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Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breasts are very important part of a woman identity and appearence. Breast augmentation surgery (operation) is done for women who have breast development defects, who have breasts that do not fill the bra or who has lost weight and breast tissue is lost.
Augmentation mamoplast is done to increase breast volume which is done for shaping breasts symetrically and correcting the nipples` places.Most often slicone based breast prothesis is used for augmentation mammoplasty,and rarerly self fat tissue is used too. Silicon gel filled breast prothesis was firstly used in 1962.
What kind of prothesis are used for breast augmentation?
Most breast prothesis are composed of an elastomeric slicon sheat and medical slicone gel or %0.9 NaCl filling material. Prothesis can be spherical or anatomical breast shaped and the outer surface can be smooth or rough. There is two kind of shape for prothesis, one is tear drop shaped (anatomical) the other is sphereical.
Is there any complications about using breast prothesis? Is tehere any risk breast cancer about using breast prothesis?
There is no data about cancer risk of breast prothesis. But always , certified and identified breast prothesis have to be used. The risk of breast cancer is not changing in breast prothesis used women.
What is the ideal age to have breast augmentation?
There is no age limitation for breast augmentation surgery. The women who had her breast devalopment is finished can have breast augmentation operation. Breast augmentation surgery has to be delayed at least 6 months after delivery, ideally 1 year.
Breast augmentation operation is done under general anesthesia, and usually it takes 1-2 hours. If there is laxity of breast skin, mastopexy (breast lifting ) can be added in the same session.
Where is silicone breast prothesis placed in?
Prothesis is placed to breast from axilla (underarm), from nipples, from submammarian fold or from umbilicus with small incision. Most often, breast implant prothesis is placed from from submammarian fold and from nipples. It is preferred to use %0.9 NaCl filled prothesis which is placed from axilla and umbilicus. The major risk of these prothesis are leaking out and forming asymmetric appearence.
Are these prothesis placed to under breast tissue or under muscle tissue?
Breast prothesis are placed under lactational tissue or muscleas tissue. Or they can be placed under both of these areas. It is decided in clinical examination which area will be used to place.
How is decided about the size of breast prothesis and breast size?
It not true to place the same size prothesis (implant) for every breast. Cause every body has diffent sizes. It will not good looking and it is not able for surgicaly , to place a big size prothesis (implant) to a small petite woman.
The decision of the size of prothesis and post- operative breast size has to be made by preoperative breast size, skin elasticity, chest size, base surface of breast and the patient desire.
It is not prefered to create a artificial looking, liny skiny, lying to upper parts of chest and easy understandable via manual examination.And placing a small size breast prothesis (implant) for a woman who has loose skin or big breast area will be unfavourable.
You can recognise about the size of your new breast bestly by bra. Approximately it is possible to change bra size from 80a to 90b after breast augmentation surgery. But can be change from patient to patient.
Does lactation affect by breast augmentation operation?
Lactation will not affect from breast augmentation operation if it is done from sub-mammarian fold, axilla or umbilicus. But if breast augmentation surgery is done from nipples, it can be non possible to lactate. Prothesis has no effect for breast feeding or lactation by its self.
Is tehere any sensation lost after breast augmentation surgery?
After a sub-mammarian incised surgery, there will not be a sensation lost. After from a nipple incised surgery,it can be sensation lost. But it is most often transient. It is a self confidence increasing surgery despite it has a painful recovery period.
How can be breast augmentation surgery done by self fat tissue?
There is not only prothesis using way for breast augmentation operation. In some patients, the fat which is taken from patient`s fatty tissue by liposuciton can be used for breast augmentation.In this procedure, the vitality of fatty tissue is important for best result. Because of that, it is not done by a huge mass fat tissue. Fat tissue transfer can be made with prothesis together.