The female breast is one of the most important features of female characteristic – the greater the emotional burden is when the breast does not correspond to one’s own imagination.
If the breast is perceived to be too small or irregularly shaped, a breast augmentation can be the way to a more attractive appearance.
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Why a breast augmentation?
The circumstances of every woman are very individual and unique. As a result, the reasons for choosing breast augmentation can vary widely. In most cases, the patients suffer from their genetic heritage.
A small breast is not a health problem, but for those affected it can lead to a lack of physical and psychological self-confidence. The burden and the resulting restrictions are then immense. Making new contacts or entering into partnerships or sexual relationships can then create problems. Breast augmentation can then help to increase self-confidence and the joy of life enormously.
It also often happens that women have had to lose breast volume after losing weight or after pregnancy and want their previous breast volume back. If the breast is not in is desired shape, breast augmentation can help.
If the breast has lost its firmness and is more slack, breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift.
Ultimately, a few women suffer from stunted growth or a malformation of the breast. Often the psychological burden is even greater, a breast enlargement can then enormously strengthen the mental well-being.
There are three ways to position the implants for breast augmentation. Which method is the most suitable must be decided on the basis of personal wishes and the individual anatomical conditions or physical requirements.
The simple and fast operation speaks in favor of inserting the implant on the pectoral muscle (epipectoral). The final shape and texture of the breast can be seen immediately after the procedure. Postoperative pain and feelings of tension are also less with the next method mentioned.
In very slim women, or women with very little breast tissue of their own, there is a risk that the edges of the implant will become visible, so this procedure is usually more suitable for breasts that are already average or with a lot of their own tissue
The positioning of the implant under the pectoral muscle (subpectoral) is mainly chosen because of the very natural-looking result, as the edges of the implants are concealed. Wrinkling over the implant is excluded and there is a lower risk of capsular contracture. The disadvantages include the increased surgical effort and possible restrictions for ambitious athletes or bodybuilders.
The third option is the dual plane. Only the upper two thirds of the silicone implant are covered by the pectoral muscle. The pectoral muscle is severed so that the lower third of the implant lies under the mammary gland. The procedure is becoming increasingly popular because the method is simple and gentler on the muscles than completely subpectoral positioning.
When it comes to breast augmentation, there are different options for the incision.
Which incision is suitable in each individual case will be discussed and determined in advance with the plastic surgeon in Turkey.
In plastic surgery, the most common method for breast augmentation is the breast fold incision (submammary).
As the term suggests, a small incision is made in the fold under the breast with this approach. Their popularity is explained by the simplicity of the operation. The cut and the subsequent scar is approx. 3.5-5 cm wide. The scar usually fades after a short time and lies in the natural shadow of the breast or in the fold.
The areola marginal incision is also very popular, as the scar is usually the least noticeable with this method. The cut is made on the front edge of the nipple and the fabric adapts to the color contrast. It should be noted, however, that not every implant can be used and the size of these depends on the size of the areola.
Another possibility would be a breast augmentation through the axillary incision. This is in demand because the access is at the armpit and thus leaves a scar-free chest area. The remaining scar is barely visible if the wound has healed well. However, even with this method, the size of the implant is limited.
The patient must be aware that every surgical procedure always carries a certain risk. General risks during operations include infections, bleeding, thrombosis or poor tolerance to anesthesia.
In breast augmentation in particular, care is taken to leave no visible scars. However, despite all measures, the wound healing process can be more difficult than desired, which can lead to increased scarring.
Capsular fibrosis (capsular contracture) is one of the most common complications of breast augmentation with implants. It has been reported with an incidence of approximately 5% in women with breast implants.
When the breast implant is placed, our body weaves a thin, silky mesh around the implant. The formation of a “capsule” of scar tissue around any kind of implant (medical or cosmetic) is a normal part of the healing process. The body automatically reacts to any foreign object it detects within it and attempts to isolate said object by creating a barrier of scar tissue around it.
In some patients, however, this capsule of scar tissue becomes unusually hard and starts to contract around the implant. This can lead to both aesthetic problems and, in extreme cases, pain in the breasts.
One of the most common causes of capsular fibrosis is primarily bacterial growth around the implant due to contamination of the implant.
Excessive damage to the breast tissue during the procedure can also promote capsular fibrosis.
Choosing a qualified surgeon is the most important criterion to keep the risk of capsular fibrosis as low as possible. The surgeon will then take precautions during the operation to further reduce the risk of capsular fibrosis. The use of high-quality implants is indispensable. Also intraoperative contamination must be prevented by keeping the surgical area absolutely sterile.
Postoperatively, the wound must also be treated urgently in a sterile manner. Despite all precautions, capsular fibrosis might occur. In the early stages, capsular fibrosis doesn’t necessarily require treatment.
However, if the capsular fibrosis is severe and causes pain, it is necessary to remove the capsule completely and replace the implant. Most implant manufacturers provide a 10-year warranty and will provide you with a new implant should the implant need to be replaced.
Should capsular fibrosis recur, the use of PU can be considered.