Breast Augmentation

Experience Breast Augmentation at Turkey’s Leading Healthcare Group

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a joint cosmetic surgery that aims to increase the breast volume to have a more symmetrical and desired appearance. There are two main ways of breast augmentation. It can be operated either by placing silicone implants. Breast augmentation with fat transfer is the other technique that can be used. To decide on the best option that is appropriate for your body, age, health condition, and desires you should consult a professional and certified surgeon about the best option for you.

The breast silicone is selected according to the patient’s weight, height, chest wall, breast structure, and the patient’s desire by the patient and the doctor’s decision. The operation takes 2-3 hours under general anesthesia, and 1-2 days of hospitalization are required. Drains placed on the breast for the infected blood discharge are removed within 1-3 days. Patients are asked to wear a special corset bra for one-month post-surgery. Breast augmentation is usually made with an incision under the breast, seldomly around the nipple. The surgery scars are permanent, and their color becomes lighter over time.

How to Prepare for Breast Augmentation Surgery?

Like all surgeries, breast augmentation surgery has a preparation process with specific steps to follow. This enables the patient to have a smooth procedure, less complications and quicker healing period.

Firstly, your surgeon and anesthetists will evaluate your blood test and ensure your values are within normal levels. Patients generally take blood tests the day before the surgery. On the other hand, preparations for breast augmentation surgery begin two weeks before the procedure. Patients should stop drinking alcohol, smoking, using blood thinners like aspirin, and drinking herbal teas like green tea, ginger, or garlic. The surgeon can also ask patients to stop taking medications before the surgery. The patient should stop eating and drinking 8 hours before the operation. This prevents patients from possible vomiting that may occur due to anesthesia.

Breast Augmentation Timeline

Day #1

Arrival to Turkey, our Hospital – ( Pre op tests )

Day #2

Surgery day – ( operation duration 90 mins to 5 hours)

Day #3

One-night hospital stay – ( The drain is removed)

Day #4-6

Doctor Observation and Rest

Day #7

You may leave Turkey upon doctor approval. 7 -day stay in the country is adequate.


Treatment Travel Plan


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What Should You Consider Before Getting a Breast Augmentation?

If possible, you should read the comments of the former patients, and contact them personally. You should thoroughly research the hospital where the surgery will take place and their anesthesiologists. Although the risk is minimal in developed clinics, breast augmentation still has risks, as in any surgery. Therefore, ensure that you set your expectations correctly and communicate with your surgeon openly.

Breast Surgery Recovery Time

Breast augmentation recovery time differs for each patient. Healing process starts immediately after the surgery and can be classified as quick in general. Surgeons recommend resting for a week before returning to everyday life. However, in some conditions, this time can be two weeks or more, depending on the patient’s condition and scars. You should avoid heavy exercise and use a surgical bra for the recommended time. Stitches will be removed one or two weeks after the surgery. But, with new technology, surgeons use dissolvable stitches which do not require removal. Scars will not be concealed fully, but they will fade away after six weeks. Breasts will reach their natural shape after a few months.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Breast Enlargement?

Many criteria exist for patients to be classified as promising candidates for breast enlargement:

  • Patients with good physical health. They shouldn’t have any active infections or serious illnesses that risks their wellbeing and life. Patients should discuss every detail concerning their health, including allergies, medications, etc., with their surgeon.
  • Patients with sagging, flattened, elongated, asymmetrical, or lacking good partition or volume are good candidates for breast augmentation surgeries.
  • Patients with a healthy mind when deciding on this surgery. This surgery will alter the appearence.
  • Patients who are aware of the procedure with details
  • Patients who have resting time for recovery.They should not perform daily tasks like lifting heavy objects, prone out, or lifting arms. Suture opening and infection may occur in patients who do not heed these warnings.

Breast Augmentation Surgery Steps

Breast augmentation surgery is conducted under general anesthesia. Before the operation, the anesthetist administers sedation which is the best option for your health condition, age, weight, and allergies. Anesthesia has some side effects like nausea and dizziness. Most patients can be discharged the day after the surgery if the surgeon finds the general condition of the patient good.

After the anesthesia, the surgeon places incisions in pre-determined areas to minimize scars’ visibility. Your plastic surgeon will offer the appropriate incisions based on your preferred results and breast formation. Incision types are listed as follows:

  • Inframammary
  • Transcumbilical
  • Transaxillary
  • Periareolar
  • Transabdominal


After the incision, breast implants are inserted into a pocket from different places. Implants can be inserted under the pectoral muscle, called submuscular placement, and behind the breast tissue, called subglandular placement. The surgeon decides the inserting method depending on the implant type, desired breast volume, and body type.

The surgeon closes the breast tissue with sutures, surgical tape, or skin adhesive and places drain tubes under the incision to discharge infectious liquids and blood. The surgeon will inform the patient about keeping the surgery area dry to avoid infection risk.

The surgeon replaces the bandages with a special surgical bra to help faster healing and shaping. A surgical bra also diminishes the pains that patients can suffer from post-surgery.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Breast augmentation surgery prices vary for each country. Average cost for a breast augmentation in UK is in the region of 8.000 to 10.000 £. Prices may go up to over 15.000 £ according to surgeon’s experience and facility qualifications. Breast enlargement surgery cost in Germany is seen at a close range with UK which are approximately around 7.500 € to 10.000 €. Breast augmentation in Turkey has become quite popular in recent years. One of the main reasons is the competitive pricing of Turkey compared to European clinics. Average breast augmentation cost is around 3.000 £ in Turkey. This price may go up or down according to surgeon and facilities’ capabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation

Usually, bruising subside within 7-10 days and most of the swelling will be gone within 2-3 weeks.

This is one of the most frequently asked question by any women who is considering the surgery. Studies show that breast implants and breast cancer are not linked and it won’t increase the cancer risk.

La FDA (Agenzia del Farmaco statunitense) ha stabilito che le donne debbano aver compiuto almeno 22 anni per sottoporsi all'impianto di protesi mammarie. Questo perché la ghiandola mammaria nelle adolescenti o nelle ventenni può essere ancora in sviluppo. L'età in cui più comunemente si esegue l'impianto di protesi mammarie è tra i 30 e i 50 anni.

Typically, women experience a temporary loss of nipple sensitivity after breast implant implantation. However, permanent loss of sensation is uncommon. Temporary numbness of sensitivity lasts only a few weeks.

It is recommended that patients begin walking immediately after surgery. However, women should not perform any intense physical exercise for six weeks following the operation. Physical exercise including heavy lifting, biking, jogging, and other forms of intense activities may cause implants to shift position or cause wound healing problems that may alter the appearance of the breasts after surgery.

This depends on your job and its physical demands. Some general guidelines are: Upper arm movements, like reaching, should be avoided for the first 1-2 weeks. Lifting anything heavier than 5 pounds should be avoided for 6 weeks after the operation. This lifting restriction may prevent some women from returning to work.

The pain from breast augmentation surgery is usually in the moderate range and generally can be well controlled with medication in the first 1-2 weeks following the surgery. It is important to note that severe or untreatable pain following surgery can mean infection or another complication.

Women may start driving a car one week after surgery as long as they are not taking any pain medications.

Yes. Placement of the implant below the breast tissue, as in subglandular placement, does not affect the ability of the breast to produce milk. Similarly, submuscular placement, or implant placement below one of the chest muscles preserves proper breast functioning. With the peri-areolar incision, an increased risk of breast-feeding problems may exist. In one study, 7/8 patients reported problems with breast-feeding following peri-areolar breast augmentation surgery. For women who choose the infra-mammary or trans-axillary incision, (incisions under the breast and through the armpit), breastfeeding is usually not a problem. Be sure to discuss your breast feeding needs with your surgeon during your consultation.


Prof. Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltın

Prof. Dr. Mehmet Veli Karaaltın

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Prof. Dr. Bülent Saçak

Prof. Dr. Bülent Saçak

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Abdullah Etöz

Dr. Abdullah Etöz

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Dr. Mithat Ulay

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


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