It is important for the breast to be proportional to the shoulder width, chest circumference, waist and hip circumference measurements. Surgical
intervention to increase the volume of the breast is called breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty).
Breast augmentation surgery can be performed on patients who have a difference in volume between the two breasts or who have had breast tissue after mastectomy and who need breast reconstruction.
There are several treatments to increase breat, but most are either ineffective or unsafe. Hormone-containing creams and injections used for breast augmentation have been proven to be unsafe as they may lead to the development of cancer, particularly breast and uterine cancer, due to the irregular increase in cell division. Today, the only safe method for breast augmentation is the use of a silicone breast prosthesis
Silicone breast prostheses are manufactured in many different volumes and shapes. The structural features of silicone prostheses are similar. The silicone gel, which gives the texture of the breast tissue, is wrapped in a silicone containing envelope. There are also prostheses that can be inflated with a wrapped serum or a mixture of serum and gel. The prosthesis to be used is selected by taking the patient’s request into consideration after the examination of the patient. Prostheses are produced in round or anatomical (drop) form.
Breast prostheses are placed under the muscles under the breast (pectoral muscle), under the breast tissue and under the membrane covering the pectoral muscle or the partial part under the muscle, and the partial section is placed under the breast tissue. The most important factor is the amount of breast tissue that will cover the patient’s prosthesis. Although the name of breast surgery under the name of the operation is under the breast tissue in the operation area. For this reason, milk glands and milk ducts are not affected and breastfeeding is allowed during the postoperative period.
General anaesthesia is applied in the breast augmentation surgery and the operation takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. Under the breast, approximately 3.5-4 cm incision is made on the under-breast line and prostheses are placed and leaves an minimal scar. Other appropriate incision sites are the nipple (areola) and the underarm (axilla). 6-8 hours after the operation, the patient can stand up with the effect of anaesthesia drugs. 1 day hospitalization is recommended. For 2 months after the operation, excessive movement of the chest muscles should be avoided. Usual activity could be presumed within 3-5 days. A special bra is recommended for support in the first 2 months.
More Breast Augmentation
Breast volume should be proportional to shoulder width, chest circumference, waist and hip circumference. Surgical intervention to increase breast volume is called augmentation mammoplasty. The small size of the breast volume may occur either developmentally or after pregnancy and weight gain. Breast augmentation operations can also be applied to patients who have a difference in volume between two breasts or who have breast tissue taken after mastectomy and who want breast reconstruction.
Method we can safely perform Breast Augmentation
Nowadays, the only method we can safely perform breast augmentation operations is the use of silicone breast prosthesis. Hormone-containing creams for breast augmentation and filler injections to increase breast volume cannot be said to be safe for health. Hormone therapies produced on the principle that the breast tissue is sensitive to estrogen can produce growth effect in the breast. However, these hormones cause an irregular increase in cells and play a leading role in the formation of many cancers, especially breast and uterine cancer.
Silicone breast prostheses are produced in many different volumes and shapes. The structural properties of silicone prostheses are similar. It is produced by wrapping silicone gel into a silicone envelope that gives the texture of breast tissue. There are also prostheses wrapped in envelopes that can be inflated with serum or a mixture of serum and gel. The prosthesis to be used is selected according to the patient’s wishes after examination of the patient. Prostheses are produced in round or anatomical (drop) form. Both have advantages and disadvantages over each other. For example, a round prosthesis is suitable for the patient who wants an ambitious breast, whereas the anatomical prosthesis is more suitable for the patient who has breast tissue but wants to increase the breast volume to some extent.
Breast prostheses are placed under the muscle under the breast (pectoral muscle), under the breast tissue and the membrane surrounding the pectoral muscle, or partially under the muscle and in the cavity formed under the breast tissue. The most important factor determining this plan is the amount of breast tissue that will cover the prosthesis of the patient. Although the name of the surgery is mentioned as breast augmentation, the operation area is under the breast tissue. For this reason, the milk glands and milk channels are not affected and there is no problem in breastfeeding in the postoperative period.
General anesthesia is applied in breast augmentation surgery and the duration of the operation is approximately 1-1.5 hours. Under the breast approach, prostheses are placed by making an incision of approximately 3.5-4 cm at the bottom of the breast. The trace of the incision is not very clear because the area of the incision is under the bra / bikini and the breast tissue folds over this region over time. Other incision sites that may be preferred in suitable patients are around the nipple (areola) and underarm (axilla). 6-8 hours after surgery, the patient can stand up with the effect of anesthesia medications. 1 day hospital stay is recommended.
Excessive movements of the chest muscle for 2 months after surgery should be avoided. The patient can return to his daily work within 3-5 days. The use of a special bra covering the breasts for the first 2 months