About Mammaplasty

Mammaplasty is the plastic surgery of the breast to re-construct its shape, size, position and to correct congenital anomalies and deforms. There are various types of Mammaplasty

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery performed to increase the size of the female breast. This is usually done for cosmetic purposes or done after mastectomy (removal of breast). Breast augmentation is usually performed with implants that are placed under or over a chest muscle. The placement of the implant will depend on the patient’s anatomy, skin quality and size of the implant. The surgery can be done using local anesthesia so the patient is awake and the breast area is numbed or done by using general anesthesia. Incision is done in 4 different places during the breast augmentation surgery:

Transaxillary (incision is made in the armpit)

Periareolar (incision is made around the nipple area)

Inframammary (incision is made in the crease where the breast meets the chest)

Tramsumbilical/ TUBA (incision is made around the belly button area)

Types of Implants

Saline implant (silicone filled with sterile saline solution)

Silicone implant (silicone filled with viscous silicone gel)

It is very important for the right type of implant to be applied. It’s totally up to the patient to choose which kind of implant they want, although the surgeon will give advice on which type of implant should be used considering the situation. There are very small differences between saline implants and silicone implants.

Saline Implants

Saline implants are filled with sterile saline solution; they are inserted empty and filled while in place. Saline breast implants are suitable for women over the age of 18 for breast augmentation and suitable for women at any age for breast augmentation. Length of incision in a saline implant surgery is about 2,5cm; both textured and smooth textures are available. They are much cheaper compared to silicone implants but have a higher risk of ripping than silicone implants.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants are filled before put in place with viscous silicone gel. Silicone implants are suitable for women over the age of 22 and suitable for women at any age for breast augmentation. Length of incision in silicone implant surgery is about 4cm and both textured and smooth textures are available. They are more expensive than saline implants and are less likely to rip than saline implants.

Another decision patients need to make before the surgery is to decide whether they want a smooth texture or textured and also they have to decide if they want a round or shaped implant.

Suitable Patients for Breast Augmentation

• Female patients who are over the age of 18 for saline implants

• Female patients who are over the age of 22 for silicone implants

• Female patients who are at a good health condition

• Female patients who are healthy both mentally and physically

Before Breast Augmentation

• Patients must quit smoking for at least 2 weeks before and after surgery

• Patients must have a good diet

• Quit alcohol at least 2 weeks before and after the surgery

• Patients must not eat or drink anything including water after the midnight before the surgery

• Take a shower before the surgery as patients will not be able to after the surgery

• Remove any nail polish from fingernails and toenails

• Patients must stop any medication or herbal supplements and inform the surgeon about any kind of medication

After Breast Augmentation

Patient will feel a bit tired after waking up from surgery and medication will be prescribed by the surgeon to reduce pain and soreness around the breast and chest area which will last for about 1 – 2 weeks after surgery. Several weeks after surgery the breast will be bandaged in surgical dressing and a compression garment or surgical bra should be worn to support the tissues in their new place. Also wearing the right garment will help reduce swelling and soreness.

  • Patients must keep hydrated
  • Take prescribed medication
  • Keep a healthy diet
  • Apply cold compress especially for the first 48hrs after surgery
  • Gently massage the chest area to help circulation and reduce fluid retention
  • Patients must sleep on the backs with the head elevated
  • Patients must not have a shower or bath until incisions are closed and stitches are removed
  • Most importantly patients must get as much rest as they could for a faster recovery

Breast feeding after Breast Surgery

The ability to breastfeed is a big concern for women. After the surgery the ability to breast feed depends on how the surgery was performed and on what type of incision which was done but in general there are no complications made and it is possible to breastfeed after surgery.

Risks of Implants

Silicone and saline implants have similar risks like

  • Breast pain
  • Infection
  • Temporary change in nipple and breast sensation
  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • Swelling
  • Redness

If patients experience any of the ones below then they must get in touch with their doctor immediately

  • Temperature above 105°F or 40,5 °C
  • Blood in urine
  • Sever swelling and discoloration
  • Blackening in the skin
  • Vomiting
  • Losing consciousness

If there are any other issues experienced then immediately contact with the doctor must be made.

Definition

Surgical bra – special clothing to provide extra support especially after surgeries

Compression garment – special clothing to provide extra support especially after surgeries

General anesthesia – variety of medications given to ensure unconsciousness, loss of control of reflexes. The patient is put to sleep to not feel any pain or discomfort.

Incision – surgical cut made in the skin during surgery or treatment

Local anesthesia – induces absence of sensation to a specific part of the body

Sutures – also called stitches, used to hold the tissues together

First day of Breast Augmentation Surgery

The patients will attend a consultation with the surgeon and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the surgery. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the hospital the next day.

Second day of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery will be performed. The surgery will be performed using general or local anesthesia depending on the type of surgery. The duration of the procedure will depend on the extent of the surgery. Once the surgery is over the patient will be taken to a private room where they will be staying for resting. The surgeon will perform a check up and if they are approved to be in a good, healthy condition and the surgery results are all successful; the patients are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to be discharged from hospital to their settlements. Patients may be asked to stay the night in hospital after the surgery.

Third day of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Patients are advised to continue resting at their settlements. They must avoid heavy activities like bending and lifting. Patients are able to go on little tours around the city if they are feeling better and carry on taking their medications correctly.

Fourth day of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Patients will attend a post surgery for a final check up and consultation. The stitches and if applied, drainage tubes will be removed and dressings will be changed. The patient will be advised on further medication. If everything is right, then the patient is ready to return to their destination.

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What is Mammaplasty/ Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is the plastic surgery to increase the size of the female breast.

How is Breast Augmentation done?

Breast augmentation is usually performed with implants that are placed under or over a chest muscle. The placement of the implant will depend on the patient’s anatomy, skin quality and size of the implant. The surgery can be done using local anesthesia so the patient is awake and the breast area is numbed or done by using general anesthesia

How long do I need to stay in hospital?

The surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis but in some situations the patient may be required to stay in hospital for the night of the surgery.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Breast Augmentation is 4 days including consultation before the surgery and after the surgery.

What is a Saline Implant?

Saline implants are filled with sterile saline solution. They are inserted empty and filled while in place. Saline breast implants are suitable for women over the age of 18 for breast augmentation.

What is Silicone Gel implants?

Silicone implants are filled before put in place with viscous silicone gel. Silicone implants are suitable for women over the age of 22.

Can I breastfeed after Breast Augmentation surgery?

Even though in some cases there can be difficulty for women to produce enough milk breastfeeding is usually possible after the surgery.

Are there any risks of Breast Augmentation surgery?

Just like every surgery there are some risks with breast augmentation such as breast pain, infection, and bleeding, temporary change in breast/nipple sensation, swelling, redness, implant leakage and rupture.

Devices used in Breast Augmentation Surgery

There are no special technical devices used in a Breast Augmentation surgery.

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