Information needed about breast prosthesis surgery
Several different incisions are used to place the prosthesis in the breast. Under-breast incision is the most commonly used incision made under the breast along the bust line. Breast implants can also be inserted into the body through an armpit incision or incision along the areola, the colored area around the nipple. Under certain conditions, an incision may be made in the umbilical region to place the breast prosthesis.
Things to look out for after surgery
After the operation, you can walk slowly and do very light work, but you should be careful not to do any stretching or lifting work for the first 10 days. After this period, you can even return to work, start light arm and leg exercises after 3 weeks, and you can start arm and shoulder exercises and swimming after 6 weeks. Driving is allowed after one week and sexual activity is not prohibited after 4 weeks.
The wound site should be properly bandaged and the operation site should be kept dry for 2 weeks. After a week, the dressing will be removed and the wound will be examined and slightly cleansed. Fortunately, the scars are small and about 4 cm. At first, the sores are red, inflamed, salience, and even itchy, which fades and becomes smoother over time. This process is a normal state of wound healing and takes about 2 years. Lasers and daily massages can be used to speed up and facilitate the healing process.
Recovery period after surgery
Pain, swelling, and possibly a few temporary sensory changes after surgery are normal. Depending on the profession, the patient can return to work a few days to a few weeks after the operation. Of course, the pain will probably last for several weeks.
The prosthesis is never like a real breast and it feels completely artificial
Although silicone prostheses are very similar to real breasts, they are man-made and cannot have a natural shape or texture. Of course, prostheses that are placed under a person's main breast are more natural and do not appear to be artificial.
Possible complications after breast prosthesis surgery
Breast prosthesis is a safe procedure, provided that it is performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon, however, in addition to its specific side effects, breast prosthesis may have the common complications of all surgeries. You can minimize the possibility of complications by referring to a skilled surgeon and following his instructions about preoperative preparation and postoperative care, but you should also be aware of the possible complications of the operation so that you can act quickly if you encounter problematic symptoms.
Does a prosthesis cause cancer and prevent it from being diagnosed?
No, studies have found no link between prosthesis implantation and the development of breast cancer, autoimmune diseases and other systemic diseases. There is currently no conclusive evidence that cancer is diagnosed in women with prosthetics at a more advanced stage.
Is it okay to sunbathe or solarium after breast prosthesis surgery?
Taking a sunbath or using a solarium does not normally damage the prosthesis, but direct sunlight or solarium radiation to the surgical incision should be avoided for a year. Because it darkens the scar, the point to keep in mind about the solarium is that because the prosthesis loses heat later than the body, the person may feel that the prosthesis has softened after using the solarium; Therefore, it is recommended not to use the solarium for several months after the operation.