Breasts, which is the most prominent feature that physically differentiates the female anatomy from the male, are one of the biggest symbols of motherhood and being female. During the development in puberty or after the nursing or as a result of some diseases that are acquired later, the breasts might not be as in the desired shape and size.
These cases are briefly; Breast are smaller than the extent of the person’s own desired size Developmental deformities in the breast (such as tubular breast)Volume and image differences between the two breasts, or in other words, their being asymmetric(because of cancer or any other reason ) nippled deformities ( inverted nipple , bifid nipple , tripple nipple ) sagging of the breast tissue and nipple having larger breasts than normal .
Silicone breast prosthesis (implant)
There is a silicone cover outside of all breast implants, but two different prosthesis in terms of its content are used. They are filled with silicone gel or salty water called as saline. Anatomic or round prosthesis can be used. Since which prosthesis will be used depends on the shape and structure of the breast, it will be determined after consulting your doctor.
In general, there are two types of breast prosthesis. Silicone and saline. Silicone prosthesis; inside is full of silicone gel and there is elastomer silicone cover outside. Saline prosthesis has sterilized normal saline inside and a silicone elastomer cover outside.If the patient to have the prosthesis is over 40, mammographic or if necessary, ultrasonographic radiologic tests are carried out before the operation. Prosthesis is placed from three different sites;
And The prosthesis is placed in four different sites in the breast;
Breast subglandular,Dual planda,,Submuscle,,Subfascia
Every application has advantages and disadvantages, the type, size of prosthesis and the placement area will change by the body, breasts and skin quality.
The operation lasts between 1-2 hours, Recovery Period after Breast Augmentation
Results of breast augmentation operation are immediately seen. You stay in hospital for one night.
Post-operational stage is generally easy. Pain is at the minimal acceptable level. In the early period, you may have swelling, edema, and numbness in nipples. They will disappear by themselves in a few days.
If the prosthesis is placed submuscle, you may have limitation in arm movements for a couple of days. Breasts are wrapped after operation. Since the stitches are dissolvable, there is no need to remove the stitches. The patient can go back to work within 3-4 days. The prosthesis is put in its normal place 3 weeks later. The patient is recommended to avoid heavy sports for 2 months.
Silicone prosthesis is highly impact-resistant.
You can lie face downwards 2 months after the operation. Silicone prosthesis does not create any problems in mammography and surgical examinations to be performed afterwards.
In the scientific researches carried out by the independent medical institutes, no link stating that the reliable silicone breast prosthesis gives rise to cancer has been found. Breast augmentation operation results are long-lasting. Breast prosthesis is a procedure that generally gives good results, increases the self-confidence of the person and makes her livelier.