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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation | F.A.Q


There are a lot of different breast surgeries, ranging from Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction, Breast Lift and others. It aims to change the breasts' form into a more pleasant and desirable one. It can be done for small breasts, big breasts, saggy breasts. It can also be done for different types of breast malformation that happen during adolescence or inverted/nipples. Today, we're only going to cover Breast Augmentation.


Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Augmentation:


Q: How is the size of the new breasts determined?

A: It is determined by both the patient and the doctor after considering some details. Details that range from the shape of the chest wall, size of the original breasts, the placement of the breast on the chest wall, the thickness of the breast tissue and the asymmetry between the breasts.


Q: How is the surgery done?

A: It is done in four steps. Firstly, the incision in which the silicone is going to be inserted. A surgical pocket in which the silicone is going to be inserted is created. A fake prosthesis is used as a sizer to determine the best prosthesis. Lastly, the determined prosthesis is inserted and the operation is completed.


Q: How long does the surgery take?

A: Approximately 1 to 2 hours.


Q: Can I get breast augmentation with fat injections?

A: Fat injections are not advised for Breast Augmentation that is done for aesthetic reasons. There are a couple of reasons. Firstly, it might cause complications that might develop to breast cancer, or it might even trigger a cancer node. Secondly, the fat required is not little, so a fit woman might not have enough fat in her body to do it. Lastly, it will lose %40-%50 of its volume after some time so it might not be a satisfying result for the patient.


Q: Are the silicons safe?

A: All silicones are texted extensively before being put in the body. Silicon breast prosthesis are safe for the body. There is a condition called Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, however, it is extremely rare.


Q: How long do they last?

A: They are manufactured to last for a life-time. However, after 10 years, it is advised to have them checked yearly.


Q: Are they allergenic?

A: They are made from materials that are not allergenic to human body.


Q: Can silicons cause a loss of sensation?

A: No, there is no loss of sensation in anywhere on the breasts.


Q: Will it leave a scar?

A: Mostly, baseline of the breast is chosen when making the incision so that a small mark is left under the breast itself. It is hidden under the breasts.

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