Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic surgery in Dubai. While some women naturally have firm and attractive breasts, others opt for augmentation to achieve their desired appearance.
Among all methods, breast augmentation is a popular procedure in Dubai to enlarge, firm, and enhance the appearance of breasts. This surgery is also performed for reconstructive purposes, such as after a mastectomy for breast cancer.
Table of Contents
- 1 The Main Goal of Breast Augmentation Treatment
- 2 Benefits of Breast Augmentation Surgery
- 3 What are the Types of Breast Augmentation Treatments?
- 4 What are the Types of Breast Implants?
- 5 The Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation Procedure
- 6 How to Prepare for Breast Augmentation
- 7 How is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?
- 8 Post-procedure care
- 9 Before and After Results:
- 10 Common Complications of Breast Augmentation Treatment
- 11 How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Dubai?
- 12 Our Breast Surgeons
- 13 Breast Augmentation FAQs
- 14 Free Consultation
The Main Goal of Breast Augmentation Treatment
The primary goals of breast augmentation surgery are to increase breast size and improve breast symmetry.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Some of the benefits of Breast Augmentation are:
- It increases the size, shape, and fullness of the breasts.
- It enhances the curves and contours of the body by making breasts proportional to the rest of the body.
- It can potentially boost self-confidence.
- Breast augmentation can correct asymmetry between the breasts, but patients need to understand that perfect symmetry is not always achievable.
- Results are long-lasting
- Breast implants are highly customizable, allowing you to select a size that works for your body type and lifestyle.
What are the Types of Breast Augmentation Treatments?
Generally, there are two types of breast augmentation:
- Breast implant
- Fat transfer
What are the Types of Breast Implants?
Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water. Saline implants, often inserted empty and filled during surgery, allow for size adjustments. However, this does not necessarily minimize the size of the incision, as this depends on various factors including the implant type and the surgical technique used. When saline implants rupture, the saline is absorbed by the body.
Silicone gel implants are filled with silicone gel. Some women prefer it because it feels more natural than saline. Silicone gel implants carry specific risks if they rupture or leak, such as the need for surgery to replace or remove the implant. When silicone implants rupture, the silicone gel may remain inside the implant shell or within the scar tissue capsule, which is referred to as a “silent rupture”.
The Ideal Candidate for Breast Augmentation Procedure
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation should be:
- Candidates should be in good general health and free from severe infections or active, untreated cancer. It’s also important that they have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery.
- Ideal if you have asymmetrical or flattened breasts, or wish to enhance cleavage appearance.
- According to the FDA, you must be at least 18 years old for saline breast implants and at least 22 years old for silicone breast implants for cosmetic augmentation. However, these age restrictions do not apply to breast reconstruction cases.
- Candidates should not consume excessive amounts of alcohol.
How to Prepare for Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation requires in-depth research. You should meet with your doctor to discuss your preferred size. The surgeon will provide a thorough guideline about the different breast implants –round or teardrop-shaped, saline implant or silicone gel, and smooth or textured.
- It’s crucial to quit smoking at least 4-6 weeks before surgery and continue abstaining afterwards, as smoking increases the risk of complications and hinders healing.
- Inform your family or friends about your surgery so they can arrange transportation and assist with postoperative care.
- Your surgeon may advise you to avoid certain medications, such as aspirin, before the surgery.
How is Breast Augmentation Surgery Performed?
Breast Implants Procedure
Before entering the operation room, the surgeon will draw marks on your breast that will help him know exactly where to make the incision and where to place the implants.
- In the operating room, the doctor will administer anesthesia, which may include general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on the patient’s medical history, surgical preferences, and the surgeon’s recommendations. Anesthesia, either general or intravenous sedation, is administered to ensure the patient feels no pain during the procedure.
- Following the pre-surgery markings, the surgeon makes a 3-4 centimeter incision below the natural breast fold.
- Electrocautery devices are commonly used, but they are among several tools that may be employed during surgery, depending on the specific case. The choice of instruments depends on the surgeon’s preference and the specifics of the procedure.
- The surgeon selects the implant placement technique (sub-glandular, sub-muscular, or dual-plane) based on the patient’s anatomy and desired outcome.
- The surgeon creates a pocket in the breast tissue or under the muscle and positions the implant.
- The surgeon will then close the incision in layers, using sutures, surgical tape, or adhesive to ensure proper healing.
- This surgery lasts between 45 minutes and 2 hours.
Fat Transfer Procedure
Fat transfer breast augmentation involves harvesting fat from areas like the hips, thighs, or abdomen, processing it, and then injecting it into the breasts. Fat transfer is an option for natural augmentation and shaping, offering a more modest size increase compared to implants. Fat transfer breast augmentation aims to enhance breast size and shape, often resulting in a more natural and subtle increase compared to implants.
Post-surgery, follow your surgeon’s specific instructions, which generally include:
- Post-surgery, it is advised to limit arm movements, particularly avoiding raising the arms above shoulder level for a period specified by the surgeon.
- Avoid strenuous activities, including carrying, pulling, and pushing heavy objects, for a specified period as advised by the surgeon.
- Post-surgery, it’s recommended to wear a compression garment or a special surgical bra, which helps reduce swelling and supports the healing breasts. The type of bra and duration of wear should be as advised by the surgeon.
- Post-operative check-up frequency varies, depending on individual recovery and the surgeon’s protocol.
- Keep the wound clean.
Before and After Results:
Common Complications of Breast Augmentation Treatment
After breast augmentation, there are some common complications that you may face.
- Potential changes in nipple sensation
- Breast pain
- Risk of bleeding and infection
- Potential risks include capsular contracture, implant rupture, and infection.
- Implant rupture or leakage, though rare, is a risk. Be aware of signs like changes in breast shape or size, pain, or swelling.
How Much Does Breast Augmentation Cost in Dubai?
It’s important to note that the cost of breast augmentation in Dubai can vary widely based on factors such as the surgeon’s experience, location of the hospital, the type of implants used, and the specific needs of the patient. The starting price of 27,000 AED at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic should be considered an estimate.
We offer financing options to help make the cost of your Breast Augmentation procedure more affordable.
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Breast Augmentation FAQs
Is breast augmentation painful?
While the surgery itself is not painful due to anesthesia, postoperative pain and discomfort are common but manageable with medication.
At what age can you get breast augmentation?
The FDA recommends that individuals be at least 18 years old for saline breast implants and at least 22 years old for silicone breast implants. These age requirements are for safety and maturity considerations.
What is the success rate of breast augmentation?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, many women report satisfaction with their breast augmentation results. However, it's important to have realistic expectations and understand that individual results may vary.
At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a free consultation to our valued clients regarding breast augmentation. Here, our experts provide thorough guidelines, consultancy, and the dos and don’ts of breast enlargement. If you want to get breast augmentation treatment, Visit our clinic in Dubai for more information. You can call us at +971 4 348 5575 or fill out the form below.
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