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Breast Augmentation


Breast augmentation is the name of the surgical operation performed in order to increase the volume of the breasts in women.

In this operation, where mostly breast implants are used, an incision is made from the breast tissue or chest muscles of the person. The popularity of this procedure, which is preferred by people for different reasons, is increasing day by day.

In breast augmentation surgeries, adipose tissue or stem cells taken from the person's own body can also be used. Implants are divided into silicone or saline. They are filled with silicone or salt water in a special sheath.

The main reasons for those who want to have breast augmentation; one breast is smaller than the other or both breasts are small. These can cause a lack of self-confidence for a person.


Breast Augmentation Surgery Preparation Phase


Before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, there is a preparation process as in all other surgical operations. First of all, the person should have a visit with their surgeon and see their own expectations and possible results in this consultation. The surgeon examines the breast structure of the candidate and reveals options for choosing the right implant for him.

Candidates who smoke regularly are recommended to take a break from this consumption or quit. In addition, if the person is using any medication, she/he has to inform his doctor. Among the drugs that should be stopped, there may be ones such as blood thinners and painkillers. Interrupting the act of eating and drinking without sleeping the night before the operation greatly reduces the possibility of any complications for the person under anesthesia.


How is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?


Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure, and the surgeon usually selects one of several different areas and makes a single incision. These areas are; The crease just below a person's chest (inframammary), under their arm, or around the nipple. Immediately after making the incision, the breast tissue is separated from the muscles and connective tissue. A pocket is opened from the outside of the chest wall, that is, in front of or behind the pectoral muscle.

The implant is placed in this opened pocket and centered then. If the saline one is chosen, it's first placed and then filled. There is no need for such a process in silicones. After this stage, the surgeon closes the incision by suturing and bandages using surgical tape. The possibility of scarring varies depending on the incision site.


Breast Augmentation Surgery Post-op Considerations


After breast augmentation surgery, it's important to take certain precautions and follow specific guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy recovery. Some of the things to consider after breast augmentation surgery include:


  • Pain Management: Since it's a major procedure, moderate pain and some discomfort are to be expected. The surgeon prescribes pain medication to help manage your discomfort during the recovery period.
  • Rest and Recovery: It's important to take time off work and rest as much as possible during the recovery period. Avoid strenuous activities, lifting heavy objects, and any activity that could put pressure on the chest.
  • Follow-up Appointments: The doctor schedules follow-up appointments to monitor the recovery progress and ensure that there are no complications.
  • Compression Garments: The person may need to wear a compression garment or surgical bra for a few weeks after surgery to help reduce swelling and provide support.
  • Scar Care: The patient may have scars after breast augmentation surgery, and the doctor provides instructions on how to care for them. This may include applying topical creams or gels and avoiding sun exposure.
  • Sleeping Position: It's important to sleep on the back for a few weeks after surgery to avoid putting pressure on the chest.
  • Avoid Smoking and Alcohol: Smoking and alcohol can slow down the healing process and increase the risk of complications. It's best to avoid them during the recovery period.
  • Nutrition: Eating a healthy and balanced diet is important during the recovery period to support the recovery.


Basically, it's important to follow the surgeon's instructions and take care during the recovery period to ensure a safe and successful outcome. This way it is very easy to get the best results.

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