Breast augmentation, which is developed for the disproportion of the breasts or dysfunctional conditions yet today applied due to aesthetic concerns, is an operation performed by implanting or filling the existing breast tissue. Women with deformed breasts after pregnancy can also apply for this operation. Most importantly, this operation, which is applied in cancer cases or congenital non-existence of breasts, prevents women from feeling psychologically bad.
How is Breast Augmentation Operation Applied?
There are three different methods of incision that can be used to place your breast implant.
A small incision is made at the lower border of the dark ring (areola) surrounding the nipple with the periareolar approach. In this method, the size of the implant may be limited. Since the tissue under the Areola contains a large number of nerves and milk-producing glands of the breast, there may be some problems with nipple sensation or breastfeeding after this approach.
The operation with the incision under the Areola is the most popular procedure for breast augmentation. This method provides easy access for implant placement above or below the breast muscle.
A transaxial incision can be made under the axilla and a tunnel is created between the armpit and the breast where the implant is placed in the desired position. This can only be used under muscle implants and there is a limitation on the size of the implant that can be placed in this way.
All operations are performed as differently as possible to minimize the size and visibility of the scar. However, it involves different healing processes for each person, and there will be variations in the outcome of the scars among patients. Generally, the scar is red and initially increases and then flattened and disappeared.
Frequently asked Questions
Breast prosthesis does not prevent breastfeeding.
In the past, while the answer to this question was absolutely “No”, some minor findings were observed with the developing technology. However, these findings were found to be 1 in 100.000.
It is applied to people who are disturbed by breast sizes, who need breast reconstruction after pregnancy or who have their breasts taken away as a result of some diseases such as cancer.
It can be performed anytime the patient and doctor desire.