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Single breast implant surgery is a procedure applied in cases where developmental disorders or shape and size asymmetries observed in a single breast or mastectomy surgery performed in a single breast. Although the procedure is not different from a normal (two breasts) implant surgery, it has consequences such as shortening surgery and recovery times.

The shape of a breast implant can be round or teardrop-shaped (anatomical). Both have some advantages and disadvantages. The teardrop implants are more often used in the case of breast reconstruction and certain patients with a particular morphology. Therefore, teardrop breast implants are more preferred in single breast implant surgeries.

Who Is This For?

  • Women with single breast deformity or asymmetry,
  • Women who had only one breast removed by mastectomy procedure due to breast cancer treatment

Treatment Duration

1-2 hours

Potential Risks & Side Effects 

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Hematoma
  •  Infection
  •  Excess bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Capsular contracture
  • Rupture
  • Implant rotation
  • Implant failure

Recovery Time

1-2 weeks

Success Rate: 95%

Alternative Treatments

  • Single Breast Round Implants
  • Breast Augmentation with Fat Transfer
Înainte / După
Lifting Mamar cu Implanturi Anatomice at Estethica Atasehir

How Does it Work?

Teardrop implants are more common among patients who want a large volume but a natural shape as well as for patients with severe atrophy (flat chest). Unlike the round implants, the teardrop breast implants have a much more natural shape. The teardrop implants will be tailor-made by the plastic surgeon according to the wishes of the patient and according to three criteria defined: protrusion, width, and height.

In this surgery, general anesthesia is used, so the patient must stay overnight in the medical center. The next day, you can go home and rest for the next 48 hours to avoid complications. After the operation, it is essential to follow the surgeon's recommendations to have a comfortable and quick postoperative with which the healing will heal properly.


What Does Single Breast Teardrop Implants Treatment Involve?

1.    Consultation for Single Breast Teardrop Implants

The first step to start your single breast teardrop implants process will be online consultation. During this consultation, our specialist will ask you some questions to understand your complaints and expectations. It will also be useful to learn your complete medical history to rule out a possible contraindication. The main target of this stage is to make sure whether you are a suitable candidate for single breast teardrop implants or not.

2.    Planning Your Trip and Choosing the Clinic

After it is decided that you are the right candidate for the single breast teardrop implants procedure, we will share the results of the clinics and surgeons by filtering them according to the criteria we receive from you. After you have made your selection, we proceed to the next stage, which includes date determination and detailed adjustments.

3.    Final Consultation with Your Surgeon

When you arrive at the clinic, you will have a face-to-face consultation with your single breast teardrop implants surgeon. In this consultation, the surgeon will examine the breasts to assess their size and shape, as well as your general state of health and the elasticity and firmness of the skin of your breast which will be operated. In addition to this, it is important to inform your surgeon about the number of pregnancies that you have had or if you are intended to have children in the future and breastfeed them. In this same consultation, the surgeon will explain to you the different techniques that exist for breast implant surgery. He or she will also choose the most suitable teardrop breast implant size for you according to the shape of your body and your other breast.

4.    Medical Examinations

Before the single breast teardrop implants process begins, your surgeon will conduct some necessary medical tests to make sure that you are in acceptable health status for the procedure. In some cases, a mammographic study will be requested, especially when the patient is over 40 years old, to rule out suspicious lumps or any other abnormality. Every patient is required to undergo medical tests to ensure that nothing will hinder the success of the surgery and if any risk observed at this stage, surgeons try to eliminate them first.

5.    Surgery

Step 1: Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during a surgical procedure. The choice includes intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

Step 2: The Incision

The incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize the visibility of the scars. It is good for the surgeon and the patient to agree on which incision options are appropriate for the desired result. Incision options include:

  •  Axillary: the advantage is that the scar is not lodged in the breast. And the main problem is that it is not known whether it affects axillary lymphatic drainage.
  • Periareolar: The one performed in the lower half of the areolar circumference. It will be ideal when the areola is large or medium in size, pinkish in color and with a poorly defined contour or boundary. A poorly made scar in the periareolar area is something that is very easily seen.
  •  Submammary: Breast augmentation is performed without touching the breast, allowing the pectoral muscle to be directly approached to raise it by performing a submuscular augmentation.

Step 3: Placing the Breast Implant

After the incision has been made, the teardrop breast implant is inserted into space, or pocket, which can be:

  • Under the pectoral muscle (submuscular placement), or
  • Directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (submammary or subglandular placement)
  • The method of placing and positioning the breast implant depends on the type of implant, your body type and the surgeon's recommendations.

Step 4: Closing the Incisions

The incisions are closed with external sutures in the breast tissue and with adhesive sutures or surgical tape to close the skin. Over time the scars fade gradually.

Step 5: The Results

The results of the single breast teardrop implants are immediately visible. Satisfaction with your new image will increase as you recover from surgery.


Things You Should Consider After Single Breast Teardrop Implants Treatment

  • Regular follow-up with the plastic surgeon must be ensured by a consultation on the 8th day, 15th day, at 1 month, 3 months, 6 months and a year.
  • Resumption of normal activity can take place after only a few days.
  • Resumption of sports activity can be conceived after 2 or 3 weeks, depending on the patient's state of health.
  • Pregnancy can be considered several months after the surgery. Breastfeeding is not hampered.
  • The patient can fully see the result a few weeks after the procedure, while the tissues are getting soft. The breast gradually takes on its final, natural and harmonious shape.



Is Single Breast Teardrop Implants Procedure Painful?

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia; therefore, patients do not feel any pain during the surgery. Doctors prescribe pain relievers to ease the postoperative period.

What Are the Preoperative Instructions of Single Breast Teardrop Implants?

When all the consultations and examinations are done, the patient will follow the surgeon's instructions and recommendations to prepare before the operation. This includes quitting smoking two weeks before surgery and stopping some medications or taking a vitamin or iron supplement.

Is There Any Disadvantage of Teardrop Breast Implant?

The main disadvantage is the risk of rotation of the implant, it is very low but present. It sometimes happens that after surgery, breast implants may rotate. In the case of round breast implants, this is not a problem since the breast retains the same shape. In the case of teardrop breast implants, on the other hand, the rotation of the implant will modify the shape of the breast.

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    If I could give more stars, it would. Fantastic staff, excellent communication. I wish I did it sooner! It took me some time, I hesitated to book. Now I think about it and everything was worth it! The staff made it so easy for me. Special thanks to doctor Omer and his team!
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    Rita , Bulgaria
    star star ian. 2022
    If I ever need it, I would do it again. Great experience. I can't tell how grateful I choose Flymedi. The way my doctor explained everything before and after the surgery was excellent. They followed up with me every day when I was recovering in my nice hotel room after the hospital stay. I can say it was a memorable journey. Thank you Flymedi!!
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    star star iun. 2021
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    Susie Abayeva, United States
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    First and Foremost I’m a paranoid American who did a ton of research and luckily stumbled onto this perfect place. I decided to get a breast lift with implants and a rhinoplasty at the same time and when I contacted this center, the response via WhatsApp was immediate. My coordinator Yasin is the best of the best. He answered all of my questions and concerns and never once seemed annoyed. His English is beyond perfect! The entire experience was seamless. Airport pickup straight to hotel. Hotel rooms were clean and staff accommodating and walking distance to clinic. Maybe 3-4 minutes. My surgeon was Dr. Er, who I will say is the kindest and most professional doctor I have met in a long time. As nervous as I was, he was always reassuring me that everything would be fine. The Clinic itself was immaculate, sterile, and welcoming. The night after I was released from the clinic, I ended up with a slight fever- called Yasin right away and they came within minutes to take me to clinic. Kept me on fluids overnight and constantly checked my blood to make sure I was ok. The care I received here is much better than the hospital care here in New York. Impressive. As far as the surgery, the doctor listened to what I wanted and made his suggestions. It’s been 3 weeks post op. Bruising was gone from my face few days after. I feel great. Full results will be visible in 3 months but so far I’m quite happy. And just today I sent a message to Yasin asking about post op care and responds was once again immediate. Anyone who is looking for a professional, friendly, clean aesthetic center, look no further. I will most definitely be back. Thank you Dr. Er and thank you Yasin!!!!
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    I used flymedi to arrange a breast lift and implants just 4 weeks ago now. Very professional service from start Nadia was always available on whats app and answered all my questions. I had my procedure at Estethia in Istanbul great experience from the start and the staff were all lovely made me feel relax. Very great service will recommend and use again
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