1-What is Aesthetic Breast Augmentation?
It is the process that is applied to make underdeveloped or small breasts normal or more attractive and is generally done with silicone prosthesis. Silicone prostheses have a structure that is slightly hard in the form of a membrane on the outside and filled with gel-like silicone or salt water. In our country and in Europe, plastic surgeons generally prefer silicone gel prostheses. This is because they excel at getting breasts that have a natural touch and look. Since it is filled with gel, not salt water, the risk of leakage is very low. However, the patient and the plastic surgeon should decide together which type of prosthesis will be used. After these prostheses of various qualities, state and projections are fitted with a short surgery, you can go to your home one day or one day later, and return to your usual activities within 4-5 days. Except for walking, it is recommended to stay away from activities such as doing sports that use the arms or similar activities for 4 weeks. It would not be wrong to say that it is the aesthetic process with the highest satisfaction rate and degree.
2-Does silicone breast prosthesis cause cancer?
We do not have any information that it has proven to cause cancer so far. There is a silicone prosthesis in one of every 100 women in America, this is approximately 3 million women with silicone prosthesis, while we can say that it does not cause cancer.
3-Does milk cause problems in breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is not an operation. Mammography does not interfere with diagnostic tests such as breast ultrasonography. It can last a lifetime. It can be completely removed or replaced with a new one when desired.
4-To whom can it be done?
It would not be wrong if it is said to everyone who wants it ☺ , People who have completed puberty, have congenital or acquired small breasts, who want to increase their usual breast size, and who do not mind having an operation medically are suitable candidates for breast augmentation surgery..
5-Should the silicone be placed under the muscle or over the muscle?
If the patient is very weak – if the patient’s ribs are definitely from the upper part of the breast – the preference should be in the submuscular direction, since the prosthesis will be more conveniently hidden under the muscle. However, if the fullness of the patient’s upper chest is sufficient, both application sites are suitable. In the appropriate patient group, the upper part of the prosthesis is placed under the muscle and the lower part is placed on the muscle. This is called dual-plan placement.
6- Should the silicone prosthesis be drop (anatomical) or round (round)? Or should it be chipped?
The most valuable determining point in making this decision is the form of the chest and the fullness of the upper part of the chest. In a drop-shaped breast with sufficient upper part fullness, both prosthesis preferences give the desired results. The choice of a drop-shaped prosthesis in the round-shaped chest, where the fullness of the upper part of the chest is low, will be real. A third type of prosthesis that we started to use in Turkey about 1 year ago; It is a prosthesis with a chip
7- Should the prosthesis be rough or flat?
According to the researches, it has been determined that rough prostheses give better results in front of the muscle, that is, under the chest, and smooth surfaces give better results under the muscle. If a rough prosthesis is thought to be chosen in the weak patient, a double-planar should be placed.
8-Will there be any scars after this surgery?
There are 2 places we use most frequently to place the prosthesis. These; the nipple (the junction of the colored area of the nipple with the skin of the chest) and the border where the lower edge of the chest meets the body. The surgical scar is a scar of 4-5 cm and it is quite difficult to notice due to the application areas. Apart from these places, there are also application areas such as armpits and belly button. These entry sites are generally not preferred by plastic surgeons.
9-Can breast enlargement be done with fat injection?
Yes, it can be done, but there are still a few problems to overcome. The last point reached in breast augmentation is breast augmentation with stem cell rich adipose tissue. Silicone prostheses are still the most preferred method in breast augmentation in the world. However, patients who do not want to carry foreign elements, who are afraid of complications, who are afraid of surgery, and who seek natural methods, do not prefer prosthesis surgery. However, the real horror of doing this process is the possible problems in oncological follow-up.