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Written by: Dr. Federico Di Francesco MD | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Riccardo Frati MD

Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation, also known as Boob Job or Breast Enlargement, or medically referred to as Augmentation Mammoplasty, is one of the top cosmetic surgeries in Dubai (United Arab Emirates). Breast Augmentation can be done by placing an implant or fat tissue into your breasts to add volume. A plastic surgeon can also replace lost tissue resulting from pregnancy, weight loss, or menopause in this procedure. This boob job allows women to recover more quickly than with breast lift surgery. Breast implants use silicone or saline to fill the augmented area of the breast. If implants are not used, fat can be transferred from another part of the body to create natural-looking breasts.

Benefits of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Some of the benefits of Breast Augmentation are:

  • It helps to increase 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 results in a more positive self-image and boosts your confidence.
  • It can also correct any imbalance between the breasts.
  • The results of Breast Augmentation are permanent, usually lasting well over ten years.
  • Breast implants are highly customizable, so you can select a size that works best for your body type and lifestyle.
  • You or your plastic surgeon can select diameters (widths), projections (how far the implant projects from the chest wall), and volumes (the amount of fullness) of breast implants that are most appropriate for your body.
  • It can correct an excessively flat chest, help you achieve a better appearance after pregnancy or a dramatic weight loss, and reconstruction of the breasts after a mastectomy or breast cancer.

Are You the Right Candidate for Breast Augmentation and Implant Surgery?

The ideal candidate for this surgery is someone who is healthy and has a stable psychological state. This is because they will be able to develop an objective view of the results of the intervention. Breast Augmentation surgery is also good for those women who wish to improve their silhouette because they don‘t feel comfortable with their small breasts. 

Some women‘s breasts droop or become empty after they have a baby. They might want to have Breast Augmentation Surgery to make their breasts look fuller. This surgery can also be used to make both breasts look the same size if one is smaller than the other. Surgery can be a good way to fix breasts that look different from each other or that look different from how they used to look.

Discovering your Breast Implant Options

Saline Implants: Saline implants are artificial breasts made with a silicone outer shell and filled with sterile salt water. They are used to enlarge or rebuild the breasts in women who have lost breast tissue due to surgery, trauma, or other conditions. These implants are recommended for Breast Augmentation of women at the age of 18 or above. However, for breast reconstruction, it can be used at any age.

Silicone Implants: A silicone breast implant is a type of artificial breast that is already filled with silicone gel, which is a thick and sticky fluid that mimics the sensation of human fat. Most women who have tried both types of implants say that silicone breast implants feel more like natural breast tissue. Silicone breast implants are available for women 22 years and older who want to have larger breasts, and for women of any age who need to have their breasts reconstructed after surgery.

Gummy Bear Implants: Gummy bear implants are a type of breast implant that is gelbased and shaped like a teardrop. They are known for retaining their shape better than other types of breast implants. These are designed to provide a more natural look and feel to the breasts. They are made of a cohesive gel that is designed to mimic the look and feel of human fat. Gummy bear implants are typically more expensive than other types of breast implants, but they offer a number of benefits that may make them worth the investment.

Choosing the Right Shape and Size of Your Implant for Breast Augmentation

After a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, the next step is to choose the right breast implants. Once you have decided on the type of implants (silicone, saline, or gummy bear) and where you plan to have your Breast Augmentation performed, the final decision is choosing the shape and size of the implants.

The shape of the breast implants can be round or teardrop and each shape have its own advantages. The round implants provide a more full, natural look and the teardrop implants provide a more enhanced look for women with little breast tissue.

At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic our board-certified plastic surgeon will help you choose the right shape and size of breast implants based on your body type, breast size, and goals for your Breast Augmentation.

Here are some important tips for you to understand it further:

  • Breast size is subjective. Considering your dream appearance, your surgeon can recommend a better size based on your height, chest, weight, and your current breast size.
  • In order to find the right size for breast implants, a person will try on different-sized implants with a special bra. This way, they can see how each size looks and feels until they find the perfect fit.
  • Our doctor then will help you to generate a simulation of your own body with possible results through very specialized software. So, you can decide the size and appearance before Breast Augmentation surgery.

What are the Incision Options for Breast Augmentation?

After you have selected your breast implants’ shape and size, you and the plastic surgeon will need to decide on the incision location for surgery. The implant type that you select may influence the incision type that the plastic surgeon recommends. There are four incision options available for Breast Augmentation surgery:

Transaxillary – Incisions made in the armpit area. The surgeon can approach the breast tissue and insert the breast implant without making any incisions on the breast. This is a good option for patients who do not want any visible scars on the breast itself and who have adequate skin and breast tissue in the armpit area to accommodate the breast implant.

Transumbilical – Incisions made in the navel area. The surgeon can approach the breast tissue and insert the breast implant through the navel without making any incisions on the breast. This is a good option for patients who do not want any visible scars on the breast itself and who have adequate skin and breast tissue in the navel area to accommodate the breast implant.

Periareolar – Incisions made around the areola. The surgeon can approach the breast tissue and insert the breast implant through an incision around the edge of the areola. This is a good option for patients who want the incision to be wellhidden in the natural crease around the areola.

Inframammary Fold – Incisions made underneath the breast in the inframammary fold. The surgeon can approach the breast tissue and insert the breast implant through an incision in the natural crease underneath the breast. This is the most common incision for Breast Augmentation and is a good option for patients who want the incision to be wellhidden in the natural crease underneath the breast.

What are the Breast Implant Placement Options?

Breast implants can be placed above or below the muscle tissue. Submuscular implant placements are generally recommended for women who do not have much natural breast tissue, as well as for those who are undergoing a mastectomy. This type of placement provides more support for the implant and can help to create a more natural look. Additionally, submuscular implants are less likely to ripple or show through the skin. On the other hand, subglandular implants placements are typically recommended for women who already have a fair amount of breast tissue. This type of placement can provide a more noticeable increase in size and can create a fuller look. However, subglandular implants are more likely to ripple or show through the skin. Ultimately, the best placement option for you will depend on your individual anatomy and aesthetic goals.

Breast Augmentation Procedure Step-by-Step

After your Breast Augmentation consultations with our plastic surgeon in which you may have been evaluated if you are fit for the surgery, collecting medical history, incision place, and selecting the types, sizes, and shapes of implants. You will be briefed about the surgery, possible results, recovery, and after-cares.

Step-1: On the day of Breast Augmentation surgery, you will need to arrive at the surgical facility early in the morning. Your Breast Augmentation surgery will be performed in a state-of-the-art, fully accredited surgical center in Dubai. Once you arrive, you will be given a surgical gown to change into.

Step-2: The Breast Augmentation surgery will be performed under general anesthesia and typically take two to three hours to complete. During the surgery, the surgeon will make incisions in either the crease beneath the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit.

Step-3: Once the incisions have been made, the plastic surgeon will insert breast implants into the breast pocket. The type of breast implant that is used will be based on your individual preferences and goals and which were selected during the pre-operation consultation.

Step-4: After the breast implants have been placed, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures. A drainage tube may also be placed in each breast to help drain any excess fluid.

Step-5: Once the surgery is complete, you will be taken to a recovery room where you will be closely monitored. Most patients are able to go home the same day as their surgery, otherwise as advised by your surgeon to stay in the hospital for a night.

Should I Combine Breast Lift and Augmentation Procedure?

A Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation are two separate procedures, but they can be combined to address your aesthetic concerns or desire to have bigger, fuller breasts that are also perkier and more youthful-looking. The breast lift can be performed using the same incisions as the Breast Augmentation, which can allow for additional skin and tissue to be removed at the same time. With a combination of breast lift and Breast Augmentation with implants, the breast mound is recreated higher on the chest and supplemented with shapely implants. This procedure is often performed on women whose breasts appear shapeless or saggy after pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or because of genetic factors.

Recovery from Breast Augmentation

Most patients report discomfort and swelling after the procedure that is easily controlled with medication. You will need to take approximately a week off to recover, but many patients are able to return to work within that timeframe. Swelling and bruising will resolve over the first few weeks after the procedure. Our staff will provide you with a compression garment to help minimize swelling and support the area as you heal.

Our plastic surgeons provide excellent surgical follow-up care for all of our Breast Augmentation patients. They will personally meet with you to check your healing progress, remove your sutures and let you know when it is safe for you to return to work, exercise, and do other everyday activities. Your first follow-up visit will occur within 24 hours of your surgery. They will also schedule followup appointments to monitor your progress and ensure that you are satisfied with your results.

During recovery, it is important to rest your body and avoid any strenuous movement (including bending and lifting) that could make recovery more difficult. Most women can resume light activity as soon as they feel ready. More strenuous activity, including lifting children and aerobic exercise, should be avoided for about three weeks following surgery.

Results of Breast Augmentation in Dubai

After Breast Augmentation surgery, you will observe an immediate increase in breast size. However, the final results will appear once the swelling has disappeared and the skin stretching has been 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 take months to fade away. To achieve optimal Breast Augmentation results, follow our surgeon’s post-operative instructions, and go for follow-up visits.

How Much Does Breast Augmentation Surgery Cost in Dubai?

The cost of Breast Augmentation will vary depending on the extent of the procedure, the type of implants, and your desired goals. During your consultation, our plastic surgeon can provide you with a more accurate estimate of the cost of your procedure.  Please visit our page to further understand the factors of Breast Augmentation surgery cost, please note that the average starting price of Breast Augmentation is 27,000 AED and may vary from patient to patient according to individual need.

At Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, we offer financing options to help make the cost of your Breast Augmentation more affordable.

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Breast Augmentation FAQs

What is the ideal age for Breast Augmentation?

There is no definitive answer to the question of what is the ideal age for Breast Augmentation. The decision of whether or not to undergo the procedure is a personal one that depends on a number of factors, including physical, emotional, and financial considerations. In general, however, it is advisable to wait until breast development has been completed before considering augmentation. This ensures that the breasts are fully developed and that the skin has sufficient elasticity to accommodate the implants. Additionally, it is important to be in good physical health and have realistic expectations for the results of the surgery. For these reasons, most plastic surgeons recommend that patients wait until they are at least 20+ years old before undergoing Breast Augmentation.

What size are most common for breast implants?

Breast Augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that can increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. While there are a variety of implant sizes available, most women choose implants that are between 200 and 400cc in size. However, the best implant size for you will depend on your individual anatomy and goals. During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will help you select an implant size that will achieve your desired results. In some cases, it may be necessary to use two different sizes to create a symmetrical look. Ultimately, the goal of Breast Augmentation is to create a look that is both natural and aesthetically pleasing. With proper sizing and placement, your plastic surgeon can help you achieve beautiful, long-lasting results.

Which type of breast implant shape is better?

There are two main types of breast implants: round and teardrop-shaped. Both have their own benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine which type is best for you. Round implants tend to create a fuller look, while teardrop-shaped implants provide a more natural shape. However, round implants are more likely to cause rippling or shifting, while teardrop implants are textured and help to prevent slipping. Ultimately, the best breast implant shape for you will depend on your individual goals and preferences. During your consultation, our surgeon will help you choose the implant that is best suited to your needs.

How many types of breast implants are there?

There are currently two types of breast implants available: silicone gel implants and saline implants. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water, while silicone gel implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel. Both types of implants have a silicone outer shell. Saline implants are less expensive than silicone gel implants, but they may have a slightly higher risk of rupture. Silicone gel implants are more expensive, but they tend to provide a more natural look and feel. Ultimately, the type of implant that is right for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. Your surgeon can help you to choose the type of implant that is best for you.

What is a gummy bear breast implant?

A gummy bear breast implant is a type of silicone gel implant used in Breast Augmentation surgery. They are named after the gummy bear candy because they are firm yet pliable, similar to the candy. Gummy bear implants are also sometimes referred to as form-stable implants because they maintain their shape well. Unlike other types of silicone gel implants, gummy bear implants are not liquid but instead have a cohesive gel filling that holds together firmly even if the implant is cut in half. This quality makes gummy bear implants less likely to leak or rupture. Gummy bear implants are available in both round and teardrop shapes. Round implants tend to provide more fullness at the top of the breast, while teardrop-shaped implants create a more natural-looking result. The decision of which type of implant to use depends on the patient's goals and preferences. Gummy bear implants are considered safe and effective.

What is the difference in feel between silicone and saline implants?

saline implants are filled with a sterile salt water solution. Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel. The consistency of the gel is thicker than saline, but it closely resembles human fat. Because silicone implants feel more like natural breast tissue, they are often chosen over saline implants. However, both types of implants have a firmness that somewhat feels like natural breast tissue. Additionally, both types of implants can cause rippling under the skin, particularly if they are placed over the muscle rather than under it. The best way to determine which type of implant is right for you is to consult with a plastic surgeon who can help you compare the pros and cons of each type of implant.

Can breast implants affect pregnancy?

There is no scientific evidence to suggest that breast implants affect pregnancy. However, some women with breast implants may experience changes in their breast tissue during pregnancy, which could potentially affect the way their breasts look and feel. Additionally, some women may choose to have their implants removed or replaced during pregnancy, depending on their individual circumstances.

How long do Breast Implants last?

On average, most breast implants will last between 10 and 20 years. However, it is important to remember that this is just an estimate, and some women may experience complications that require them to have their implants removed or replaced earlier. Additionally, the type of implant can also affect its lifespan. For example, saline implants tend to have a shorter lifespan than silicone implants. Additionally, lifestyle choices such as smoking can also reduce the lifespan of your implants. Ultimately, while there is no guaranteed answer for how long breast implants will last, taking good care of your body can help to prolong the life of your implants.

Are breast implants better under or over the muscle?

When it comes to breast implants, there are a few different placement options. The most common placement options are under the muscle or over the muscle. Each option has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Under the muscle, implants tend to be more natural-looking and feeling. However, they can be more difficult to place and may require a longer recovery period. Over the muscle implants, on the other hand, are easier to place and have a shorter recovery time. However, they can be more visible and may feel less natural. Ultimately, the decision of which placement option is best depends on the individual’s goals and preferences.

Can I breastfeed after the surgery?

Yes, you can breastfeed after the surgery. However, it depends on a couple of factors such as the type of incisions made 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.

What size of the implant is good for me?

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 a simulation of your own body with possible sizes. From these simulations, 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.

Is Breast Augmentation permanent?

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 10-20 years but after that, you will have to replace them. Or you will have to remove them in case they rupture.

Am I too old for the Breast Augmentation surgery?

There is no age limitation for Breast Augmentation surgery. Women in their 40’s and 50’s can also undergo it. 

What incision is best for Breast Augmentation?

There are a variety of incisions that can be used for Breast Augmentation, and the best option for each patient depends on a number of factors. The most common incisions are made around the nipple (periareolar), in the crease between the breast and chest (inframammary), or through the armpit (transaxillary). The periareolar incision is well hidden, but it can be more difficult to place implants accurately using this approach. The inframammary incision is easy to control, but it may be visible when wearing certain types of clothing. The transaxillary incision is the least invasive option, but it can be more difficult to achieve symmetrical results. Ultimately, the best incision for Breast Augmentation is the one that will provide the best aesthetic results for each individual patient.

Can I lose sensitivity in my breast after having the Breast Augmentation?

Patients who have undergone Breast Augmentation may experience a temporary loss of sensation in the nipple and skin of the breast. This is caused by the surgical trauma and typically resolves within three to six months. In some cases, patients may experience a permanent loss of sensation. The risk of permanent loss of sensation is greatest if the nerves are cut or damaged during surgery. Patients who are concerned about losing sensation in their breasts should discuss this with their surgeon prior to 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.

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