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1- If you are considering breast augmentation surgery…

Breast augmentation surgery, known as augmentation mammaplasty in Istanbul hospital, is an attempt to enlarge a woman’s breast in size and shape. This surgery can be performed in the following cases.

Women who find their breasts small for personal reasons,

– To correct the shrinking breast size after pregnancy,

– To ensure the symmetry of breasts of different sizes,

– For the purpose of breast reconstruction after breast cancer surgery.

Turkish Operator Doctor plastic surgeons can increase women’s chest circumference measurements in the form of one or several bra sizes with breast prostheses that they place behind the breast. If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, you will learn the basic principles of this surgery with what is written on this page, in which cases it should be performed, how it is performed and what consequences it may have. Of course, since it is impossible for what is written on this page to answer all the questions about breast augmentation, it would be the most correct action to contact your plastic surgeon in any case that leaves a question mark in your mind.

2- The most suitable candidates for breast augmentation surgery…

Breast augmentation surgery will cause a change in your appearance and increase your self-confidence, but it will not lead to the ideal appearance you have created in your head and will not cause a change in people’s attitudes to you. For this reason, you should thoroughly evaluate your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon before undergoing surgery.

The most suitable candidates for breast augmentation surgery are women who are looking for improvement, not perfection in their appearance. If you are physically healthy and realistic about your expectations, you may be a good candidate for this breast augmentation surgery.

3- Types of breast prostheses that can be used in your breast augmentation surgery…

There are silicone coated breast prostheses filled with FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved silicone gel and serum physiological solution that are often used on the market. In the studies conducted, it has not yet been proven that silicone-filled breast prostheses have a negative effect on the body, unless they are pierced and spread throughout the body. However, even if it is punctured, breast prostheses with saline saline are more reliable materials than breast prostheses with silicone gel.

4- All surgical procedures carry some uncertainties and risks…

Although breast augmentation surgery is a relatively simple and reliable procedure, as with any surgical procedure, there is a possibility of surgical risks and special complications specific to this surgery.

The most common among the complications is decapitation (contraction) of the capsule that develops around the inserted breast prosthesis. This usually gives a sign that the capsule, which occurs during each breast prosthesis application, in some cases becomes excessively solidified and compresses the inserted breast prosthesis. In this case, the breast prosthesis loses its soft form and turns into a very hard structure, and because it attracts the skin above it, it creates a disfigurement in the chest. Capsular contracture can be treated in several ways, and in some cases, a second operation may be needed, which requires removing the breast prosthesis, cleaning the capsule inside the breast and replacing the prosthesis.

After each surgical procedure, some blood leakage at the surgical site is normal. But excessive blood leakage after breast augmentation surgery can cause blood accumulation at the surgical site and associated swelling and pain. When this condition becomes too much for the patient to bear, a separate operation may be needed to control the bleeding and drain the accumulated blood.

Although rare, infection may develop around the breast prosthesis placed in some patients. Although this can occur at any time, it is usually seen within the first week after breast augmentation surgery. In some cases that cannot be controlled by medical treatment, it may be necessary to remove the breast prosthesis and place a new prosthesis after the infection has regressed.

In some patients, on the other hand, it has been reported that following breast augmentation surgery, there is excessive sensitivity at the nipple, decreased sensation at the nipple, and complete loss of sensation. It is normal to have a period of loss of sensation near the incisions after augmentation surgery. Although this finding usually disappears over time, it may be permanent in some women.

There is no evidence that breast prostheses affect reproduction, pregnancy and milk delivery. In some cases, it has been observed that there is milk secretion for several days after breast augmentation surgery. Although it bothers this person, it is easily prevented by using the medications that your plastic surgeon will prescribe to you.

A breast prosthesis can be punctured, causing the material inside to leak into the breast. A puncture is usually caused by a very severe trauma or blow from the outside. In this case, silicone breast prostheses filled with salt water will empty in a few hours and the body will absorb this sterile salt water. If it is a breast prosthesis that is filled with a punctured silicone gel, then there may be two situations in this case. Although the silicone sleeve is pierced in the first of these, if the capsule formed around the breast prosthesis is not damaged, you may not see any changes in the breast. But if it is damaged in the capsule along with the silicone case, the silicone gel inside the breast prosthesis will spread to the surrounding breast tissues, depending on the pressure from the outside. In this case, the gel can accumulate in the chest and form a new capsule around it. Or it can spread to another area of the body. In these cases, there will be changes in the shape and structure of the breast. In both types of puncture types, the punctured breast prosthesis should be removed and surgery should be performed, which requires the placement of a new breast prosthesis by cleaning the damage caused in the environment. In some cases where a breast prosthesis filled with silicone gel is used and a puncture is observed, it becomes impossible to completely clean the gel that has spread into the breast tissue, making the procedure to be performed in this case more complex.

It has been observed that symptoms similar to autoimmune connective tissue diseases occur in some women with the use of breast prosthesis. These symptoms include joint pain and swelling, fever, fatigue deceleration and chest pain. However, in the studies conducted, it has not been proved that there is a definite link between the use of breast prosthesis and autoimmune diseases.

However, there is no evidence that breast cancer occurs with the use of breast prosthesis.

Although these risks are observed to a very small extent in many women who have breast prosthesis implanted, consulting your surgeon to resolve the questions that arise in your mind will be the right attempt to be made.

5- Planning of your breast augmentation surgery…

At your first examination, your plastic surgeon will evaluate your general health condition, tell you in detail about the initiative he thinks is appropriate for your condition and skin quality. Because in addition to your breasts being small, there may also be sagging; in this case, your surgeon will also be able to recommend mastopexy, a breast lift surgery, to you.

During this period, you should clearly discuss your expectations about your breast augmentation surgery with your plastic surgeon. At the same time, you should also ask your surgeon to clearly explain the initiative he will apply, the alternatives to it, the risks of augmentation surgery. At the first examination, you should definitely tell your surgeon whether you are using cigarettes or other medications.

During the first examination, your plastic surgeon will tell you what type of anesthesia he will use during breast augmentation surgery, your estimated length of stay in the hospital, and the cost of the operation.

6- Preparation of your breast augmentation surgery…

Your plastic surgeon will give you a number of suggestions before breast augmentation surgery, from your eating and drinking habits to smoking and medication use. During this preparation period, it is also necessary to arrange for a person to stay with you during your hospital stay and take you home.

7- Type of anesthesia…

Breast augmentation surgery is usually an attempt performed under general anesthesia. This way you will be sleeping during the entire operation. However, some surgeons perform breast augmentation surgery under sedation and local anesthesia. In this preference, you will be awake throughout the operation, but you will not feel pain, but most patients are restless in this situation.

8- Your breast augmentation surgery…

The placement and determination of the position of the breast prosthesis depends on your anatomical structure and your surgeon’s preference for breast augmentation. The incision where your breast prosthesis will be placed can be from 3 different places. These are; the line under the breast, the place where the dark area on the nipple ends, and the armpit areas. The purpose here is to place the permission to develop depending on the incision in the least visible area.

Your plastic surgeon, who works through this incision that opens, will separate all the breast tissue and the skin on it through the chest mucsle, depending on his preference, to create a pocket where the breast prosthesis can enter. Because some surgeons believe that breast prostheses placed under the muscle develop capsule contraction to a lesser extent. After that, the preferred breast prosthesis will be placed in this prepared pocket and your breast will be straightened. Drains placed to prevent blood and body fluid accumulation at the surgical site may remain for the first few days after surgery.

9- After your breast augmentation surgery…

It’s normal to feel exhausted for the first few days after your breast augmentation surgery, but after the first or second day, you can usually stand up and walk. Most of the discomfort you will feel after surgery will be relieved with pain relieving medications that you will take orally. After a few days, the dressings will be removed and after that it will be recommended to use supportive bras. You should use this bra as recommended by your plastic surgeon. After breast augmentation surgery, you may feel burning on the nipple for a few weeks, but this burning sensation will be decreasing every day.

The stitches will be removed within the first 10 days, but it may take 3-5 weeks for the swelling in the breasts to disappear.

10- A return to normalcy…

Your return to work may be within a few days, depending on your activity at work. However, you should consult with your surgeon about exactly when to start exercising and normal daily activities. You should avoid direct contact for the first 2-3 weeks after breast augmentation, as your breast will be very sensitive. The scars caused by the incisions will have a hard and pink appearance for the first 6-8 weeks. It will then stay the same size for several months, or a piece will expand. A few months after that, the resulting scar will fade, but it will never disappear.

Patients over the age of 35 should continue breast imaging examinations routinely after breast augmentation surgery. But these patients should warn radiology specialists that they have a breast prosthesis.

11- Your new look after your breast augmentation surgery…

Many women get satisfactory results from breast augmentation surgery and are happy with their changing appearance. Regular examinations after surgery and breast imaging examinations performed in appropriate patients will give you the chance to solve possible complications at an early stage and with minimal damage by detecting them in advance.

Turkey Medicals Co-ordinator, “Your breast augmentation surgery at Istanbul JCI accedited top hospital will be completed within 1-2 hours. The incisions will be closed with discarded stitches and they will be covered with dressing.”



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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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