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Who are the Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

  • Women who are over the age of 18,
  • have no health issues,
  • have completed breast development,
  • have smaller breast tissues

are the best candidates. 

Furthermore, women who do not have sagging breasts or the level of sagging is not severe, are good candidates for breast augmentation surgery. 


Breast Augmentation Methods


There are two basic breast implants shape:

  • 1.Round
  • 2.Tear Drop 

The size of prostheses varies from 100 cc to 1000 cc.

There is another factor that should be considered : projection of the implants.

What is called Projection? Projection means how far each breast implant extends forward in front of your chest. 

Prostheses are divided into 2 groups according to the material:

  • 1. Saline
  • 2. Silicone

The density of Silicone prostheses may vary depending on the material. 


How is the ideal implant decided?

The most important criteria to decide the ideal implant is the body proportion.

For women, who are smaller in size and have a narrow rib cage, prostheses with a smaller base diame-ter should be preferred to achieve a proportional look.

For women who are larger in size and have a larger rib cage, prostheses with a larger base diameter should be preferred to achieve a proportional look.

The most important issue is the base of the breast. The base of the breast is the area where the prost-hesis is placed. The size of the base varies from women to women.

Whether round or tear drop prostheses are used, the prosthesis should not exceed the area that is cal-led the base of the breast. If the protheses exceed the base of the breast, it may cause an unnatural look on the breasts.

The projection of the prosthesis, can be changed. So, the size can be larger or smaller.

Tear drop prostheses are preferred when the patients have small/less breast tissue. For patients who have sufficient breast tissue, round prostheses are preferred.Despite all the information, the patient and the doctor decide together which type and size of prosthe-sis to be used. 

Where do these prostheses are placed?

Breast implants can be placed in 3 different areas.

  • 1. Submuscular, under the muscle (preferred for the patients who have smaller breast tissue)
  • 2. Subfascial, under the fascia
  • 3. Subglandular, under the breast tissue 

How to prepare for the operation?

After deciding on breast augmentation surgery, the first and most important step is to decide your sur-geon. It should not be forgotten that you will carry out the process with your doctor for a long time after the operation. For this reason, you should find a doctor that you can easily ask all the questions in your mind, get the right answers, and, most importantly, that you can trust.

A detailed physical examination should be done after the surgery has been decided. The prosthesis and size should be chosen according to the size of the breast, the position of the nipples, the proportion of the breast tissue, and the desires of the patient. These decisions can be made easily after the necessary measurements are made.

After all the planning, an appropriate surgery day is determined. Before the operation, the patient sho-uld share some information about the health story such as

Since the blood-thinning medications will cause bleeding problems during and after surgery, the patient stops using these medications as the doctor seems appropriate.

After the necessary analysis and tests are performed and anesthesia approval is taken, the surgery is performed. The operation takes 1-3 hours and the patients stay overnight at the hospital.

Sometimes the breasts are not genetically normal and remain small. Sometimes women with normal breasts may experience breast reduction after breastfeeding or for any reason we do not know. In this case, the size missing from the breasts can be regained. There are some techniques for this.

The first technique is to enlarge the breast with its own adipose tissue. These may be sufficient for breasts that require a little enlargement. But the more applied method is silicone implants. These implants can be placed in breast tissue safely from several different places.

Which are:

  • Armpit
  • Under the breast
  • the nipple

These prostheses are placed under the breast tissue or under the muscle tissue through a small incision. Placing the implants under-breast tissue or under-muscle tissue depends on the lack or abundance of the woman’s breast tissue.Since the prosthesis placed under the muscle will cause tension on the muscle, the return to daily life after surgery is somehow more difficult than the operations where prosthesis placed under the breast tissue.

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FAQs

Do silicone implants impede breastfeeding?

In breast surgery, implants, ie silicone prostheses, are placed under the breast glands where the milk channels are present. On this count, the mothers can breastfeed their babies in a healthy way without any difficulty.

How often should silicone implants be replaced?

The latest generation silicone implant is much more advanced and durable than the old silicone prosthesis. Implants filled with saline solutions used 10-15 years ago have a higher probability of leakage and asymmetry due to these leaks than the last generation silicone implants.

In the last generation silicone implants, it may be very rare, but these leaks remain in the durable outer capsule of the silicone prosthesis, and leakage into the breast is very unlikely. Patients living with these problems can change their implants.

Patients who have old-generation implants and have problems such as deformities or leaks can replace their old implants with the latest generation silicone implants.  

Can I choose the shape of a silicone implants myself?

Silicone implants are divided into two as drop and round. Patient's implants should be decided by the doctor's recommendation taking into consideration of the list below;

  • breast size,
  • breast structure,
  • the degree of drooping of the breasts,
  • breast shape,
  • the structure of the rib cage,
  • lifestyle,
  • requests and expectations 

Is breast sagging possible after breast augmentation surgery?

Sagging in small breasts is unlikely to be seen, but the breast tissue may sag through the prosthesis even though the silicon prosthesis is not displaced over time since patients with B cup and breast already had a certain breast tissue before breast enlargement surgery.

In such cases, the breasts that are hanging by breast augmentation operation are erected and the desired image is obtained. 

What are Non-operative Breast Augmentation Methods?

Women complaining of small breasts generally avoid surgical methods and seek natural methods. It is important to be careful at this point because the non-operative breast enlargement methods that circulate on the internet and in social media; Ads such as breast augmentation cream, breast augmentation massage, breast augmentation drug, breast augmentation serum, breast augmentation herbal cream can be misleading. These ads can harm both the finance and the health of people.

Another mistake is vegetable oils sold under the name natural breast enlargement. Breast enlargement is not a process that can be performed by the herbal method.

In short, non-surgical breast augmentation procedures are procedures that require minor interventions without surgical intervention. These fillings are made with the fats taken from the person's own body or with hyaluronic acid fillers. However, non-operative breast augmentation procedures are not permanent, and the duration of retention changes according to the processing and the material used. 

From what age should breast augmentation surgery be performed?

Breast augmentation should be performed after women complete their puberty and after the breast tissue stops growing, which means women can undergo breast augmentation surgery around the age of 18. 

What are the types of breast implants?

There is two type of Breast implants which are the rounded and teardrop implants. However, the heights of some of these implants, which we call projections, are classified as large, medium and small.

Are the implants used in the breast augmentation surgeries safe?

According to the studies made until today, nothing refers to a disease or cancer-causing effects of the Breast implants have been found. However, since the use of breast implants is not very old, studies in this regard are still continuing.  

From which areas are breast implants placed in the breast?

The most commonly used placement of the implants is from under the breast. In some cases, prostheses may also be placed through the nipple, armpits, and navel. 

How is breast implant size decided?

Even if a woman does not have big breasts, her breasts contours are clear. Contour is the area where the breast is located in, By measuring the diameters in this area we can decide in which diameter the implant will be placed, after that the patient and doctor together define the size of the implant will be placed, still the size is decided after considering the skin elasticity and body structure of the patient. 

Is it possible to notice that there are implants in the breasts?

The noticeability of the Breast implants after surgery is related to the breast tissue and muscle structure of the patient. If the breast tissue and muscle structure is sufficient, the implants can not be noticed at all. 

What is the recovery period after breast augmentation surgery?

The patient can return to her daily life within a week after the surgery, but it takes six months for the implant to take its final shape. 

what should be considered after breast augmentation surgery?

Some of the daily activities must be avoided for a few weeks after Breast augmentation surgery, also heavy activities that force the chest muscles must be avoided for 3 – 6 months. 

what is the lifespan of the implants used in breasts augmentation surgeries?

Implants can last forever, but capsule formation around the implants might occur and this formation differs from one patient to another and it becomes more effective after 10 years, therefore, its recommended to replace the implant every ten to fifteen years.  

Is it possible for silicone implants to change its place under the skin?

Breast implants are placed in a pocket made under the skin during the surgery if this pocket made properly for the implant the silicone implant does not change its place under the skin. 

When can i return to my work after breast augmentation surgery?

the patient can return to her work and daily life after one week after the operation. 

Are there any risks of breast augmentation surgeries?

Breast augmentation surgeries have no risks other than the known general anesthesia and surgical risks. 

When can i wear an underwired bra after breast augmentation surgery?

Underwired bras can be worn when most of the edema is reduced which happens approximately six weeks after surgery. 

Are silicone breast implants harmful to health?

No study or research has shown that silicone breast implants are harmful to health until today However, studies and researches related to this subject are still continuing. 

Is there a possibility for breast implants to rupture?

Breast implants are not likely to rupture under normal conditions. However, it can rupture due to extreme pressure, for example, it can rupture as a result of a traffic accident. 

Do breast implants trigger cancer?

This has been a controversial issue for many years, but none of the specialists has explained that it causes cancer, also recent researches didn't reveal any direct relation between Breast implants and cancer. However, studies and researches in regard to this subject are still continuing. 

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