A woman undergoes a lot of physical changes due to childbirth, weight loss, breastfeeding, etc. which sometimes impact her ideal body proportion. Out of all, one of the body parts is breasts. In some cases, they become extremely small and look alike underdeveloped breasts. Breast enlargement surgery is one such solution in these cases. However, there are also a number of reasons when a woman opts for breast enlargement surgery.
Breast enlargement or breast augmentation surgery is one of the preferable cosmetic surgeries for women. It is suggested by surgeons on women of a particular age range because of low-risk involved and to boost self-confidence.
What is Breast Enlargement?
Breast Enlargement, also known as breast augmentation, is a surgical way to increase breast size. It changes the shape and appearance of the breasts according to body proportion. The surgery involves the insertion of breast implants under the breast tissue to give it a firmer and larger look.
Turkey is one of the cheapest countries for breast implants and the best breast augmentation surgeons mainly prefer MENTOR® brand silicone-filled breast implants that are available in four different shapes: smooth, textured, round and teardrop.
Why is breast enlargement needed?
In general, women prefer breast augmentation for two reasons:
When they want to get one or both breasts removed due to medical reasons, such as breast cancer.
When there is a cosmetic reason such as they are unhappy about their shape, size according to the body proportion.
Breast augmentation surgery takes 2 to 3 hours which is performed under general anesthesia. Women who undergo breast augmentation may usually return to their normal activities within a few days under their doctor’s supervision.
How does breast augmentation procedure work?
There are certain ways to perform breast augmentation surgery which is decided by the surgeon according to what the patient demands and what is right according to the patient’s body. The patients are mainly concerned about the scar after the surgery. That’s why the surgeons in Turkey opt the most ideal technique to keep scars as minimal as possible.
The incisions are made to insert breast implants which are kept in two different ways:
Submuscular or subpectoral placement in which the implant is placed behind the chest muscle.
Subglandular placement in which the breast implant is inserted between the breast tissue and chest muscle.
These placements are applicable for every type of implant which may differ according to the natural tissue, weight, lifestyle, the degree of the augmentation, etc.
What are the common incision techniques to place breast implants in Turkey?
Type of Incision
A small incision in the crease, inframammary unfold, underneath the breast leaving a 1 to 2-inch scar which is recoverable. This incision has a wider access point to place larger silicon implants with accuracy.
Peri-areolar Incision or Nipple Incision
The incision is made around the outer edge of the areola, where the darker skin of areola meets the lighter skin of the breast.
Patients who want no breast scarring opts for the trans-axillary incision. A small incision is made within the armpit from where the surgeon inserts the breast implant using a specialized camera and instruments for precise placement. This leads to a small scar on the armpit instead of the breast itself.
In most cases, the surgeons place the breast implants beneath the pectoral muscle where your breasts may seem to be high on the chest initially. This particular surgical way is quite normal and the implants come to their optimal position in the coming weeks showing the actual results in the next couple of months.
Why is breast augmentation surgery cheaper in Turkey?
Turkey offers 90 percent cheaper surgery as compared to other western countries around the world. This has been possible because of the overall production cost of domestic goods is lesser than the imported ones. That’s why people prefer medical care in Turkey rather than the Europe and the USA.
Coming on to breast augmentation surgery, Turkey offers good cosmetic and plastic surgeons holding educational qualifications overseas, highly-qualitative medical service, personalized treatment plans at affordable costs. Also, the surgeons are associated with various organizations including ISAPS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), EBOPRAS (European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery), ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and hold expertise in their respective fields.
What are the advantages of breast augmentation in Turkey?
Apart from affordable treatment plans and availability of well-experienced surgeons, Turkey offers a handful of advantages for getting your treatment done and they are:
Use of MENTOR® breast implants
Overnight hospital stay
Online consultation available
Regular follow-up care post-operative treatment
Availability of medical garments in Turkish hospitals
World-class healthcare services
Hospitals also conduct transfer services between hotel and airport
Language translation services
Desired results boosting self-confidence within oneself
Restored ideal body proportion
The ideal way for breast augmentation decision is to discuss with your surgeon through online consultation. You can also take an idea from the catalog displaying before and after pictures.
What is the cost of breast augmentation surgery in Turkey?
The cost of breast augmentation may differ according to the facilities provided by the hospital, surgeon’s expertise, nursing staff and more.
Estetik International Clinic
Starts from $4,190
Estetik International Bursa
Starts from $2,780
Istanbul Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center
Starts from $3,106
Medicana Hospitals Group
Starts from $2,500
Adem and Havva Medical Center
Starts from $3,419
Dr. Cagri Sade Plastic Surgery Center
Price on Request
What precautions should be taken before and after surgery?
As breast enlargement is a cosmetic surgery that is entirely related to one’s physical appearance, therefore, proper instructions should be followed as instructed. The surgery is a complete ‘No’ for the expectant mothers.
Two Weeks Before Surgery
One Day Before Surgery
Day of the Surgery
- Do not consume alcohol or nicotine products. Nicotine interferes with the healthy circulation of the body, thereby, affecting the consequences of the surgery. It could also complicate the effects of anesthesia.
Do not eat or drink post-midnight before the surgery. It is done to receive sedation for surgery.
- Wear loose clothes.
- No make-up or false eyelashes, hair gels or sprays or nail paints.
- You may shower or hair wash on the morning of surgery.
No intake of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines or Vitamin E.
Post-Surgery Instructions and Precautions:
Avoid going into swimming pools.
Refrain from using creams on the treated area.
Use the sterile bandage on the wound at least for a day.
Walk short miles after a regular interval of time on and after the day of the surgery to prevent the formation of blood clots.
You may feel weak after the surgery. Therefore, avoid exercise for the first week. However, you can resume with the low-intensity exercise for the lower body after the first week. Avoid upper body exercise at least for 3 weeks.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glasses per day) in the first week.
Take all medications as prescribed. Do not skip even a single course.
Bruising and swelling may occur as expected. You will see the final results after 3-6 months.
Wear the support stocking for at least 5 days post-surgery.
Wear the medical support bra for at least 3 weeks for additional support.
You may take a shower after 3 days of the surgery. However, consult with your surgeon for the same.
Breast Enlargement Surgery is an inpatient surgery. It is advisable to follow your surgeon’s instructions for the desired results.