From crafting a body shape you feel proud of with the help of liposuction or changing a life-long insecurity surrounding the look of your nose with a rhinoplasty, no matter what the concern, with today’s medical know-how, anyone can achieve the look they’ve always dreamed of with cosmetic surgery.
And one particular desire that many women long for is a ‘womanly’ shape.
It’s unfortunately not something that can be crafted through the dedication of a healthy lifestyle, which leaves many women feeling discontent and lacking confidence in their body shape.
This is where a breast augmentation can help women to feel confident, comfortable and content with the body they’re in.
Thousands of women choose to have a breast augmentation for a number of reasons:
For breast reconstruction
Breast reconstruction is typically needed when a patient has undergone a mastectomy, the removal of one or both breasts, due to health reasons such as cancer.
For cosmetic purposes
In most cases though, a patient will undergo a boob job to change the size or shape of their breasts or to ensure they are more symmetrical and fit with the proportions of their body shape.
So, what is Breast Augmentation?
These implants are inserted by a highly trained surgeon under the natural tissue of the breast, creating a firmer, larger and fuller shape.
There are typically two methods of placement for breast augmentation:
- Submuscular or subpectoral placement, when a breast implant is positioned behind the chest muscle
- Subglandular placement, where a breast implant is positioned between the breast tissue and chest muscle
These are the most commonly used methods by surgeons, and the option chosen depends on a few factors including the natural tissue, weight, lifestyle and the size of the augmentation.
Are there any side effects with a breast augmentation procedure?
Contrary to popular belief, a boob job is actually a relatively risk-free surgical procedure.
In most cases, a boob job takes between 2-3 hours to perform, and patients can generally get back to some form of normality in just a few days following a successful procedure.
As with all surgical procedures though, the patient will experience some sort of side effects following a successful breast augmentation. These include:
Slight pain and discomfort
As incisions are made to insert the implants under the breast tissue, this will lead to some pain and discomfort as they heal.
Again, following the incisions made to insert the implants, this could lead to some scarring, which can be noticeable as the skin heals around the wound.
Hard breast tissue
Some patients may notice that after the procedure, the breast feels hardened and creates a certain level of discomfort for them.
This is because the scar tissue shrinks around the implant and can change the look of the breast.
In some serious cases, a ruptured implant can happen following a procedure, and this can cause small, tender lumps to occur, which can only be seen via a scan.
This will mean the implant will need to be removed, as it can cause further issues down the line.
Other more serious side effects include creases in the implant, rotation of the implant, rippling of the implant and nerve issues.
When choosing to have your procedure with a trusted aesthetic centre, such as MedicoTrips, you will be able to discuss any worries or concerns with your doctor, including during your follow up appointments.
This means any issues will be picked up quickly, and put right almost immediately.
In most cases though, the patient will only have minor pain and discomfort for the following few days post-op, and can expect a full recovery typically after 6 weeks.
How much does it cost to have breast augmentation surgery?
Being such a popular procedure for women of all ages, to have a boob job in the UK with a highly qualified surgeon can cost anything between £4,000 – £10,000.
With many people unable to pay the steep prices of a boob job in the UK, women who want to undergo the procedure will look elsewhere for other, more affordable options.
For those who require a more cost-effective alternative, Turkey is one of the most popular destinations for cosmetic tourism and is a particularly popular choice amongst UK patients.
When working with a reputable aesthetic centre, such as MedicoTrips, a boob job in Turkey can cost as little as £2,500.
A boob job in Turkey is more affordable than in the UK for a number of reasons, particularly due to their lower labour costs and operational fees.
Turkey is a key country for medical tourism, where many surgeons are trained alongside some of the world’s leading professionals, whilst having access to some of the top machinery and technology available.
Surgeons are trained to European standards, and, being a hotspot for cosmetic procedures, are well-practised in their trade.
At MedicoTrips, we work with top cosmetic surgeon, Dr Abdullah Etöz, associate clinical doctor of Plastic Surgery at Acıbadem Hospital Groups in İstanbul, a highly reputable establishment.
Dr Etöz, now a highly trained medical professional in his field, completed his medical qualifications at Selçuk University School of Medicine, alongside fulfilling a surgical residency at Uludağ University.
Being such an experienced professional in the cosmetic field, Dr Etöz provides peace of mind for his patients, who always feel in safe hands when speaking through their procedure with him.
And, as we understand the worry patients feel before undergoing a procedure, the team at MedicoTrips are also on hand to ease any concerns or issues you may have.
To discuss the breast augmentation procedure in more detail with a member of the MedicoTrips team, please get in touch with us today by giving us a call on +44 (0) 121 288 4552.