What to know before getting a "BREAST AUGMENTATION"

Updated: Sep 6, 2021

1. Are Breast Implants Safe?

The first breast prosthesis was used in the 1960s. They are in use for more than 50 years and have been developed and advanced in use. Today, FDA aproved prostheses are available. The latest generation prostheses are durable and safer. Most manufacturers provide 10 years of guarantee for their own brand of products.

2. Do Breast Implants Have a Lifespan?

There is no rule for breast implants to be removed or to be changed after a certain time. It is known that the previous versions of the prostheses used today have a lifespan of 10-15 years. It’s not certain to speak abaout the avarage lifespan of the last generation of prostheses which are currently in use. But anticipated that it is going to be longer than the previous generation.

3. When can sports and other activities be done after implant surgery?

Recovery time may vary from person to person. In general, the first few days can be somewhat difficult. After an average of four to six weeks, you can return to normal life. It is absolutely necessary to consult a physician to return to intense sports activities. Recovery times of patients vary widely. Therefore, it is appropriate for the physician to give the correct information about when to start the activities, according to the patient.

4. Does the Nipple Lose Its Sensation?

After breast augmentation surgery, there may be a slight numbness in the nipples, rarely, for a temporary period of time. The reason for this may be edema due to surgery and pressure from the prosthesis. This complaint goes away with time. Placing the prosthesis from the lower crease of the breast instead of the nipple minimizes this possibility.

5. Can I Breastfeed After Implant?

Many women who have had breast augmentation surgery have successfully breastfed their babies. Current studies show that women with gel or saline breast implants do not have higher levels of silicon in their milk than women without breast implants.

6. Are There Any Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Just like any other surgical procedure, there are risks. Some patients may be sensitive to anesthesia, while others may develop excessive scarring. Although generally rare, the most common risks associated with breast augmentation surgery are scarring, pain, and infection.

7. When Can I Go Back To Work After Breast Augmentation?

This depends on the type of work you do and how you respond to surgery because every patient is different. Most of the patients can return to work 1 week after the operation.

8. How Visible Will My Scars Be?

Each surgical intervention carries a different amount of potential scarring risk. However, every effort is made to minimize visible scarring. In breast aesthetic surgeries, the incision is usually made from the area where the scar will be least visible.

9. At What Age Is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?

Breast augmentation surgery should be performed with the completion of the development of the breast. So it is suitable after the age of 18. Breast surgery can be performed before the age of 18, in cases such as the congenital absence of breasts called Poland syndrome.

10. How Fast is Recovery After Breast Augmentation Surgery?

After the breast augmentation surgery, which takes approximately 1-1.5 hours, the patient is kept under observation by the surgeon for a while. After the examinations, the patient is discharged as soon as she is found suitable. In general, it is recommended that the patient stay in the hospital for one night. After the augmentation surgery, heavy movements should not be done for approximately 4-6 weeks. Therefore, sports are not recommended for the first 1.5 months after silicone surgery. Particularly compelling movements should be avoided.

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