By Bahar Ozbal • Medical review by Sevgi Kurt Yazar, MD on August 26, 2022

What is Breast Augmentation ?

What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedure designed to enlarge or bring symmetry to your breasts. Breast augmentation is also known as augmentation mammoplasty, or a “boob job.” 
Breast enhancement or a “boob job” can be performed to increase your natural size and correct sagging and volume loss associated with age, weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding. 
There are many ways to perform breast enlargements. The method will be tailored due to the needs of individual patients. Breast enlargement is typically performed through surgically inserting breast implants or with the transfer of fat from an area of your body. 
Breast augmentation, augmentation mammoplasty or a boob job surgery is also performed for breast cancer patients who have undergone mastectomy surgery, to reconstruct their breasts.

What Are The Pros and Cons Of Breast Augmentation?


  • Breast Augmentation is a long-term solution. The results will last over 10 years. 
  • Breast implants add volume to the breast, after boob job breasts will be larger, higher, and fuller.  
  • Breast implants are produced in a wide variety of forms, size and shape that helps every individual patient to choose the best suited one for their body type and lifestyle.  
  • Boob job helps the patients to develop self-confidence and self-assurance.


  • Implants will eventually need to be replaced as they aren’t lifetime devices. 
  • Breast implants require periodic monitoring to identify any signs of rupture. 
  • As with any cosmetic surgery, normal surgical risks are involved in breast augmentation surgery. 
  • Pregnancy, menopause, and weight loss after breast augmentation surgery can affect your results negatively. 
  • Like any surgery, boop jop will also leave some scars behind.

How Should You Prepare For Breast Augmentation Surgery?

For a healthy surgery and recovery it's important to prepare for breast augmentation surgery with a  positive emotional state. 

You must be in overall good health and stable weight before the boob job. It's recommended not to lose or gain weight after your surgeon takes the measurements of the chest wall and breasts. Be finished breastfeeding before the surgery for at least 3-6 months.

Have realistic expectations about the procedure including the results, recovery, and risks. Your surgeon will give information and recommendations for the surgery (including incision locations). Make sure you are totally informed about the risks of breast enlargement before and after the process.  

Follow your surgeon's instructions regarding diet, medications, supplements and hygiene.
Keep your doctor in the loop about medications, vitamins, supplements, illnesses, and any other issues that may affect your ability to undergo surgery.

Stop drinking alcohol, smoking and nicotine products for at least 2-4 weeks till you totally healed before and after boob job surgery. 

Stop all blood thinner medications (Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve) and supplements (Omega-3, Fish Oil, Garlic, Vitamin E, etc.) for at least two weeks before surgery. If you are on a prescription blood thinner such as Coumadin, Warfarin, Enoxaparin, Lovenox, or Xarelto, or other critical medication, check with your surgeon for specific instructions regarding these medicines.

Most surgeons ask for a pre-surgery mammogram. Complete all required lab tests, diagnostic tests, and medical evaluations before boob job. 

You should have a reasonable idea of how much your breast augmentation will cost. You need to have a financial plan in place to ensure you can afford to have the work done. You may also consider having your breast augmentation surgery abroad. Turkey is a safe and popular destination with affordable prices where you can get your breast augmentation surgery. 

Silicone Or Saline?

There are two basic types of breast implants: Saline and silicone gel.

Saline-filled implants are silicone shells filled with sterile salt water (saline).  Some are pre-filled and others can be filled after they’re placed, which means incisions and scars can be smaller. 

Silicone gel-filled implants are silicone shells filled with a plastic gel (silicone). Since silicone implants are filled they do not allow changing size according to body proportions. 

There are two types of silicone gel-filled implants. The ones that are much more similar to natural breast tissue with a round form and filled with thick silicone gel and the ones teardrop-shaped implants which are denser and firmer but protect shape better for a long time. 

Silicone implants are normally used for breast reconstruction surgery for breast cancer patients for they don’t wrinkle or ripple. 

Both saline and silicone come in different sizes and have either smooth or textured shells. Each has its own pros and cons, so it is a matter of preference. The best implant will depend on the needs of each individual patient.   

How Much Do Breast Implants Weigh?

To calculate the weight of the implants you must know the volume of the implants you want. The formula is easy if you know the volume. For each implant take the volume and divide by 1000, and then multiply by 2.2. This will give you the weight of one implant.

What Happens During Breast Implant Surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery with implants should be done under general anesthesia. It typically takes an hour or less. 

The procedure principles are based on the cosmetic breast implants (silicone or saline) to be inserted and positioned behind the breast tissue or below the pectoralis, or pushup, muscle. 

To support the breast tissue there will be interior stitches before closing the incision. To avoid fluid build-up surgical drains can be placed after the boob job surgery. 

Breast implant surgery patients may have to stay overnight in the hospital, the length of the hospital stay will vary based on the type of surgery, any complications after surgery, and your general health.

If your breasts were removed in another surgery, breast implants or fat tissue from another part of the body can be used to rebuild them. 

Breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift, or mastopexy. This surgery changes the shape of your breasts, but it doesn’t alter the size.

Some alternatives to breast implant surgery include fat injections or fat grafting procedures, besides fat transfer there are some unscientific and unreliable methods such as breast enlargement medications, breast enlargement pumps or hormone therapy for breast enhancements.  Beware of the methods that can be dangerous and that are unsafe.

What Should You Expect During Recovery?

In most cases, breast augmentation recovery takes about 6 to 8 weeks after the surgery. Breast enlargement surgeries mostly done under general anesthesia. After the boob job you’ll be transferred to a recovery room. If the breast implants were placed under the pectoralis muscle, you may experience tightness or muscle aches in the area. As the muscles stretch and relax, the pain will decrease. Before you leave the hospital your surgeon will wrap your breasts with a bra or elastic band to give support to your breasts during recovery. Breast augmentation recovery stages and breast augmentation recovery timeline is;  

  • The first 3 to 5 days you may experience pain after breast augmentation, soreness, swelling and discomfortness. These are the common side effects of the surgery which can easily be controlled by painkillers. Soreness and swelling will get better slowly in a few weeks time. 
  • You can gradually return to light daily activities after the first week. 
  • But you have to wait until 3 weeks or more if you have a physically demanding job. 
  • While breast lift and augmentation recovery you must avoid heavy lifting, running and doing intense physical activities for at least a month. 

Total recovery time for breast augmentation takes about nine months. 

Breast augmentation recovery tips... 

The success of breast augmentation depends on how well you heal. Following these breast augmentation recovery tips, you can increase the chances of a smooth recovery. 

Your surgeon will inform you about the breast augmentation recovery stages. It's important to follow these instructions carefully. 

  • Wear recovery bras. 
  • Care for your incisions. 
  • Take your medication. 
  • Prepare your home before surgery. 
  • Wear loose clothes. 
  • Avoid intense activity. 
  • Consume lots of lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. A healthy diet will help your body recover after boob job.  

How Do You Choose Your Breast Surgeon?

Choosing the right surgeon ensures your safety and overall success of breast augmentation surgery.  So, it is the most important part of the boob job. 

While looking for a breast augmentation surgeon; pay attention to find a plastic surgeon whose board is certified, experienced and specialized in breast augmentation.

Patient results and reviews will give you reference. Read testimonials from the ones who’ve had the procedure and look before and after photos. 

While choosing a surgeon budget and cost will matter, be cautious of extremely inexpensive options for your own safety and comfort.

If you’re thinking of travelling to Turkey for breast implants, you’ll be able to find highly recommended clinics and surgeons throughout the country. Turkey is a favourite destination for breast augmentation surgery with affordable prices and good standards of care. There are lots of benefits of choosing a surgeon in Turkey. First of all in Turkey breast implant surgeons use FDA approved breast implants. Breast augmentation surgeons in Turkey usually prefer implants which have lifetime guarantee and best breast implant brands of the world.

Having your surgery in Turkey is also a good idea because most of the surgeons and clinics in Turkey offer full package deals which can take a lot of the stress out of arranging your treatment abroad.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost?

Breast Augmentation surgery is available in many countries in the world. The overall cost for breast implants varies based location, the doctor you employ and specifics of your procedure.. The average cost of breast implants is $6,375. 

Costs associated with breast implants are a major part in the decision. But don't forget that quality is the key with successful breast implant surgery. The highest quality is worth the price for it means better results with less revision surgery.  If you want to get your breast implant surgery with high quality and affordable prices then you might start to think about having your boob job in Turkey. Turkey offers good value for money, quality processes and equipment, quick recovery, surgeons with years of experience, short waiting times and experiencing Turkey and more… 

The Advantages Of Breast Augmentation (Boob Job) in Turkey

Turkey is a popular breast augmentation destination which provides this treatment at extremely affordable costs. A breast augmentation procedure in Turkey is also referred as “boob job Turkey”. 

There are various advantages of breast augmentation in Turkey. First of all in Turkey you will find international standards clinics and hospitals, skilled expert teams and experienced patient consultants. With many of the surgeons considered to be the best in their field, Turkey offers confidence in boob jobs. Besides, Turkey is an impressive destination with natural beauties, historical past and culture.  

Breast Augmentation Turkey provides a luxurious experience all-round. Getting your boob job in Turkey comes with an all-inclusive package. The package contains; transport your door to the airport, airport to hotel, and hotel to surgery, luxury accommodation, consultation costs and aftercare – and of course, the entire price of the breast implants and the procedure itself. 

How Much Is A Breast Augmentation In Turkey?

Breast Augmentation in Turkey is cost-effective in contrast to other countries. The average cost of breast augmentation in Turkey is around $4000 while the cost for Breast Augmentation surgery in the USA is $6400 and in Brazil is $4800.

The price of breast augmentation in Turkey depends on the complexity of the procedure, quality and reputation of the clinic or cosmetic surgeon performing the procedure.

The Advantages Of Breast Augmentation In İstanbul

Istanbul, serving as a bridge connecting Europe and Asia, welcomes the ones seeking cost-effective and safe breast augmentation solutions without sacrificing the quality of service. There numerous advantages of breast augmentation surgery in İstanbul. 

İstanbul has the highest number of US-accredited hospitals. You will be able to find experienced Breast Augmentation surgeons in İstanbul. Average Cost of breast augmentation in Istanbul, Turkey starts from $4000 approximately. 

Besides, the beauty of the historical peninsula is very charming for visitors. There are many places to see before you leave. “Hagia Sophia” - Aya Sofia museum is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Grand Bazaar is an important trading center where you can shop while exploring the historical past dating back to the 15th century. Galata Tower, Blue Mosque, Sultan Ahmet, Ortaköy must be in your list to see. Also you may enjoy a daily cruise trip on Bosphorus. 

Written on 01/01/2018


Last Update: 26/08/2022

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