What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that uses silicone gel or saline breast implants to enhance the size and shape of your breasts.
Women with small breasts or breasts that have naturally lost volume often feel unattractive, less feminine, and self-conscious. Enlarging and reshaping the bust helps many women feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Irmak is a double board certified aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive (FEBOPRAS) surgeon performs breast augmentation procedures to meet the needs of women who desires to have natural and attractive breasts and help women feeling more comfortable and confident in their bodies.
For some women, this is achieved by creating a sexier physique, and for others, it is achieved by restoring a more youthful look. Breast augmentation provides a long-term solution to poorly proportioned breasts by increasing breast size and correcting breast shape.
Who Can Benefit?
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, in good health and have realistic expectations you may kindly benefit the precedure.
If you are in the conditions listed below and desiring a better cosmetic look, that might be the best aesthetic surgical procedure.
- Having naturally small breasts
- Post-pregnancy breasts
- Sagging, deflated breasts
Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation surgery?
If you are in good health and have realistic expectations regarding the results of your breast augmentation surgery, you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. Although surgery can enhance the size and shape of your breasts, it is important to understand the limitations of the breast enhancement procedure.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Irmak, discuss the procedure, along with its limitations, during your initial consultation.
If your breasts are sagging due to pregnancy, weight loss, aging, or loss of muscle tone, a breast lift, or mastopexy, can be performed to enhance your breast augmentation.
Dr. Fatih Irmak, considers individuals fit for the procedure, if all of the following are true of them:
- An adult with fully developed breasts
- Physically and psychologically fit and healthy
- Bothered by the size or shape of their breasts, either for genetic reasons or due to external factors such as ageing, pregnancy or weight gain/loss
- Have realistic expectations
What Type of Implants Should I Get?
Silicone or Saline Breast Implants
Both saline and silicone breast implants are safe, and FDA approved. There have been thousands of studies performed on breast implants, especially today’s modern new silicone breast implants, and there are no health risks associated with either implant.
How old do I have to be?
After 18 years old.
When are they filled?
Saline: Filled after placement, so the volume can be adjusted and incisions can be tiny
Silicone: Pre-filled and therefore require slightly larger incisions than saline
Which one to choose?
Saline: If you want the smallest incisions or have sufficient breast tissue to cover the implant
Silicone: If you have very little breast tissue, are thin, or want to minimize rippling.
Silicone Implant Options
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih IRMAK prefers Mentor® brands MemoryShape and MemoryGel products depending on the patients needs, both have FDA-approved.
There are different shapes and surface textures of breast implants used during breast augmentation. The most commonly used implants have a smooth surface and a round shape.
The anatomic or “teardrop” shaped implants tend to rotate out of position which may require surgery to correct.
Especially since most breast implants are placed in a subpectoral (under the muscle) location during a breast augmentation, round, smooth implants are preferred.
There are also different “profiles” of implants such as high profile and moderate profile breast implants.
Breast Augmentation Procedure
During the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision in each breast area in order to insert the implants. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Irmak will make every effort to place the incision in a way that minimizes any resulting scars. Once the incision is made, your surgeon lifts the breast tissue and skin to create a pocket to hold the implant. The pocket will be either directly behind your breast tissue or beneath your chest wall muscle. Dr. Irmak prefers dual plane breast enlargement surgery that implant placing under the breast tissue in lower part of breast and under the muscle in upper part of breast.
Either silicone or saline implants will be centered beneath the nipple.
The incisions are closed and may be taped to add support. A special surgical bra placed over the breasts keeps them in the best position for healing.
Where does Dr. Fatih Irmak perform this procedure?
Dr. Fatih Irmak performs procedures at an international accredited hospital facility and state of the art surgical center equipped with the most advanced technologies available, on an outpatient basis.
What type of anesthesia is used for breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation precedure is typically performed with the patient under general anesthesia.
How long does breast augmentation take?
The procedure takes 1- 1,5 hours
What to expect after breast augmentation surgery?
You will need an adult to drive you your place and stay with you for at least 24 hours after surgery. Your breasts will be wrapped in a snug bra and possibly an ACE wrap to reduce swelling. It is normal to experience chest tightness immediately after surgery. You should take the prescribed pain medication and muscle relaxants as needed.
You will be given detailed post-operative instructions regarding recovery and post-op activities. Most breast augmentation patients feel pretty good a day or 2 after surgery, and most patients return to non-strenuous work within a few days.
Another Choice: Breast Enlargement with Fat Transfer
An increasingly popular option for breast enlargement is using fat taken from other areas of the body to enlarge the breasts. Double Board Certified Aesthetics, Plastics and Reconstructive Sergeon Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fatih Irmak expertise in this fat transfer technique offers his patients a soft, natural alternative to breast implants.
The procedure, sometimes called fat grafting, is a 3-step process completed during a single operation that takes up to 2 hours. Fat transfer breast augmentation includes:
- Liposuction to collect the fat from another area
- Purifying the fat
- Injection into the breasts
Dr. Fatih Irmak use liposuction technique called VASERlipo™ that is ideal for harvesting fat in grafting procedures. Doctor will use a microcannula – a specialized instrument – to perform dozens of tiny injections, layering the fat so that the results look beautifully natural.
A good candidate for this natural approach to breast augmentation desires a modest increase in the size of her breasts. A patient who wants to increase from an A cup to a B cup would benefit from the fat transfer technique. Patients who want a larger boost are better candidates for implants or serial fat grafting procedures. The best way to know if fat grafting is a good approach for you is to consult with your surgeon.
Patients recovering after fat transfer breast augmentation experience some discomfort in the area of the body where the liposuction is performed. Otherwise, the recovery is generally quite comfortable, and most patients return to work or their regular activities within a few days.
For international patients
- If you are coming to Istanbul for breast augmentation procedure it is strongly recommended having companion.
- After the surgery; 7 days stay would be enough for post consultations.
- 24 hours after the procedure if you feel comfortable you may take your time in Istanbul.
- Please book your hotel at least 5 days before the procedure day.
- Please be sure that your country nationalities are not obligated for Turkish visa. (EU, most of middle eastern country nationalities has no need for visa)