Breast Augmentation Surgery: What You Need to Know

Breast augmentation, also known as “Augmentation Mammoplasty” or “Boob Job”, is a surgical procedure designed to increase the size and shape of the breasts. It is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries worldwide.

Breast augmentation can be a transformative procedure for women seeking to improve their confidence and achieve their desired aesthetic goals. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of breast augmentation, including its procedure, associated risks, and expected outcomes.


Breast augmentation involves placing breast implants beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles. These implants are filled with either saline or silicone gel and come in various shapes, sizes, and textures. The choice of implant depends on individual preferences and desired outcomes.

Breast augmentation is often sought by women who feel their breasts are too small, asymmetrical, or have lost volume due to pregnancy, weight loss, or ageing.

Why It's Done

There are several reasons why women choose to undergo breast augmentation:

  • Improve appearance: Breast augmentation can help individuals achieve their breasts' desired size and shape, enhancing their overall appearance and body proportions.
  • Correct Changes: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss, or ageing can lead to changes in breast size and shape. Breast augmentation can restore lost volume and improve breast symmetry.
  • Gain Confidence: Many women report increased self-esteem and confidence following breast augmentation. Feeling more comfortable and satisfied with their appearance can positively impact their lives.


Breast augmentation is generally safe, but it is essential to know the potential risks.

These include changes in breast feel or shape due to scar tissue (capsular contracture), rare infections, and temporary or permanent changes in sensation. Though rare, implant rupture and associations with rare conditions like BIA-ALCL are also possible.


Before undergoing breast augmentation, thorough preparation and consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon are essential. The preparation process includes:

  1. Initial Consultation: Discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations with your surgeon to ensure the best possible outcome.
  2. Medical Evaluation: Undergoing a comprehensive medical evaluation to assess your overall health and suitability for surgery.
  3. Implant Selection: Choosing the appropriate implant type, size, and placement based on your desired outcomes and anatomical considerations.
  4. Lifestyle Adjustments: Making lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and adjusting medications, to minimise the risk of complications and promote optimal healing.
  5. Financial Considerations: Understanding the cost of the procedure, including surgeon's fees, anaesthesia, facility charges, and potential follow-up care.


Breast augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anaesthesia. The surgical process involves several key steps.

Firstly, the surgeon makes an incision in one of several locations, such as under the breast (inframammary), around the nipple (periareolar), or in the underarm area (transaxillary).

Following this, the breast implant is inserted either behind the breast tissue (subglandular) or beneath the chest muscle (submuscular), depending on individual anatomy and aesthetic goals.

Once the implant is positioned correctly, the incisions are closed with sutures, and the surgical site is bandaged to aid in healing.


After breast augmentation, patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which typically subside within a few weeks. Recovery time varies for each individual but generally involves:

  • Rest and Recovery: Allowing adequate time for rest and recovery, avoiding strenuous activities, and following post-operative care instructions provided by your surgeon.
  • Pain Management: Taking prescribed pain medications as directed to manage discomfort and promote comfort during the initial healing phase.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Attend scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor healing progress, remove sutures if necessary, and address any concerns or complications.
  • Resuming Activities: Gradually resume normal activities and exercise as your surgeon advises, avoiding activities that could strain the chest muscles or disrupt healing.


Breast augmentation can yield transformative results, improving breast size, shape, and symmetry. However, it's essential to have realistic expectations and understand that final results may take several weeks to manifest fully.

While breast implants are durable, they are not lifetime devices and may require replacement or revision surgery over time. With proper care and maintenance, many individuals enjoy long-lasting satisfaction with their breast augmentation results.

Why Choose Turkey for Breast Augmentation?

Turkey has emerged as a leading destination for breast augmentation and other plastic surgeries, primarily due to its combination of high-quality care, experienced surgeons, and cost-effectiveness.

Istanbul Med Assist works with plastic surgeons renowned for their expertise and extensive training, ensuring exceptional results.

Get your free consultation with the team today!

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