Op. Dr. Celal Alioglu


The perception of aesthetic breast has changed over the years. Today, the expected result from breast augmentation surgery is a natural look, proper shape and symmetry. It is also aimed to make breasts proportional to the rest of the body. The ideal outcome of the surgery is not related to how much the breast is augmented, but about achieving the ideal size.

The individual’s existing breast tissue and structure is the most important determinant of the outcome of the surgery. Aiming at the best result with the smallest prosthesis is the approach that will provide the most benefit to the individual in the long term. The scientific studies have shown that the cosmetic surgery that most increases women’s self-confidence is breast augmentation surgery.

How should the ideal breast be?

The breast should have sufficient volume to look natural and beautiful, and the nipples should look slightly elevated and sideways when viewed from the front.

Will there be any scar after the surgery?

One of the most wondered issues is the question of whether there will be any scar. It is certainly necessary to make an incision to place the prosthesis. This incision is between 4 and 6 cm in length depending on the size of the prosthesis to be implanted. There are three main approaches. The most commonly preferred incision site is the inframammary fold. The second most commonly preferred incision site is around the areola (periareolar) and the third is the axillary (armpit) area. A scar is inevitable in all three techniques. However, the scar is hidden using the body’s normal anatomical structure.

In which plane is it more suitable to place the prosthesis?

The prosthesis can mainly be placed in two planes. The first is the sub-muscular (above the muscle) plane. The second one is the subglandular plane (above the muscle and under the gland). The selection of plane and prosthesis varies depending on the patient’s current condition. It is necessary to adjust the plane depending on the amount of existing breast tissue. If the existing breast tissue is sufficient, the prosthesis should be placed above the muscle. If there is little or no breast tissue, the prosthesis is placed under the muscle to provide sufficient breast tissue to cover the prosthesis.

Can I breastfeed after breast augmentation surgery?

No intervention is made to the breast tissue and milk ducts during the surgery. In all cases, the prosthesis remains behind the breast tissue.

The surgical process

The operation takes approximately 45 minutes. It is performed under general anesthesia. The length of hospital stay is one day. Patients are discharged the next day. If drains have been used, they are removed the next day. The patient can take a bath on the fourth day after the surgery. Pain may arise after the surgery. However, this pain is relieved by painkillers. Daily activities can be started a week later. It is necessary to wait one month for light sports and three months for heavy sports. A special bra is used postoperatively. This bra is designed to minimize pressure on the breast tissue. Thus, the scars heal better. It is recommended to use this bra for a month.

Routine follow-ups are planned as the first week, second week, first month, third month and the first year.

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