Boob Job in Turkey: What to Know
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Boob Job in Turkey

Breast augmentation, commonly referred to as “boob job,” is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures around the world, especially in Turkey. It aims to increase the breast size, reconstruct the shape or make them more balanced. It increases the confidence of women who feel inadequate due to the small nature of their breasts and makes them feel more attractive. Breast augmentation can also be done with breast uplift surgery to address saggy breast issues.

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Why choose Turkey for your boob job?

General healthcare and cosmetic surgeries are cheaper by up to 80% compared to countries like the UK or the USA. There are many reasons for the lower prices, and some of them include the following:

  • Favorable exchange rates
  • Lower operational costs
  • Lower taxes paid
  • Cheaper medication
  • Lower wages

Turkey is also home to a highly specialized and experienced medical staff, and the experience is gotten from the many surgeries performed every year. Government incentives are also provided for medical tourists coming to Turkey. The country is also a very popular tourist destination, and clients may combine medical visits with a much-needed vacation time. Each intending client has a personalized treatment plan and may also get a comprehensive all-inclusive package that is surprisingly quite affordable.

Techniques of Breast Augmentation

Techniques of Breast Augmentation
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Surgeons choose the most appropriate technique of breast augmentation after proper consultations with the client. Here are some of the possible techniques:

Fat transfer

This is an alternative to breast implants. It is a procedure where fat is removed from an area of abundance in the body, and the removed fat is then injected into the breasts. This procedure is becoming increasingly popular among women, as it uses no extrinsic factor but the tissues from the person’s body. It can also be done alone or combined with implants to improve the look and feel of the breasts, boosting the confidence of the client and making her feel more desirable. The first stage of the procedure is collecting fat from the client’s body through liposuction. The fat is then melted to produce a smoother appearance, and they are then placed under the skin of the breasts through small tunnels.

Inframammary or sub-pectoral

In this technique, a small incision is made in the inframammary fold located under the breast. The main feature of this procedure is the fact that the incision lets the surgeon have more direct control of the implant positioning. This procedure accounts for about 70-80% of breast augmentation procedures carried out. The incision position also allows for minimal effect on the lactating areas of the breast. The same incision can also be used for subsequent procedures or if any complication arises. This procedure is also better for older patients or mothers since the natural sag seen in them helps to obscure the scar that comes from this procedure.

Peri-Areolar 

In this procedure, the incision is made around the nipple-areola area, and the scar tends to blend with the edge of the areola. Due to the fact that the incision is near the milk-producing areas of the breast, women that have undergone this procedure tend to have issues with breastfeeding and nipple sensation after. This procedure is usually done in women with very small breasts who have no fold under the breast.

Transumbilical

This approach uses an incision that is made above the navel. An endoscope is tunneled through the incision to a pocket under the breast. This tunnel is then used to insert the implant, and it is then inflated with saline. This procedure is only available for subglandular saline implants. This approach is not usually practiced because of the many complications that may arise from them. Also, manufacturers often do not honor warranties if the implants are placed using this procedure due to the potential complications that usually arise from them.

Trans-Axillary

In this procedure, an incision is made in the armpit, and this is used to insert an implant either above or below the muscle. In some cases, an endoscope is used to help the surgeon complete this surgery. This procedure accounts for about 10% of breast augmentation surgeries.

The main advantage of this procedure is that there are no visible scars on the breast. A major disadvantage, however, is that it is usually difficult to get the implants positioned symmetrically. Also, in the event of complications, more incisions would have to be done on the breast, and there is a likelihood of the exposure of the scars when the individual is in a bathing suit or when the arms are raised.

Types of Breast Implants 

types of breast implants
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The types of breast implants that exist include:

  • Saline breast implant – these implants are filled with sterile saline. In the event of a rupture, the body absorbs the saline and naturally breaks it down.
  • Structured saline breast implant – these implants are filled with sterile saline. They also have an inner structure that helps them feel more natural.
  • Silicone breast implants – these are made of silicone gel; in the event of rupture, the gel can be contained in the shell or may leak into the breast. People with these implants have to regularly see a cosmetic surgeon to ensure that the implants have no issues.
  • Round breast implants – these make the breast look fuller; they usually do not change the shape of the breast when they move around due to their round shape.
  • Form-stable breast implants may also be referred to as gummy bear implants because they retain their shape even in the event of a rupture. They are made of a thicker silicone gel and are more firm than traditional implants. They, however, require a longer incision line o the breast.
  • Smooth breast implants – they usually feel the softest of all breast implants. They also make the breast movement look more natural than other breast implants.
  • Textured breast implants – these implants create scar tissue that adheres to the implant. This makes them less likely to move around.

How is the boob job procedure done?

The patient is usually under general anesthesia during the surgery. Depending on the chosen technique, an incision is made, and the implant is then inserted under or above the pectoral muscle. After the implants have been put in place, the incisions are stitched up, and the site is covered with gauze. The procedure takes between 2-5 hours.

Recovery 

After the surgery, the patient is usually kept overnight for observation by the medical staff. Drainage tubes are removed after a few days. The patient usually wears a protective bra during the healing period. The patient is also advised to refrain from physical activity for about 6 weeks, get enough rest, and wear loose clothes for some time. The surgeon also prescribes antibiotics and strong analgesics to fight infection and reduce pain in the patient.

What are some of the complications that may arise after the surgery?

Some complications that may be seen in patients include:

  • After surgery, pain and some numbness which does not subside.
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Unnatural looking breasts
  • Implant rupture
  • Difficulty in milk production

It is imperative that all the surgeon’s post-operative directives are followed to the latter and that the surgeon is informed immediately in the event of any complications.

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