Breast enlargement surgery, also called augmentation mammoplasty, is one of the most performed medical procedures in Turkey and the world. Women may want to undergo breast augmentation for different reasons either in their home country or abroad. Their personal motives are usually breasts that are under developed, differences in breast sizes, changes after pregnancy or changes in appearance due to breast-feeding. One might be happy with their breasts, as they are, but just want them seem full. Usually after weight loss, aging or childbirth, the shape and the volume of breasts may change. This is why many women are looking for breast enlargement surgery. Breast implant surgery performed by Longevita partner plastic surgeons is the most common way to make breasts more attractive and bigger. Breast augmentation surgery with implants can improve self-esteem as well.
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I had a cataract surgery through Longevita in Istanbul and wanted to come back for my breast implants. I was very happy when I learned that I could get breast implant surgery through Longevita not only in Istanbul but also in Izmir and Antalya. Summer was approaching so I decided to have my surgery done in Antalya. Thanks to Longevita’s wide footprint in Turkey and choices of different service providers, I could plan my treatment and my summer vacation at the same time.
H.G., Breast Implants Patient
I felt safe, secure and comfortable during my entire stay in Turkey. Everyone involved in my care including the private driver was amazing. I did not have to worry about transfers because the driver was dealing with my schedule. He was so lovely trying to help out not only with my transfers but also with my luggage having a great smile on his face at all times.
A.B., Breast Implants Patient
I’m so pleased that I chose Longevita! And will continue to use them in the future without a doubt!
K.V., Breast Implants Patient
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Breast Surgery at a Glance
PROCEDURE: Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift (Mastopexy) LENGTH: 1 to several hours ANESTHESIA: Usually general IN/OUTPATIENT: Usually inpatient SIDE EFFECTS: Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, soreness, change in nipple sensation, numbness, permanent scar RISK: Bleeding, infection, skin loss, asymmetry, loss of nipple sensation. For implants, replacement, rupture, capsular contracture RECOVERY: Back to work: 1 to 2 weeks
More strenuous activity: 1 month
Fading of scars: several months to 1 year or more
RESULT LASTS: Variable, gravity, pregnancy, weight changes or age may cause sagging
What is Breast Augmentation?Augmentation mammoplasty is performed to increase the size of small or underdeveloped breasts. Mammoplasty may also bring back and enlarge breast volume if it has diminished as a result of pregnancy and breast-feeding. Breast implants can serve for a number of purposes; breast cancer patients may undergo breast augmentation surgery for reconstructive purposes after mastectomy or women with asymmetrical breasts may have a single breast implant to balance the differences in size. All women over 22 years old seeking cosmetic breast augmentation may choose silicone breast implants.
The size and the type of breast implants will be determined by the patient’s aims for breast enlargement, body shape and weight, breast tissue, and appearance preferences. All breast implants contain a lumen that is a solid silicone rubber outer shell. Breast implant alternatives are:
- Saline breast implants: Filled with sterile salty water, saline implants can be filled to fit a prearranged size. Saline can also be filled during surgery to avoid major modifications in implant size.
- Silicone filled breast implants: Filled with soft, elastic gel, silicone breast implants are pre-filled and may need a longer cut to be placed.
How it is PerformedBreast augmentation surgery takes about 2 hours. The appropriate size, the area of incisions and the placement of implants whether it would be on top of or underneath the chest muscle will be jointly decided by the patient and the Longevita partner plastic surgeon. General anaesthesia or intravenous sedation is applied before the surgery. Longevita partner aesthetic surgeon advises on the suitable type of anaesthesia for each patient. Cuts are made in unremarkable sites in order to minimize visible scarring. Patients have three options for incision sites. Inframammary incision is made under the breast border. Trans axillary incision is made under the armpit. Per areolar incision is made around the nipple area. The type of incision used actually depends on the type of implant, degree of augmentation desired, patient’s anatomy and preferences. Before the surgery, patient and the doctor decides on the make of breast implants either silicone or saline. Breast implants can be inserted either under the pectoral muscle (a sub muscular placement) or directly behind the breast tissue over the pectoral muscle (a sub mammary / sub glandular placement). Where to place implants depends on the type of the implants, desired breast size and the patient’s anatomy. Layered sutures are used to close incisions. Skin adhesive or surgical tape may also be used. Incision lines will disappear over time.
Results of the breast enlargement surgery can be seen immediately. Post-surgical inflammation and incision lines will disappear gradually. The patients may be satisfied with their new image as they recover and realize the completion of their aim for full breasts. After the breast enlargement procedure, the patient may need to put on surgical dressing that may include support bra or garments. Patients will be given detailed instructions about post-surgical care by Longevita partner plastic surgeons. Patients will be able to walk with own strength right after the breast augmentation surgery. In the first couple of days after the breast enlargement surgery, patients may feel stiff and sore in the chest region. It is recommended to wear a support bra. Breasts may be sensitive to touch and skin may feel warm or itchy. It is usual to have a difficulty raising the arms. Patients should not twist their upper body by lifting, pushing or pulling anything. The results of the breast enhancement surgery are long-lasting. One will find it easier to wear certain styles of clothing and swim wear after surgery.
LimitationsThere are no limitations for breast augmentation surgery. Even though breast implants are long lasting, over time breast implants may need to be replaced due to aging, weight fluctuation and hormonal factors.
The risks of breast implants are:
- Unfavourable scarring
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Poor healing of incisions
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation, may be temporary or permanent
- Capsular contracture, which is the formation of firm scar tissue around the implant
- Implant leakage or rupture
- Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
- Fluid accumulation
- Blood clots
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
Even though there may be risks with breast implants, they do not affect breast health. There are no proven links found in literature between breast implants and autoimmune or other systemic diseases.
ContraindicationsPatients must inform their Longevita partner plastic surgeon if they have any medical conditions such as hypertension, vascular problems, heart failure, diabetes, lung problems, bleeding problems, epilepsy, neurological problems, and allergies to certain drugs. The procedure may not be performed if one has any kind of these problems.
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Disclaimer: This page is designed to supply useful information but is not to be regarded as advice specific to any particular case. It does not replace the need for a thorough consultation and all prospective patients should seek the advice of a suitably qualified medical practitioner.