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Breast Augmentation

Breasts are very important organs in terms of femininity figure and a woman’s perception of her body image. Small and problematic breasts always disturb the subconscious of the woman. With small breasts, even wearing a dress befittingly becomes a problem. In short, breast is the most important part of the body that makes a woman a real woman both spiritually and physically.

Today’s implant technology has quite developed. Forms that mimic the natural female breast have been created. Silicone drop is the popularly known one among them. The outer surfaces of implants can be smooth or textured. Implants with a silicone structure are produced under extremely hygienic and special conditions. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of such materials. Silicone is an entirely natural element available in nature. It exists in the beach sand and natural crystal’s structure, which is referred to as quartz. They are added into the structures of many products from stainless steel to baby food. Silicates are the integral building blocks of the human connective tissue. İmplants medically placed into the body are the area where silicone-based materials are used the most intensively. For example, heart valves contain silicone.

Am I an Eligible Candidate for Breast Augmentation?

  • If you have one or more of the followings, you can decide to have a mammoplasty. Smallness of breasts causing a problem in terms of the perception of body and self-confidence.
  • Disproportion between the hip width and bust.
  • Disproportion and difficulty encountered when wearing clothes and special clothing materials such as swimming suit.
  • Postpartum breast shrinkage, sagging breasts and loose breasts.
  • Breast shrinkage and deformities after weight gain and loss.
  • Asymmetry between the two breasts; for example, one breast is big and the other is small.

How is Breast Augmentation Procedure Carried Out?

Implants used for breast augmentation are placed into the body primarily through 4 ways;
Through an incision made under the breast
Through an incision made around the nipple
Through an incision made in the armpit
Through an incision made in the belly-button
Among these, the belly-button is rarely used because it does not give considerably good results. Breast implants are placed primarily into the two main parts of the body;
Subpectoral — Under the pectoral muscles
Subglandular — On the pectoral muscles.

It is determinative for the individual characteristics and preferences. The size of the breast and the place to where the implant will be placed (under or on the pectoral muscles) are determined after the patient-physician consultation and the patient’s examination. At that stage, you should discuss with your physician the size that you want and for what purpose you want the operation. I definitely consider all the body proportions, and attach importance to the waist girth, hip width and bust.

Advantages of the Breast Augmentation Procedure

  • Enables the breast to look fuller and increases its attractiveness
  • Enlarges the size of the breast
  • Eliminates asymmetry, if any
  • Eliminates sagging in the breast, if any
  • Corrects the proportion of the breast to the other parts of the body
  • Re-provides the compatibility of clothes fit
  • Re-provides self-confidence

Brief Overview of the Details of the Operation

  • General anesthesia or sedation-assisted anesthesia is performed.
  • It takes 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • It is possible for the patient to be discharged the same day.
  • She can go back to work 2 days after the operation
  • Simple painkillers and oral antibiotics are adequate.
  • The follow up controls of the first year are made in the 1st week, on the 15th day, and in the 6th month.
  • A special bra needs to be used for a period of 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure.


What is silicone?

Silicone is a natural element commonly found in the nature. Silicone is a metalloid element that forms silicone dioxide by reacting with oxygen; and in this form, it is the most common substance in the world. As silica, it enters into many structures from beach sand to natural crystal. Silicates turn into silicone, in the presence of intensive heat and carbon. Silicone can be produced in a variety of consistency from liquid to gel to rubber as polymer. It is often available in the contents of lubricating oils, brighteners, body lotions, soaps, processed foods, chewing gums, and waterproof foods.

Are silicone implants healthy?

There is no evidence that silicone implants lead to a major disease in the body. Women are already often exposed to silicone in their already daily lives. And ironically, there is a greater amount of silicone in cows’ milk and infant formula than are available in the breast milk of women with silicone implants.

Can it be associated with breast cancer?

The clinical studies conducted have shown it to be impossible.

How does it interact with mammography?

The technician who will carry out the mammography procedure should be given information before mammography controls. The mammography procedure should be carried out accordingly. It is not affected by MRI and CT, and the radiologist can easily evaluate the imaging results.

Does any allergy develop to silicone?

It is possible for us to develop an allergy to any substance in the world. However, silicone allergy is quite rare, although we are exposed to many silicone-containing materials in our daily lives. Thus, if you are allergic to silicone, it will be revealed before you get silicone breast implants.

How many years can I use my silicone breast implant?

Silicone breast implants have no expiration date. However, a woman may demand size and location changes due to the cycles and changes in her life. If the size is intended to be changed, the implants should definitely be replaced with new ones.

When can I begin to do exercise after breast augmentation?

You can start with walking immediately after operation but sports activities that require intensive effort should be deferred for 4 to 6 weeks. You should abstain from sweating throughout the first 15 days, when wound healing is intensive. You can have a shower a week later. During exercise, use the bras recommended by your physician.

When can I sunbathe?

The breast area should not be exposed to sunlight in the first year.

When can I begin to wear under-wire bra?

You should not wear such a bra for a period of at least 3 months.

Will I experience a loss of nipple sensation?

Temporary changes may be felt but they are recoverable.

I am over 50 years old. Am I eligible for breast implant?

Definitely yes, as long as you are healthy.

Does my breast implants pose an obstacle to pregnancy?


Can I breastfeed?

You can breastfeed without suffering from any problems.