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Breast Reconstruction

What is breast augmentation?

Breast Reconstruction

What is breast augmentation?

 

Breast augmentation is an operation that uses only a breast prosthesis or a breast erection with a prosthesis performed in patients who are not satisfied with the natural appearance of the breast. Often during pregnancy and breastfeeding loss of shape and asymmetry between the breasts occurs.

 

While the patient's goal is usually just to enlarge the breasts, we try to perform the most ideal surgery that suits your body and will not cause you any problems in the long run.

 

Some measurements are needed to determine the size of the breast prosthesis before surgery. These are the shape of the breast, thorax and breast dimensions, skin quality, nipple placement and amount of breast tissue to store the prosthesis.

 

About Breast Implants:How to use a prosthesis?

 

The purpose of breast augmentation surgery is not only to increase the volume in the breast or make very large breasts. It is advisable to use a prosthesis that is suitable for your body structure, which you can use for a long time and, above all, does not disturb your normal body structure.

 

Breast prostheses contain gel silicone or serum. New generation silicone implants are preferred for their more durable and natural appearance.

 

Salt dentures, however, were often used after the prohibition of the silicone prosthesis. However, it is less preferred because it loses its structural properties over time. Silicone implants appear more natural, especially when standing, as they are more viscous and more stable in shape.

 

Newly produced breast implants are denser and can retain their shape for a long time. Therefore, the make and model of the implant used are important. Old implants with low density or with serum can not be maintained in the long term, which is why their use is controversial.

 

What do we do before the surgery?

 

The first step in my interview with the patient is the choice of prosthesis. Consider your breast size and breast tissue volume and select the most appropriate prosthesis for you over the long term.

 

We select the implants according to the size and weight of the patient. For large patients, the B-Cup can be small, but ideal for small ones. The difference in skin thickness and volume of breast tissue can change the size of the prosthesis used in two patients with the same body bra. Depending on the structure of the patient with thin skin and low breast tissue, a smaller prosthesis may be required.

 

Breast elasticity affects the size of the prosthesis to be placed. In patients with high elasticity, larger prostheses are used.

 

In the case of sagging due to childbirth or weight gain, it may be necessary to perform an erection operation simultaneously with augmentation. In addition, the prostheses to be used vary depending on skin flexibility and breast tissue volume.

 

 

 

 

Location of the incision

 

Breast augmentation surgeryNipple, armpit or lower curved side of the nipple.

 

The most common breast augmentation sites are the lower breast or nipple sites.

 

The breast prosthesis may be placed subcutaneously, under the breast tissue or under the membrane. Although there are different studies and results on the three regions in the literature, we usually place the prosthesis under the muscle.

 

The goal of the breast augmentation surgery is the durable and comfortable use of the prosthesis, which does not meet the aesthetic expectations. The most important problem with prosthetic surgery is that the skin structure and the breast tissue are thin and weak and the prosthesis is visible from the outside and sometimes causes irreversible deformations of the skin. In such patients, the prosthesis should be placed under the tissue of appropriate thickness.

 

Postoperative process

 

The postoperative time is not painful. You begin to recover quickly within 2-3 days and return to your daily life.

After the 2nd week, you can start easy exercises in the form of walking. You can start further exercises after the 4th week, such as swimming and jogging.

It takes at least 1 month for the puffiness to improve and for the breast shape to calm down.

The nipple and nipple can cause numbness or loss of sensation. These complaints decrease with decreasing tension. It may take up to 6-12 months for your breast tissue to regain its soft consistency and eliminate all of your discomfort.

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