Breast Augmentation (Mammoplasty)

Breast volume has an important place in the ratio of shoulder width, chest circumference, waist and hip circumference. When the breast volume is small within these measurements, the body contour view remains incomplete. Breasts may be small due to different structural reasons. One of them may be smaller than the other and asymmetrical. One may be absent congenitally. Silicone prostheses (implants) are the most valid method today to make both breasts equal or to increase their volume. Breast augmentation surgeries have been tried with the person's own fat tissues, but have yielded limited results. For example, partial enlargement of the breasts can be achieved by taking fat tissue from the person, but this is not a completely permanent method.
Breast implants are balloon-like structures prepared in the form of breasts; round or drop-shaped (anatomical). The selection is made based on the patient’s current state.
A 4-5 cm incision is made for the implant to be placed. This incision can be made on one of the following:
Under the breast (Submammarian)
Under the nipple (Circumareolar)
Armpit (Axillary)

Recently, implants can be placed endoscopically via an incision by the navel. However, this method has not yet been widely accepted. A scar will remain wherever the incision is. These are scars that are obvious at first, but fade over time. Depending on the breast structure of the patient, the implant can be placed behind the breast tissue or behind the pectoral muscle. Each application has advantages and disadvantages, and this detail should be evaluated before surgery.

If the implant is placed behind the chest muscle, there may be limitations in arm movements for a few days. The patient can return to work in 3-4 days. After 3 weeks, the implant settles into place and the breast regains its normal function. Breast augmentation with implant surgery is an operation that gives good and permanent results in general.

Today, the most commonly used are round implants filled with silicone gel and textured.

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