The most common method of breast augmentation today is the use of silicone implants (prostheses). Fat-injected breast augmentation can be an option for patients who do not want or prefer an implant.
With the development in silicone implants and surgical methods, breast augmentation has become one of the most commonly performed aesthetic surgeries. The silicone implants which have been used for the last 10-15 years do not cause any disease like breast cancer, rheumatic diseases, connective tissue diseases or reproductive system diseases and they are all approved by the FDA. This type of prosthesis is the one that is best suited for aesthetic breast augmentation. In addition, the new generation silicone implants are made from a material that does not need to be removed so that they can remain in place for a lifetime.
The size of the silicone implant that is going to be placed should be adjusted according to the woman’s body structure and the desired appearance. Within these limits, of course, a natural image with a remarkable and assertive appearance is possible.
This surgical procedure is performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 2 hours. Silicone implants are placed from the lower part of the breast through an incision which is 4-5 cm long so that the incision does not affect the breast’s own tissue and mammary glands, canals and nerve endings, which can continue their function after the surgery. Patients are discharged one day after surgery. Eventual pain after the surgery can be relieved with mild painkillers. In addition, the patient may need some time to get used to the new breasts. Patients can turn to their daily routine 4-7 days after the treatment. It is recommended to wear a sports bra for about 3 weeks after the operation to support and accelerate the healing process.