Breast augmentation surgery is a plastic surgery procedure preferred by women whose breast size is not as desired. Nowadays, such operations have become quite common and can be performed quickly.
Today, the most commonly used method in breast augmentation surgery is implants filled with silicone gel (breast implants). These implants are considered the gold standard in the field of aesthetic surgery. On the other hand, although methods such as fat injection are also popular recently; we can say that breast implants are a more preferred method by many experts due to the long-term effect they provide.
How is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?
In breast aesthetic applications, 4-5 cm incisions are usually made under the breast for the placement of silicone implants. However, it should be noted that these implants are not placed inside the breast tissue. The area where the silicones will be positioned is either just under the breast tissue or under the pectoral muscle. The decision on which area to place the implants is based on detailed examinations and interviews with the patient. Many factors such as the patient’s physical structure and the elasticity of her skin are decisive in this decision.
Who Can Have Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Breast augmentation is an aesthetic intervention preferred by some women to compensate for congenital small breast size or volume loss after pregnancy. However, this surgery can also be chosen to eliminate the problem of asymmetry between the breasts. The aim of the surgery is to provide a more balanced and harmonious appearance of the breasts.
In order to achieve the highest level of results in aesthetic interventions, it is important that the operation is performed at the right time and under appropriate conditions. The best age for breast augmentation surgery is after the age of 18. Under 18 years of age, this type of operation is not recommended because the physical development of individuals is not complete.
In addition, women who plan to become a mother in the near future are advised to postpone the surgery for a while in order to get healthier results. Changes in breast tissue after pregnancy may adversely affect the aesthetic appearance obtained after surgery. Therefore, it is ideal for women who are considering pregnancy, experiencing frequent weight changes or breastfeeding to complete these processes and then evaluate the operation.
After Breast Augmentation Surgery
After surgery, most people experience a feeling of tightness in the chest area rather than pain. The increase in the breasts is immediately noticeable and this change is felt immediately. After surgery, a special dressing is applied to balance the pressure on the breasts. Sometimes drains may be placed to prevent leakage in the area where the prosthesis was placed. However, in my personal experience, I have seen that it is usually not necessary to use drains in patients who have only breast implants. In the postoperative period, reactions such as insensitivity or hypersensitivity in the breasts are normal.
Patients can usually start drinking fluids about 6 hours after surgery. If the surgery is performed in the morning, many patients can leave the hospital the same day. Patients usually return home the day after surgery. During the first week, it is best to sleep on your back and turning sideways should be restricted.