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Mammoplasty

Mastopexy

Mastopexy surgeries are principally similar to reduction mammoplasties. It involves the procedure of shaping the breasts of those women that have small size but sagging breasts. Combined techniques are even used with silicone prosthesis for the small-volume, sagging breasts. These surgeries are carried out under the general anesthesia. Recovery period is approximately 1 week. Scars similar to the reduction mammoplasties will exist but will reduce progressively.

‘The joint purpose of the plastic breast surgeries is to give patients breasts having aesthetical appearance in acceptable anatomic sizes and to provide patients with comfortable life’.

What are the techniques to apply augmentation mammoplasties? Are there any risks?

Augmentation mammoplasty is known as one of the most frequently applied plastic surgery interventions. These are the interventions with In all aspects, the positive and negative results are known to surgeons.

The fundamental principle of augmentation mammoplasty is to add new volume to the breasts by placing breast prostheses made of silicone through small incisions. Prostheses are placed in the mammary glands or in the pouches opened under the muscle according to the presence of the existing breast tissue.

Prostheses are placed into mammary glands or opened below muscle according to the presence of the existing mammary tissue.

The rumors about breast prosthesis is the issue of deflation of silicone prosthesis. By using the current technologies, quite resistant implants are produced, and this possibility is zero. Although certain issues are reported in relation to certain implant brands in terms of the relevant production standards, your plastic surgeon will provide you with the best support on this matter.

The most frequently asked question by women regarding this procedure is whether it has any impacts on breast feeding. As this is a surgery that does not damage mammary glands and mammary ducts, it does not have any impacts on breast feeding after pregnancy.

Carcinogenic characteristic of silicon prosthesis remains as a question on the minds of people, however; the increase of this risk could not be demonstrated in the studies and publications conducted. In fact, plastic surgeons use such prosthesis for the purpose of breast reconstruction instead of the breast tissue removed from the cancerous patients. By considering from this perspective, this is actually an application that increases living quality in the patients having breast cancer.

Augmentation mammoplasties are conducted under general anesthesia. The procedure is carried out by means of small incisions in the inframammary line and below the armpit or nipple. The scars of those incisions are concealed by the surgeon. Patients can return to normal life within several days after the surgery that approximately takes 2 hours.

Reduction Mammoplasty

Reduction mammoplasties are based upon the removal of excessive breast tissue and skin that causes large size breasts as opposed to the augmentation mammoplasties. These surgeries involve aesthetical concerns and many other reasons exists in very large breast patients. These surgeries also provide comfortable life for patients by eliminating chronical back and neck pains as well as itching and skin rubbing under the breasts.

Reduction mammoplasties are conducted under general anesthesia. According to its technique, surgery scar will remain below the breasts as single or reverse downward T shape. These scars will progressively disappear in the subsequent years.

The period of recovery for patients after the surgery is 1 week unless contrary complications are observed. Following this period of time, patients can return to normal life.

2 significant suggestions to increase the success for the patients that intend to have reduction mammoplasties are losing weight and not smoking during the surgery process. Smoking significantly affects the healing of the wound areas and tissue nutrition.Also, the existence of diabetes affects the recovery process.