Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation also known as Boob Job or Breast Enlargement is the most sought after cosmetic surgery among women. For women, breasts are an important part of their personality, and better-looking breasts can greatly improve their self-confidence. There are various reasons for which women undergo breast augmentation Dubai. Some women get it for cosmetic reasons while others get it because of deformities or mastectomies. Whatever the reasons are, it should be kept in mind that it is a surgical procedure and one should consult with their surgeon before going ahead with the procedure.

FAQ's

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty refers to a surgical procedure that enhances your breast silhouette by giving you the desired shape and size. It makes your breasts larger and fuller according to your requirements. It is also known as breast implant surgery or breast reconstruction surgery. Breast Augmentation Dubai can be performed both as an outpatient procedure and as an inpatient procedure under general anesthesia. 
Breast augmentation can be undergone to increase the shape or size of breasts and enhance their texture to make them look fuller and bigger. You can also opt it for reconstruction purposes like mastectomy after breast cancer or for the correction of deformities. However, you should know that breast augmentation cannot be done to correct sagging breasts. For that, you need to have breast lift surgery. Breast enhancement surgery aims at;
  • Increasing the breast volume 
  • Reducing breast asymmetry 
  • Improving the balance of breasts and hip contours 
  • Boosting your self-image and confidence.
Breast augmentation is suitable for the following candidates;
  • Women who have small breasts or hypoplastic breasts.
  • Women who have lost breast size after pregnancy or weight loss. 
  • Women with asymmetrical breasts 
  • Women suffering from tuberous breast deformity 
  • Women who have lost breast during cancer treatment and require reconstruction.
If you are a healthy woman with stable blood pressure and you are not pregnant then you are a good candidate for breast augmentation. A non-smoker female is also a suitable candidate. However, the most important thing is the age bracket. You should be 18 or above because at this age your breasts are fully developed.
The type of breast augmentation depends on three main factors;
  • Type of implant beings used
  • Type of incisions to be made 
  • Implant’s placement method
Usually, three main types of implants are used in the breast augmentation surgery which include the following; Silicone Implants Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel and are suitable for women who are 22 or above. They are long-lasting and feel more like real breasts but pose more risk in case they leak. Nowadays, highly cohesive silicone implants known as Gummy Bear Implants are also used. Saline Implants  They are filled with sterile salt water and are suitable for women who are 18 or above in age. Saline implants do not give a natural feel but they can be inserted with a small incision. Fat Graft Implants They are harvested from the person’s own body and used in breast enlargement surgery. Such implants are very effective but there is a limitation. Only one cup of fat can be implanted and harvested which makes it good for a small amount of breast enlargement only. The type of implant used depends entirely on the receiver of surgery and the results you expect from the surgery. The surgeon will decide what type of material should be used and the decision of the surgeon will depend upon the result that the recipient expects from the surgery.
There are four options to make incisions for breast augmentation in Dubai which are as follows; Inframammary: In this technique, a small incision is made below the breasts at the breast fold line which is also known as an inframammary fold. This leaves a small and thin scar which is only 1 to 2 inches in size and can be easily concealed in the inframammary fold. This type of incision creates a large access point which allows the surgeon to place larger implants such as Gummy Bear with accuracy. Transumbilical: In this type of technique, an incision is made in the umbilical area to insert the implant. It is not commonly performed and is used for saline implants only. Peri-areolar: In this technique, an incision is made below the areola in the shape of a half-moon. It is normally used for women with large nipple-areola complex. Trans-axillary: In this technique, the scar is made in the armpit area. The implant is placed in the armpit by using a specialized camera and special instruments are used to ensure good placement. The advantage of this procedure is that it causes no scar on the breasts. 
The breast surgeons use two ways for implant placement;
  • Submuscular placement – under the chest 
  • Subglandular placement – under the breast glands
Submuscular Placement It makes sure that breast implants cannot be felt through the skin easily and are properly covered by the muscles. Also, it provides a better image of the breast. Subglandular Placement  It is a quick implant placement procedure and has a short recovery period.
Saline and Silicone implants come only in round shapes while gummy bear implants come in a variety of shapes. The round shape will give its maximum advantage to the upper part of breasts and the breasts will appear more firm while the shaped implant will give sloppy looks to the breasts. When performed by a skilled surgeon both the round and shaped implants look very natural.
The first step is to make incisions. The site and the pattern of incisions vary depending on the technique being used. Once the incisions are made, pockets are created in the breasts for the insertion of implants. Implants can be placed either above the pectoral muscles or beneath them. Then implants are inserted in the breasts. Silicone implants are inserted pre-filled while saline implants are filled with saline solution after insertion. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures.
Breast augmentation surgery normally takes 1 to 1.5 hrs. However, if you are undergoing more extensive surgery, it can take longer.
Yes, you will experience pain after the surgery for a couple of days but it is manageable. Your surgeon will prescribe certain pain medications for this purpose.
Yes, you can breastfeed after the surgery. However, it depends on a couple of factors such as the type of incisions used and placement of the implant. If the incision is made under the breast and the implant is placed behind the muscle, the breast tissue is least disturbed. No, Guarantees can be made about the possibility of breastfeeding.
It is the decision of your surgeon to choose the most suitable size and type of implant for you. The size of the implant is determined by several factors. Our surgeons take into consideration your weight, height, chest size, the current volume of the breast, and the size you desire. We will show you pictures of the other patients who were of the same size as you are and had undergone breast augmentation. From these pictures, you can get a fairly good idea about the size of the breast you want. The concept of breast augmentation is to balance the breast size with your height, chest size and the size of your hips.
Breast augmentation is long-lasting but not permanent. The implants used during the surgery are durable and safe but still, they need replacement over the years. Breast implants can last for 15 years but after that, you will have to replace them. Or you will have to remove them in case they rupture.
There is no age limitation for breast augmentation surgery. Women in their 40’s and 50’s can also undergo it. 
The average cost of Breast Augmentation alone is 25,000 AED. To decide the exact breast augmentation surgery cost, different factors are important to consider. These factors include the expertise of your surgeon, your desired results, selection of technique and location of the clinic, etc. So, if you would like to know the exact cost, you have to consult with your surgeon. The cost varies from one person to another based on individual requirements.
The recovery period of breast augmentation is generally small which is why it is popular among women. If you have undergone breast augmentation on an outpatient basis then you can go home soon after the surgery.   After completing the surgery, your breasts will be bandaged and you will be asked to wear an elastic bra that reduces swelling and offers support to the breasts. Most of the patients experience more pain and discomfort during the initial three days. Therefore, painkillers and antibiotics are prescribed to control this pain.  Usually, it takes about a week to get back to the normal routine and work. You can walk as an exercise during the recovery process but avoid rigorous activities like aerobics. You should not lift heavy loads during the first ten days of recovery. Also, it is advisable to take a week off from work. Your surgeon will also suggest some vitamins that will aid the process of recovery.

Benefits

Breast augmentation provides the following benefits;

  • It enhances the curves and contours of the body by making breasts proportional to the rest of the body.
  • It results in a more positive self-image.
  • It boosts your confidence.
  • The procedure provides aesthetic benefits and increases clothing options for you.

Complications 

The possible complications that are associated with breast augmentation surgery are:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation
  • Poor scarring
  • Wrong or faulty position of the implant
  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • The formation of tight scar tissue around the implant (capsular contracture)
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Wrinkling of the skin over the implant
  • Persistent pain
  • Possibility of revision surgery

Risks will be fully discussed before the treatment. You must discuss all your questions directly with your cosmetic surgeon.

Results 

After breast augmentation surgery, you will observe an immediate increase in the breast size. However, the final results will appear once the swelling has disappeared and the skin stretching has completed. It can take a few weeks but in the end, you will get the desired shape and size. The scars caused by breast augmentation Dubai take months to fade away. To achieve optimal breast augmentation results, follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, and go for follow-up visits.

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