Breast Augmentation Recovery

Augmentation Mammaplasty

Breast augmentationBreast augmentation is a surgery which aims to increase breast size as well as correct uneven breast after pregnancy or other conditions such as weight loss.

It could be performed when a woman reaches her late teens or early 20s. For many women who are considering breast augmentation, breast size is an important part of feeling feminine, confident and healthy. Breast augmentation surgery is an exciting way to increase breast fullness, improve breast symmetry and the appearance of your breasts. Surgeon is a recognized expert in the field of cosmetic breast surgery and, more specifically, for the best breast augmentation result. 

Breast augmentation patients come from a wide age range and choose to have breast augmentation surgery for different reasons. Some breast augmentation patients may choose to increase their breast size to create balance with the rest of their body. Other breast augmentation patients may choose to do so due to changes to their breast from aging, pregnancy and or breastfeeding to regain the fullness and youthful shape their breasts once had. For these women, the combination of breast implants and a breast lift will fully rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts.

How Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Perform?

The operation is performed under general anesthesia and takes an average of 50-60 minutes for both breasts. It involves placing breast implants underneath the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissues.

Breast implants range in size between 150 cc to 800 cc or even larger. The inserting method depends on the type of implant and degree of desired enlargement. The surgeon will decide the most effective and convenient technique for the patient.

With any cosmetic procedure, patient safety and education for breast augmentation surgery is critical. The advantages and disadvantages of breast augmentation along with the different types of implants, incision location and pocket positions will be reviewed during your comprehensive consultation by the surgeon.

There are different incision techniques to be chosen during the operation, some of which are;

  • Periareolar incision,
  • Inframammary incision,
  • Transaxillary incision.

The surgeon and the patient will discuss which incision is appropriate for the patient.

It is important to acknowledge and understand that breast augmentation is not a breast lift technique. Breast lift technique is preferred to correct sagging breasts however, breast augmentation is a method that aims to enlarge the breast with implants.

Importance of Surgical Bra After Breast Augmentation

We want our patients to wear a special bra after breast augmentation surgery, and we even wear this bra before our patient is discharged from the hospital. After breast augmentation surgeries, each patient wears a special surgical bra.

We want our patients to wear this special surgical bra for 3-4 weeks, that is, for about a month. During this period, your bra can be washed at intervals of one week in line with your doctor’s recommendation, and if you wish, a spare bra can be provided for you.

After breast augmentation surgeries, it is recommended that you buy new bras for your new breasts when your recovery is complete. At the end of the first month, your breasts will still be somewhat edematous. Therefore, it is recommended that you buy new bras suitable for you at least 3 months after your surgery.

During this waiting period, our patients may prefer non-wired, non-iron special sports bras. At the appropriate time, it is recommended that you choose a bra that fits your body perfectly, does not tighten, and does not feel too big.

Types of Breast Implants

breast ımplantThere are different types of breast implants. They may differ in shape, size and other parameters. Currently used and innovative materials are used for Implant Production. When choosing the right implant for mammoplasty, it is necessary to choose by knowing its differences and features.

What are the Shapes of Breast Implants?

Breast implants can be divided into two categories, round and drop-shaped. Both should be preferred for the patient due to their different characteristics.

Round Implants

Round implants are hemispherical and have their highest point in the center. The most important feature of such implants is that they increase the volume in the upper pole of the breast and thus create a push-up effect. The advantage of these hemispherical implants is that they do not create an aesthetic defect even if they rotate while being placed. If the right Size is chosen, they look natural and harmonious with the body.

Round implants are often used in breast augmentation and restore the lost volume and shape of the breast. In addition to lifting, they are also used to correct breast asymmetry or, if desired, to enlarge the breast several sizes by using different sized implants in the same operation.

Drop-shaped Implants

Drop-shaped implants are also called anatomical implants. It mimics the natural shape of the female breast. The drop-shaped implant is in the form of a true drop, and the density of its tissue is concentrated in the lower region. Drop-shaped implants look natural and are suitable for eliminating the reluctance to increase the size significantly. This option is especially preferred for skinny girls with very little breast tissue and for those who want to enlarge their breasts less and look natural.

The main disadvantage of the drop-shaped implant is that if the implant rotates inside after the operation, it is deformed from the outside. In such cases, repeated mammoplasty is necessary. It is not suitable for athletes with increased loads on the upper shoulder girdle, and even minor injuries are possible.

According to Implant Content

Depending on the filler ingredient, the following types of breast implants are distinguished:

  • Contains saline. The implant is filled with saline solution in a silicone sheath. Saline is safe for the body as it contains the same amount of sodium chloride as blood and lymph. Even in case of damage and leakage, it does not cause complications and side effects. The feature of saline-containing implants used for breast augmentation is that they can be placed through a small incision and then filled with saline. However, they are no longer preferred because they can lose volume over time.
  • Contains silicone. Silicone is a sticky gel. The material has been used for breast augmentation for a long time and is used without any problems. Different implants with low, medium and high gel density are produced. The most important advantage is that it feels natural when touched and looks natural aesthetically. If the implant is damaged in any way, the silicone gel in its content does not spread to other parts of the body and does not harm the surrounding tissue in any way. The biggest disadvantage of silicone prostheses is that they require larger incisions when placed. Also, if the implant is damaged, it is impossible to detect it. However, it can be determined that it is damaged by magnetic resonance.
  • Hydrogel. Hydrogel implants are also called bioimplants because when the sheath is damaged, its contents are converted into safe substances. Hydrogel implants have good aesthetic performance and elasticity similar to natural breast tissues. It does not cause breast prosthesis contracture (compression of the prosthesis by changing the tissues around the prosthesis). They are expensive, and as a disadvantage, they lose shape over time and become smaller in size. In addition, there is no FDA certificate as there is not enough work on this subject.
  • Silicate. It has the content of gel and silicate balls. The biggest advantage of such breast implants are light and therefore reduce the load on the spine. It is preferred because of its natural forms. However, since it has a very new use, there is not enough scientific data about it. Possible long-term side effects are unknown.

Types of Implants Depending on the Shell

Breast implants use a polyurethane shell with contents that vary according to the company they are manufactured. In recent years. A newly developed nanotextured shell has gained popularity in implants. Nano-textured implants have a matte surface and a soft texture.

Implant Surface Types

Breast implants are produced with a smooth or rough surface.

Implants with a smooth texture are soft and feel natural to the touch, but because it moves inside, it is believed that there is a possibility of developing a capsule contracture. Breast contracture can lead to deformation of the prosthesis and breast appearance. It is necessary to repeat the mammoplasty when the mammoplasty is disturbed. It is not possible to fix this problem without surgery.

Implants with a rough surface adhere well to the surrounding tissues, do not displace and contracture formation is reduced.

Implant Profiles: How to Choose the Right One?

The profile is the ratio of the height at the center of the implant to the width of the prosthetic base. According to this indicator, breast implants are divided into the following types:

  • Mini or low Profile. They have a wide base and a small height and are used to lift the breast. They do not create and give a large appearance, so they are not suitable for breast augmentation,
  • Half or medium profile. It is an option for those who want natural-looking breasts,
  • Full or high profile. This option is suitable for women who want large and erect breasts,
  • Extra high profile. It is used for repeated mammoplasty.

Since visual perception in breast augmentation is directly dependent on the implant profile, the choice of implant should be made by taking into account personal wishes and physical characteristics so that the parameters are proportional.

What are the Sizes of the Implants?

The dimensions of the implants are determined by the existing volume of the implant. The implant used for one size breast enlargement is 150-200 ml on average.

The most important factor for natural appearance is implant selection and a number of factors should be considered:

  • Physique, especially height and weight,
  • The width of the rib cage,
  • Initial volume and position of breast tissue,
  • Visual perception is also affected by the breast profile.

Scar Placement

Breast implants can be inserted through three types of incisions. During your breast augmentation consultation, surgeons’ review the different incision locations along with their relative advantages.

Inframammary: This scar location for breast augmentation is just above the crease under your breast. This approach helps to hide the scar under the breast, and minimizes potential effects on later breastfeeding. This incision is extremely versatile and can be used for all implant types and sizes. The length of the scar will vary depending on the size and type of implant you chose.

Periareolar: This scar location for breast augmentation is around the edge of the areola. The length of the scar will depend on the size and type of implant you chose. Some women have areolas that are quite small, and these women may not be able to choose this approach. This incision can also be used to combine a breast augmentation with a breast lift. Because this incision requires dissection through the middle of the breast tissue, it may affect the ability to breastfeed in the future.

Transaxillary: This incision for breast augmentation is located in the armpit. The main advantage is that there is no scar on the breast itself. This incision is mostly used for saline implants, and is usually used with implant placement under the chest wall muscle “subpectoral”.

Breast Implant Over vs. Under the Muscle:

OVER VS. UNDER THE MUSCLEThe ideal pocket position for you will depend on several important factors, including your current breast size, breast shape, and breast position. As a breast augmentation expert surgeon will work with you to help guide you through the decision-making process for your exciting breast augmentation procedure.

Subpectoral: This placement is made under the chest wall muscle called ‘subpectoral’, on top of the muscle called ‘subglandular’, or a combination of the two called ‘dual plane’. Below is a review of these positions and their relative advantages. Subpectoral position under the muscle provides the maximum soft tissue coverage over your breast implant. This position works well for women who have very little of their own natural breast tissue. By placing the implant behind the muscle, the surgeon is better able to camouflage the edges and surface of the breast implant. This implant position does not work well in women who have developed drooping called ‘ptosis’ of the breast, unless they are undergoing a breast lift as well. Otherwise the breast tissue will sit lower than the implant, compromising the aesthetic harmony of the breast.

Subglandular: This position on top of the muscle works well for women who already have enough breast tissue to camouflage the implant. In general, a 2cm thickness of natural breast tissue is enough to camouflage an average sized implant. The subglandular position also works well for women who have started to have a small amount of ptosis “sagging” in their breasts. The implant is placed directly behind the natural breast tissue ensuring the breast tissue and implant position are in harmony. This technique allows for effective filling-out of the lower pole of the breast.

Can I Breastfeed After Surgery?

Since breast implants are placed behind the milk glands or under the chest muscles, it does not affect milk ducts therefore, most women who have had breast augmentation techniques are able to breastfeed.

The Recovery Period

After your breast augmentation surgery, a friend or relative will need to pick you up and stay with you at home for 24 hours.

You should plan to take a week off after your surgery, limiting your activities to staying home, reading books or watching TV. This important time of rest will allow your body to devote its energy to the healing process. It may be of great benefit to make arrangements in advance with a friend or family member for help with activities such as driving. If you are currently looking after small children, plan for an alternative childcare arrangement during this week to help limit the time you will need to spend on your feet. We understand it may be hard to stop completely, but staying quiet in the first week actually speeds healing and helps achieve the best results from the surgery.

About two weeks after your surgery you can start to exercise gently: walking and stairmaster is allowed, but no upper body workouts, running or high-impact workouts should be done for one month.

Could Breast Implants be Removed After a Certain Time?

The life of a breast implant is known as 15-20 years. Theoretically, the life of the breast implant is as long as the life of humans, however, if the patient is not satisfied with the implant and would like to remove it, they could get them removed by surgical intervention.

Speeding Up the Recovery Process

The most important prerequisite for having a healthy body after breast augmentation surgery is to follow a diet rich in nutritional values, and a rich healthy diet is among the keys to rapid recovery after breast augmentation surgery. Surgery causes the balance of the body system to deteriorate temporarily, and the body may need healthy nutritional support in order to heal wounds faster after breast surgeries. The person strengthens the immune system with the minerals and vitamins she gets from the food he eats. In this way, it helps to eliminate the infection and accelerates the recovery of tissues damaged after surgery. Nausea and decreased appetite may occur for a few days after breast augmentation. In such cases, patients are advised to follow a light diet with soup and saltine crackers.

Breast augmentation surgeries are considered as simple operations with a relatively easy recovery process. It is very important for the patient to fully comply with the instructions given by the doctor in order to accelerate the recovery process after the surgery and to prevent complications that may occur after the surgery.

Valuable Rules to Speed Up Recovery After Breast Augmentation

breast augmentationBreast augmentation surgeries are the most commonly performed cosmetic plastic surgeries. There are some issues that need to be known and applied in order to recover faster and get much better results after the surgery. If you pay attention to these, you can get very good results from the process.

  • Using a Sports Bra for 1 Month After Breast Augmentation Surgery

The sports bra collects the breast and prevents it from swinging during movement. This facilitates the recovery of the patient’s wound. Underwire or lace bras cause pain in the newly operated breast. It also causes the shaping of the breast to be problematic.

  • Not Using Very Hot Water in the Bathroom for the First Week

The use of hot water after breast augmentation surgery increases edema and delays wound recovery.

  • In the Sea and Pool

When the patient starts to swim in the sea and pool, the breast skin should be protected from the harmful rays of the sun for 2 months. For this, before sunbathing (at least 15 minutes before), a sun protect cream with a protective factor content of over 30 should be used.

Sun Protect Cream should be repeated in the following cases:

  • If more than 4 hours have passed after applying the cream and it continues to be exposed to the sun,
  • If he sweats a lot,
  • if she took a shower,
  • If she has changed clothes,
  • After going in and out of the sea and the pool.
  • Not Lifting Heavy Items

The patient should avoid movements that will force the arm and chest muscles excessively, if he insists on doing these movements, a trauma may occur in the chest area. This situation negatively affects the capsule formed around the silicone in the first month. However, it causes scar enlargement. If we give an example of these movements; such as lifting heavy loads, reaching out to pick up heavy items from high shelves.

  • After Breast Augmentation Surgery, not doing Heavy Sports for 1 Month, Staying Away from the Solarium and Sauna for 2 Months.

Especially when people are doing arm sports, this area may be traumatized because the wound is still fresh in the first month in the area where the silicone is placed. Since the incision area is still a fresh wound, tension in these parts causes the scars to expand. For this reason, it is necessary not to do heavy sports for the first 1 month after breast augmentation surgery. The patient can walk. Hot environments such as saunas, solariums and Turkish baths can cause edema in the tissues in the recovery process.

  • Return to Daily Life in a Short Time

If the person continues to feel sick after surgery, staying in sickness mode delays recovery. For this reason, the person should continue her daily life by following the rules set by the doctor. After breast augmentation surgery, the person should not rest in the bed, this is extremely important. However, movement increases blood circulation and the recovery process is faster. Self-healing of the surgical area and protecting the surgery area from trauma is sufficient.

  • Applying Ice to the Breast

Applying cold prevents edema in the breast area after surgery and prevents swelling. Edema is a defense mechanism of the body. This should not be something to be afraid of. In cases where the swelling is excessive, the image may be disturbing to the patient. This situation is never permanent. Swelling increases in the first 3 days. After the third day, the swelling starts to go down.

  • Removing Bandages Outside the Wound Area

The bands connect the wound lips and prevent infection by closing the wound, but if the pads are left longer than necessary, they prevent the area from breathing and may impair healing. For this reason, patients should strictly follow the doctor’s recommendations regarding the bands.

  • Should Listen to Your Body

The person can make movements that her body allows. These movements are movements for daily work. For example; Movements such as dressing, undressing, bathing. At this point, the pain is decisive. If the person feels pain during the movement, she should restrict that movement. Another important issue is that the patient should avoid movements that will stretch and force the area for 3 or 4 months so that the wound area does not expand by stretching.

  • Using the Prescription Given to the Patient

Edema reducing drugs should be used for approximately 15 days, this provides benefits. These drugs are painkillers that are given along with antibiotics after surgery. Painkillers both relieve pain and have an anti-inflammatory effect, that is, reducing edema. It is extremely important to note that antibiotics given for infection control should also be used regularly and to the fullest. In addition to these, if there are drugs that the patient uses for a continuous illness, she should continue to use these drugs in consultation with her doctor.

  • After the 4th Day, Massaging the Open Areas of the Breast with a Moisturizing Cream

After breast augmentation surgery, this way, edema is eliminated more quickly. In addition, massaging accelerates the fusion of the tissues and the shaping of the breast.

As a result;

No matter how well the breast augmentation surgery goes, the patient has to follow some rules. This is very important for the results to be better than they should be. Because these rules have emerged over the years with experience and experience.

What are the Questions Asked About Breast Augmentation?

Which Implant is Suitable for Breast Augmentation?

Breast AugmentationBreast implants classified according to their FDA-approved shape used for breast augmentation purposes are divided into round and anatomical (teardrop) breast implants.

For which types of breasts round or teardrop implants will be used, it depends on the breast tissue and breast structure. When examining the implants used in breast augmentation surgery, because the purpose of plastic surgery is the augmentation process, the doctor’s recommendations should be taken into account to capture a natural image in breast types where breast tissue is limited within the doctor’s plans.

Round breast implants have the shape of a hemisphere, and the middle is thick. After being placed with breast augmentation surgery, a plump appearance is obtained in the center area.

Teardrop breast implants, on the other hand, resemble a shape resembling a teardrop. The upper part is thin, and the lower part is wider. After breast augmentation surgery, a plump appearance is obtained at the bottom of the breast. In general, due to the fact that it gives the desired breast image, its shape is used that is compatible with the breast. Implant, which has a teardrop form, is especially preferred for breasts where breast sagging is minimal and breast lift.

What Should be the Ideal Breast Augmentation Size?

Breast size is measured in ”cc”. Some breast implants can hold up to 400 cc of filler. 150 cc and 200 cc are equivalent to one and a half sizes. The width of your chest will be taken into account to determine the most suitable implant for you. Some bodies are not suitable for large breast implants. For this reason, women who have larger than normal implants may experience tissue thinning, pressure-related atrophy, downward slide, and wave formation in the future. Breast augmentation surgery should be performed naturally and in accordance with the body type.

How is Pregnancy and Breastfeeding After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

There will be no problems with pregnancy and breastfeeding after breast augmentation surgery. Because the breast implant is placed under the breast tissue or under the muscle.

There is no relationship between milk ducts and breast implants in both breast augmentation techniques. Therefore, it is very convenient to get pregnant after these operations and the mother can give milk to the baby. There is no decrease in the milk of the mother who has breast augmentation surgery.

Women who have breast augmentation surgery have children, and after breastfeeding, there is some growth in their breasts and their milk fills up. After this period, the breast will return to its original form after the end of the breastfeeding period. It may not be possible to control the growth and contraction of the breast or to predict how much. For this reason, women who are considering breast augmentation surgery can delay for a while if they are going to have children immediately, or they can have surgery. If the breasts return to normal after breastfeeding, there is no problem. If there is a little sagging, they can go to the way of correcting the breast with a small surgery.

Who is Breast Augmentation Suitable For?

Breast augmentation surgery starts with the woman’s decision alone, being confident and feeling ready, and it is a procedure that should act together with her doctor.

The surgery plan is made in accordance with the structure of the woman’s body and the texture of her skin. The ideal age to have breast augmentation surgery is 20. It should wait until the age of 20 for your breasts to complete their development.

Another issue is the upper age in breast augmentation surgery. The woman’s health condition must be suitable for surgery. Any woman who is self-confident, suitable for surgery and suitable for her age can have breast augmentation surgery.

What is Capsular Contracture in Breast Augmentation Surgery?

After every breast augmentation surgery, capsule formation occurs and this is a normal situation. If it causes capsule contraction, the patient can feel pain and disfigurement. After breast augmentation surgery, capsule formation occurs between the first 3 and 12 months. If your breast augmentation surgery is performed by a specialist doctor, this risk is very low.

Capsules are divided into 4 grades:

  1. The formed capsules look normal and have a soft texture. The shape of the breast, the shape of the implant is normal.The patient does not feel pain. It is not necessary to take these.
  2. The shape of the breast and the shape of the implant are normal and painless. It makes the breast slightly hard and does not need to be removed.
  3. It causes slight deformity and stiffness in the breast, doctor follow-up is important, it should be removed by surgery.
  4. There is a difference in the appearance of the breast. There is excessive stiffness and pain, the operation should be taken with two breast implants and a capsule.

Capsule contracture is sometimes not seen equally in both breasts. Sometimes it is seen in one breast, sometimes it is seen in both breasts.

Why Should I Have Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery can be preferred by women for many reasons.

  • Women may want to have larger breasts,
  • One breast of a woman may be anatomically smaller than the other. In general, the woman may not like the breast structure,
  • Breast sagging; It can occur after breastfeeding, aging or rapid weight gain,
  • The breast may have been surgically removed or the breast form may have deteriorated as a result of an accident.

As we mentioned before, there are various reasons for having breast augmentation surgery.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost in Istanbul?

Every woman is beautiful. Breast augmentation is a very common operation, it is very important to feel ready before deciding on breast augmentation surgery istanbul. If you are not pleased with the size of your breasts, if you want your breasts to appear larger and to appear more balanced in general, you can call (dial +905442684433) us for detailed information and to make an appointment for an examination. Your self-confidence will increase after breast augmentation surgery. You will be able to wear the clothes you want like other women (like bikini, swimwear). For Ministry of Health-accredited centers, it is not legal to specify prices on their website. Therefore, please dial +905442684433 to contact my assistant and get information about breast augmentation prices in Turkey.

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