Determination of the size of breast prosthesis: The width of the rib cage and the amount of breast and adipose tissue are vary. Therefore, the choice of prosthesis can only be determined at the end of the first examination. During the examination, the patient’s breast tissue volume, breast width, height, thickness of the soft tissue cover and skin elasticity and the volume of the upper breast tissue are evaluated. The desired breast size is recorded. And as a result of all these evaluations, the size of the prosthesis is decided.
Determination of the type of breast prosthesis: Nowadays, breast prostheses are mostly used in silicone structure. They are round and anatomical (drop). While round prostheses have a more natural result in patients with very little breast tissue and weakness, it would be a better choice to use round prostheses in patients with breast tissue, especially those who are full of decollete desires.
It is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. Prostheses are placed through incisions made from the seats, nipple or lower curve of the breast.
After surgery, patients may experience pain for 3-4 days, depending on the size of the prosthesis. In this case, it would be beneficial for patients to use painkillers prescribed by the doctor. In the first month after the operation, she is required to use a bra without support and to use a band corset on the upper chest. It is recommended that they do not drive for the first week. At the end of 1 month, they can do active sports activities. The final state of the breast and the decrease in stiffness last for 4-6 months.