Breast augmentation operations are surgical procedures performed to add volume to the breasts or to solve the problem of asymmetry between the breasts. Such operations provide a fuller and more proportionate appearance of the breasts by using silicone or saline-filled prostheses. In addition to aesthetic expectations, breast augmentation surgeries can also offer functional benefits for people who have undergone breast surgery or have congenitally asymmetrical breast structure.
Aesthetic aims are usually to overcome the lack of self-confidence caused by the small size of the breasts or to create a more attractive silhouette. Functional goals are usually to provide a more balanced appearance of the breasts in patients with a significant asymmetry or lack of volume between the breasts.
The operation is usually performed under general anaesthesia and takes approximately 1-2 hours. Before the operation, the patient’s needs and aesthetic expectations are evaluated in detail, so that the most appropriate prosthesis type and placement technique is selected. The healing process usually takes several weeks and the patient’s physical activities may be restricted during this period.
A detailed consultation process between the surgeon and the patient is important for the success of the surgery and the patient’s satisfaction. In this process, the possible risks, benefits and expectations of the surgery are clearly discussed.