Breast Augmentation

They say breast implants are unnatural. Well… Breasts, along with buttocks, are the main elements of the female figure. So, it is only natural to have the breasts you like!

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgeries, worldwide. It involves the placement of breast implants inside the breasts. Via breast augmentation, the volume and the projection of your breasts can be increased, any asymmetry you have in your breasts can be improved, and a rounder appearance can be achieved.

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Problems & Solutions

Breast augmentation with implants is a cosmetic surgery procedure customized according to the needs of the patient. Here you can find answers for different complaints.

I’m a thin woman. I want larger but natural looking breasts.

Your surgeon will help you to choose an implant size that will match your body. Of course, there are other considerations. The silicone...

I’m an athlete. I don’t want to experience a problem during physical activity.

Placement of implants under the chest muscle may cause interference with this muscle during movement. Breasts may move while arms are...

My breasts are sagging. I'm considering having breast augmentation.

Sagging is a common problem. Many women experience it, due to aging, weight fluctuations, multiple pregnancies, genetics, etc...

I want to achieve an extremely natural appearance.

As you know, in addition to round breast implants, there are also teardrop shaped breast implants. These implants are fuller at...

I want a natural appearance and a natural feeling. Silicone or saline?

Silicone gel implants provide the most natural appearance and the feeling. Their consistency is very similar to the natural breast tissue’s...

I'm thinking about implants but I’m worried about leakage.

Yes, it is possible. Both the silicone gel implants and saline implants may leak. However, if high-quality implants are used (like the ones...

I’m worried about not being able to breastfeed my children, if I have any in the future.

Although it is possible that the procedure may affect the amount of milk your breasts will produce, most...

Testimonials

Experience speaks for itself! Hear out what our patients have said:

It’s not like I didn’t like my breasts. But I always felt like if they were bigger and rounder, I would feel better. After years of arguing with myself about whether I need breast implants or not, I simply decided that I’m free to choose having breast implants just because I want them. I’ve never regretted. My self confidence and self-image has never been better before.
Ashley Wood Breast Augmentation
Although I only heard nice things about cosmetic surgeries in Turkey, I was not sure how it would be like, especially considering the prices. What I experienced was beyond the best-case scenarios in my head. Surgery, accommodation, communication, everything… Particularly the surgeon’s experience and the hospital conditions have amazed me.
Gina Martin Breast Augmentation

Why Clineca?

At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.

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Fully Equipped Hospitals

Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.

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Free Consultation

We provide free online consultation with highly experienced surgeons through video chat.

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Ensured Performance

We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.

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7/24 Support

You can contact our agents 7 days 24 hours for your questions or support.

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5-Star Hotels

We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.

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VIP Transportation

We provide, via VIP vehicles, airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before and after the surgery.

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Wellbeing Assistance

As Clineca, we will provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during resting period to examine you and provide medical assistance if needed.

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No Hidden Costs

The price includes fees of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, operating room expenses, anesthesia, hospitalization, standard tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.

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All-Inclusive

The price includes hotel accommodation (including breakfast), airport transfer, transportation between hotel and hospital before and after the surgery.

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Optional Services & Products

Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask (rhinoplasty), voltage converter, and others that will enhance your comfort and satisfaction.

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Why Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.

Step by Step Experience for International Patients

Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in İstanbul. That is why we plan every detail of your journey.

Knowing Each Other

Shortly after you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will listen to you, ask you questions, and answer yours. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If you want to go further, they will arrange an online consultation for you.

Online Consultation

You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.

Planning

We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.

Landing

Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, we will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.

Examination & Surgery

The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.

Resting & Recovering

After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.

Entertainment

We will gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing. You can also learn from us where you can find anything from shopping to entertainment.

Follow-Up & Leaving

We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.

Recovery Period

During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Breast Augmentation?

If you are healthy, your breasts have completed their natural development, and you have realistic expectations from the procedure, then you are an ideal candidate for the breast augmentation!

Maybe your breasts lost volume and shape after a pregnancy or a weight loss, or maybe they just changed with time; perhaps one or both of them did not develop properly, or perhaps you had a mastectomy; or it can be just that you don’t like how they look. If you are not happy with the size, volume or shape of your breasts or that you think they are too asymmetrical, then the breast augmentation is ideal for you. If you want to change the way they look, that is a good enough reason to consider breast augmentation.

Remember: Your body, your call.

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What are the Expected Outcomes of Breast Augmentation?

The outcomes of breast augmentation can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.

Aesthetical Outcomes

Via breast augmentation with implants, you can have larger, rounder, and fuller breasts. The size, shape, and volume can be enhanced. Any natural breast asymmetry can be addressed through breast augmentation, too. Breast augmentation enhances not only the appearance of breasts, but also the whole contour of the body. Breasts have a central importance to the female figure, and because of this, a talented and experienced surgeon carefully working on them to reshape will achieve a sculpted appearance not only to the breasts but to the whole body.

Psychological Outcomes

Of course, there are important psychological benefits as well. A person who is not happy with their breasts can experience some psychological distress, which can lower their self-confidence and impact their social lives negatively. Having the breasts that fit both your body and your dreams can boost your self-confidence and enhance your self-image, which will make you happy in the end

How is a Breast Augmentation Done?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to increase the sizes of the breasts. It is customized according to needs and wishes of the patient.

Anesthesia

Like every other surgery, breast augmentation surgery requires anesthesia, as well. Your surgeon will decide if general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is the more suitable one for your case.

Implants

The essence of breast augmentation with implants is increasing the size and reforming the shape of the breasts by surgically placing breast implants under either the breast tissue or chest muscles. There are two main types of breast implants; silicon gel implants and saline implants. The implants can also differ in shape and texture. Your surgeon will help you choose the best option for you.

Incision

Depending on the patient, the desired result, and the preference of the surgeon, there can be variations to the procedure. The first variable is the placement of the incision. The possible places for the incision are the inframammary fold (the natural fold under the breasts), the periareolar region (the periphery of the areolas), the armpits, and the belly button.

Placement

The second variable is where the implants will be placed. The regions the implants can be tucked in include the region between the mammary gland and the chest muscle, and the region beneath the chest muscle. Each approach has their own advantages and disadvantages; therefore, the decision should be made by an experienced plastic surgeon. Our contracted surgeons are highly skilled in each type of breast augmentation techniques. During the consultation, they can inform you about the approach that will suit you best.

Risks and Complications*1*2*3*4

Breast augmentation with implants, has a long history and for that reason, the risks and complications are brought to a minimum with advancements both in implant materials and the surgical methods. Risks are further increased if combined with other operations. Implants can rupture, but also can last a lifetime. Usual lifespan is estimated to be 15-20 years for implants, and most surgeons advise an implant revision at the 10 or 15-year mark. Overall complication rate for breast augmentation is 1.46%.

    Early complications:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Asymmetry
  • Hematoma
  • Seroma: It’s a build up of clear fluid, not dangerous, but can be painful and uncomfortable.
  • Breast pain/tenderness
  • Poor cosmetic outcome
  • Changes in sensation
  • Venous thromboembolism
  • Pulmonary dysfunction

    Late complications:

  • Implant displacement
  • Implant leak
  • Capsular contracture: scar tissue that is formed around the implant can get tightened. Graded on a scale from 1 to 4, if severe it can require a surgical correction or removal of the implant.

    Contributor factors to complications:

    Patient related factors:

  • BMI
  • Age
  • Preoperative breast volume
  • Smoking
  • Diabets
  • Medications

    Surgeon Related Factors:

  • Incision
  • Implant Texture
  • Implant Shape
  • Operational procedure
  • Post-operative care

What To Expect During A Breast Augmentation Recovery?

The First Week

In the first 3-5 days after the operation, you will experience pain and discomfort. But don’t worry! Your surgeon will prescribe pain medications that will help with pain. Your pain and discomfort will gradually subside. Apart from the pain and acompanying discomfort, you will also experience swelling and bruising. These are normal side effects. Avoid getting tired, exercising and; lifting and carrying heavy objects, but gentle walking is safe and encouraged.

Later

A week after the surgery, during the follow up check up, your surgeon will remove your stitches. 3-4 weeks after the surgery, swelling and bruising will have significantly reduced, and they will continue to get better. At this stage you won’t be having much of a pain or discomfort. 6-8 weeks after the surgery, the scars will start to fade, and you will be able return to most of your regular activities. After a few months, most of the recovery will be completed and your breasts will start to look much better and natural. You can take amazing cleavage photos, whenever you feel ready!

Guidance & Support

A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.

Quote from the Doctor

“Shaping the breasts is shaping the body. My approach is to look for the hidden natural proportions of the body and then reveal them by working as careful as a sculptor.”

What to Do Before Breast Augmentation?

During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. It is of critical importance that you give your doctor every detail, from the conditions you might have to the operations you had in the past, to the medications and supplements you use, to minimize the risks the surgery could bring. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.

Instructions

Most important instructions include,

  • Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery.
  • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen and aspirin) for 2 weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid herbal remedies and supplements
  • Take only the medications approved by your surgeon.

What to Do After Breast Augmentation?

What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon, and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:

  • Do not smoke for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications after the surgery until your surgeon approves using them.
  • Follow your surgeon’s instructions about the recovery bra use.
  • Do not involve in light daily activities until your surgeon approves 1 week post operation.
  • Resume your normal activities when your surgeon approves 6-8 weeks post operation.
  • If anything unusual happens, please contact us.
  • Love yourself and show the world how beautiful you are! Now your posts and stories will look just the way you like!

Quote from the Doctor

“Both the breast implants and the surgical methods have greatly improved in recent years. Breast augmentation is a highly effective, safe, and popular cosmetic procedure now.”

FAQ

We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about breast augmentation.

You are ready to have a breast augmentation with implants, after your breasts has completed their development and you are in good health.
If you are considering to have children, it is advised to postpone the procedure because pregnancy may adversely affect the result.
Deciding for the right size is not an easy task because there are many variables to be considered. A plastic surgeon who is experienced in breast augmentation can help you to choose the ideal size and also the type of the implants.
You shouldn’t involve in intense physical exercises for at least 6 weeks post operation. Your surgeon will follow your recovery and will inform you when you are ready. Usually, it takes 6-8 weeks.
When performed by an experienced surgeon, breast augmentation does not prevent you from breastfeeding.
There are two approaches: using general anesthesia or using local anesthesia with sedation. In most cases, general anesthesia is used.
A week after the operation, you will start to feel much better. After 6-8 weeks, you will be able to resume all your regular activities. After a few months, most of the recovery will have been completed.
Saline implants require smaller incisions. If they leak, they leak only salt water which is absorbed by the body (yet this can still be problematic). However, they don’t feel and look natural as much as the silicone gel implants.
There is no upper bound for age for this surgery, although you should be in good health so that you can go through the surgery, anesthesia and the recovery. Many women in their 40s and 50s choose to have breast augmentation. If you are healthy, you can be eligible for this procedure.
Yes, of course! However, depending on the extent of the sagging, you may need to have a breast lift procedure combined with breast augmentation.
Because this is a surgery, people who have serious chronic health issues may not be eligible. You should talk to an experienced plastic surgeon to learn that if you are eligible or not.
Where the incisions are made depends on the uniqueness of the individual. The possible locations are inside the breast fold, around the areola, the armpit, and inside the belly button.
No. Although, you must avoid intense physical exercises while recovering. After the recovery is complete, the implants are not expected to be a problem during exercise.
It is one of the possible places for the implants to be tucked in. It means the breast implants are placed beneath the pectoralis muscle (chest wall).
It is the other possible placement for the implants. It means the placement of the breast implants will be in between the breast tissue and the chest muscle.
There is no such requirement. However, it is recommended that they are replaced after 10 years to decrease the chances of rapture and deflation.
They are a type of breast implants nicknamed “gummy bear” after they being teardrop-shaped gel-based implants. They are firmer than the silicone ones, and retain their shape better than the other types. Furthermore, they are also a bit more safe than the silicone ones as in a case of rupture there is no risk of a silicon leakage.
There are many variables that affect the price. You may learn the price for your specific case in a physical or online consultation with your surgeon. If you want to have an estimation, please contact us.
It is probable that you will experience some temporary alterations or loss of sensation after your surgery. In most cases, this lasts for 6-12 months. In rare cases, the changes in sensation can be permanent.
During the procedure, you won’t feel any pain. After the surgery, you may experience some level of pain for a few days. However, this pain is easily controlled by pain medications your surgeon prescribes to you.

Problems & Solutions

Breast augmentation with implants is a cosmetic surgery procedure customized according to the needs of the patient. Here you can find solutions to different problems.

Your surgeon will help you to choose an implant size that will match your body the best. Of course, there are other things to consider. The silicone implants look (and feel) more natural. This is especially true for thin people. Saline implants can cause a “wrinkled” or “wavy” appearance. And the borders of the implants may look unrealistic. Apart from the implant type, where the implant is placed is another important thing to consider. In most cases, placement beneath the chest muscle is the preferred option for thin people. When the implant is placed under the muscle, its borders and the impressions on the surface are hidden, which yields a much more natural look.
Placement of implants under the chest muscle can cause interference with this muscle during movement. Breasts may move while arms are moving. Not to say it involves the surgical manipulation of the chest muscle. If you are competing athletically, or you are very active physically, this can be problematic. Therefore, subglandular placement of the implants that is placing the implants in between the muscle and the breast tissue, can be a better choice for your case.
Sagging is a common problem as many people experience it, whether it is due to aging, weight fluctuations, multiple pregnancies, or genetics, etc. Breast augmentation via breast implants may be an effective treatment for sagging. If the sagging is mild, placement of implants between the breast tissue and the chest muscle provides a lifting effect. Additionally, round breast implants may be a better choice for you. Round breast implants provide better fullness at the top of the breasts. In some cases, though, breast augmentation alone may not be enough to correct the sagging problem. You may need to have a breast lift procedure combined with breast augmentation.
In case you don’t know, in addition to round breast implants, there are also teardrop shaped breast implants. These implants are fuller at the bottom than they are at the top. Therefore, they can provide a much more natural look. However, you don’t have to have teardrop shaped breast implants to achieve a natural result. Depending on the case, round breast implants may provide a better result. An experienced and talented plastic surgeon would determine the best approach for your body and your wishes.
Silicone gel implants provide the most natural appearance and the feeling. Their consistency is very similar to the natural breast tissue. They feel more natural to the touch, and they make you feel more natural while looking very natural as well. They won’t cause a “wrinkled” or “wavy” appearance, as in the case of the saline breast implants.
Leakage is a possibility. Both the silicone gel implants and saline implants may leak. However, if high-quality implants are used, and you follow the instructions of your surgeon, the risk is very small for many years. But of course, the risk will always be there. If you are particularly worried about leakage, choosing the saline implants may make you feel more safe. There is no evidence that silicone gel leakage can cause a serious problem in the body, so if you choose them, don’t worry. On the other hand, saline implants contain only salty water. Even if they leak, salt water won’t cause a rejection reaction from the body, as it does in some silicone leakage cases. Leakage of salt water can still cause some minor problems, but it is definitely not dangerous.
Although it is probable that the procedure may affect the amount of milk your breasts produce, most are able to breastfeed after breast augmentation. If you think you may have a baby in the future, the procedure can be optimized for that. The location and the depth of the incisions carry importance in this case. To avoid any damage to the nerves that affect milk production and secretion, the incisions should be made under the breasts, in the armpit or in the belly button. No patient of our partner surgeons had any problems with breastfeeding after having a breast augmentation via these approaches. Another thing to mention is that the pregnancy can change the size and the shape of your breasts. So, if you plan to have a baby soon, you may want to postpone the surgery.
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