Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty)
Deformations may occur in the breast due to structural reasons or due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. The three most common cases women complain about are: The breasts being small, drooping or overly large. Naturally, different surgical methods have been developed for these 3 conditions.
- Breasts may sometimes remain structurally small from adolescence, and sometimes an excessive loss of volume may occur in the breast tissue after birth. In both cases, by using silicone prostheses, the volume can be increased to fit the body dimensions and provide a natural anatomical appearance.
- This operation can be performed after 18 years of age. It is important to choose the prostheses that both fit the need, and are suitable in terms of health. The prostheses are placed under the chest muscle unless there is a specific need. Thus, there is no direct contact of the prosthesis with the breast tissue. This poses no risks against subsequent pregnancy and lactation. Women who receive prostheses can have their mammography-ultrasonography examinations, which are recommended for the monitoring of breast health, without problem. These tests performed at regular intervals also help to assess the integrity of the prostheses.
- In this operation, the area under the muscle is reached with a 4 cm incision made through a canal underneath the breast, where the prosthesis is placed. There may be mild pain for several days after surgery. After spending the night following surgery at the hospital, the patient can return to work within 2-3 days. Protection and support is provided through the use of a sports bra for 2-3 months.