How are breast prostheses classified according to their shape?
Breast prostheses are made in the form of drops (anatomical) and yuvarlak (round). Round implants enlarge the top, bottom, right, and left parts of the nipple equally. Currently, round implants are preferred in most surgeries. Drop implants fill the lower, right, and left parts of the nipple while leaving the nipple empty. If the drop prosthesis is asymmetrical, it can rotate in its nozzle if it rotates in any way. This can only be corrected through surgery. With the development of technology, a new generation of breast implants has been manufactured. The content of these implants consists of intelligent gel that is shaped by gravity and thus mimics normal breast tissue. This feature saves most patients from the dilemma of round or falling prostheses.
How and where are breast prostheses placed on the body?
The breast prosthesis can be inserted through the armpit, nipple, or subcutaneous groove. Today the most common method used is; Underbust prosthesis. This can be done from the incision without damaging the breast tissue and other surrounding tissues. The trace remains at the bottom of the chest and is unclear. The surgical operation is the shortest of operations performed with the incision under the breast. Implants can be placed in different layers of tissue during breast augmentation surgery. 1- Subglandular 2- Subfacial 3- Submuscular (submuscular) 4- Half-muscle and half-breast tissue (double plan) are used in the tissue plan. Breast prosthesis is used to fill in insufficient breast tissue. Based on the creation, the most suitable tissue plan for the implant can be found. Hence, unless there is a compelling factor (excessive weakness, disproportionate breast size, additional factors); The most ideal tissue plan is to place the prosthesis under the breast or closest to the muscle membrane. When there is little or no breast tissue, you can hide the boundaries of the prosthesis using a sub-muscular plan or a dual plan. Submuscular placement is not recommended in patients with adequate breast tissue.
What are the characteristics of the submuscular prosthesis? This plan is used when there is little or no breast tissue. It prevents the prosthesis from being felt and creating an artificial appearance. Since the implant is held by the muscle after the operation, a natural sagging of the breast cannot be observed over a long period of time. Makes it look very steep. As the breasts sag over time, the implant stays above the breast tissue almost as if a candle were flowing over the implant. A subcutaneous plan is not recommended for breasts with sagging skin.
What are the characteristics of an underbust prosthesis?
Ideal for patients with sufficient breast tissue. The postoperative period is very pleasant and painless. Natural appearance in a short time The edges of the prosthesis can, however, be felt with the finger (waviness). Recently, the use of fully loaded and rounded implants minimizes this risk of fluctuation.
How is the size of the breast prosthesis to be used determined?
There are two important factors in determining the type, size, and height of the prosthesis to use in surgery. The first is the patient's height and breast structure, and the second is the patient's expectations. The base diameter and height of the prosthesis can be adjusted according to the patient's body width and height. In this phase, the wishes of the patient are taken into account,
Breast augmentation surgery
Breast augmentation surgery takes about 45 minutes - 1 hour in operating room conditions and under general anesthesia. It is completely painless after the operation, especially in areas with excessive muscle build-up. Pain in sub-muscular areas in the first 3 weeks postoperatively is the subject of considerable complaints. It is enough for the patient to stay in the hospital for one night. At the end of day 3, he can return to his daily routine. It can take 8-10 weeks for the newly formed breasts to take shape and take on a certain shape. First, the erect and tense breasts take time to achieve their ideal shape, with gravity and tissue stretching a factor. An important point is post-operative weight loss, where up to 8-10% of body weight leads to breast shape disorder and sagging.