation operations is increasing day by day. Today, there are prostheses that do not need to be removed or replaced after there is no problem.
Before choosing the breast prosthesis, some measurements should be taken by examining the patient. The size, size and shape of the prosthesis should be decided by taking into account the person’s height, body mass index, size of the existing breast, skin thickness, and the width of the chest cavity. The increasing variety of prostheses enables the selection of a personalized prosthesis, and as a result, it is aimed to create a much more natural and fuller breast. The results are quite satisfactory surgery.
To whom can it be done? : It should be started especially after the age of 18. It is not recommended to be applied to children younger than 18 years of age, as puberty and breast growth continue. It may be genetic or environmental due to any reason , those whose breast size is too small for their body , those whose breast fullness decreases after giving birth or giving birth ; It is applied to those who do not have a condition that prevents surgery.
What type of prosthesis is suitable to use? : Although there are prostheses in many different brands, the most appropriate prostheses to be selected should be those with FDA approval. Now, the choice is not made entirely according to your examination findings, since the gel silicone it contains decreases in fluidity, has a rough surface, is round or drop-shaped, and has a wide variety in terms of determining the size and height level and volume.
Will the silicone prosthesis burst? : Although such problems have been encountered in old prostheses, there are no negative situations such as explosion or leakage in new generation prostheses.
Does silicone prosthesis cause breast cancer? : The study on silicone prostheses has shown that it has no effect on breast cancer. There are no drawbacks in using FDA-approved prostheses. The development of imaging methods such as MRI makes it more possible to diagnose the breast with prosthesis. Silicone prostheses are also used quite frequently in breast reconstruction.
Can my own fat tissue be used for breast augmentation? : Of course it can be used. The recent increase in the developments in fat injection has shown that fat injection can also be used for breast augmentation. However, like a prosthesis, it does not produce an adequate result in one go and needs to be repeated several times. But it is a method that can be preferred for patients with some breast asymmetry.
What kind of anesthesia is required during the operation? : This type of surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
How long is the operation and is it necessary to stay in the hospital? : The operation takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. It is more appropriate for the patient to stay under observation in the hospital for 1 night than to administer general anesthesia.
Does it leave a trace? : Today, it is still not possible to perform surgery without scars. However, the surgery is planned so that it can be hidden or less scarring can be left. The most preferred incision site is the region made from the groove under the breast. Apart from this, it can be placed around the nipple, under the armpit and even through the navel. Since the trace coincides with the natural curve of the body, it becomes invisible.
Is it appropriate to put the prosthesis under or over the muscle?: It varies from patient to patient. It should be evaluated completely according to the examination findings. It is recommended to be placed under the muscle in weak patients. In the method we call dual plan, the upper part of the prosthesis is made under the muscle and the lower part is above the muscle. In addition, it can be placed under the muscle membrane in some patients. If the patient’s skin tissue is thick enough, it can also be placed on the muscle.
What should be done before the operation? : If he smokes at least 3 weeks before, he should reduce it. Regularly used blood thinners such as aspirin should be changed or discontinued in consultation with the relevant specialist. Apart from these, drugs containing gingko biloba. Supplements such as green tea, co-enzymeQ10 should be discontinued.
Will there be a lot of pain after the surgery? : Since pain control is achieved after the surgery, there is no pain, but there may be a slightly more pronounced pain, especially in patients placed under the muscle. It is usually controlled with painkillers, but if the pain is gradually increasing, you should definitely contact your doctor again.
Is it necessary to take it out during pregnancy and can a person breastfeed his baby? : The presence of a prosthesis does not affect the pregnancy and the child in any way. Studies have also shown that a person with a prosthesis does not have a problem in breastfeeding their baby. However, after the breastfeeding period is over, some sagging may occur in the breast. Therefore, a second recovery operation may be required.
Can breast cancer screening be done? : The fact that there is an increasing number of surgeries and the gradual development of imaging methods make it much easier for radiologists to diagnose this issue. If necessary, an optimal evaluation can be made by mammography, USG or MRI.
How long after the operation can it be started?: The work can be done 3 days after the operation by not lifting heavy objects.