Breast augmentation in Turkey

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Written by Laurence

When it comes to breast size, some women feel that nature hasn’t done them any favours. Others have seen their generous breasts quickly become unattractive after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. All these women aspire to regain a full bra cup size. That’s where breast augmentation in Turkey comes in.

BestClinic.co.uk provides information onbreast augmentation in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified surgeons. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional.

Price of breast augmentation in Turkey

The average cost of breast augmentation in Turkey is €2,700. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and lasts 3 hours. The length of stay in Istanbul is 7 days, and the hospital stay is 1 night. This price depends on the volume of the breasts chosen by the patient, the brand of prostheses, and whether the operation is accompanied by a facelift, lipofilling or breast implants. The final result is visible within 2 months.

mentor® round prosthesis2500 €
mentor® anatomical prosthesis2800 €
Breast lift (mastopexy)2300 €
Breast augmentation2900 €
Lipofilling augmentation3000 €
Change of breast implants2800 €

After rhinoplasty, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery, attracting millions of women around the world. While in some countries it is expensive, limited or risky, this is not the case in Turkey.

This aesthetic procedure is carried out by the best plastic surgeons in Istanbul, using ultra-modern, cutting-edge techniques. All at a price 40% lower than in France, Germany, Spain or Italy.

Augmentation mammaire pour une poitrine parfaite
Breast augmentation for perfect breasts

What is breast augmentation worth in Turkey? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is breast augmentation and why do it?

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the world. It consists of increasing or restoring the volume and asymmetry of the breasts using different techniques.

Flabby, small or sagging breasts can sometimes be the cause of a woman’s complex. Symbols of femininity, they are thought to have a power of attraction or seduction. But their function doesn’t stop there, as they also have the role of nourishing humanity in its first moments of life.

This type of plastic surgery can be chosen for :

  • Aesthetic reasons: naturally small breasts or breasts that have become flabby after breast-feeding
  • Medical reasons: after a mastectomy or removal due to breast cancer.

Before and after photos

Why have a breast augmentation in Turkey?

Health tourism is booming in Istanbul. While breast augmentation is already commonplace in many countries, it enjoys a better reputation in Turkey. This is simply because breast augmentation in Turkey, and particularly in Istanbul, is carried out :

  • By aesthetic surgeons specialising in aesthetic medicine;
  • In ultra-modern, secure clinics in Istanbul;
  • With a success rate of up to 95%.

Plastic and aesthetic surgery clinics in Istanbul offer the highest quality of service and hygiene to ensure flawless surgical procedures. And price remains the number one motivation for patients.

The average price of a breast augmentation in Turkey is 40-50% lower than in other European countries, and the same applies to breast reduction.

Photo d'une poitrine refaite
Photo of a breast augmentation

The different types of breast augmentation in Turkey

Depending on the patient’s aesthetic choices, as well as the positioning and anatomical shape of the breasts, the plastic surgeon may propose different breast augmentation techniques in Turkey.

Mastopexy or breast lift

A breast lift is an operation to correct sagging or asymmetrical breasts and minor imperfections. It is a kind of breast rejuvenation. It is recommended after breast-feeding, pregnancy or weight loss.

Photo avant et après d'une augmentation mammaire
Before and after photo of breast augmentation

The operation consists of removing excess sagging skin to tighten the breasts and give them fullness and curves. Performed under general anaesthetic, mastopexy is an operation that lasts approximately 1? to 2 hours. A small incision is made in the nipple to remove excess skin. It leaves small scars that are invisible to the naked eye.

Breast augmentation by lipofilling

Breast lipofilling is a cosmetic surgery procedure in Turkey that involves increasing breast volume by filling in fat. This minimally invasive operation is the best alternative after a mastectomy following breast cancer.

Augmentation mammaire avec une seringue par lipofilling
Breast augmentation with syringe lipofilling

Breast lipofilling initially involves removing natural fat from areas of the body where it is present (the thighs, stomach or buttocks). This fat is then reinjected into the breasts. This operation is carried out under conditions of impeccable hygiene.

The result is long-lasting, very natural and, above all, scar-free. Touch-ups are still possible, however, as the reinjected fat can sometimes melt.

Breast augmentation using prostheses

Breast augmentation by breast prosthesis involves inserting breast implants. This is the most common and reliable operation for achieving long-lasting results and, above all, no touch-ups.

Prothèses mammaires Mentor®
Mentor® breast implants

This consists of implanting silicone breast implants filled with physiological saline under the breast tissue to shape the breasts. The silicone gel is risk-free, with rare side effects.

Carried out under general anaesthetic, theoperation will last 1 to 2 hours. The surgeon will implant the breast prostheses via the areola (areola) or axilla (armpit), and sometimes the submammary region.

Schéma d'implantation de prothèses mammaires sous et sur le muscle
Diagram of implantation of breast implants under and over the muscle

Depending on the type and thickness of the skin, implants can also be placed under the pectoralis major muscle. The size of the breast implants depends on the bra cup size desired by the patient. The operation is carried out in a single operation and does not require any touch-ups.

Photo avant et après d'une augmentation mammaire
Before and after photos of breast augmentation

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What is the procedure for breast augmentation in Turkey?

The first thing to do for a breast augmentation in Turkey is to contact a clinic in Istanbul. Once you have chosen your clinic, you will have an initial appointment with the plastic surgeon. This will take place by videoconference.

The surgeon will ask for photographs of your breasts to enable him or her to carry out digital simulations and choose the most appropriate surgical operation.

Testimonial following breast augmentation

The surgeon may request additional blood tests to ensure that you are fit to undergo breast augmentation and also to determine your serology (HIV, hepatitis, etc.) so that appropriate measures can be taken.

Do you have HIV? A special clinic has been set aside for you to undergo breast augmentation in complete safety for you and the staff.

The second on-site consultation

A second consultation takes place in Istanbul. This is an appointment that allows the surgeon to take measurements of the breasts and carry out a real simulation of the breast operation. This is also the time to receive final instructions before the operation.

Résultat avant et après d'une augmentation mammaire
Before and after results of breast augmentation

The day of the operation

On D-day, you will be taken care of by the clinic’s medical team. You will be prepared to enter the operating theatre. The plastic surgeon will operate under general anaesthetic. The operation lasts approximately 1 to 2 hours, depending on the technique chosen.

chirurgienne plastique
Plastic surgeon

Recovery

Once the breast augmentation operation is complete, you will be placed in the recovery room. You will stay overnight in the clinic under supervision. You may feel some aches and pains as the anaesthetic wears off.

A period of recovery is necessary before you can resume your daily life. During this period, you will receive post-operative monitoring to assess your state of health and note any reactions or side effects. This post-operative follow-up will also allow us to note whether the prostheses have adhered well.

Augmentation mammaire post opératoire
Post-operative breast augmentation

The convalescence period

The convalescence period is a minimum of one week. To recover properly, a period of 15 days is recommended. During the convalescence period, the patient must wear a support bra. She should not carry out any large-scale work that could tire her.

Gaine de contention après une augmentation mammaire
Support girdle after breast augmentation

For better healing, ointment can be applied to the scars. Swelling and small lumps may appear around the breast. An ice pack may be applied, but this should not be done systematically.

Resuming sporting activities is not recommended in the 2 months following the operation. Exposure to the sun should also be avoided for several months. The new breasts will take on their final appearance after 6 months.

Coordinatrice avec une patiente
Coordinator with a patient

Risks, complications and side effects

There may be some rare risks associated with breast augmentation:

  • Pain in the breasts ;
  • Changes in the sensitivity of the nipple and breast;
  • Unintentional displacement of the breast implant;
  • Implant leakage or rupture;
  • Scarring that deforms the breast.

That’s why you should trust us to help you choose your surgeon in Istanbul, and opt for a reputable and experienced practitioner.

What’s more, breast augmentation is permitted in Islam. It is halal, not haram, surgery because it offers a medical benefit and improves a person’s quality of life.

Special arrangements have been made to ensure that PRMs can access our facilities with ease.

How much does breast augmentation cost in Turkey?

In Turkey, for lipofilling in Istanbul, expect to pay between €3,000 and €4,000. A breast lift costs between €2,500 and €3,000. Augmentation using Mentor brand new-generation breast implants costs between €2,500 and €3,500.

Femme heureuse après une augmentation mammaire
A happy woman after breast augmentation

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

How long does a mammoplasty last?

For a long time, studies determined that the lifespan of a breast prosthesis was 10 years. Today, with the development of techniques and the prostheses themselves, they can last 20 to 25 years without showing any abnormality.

To choose the right size of breast implant, you need to take into account not only the profile you want to achieve, but also your current breasts and your build. The higher or lower projection of the implants will also have an impact on the final size.

Among the brands most commonly used for breast augmentation in Turkey are Mentor and Natrelle implants. These two brands are renowned for their reliability. There are, of course, many other distributors with perfectly safe characteristics.

Breast implants are fitted behind the mammary glands. In the vast majority of cases, breastfeeding is still possible after cosmetic breast surgery. It may, however, be disrupted in the case of correction of sagging breasts.

Yes, depending on the type of prosthesis and the patient’s profile. However, it is sometimes possible to choose the location of the scars. They can be around the nipple, under the armpit or under the fold of the breast. In all these cases, they remain discreet.

A 7-day stay in Turkey is required for breast augmentation. This includes a day’s pre-operative consultation with the surgeon, one night’s hospitalisation and a day’s post-operative recovery. A check-up is carried out 5 days after the operation, just before returning home.

About the author

Laurence

My name is Laurence Tung. I'm a medical writer with a scientific background in several fields. I have recently covered therapeutic areas such as rheumatology and hypercholesterolaemia. I also have expertise in genomics, epigenetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. I help this site to publish quality articles on medical tourism.

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