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DERMAL FILLER AFTERCARE

Fillers in Dubai | 23 September 2018

WHAT TO EXPECT DIRECTLY AFTER YOUR DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT

Post treatment there may be some tenderness, redness and swelling to the site, this is very normal and will subside, usually within a few days.

No recovery time is required after facial filler treatments and you can return to day to day activities straight away. 

Occasional bruising can occur; it is usually short term and lasts a few days.  

 

AFTER TREATMENT ADVICE

Avoid wearing make-up for 12 hours after your wrinkle filler treatment

Avoid extreme temperatures until redness and swelling subsides – no saunas, steam rooms, sun beds or sun exposure

Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours post treatment

Avoid alcohol for 24 hours minimum post treatment

Avoid manipulation of the treated area

Facial filler treatments are normally recommended every 6-12 months. 

What is the difference between Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Filler injections?

Fillers in Dubai | 17 September 2018

Although both are classed as injectable treatments there is a big difference between Wrinkle Injections and Dermal Fillers.

Wrinkle injections work to relax the muscle that causes the wrinkles to appear whereas Dermal Fillers fill the treated area with Hyaluronic Acid which adds volume and reduces the appearance of lines, wrinkles and sunken areas of the face. Both treatments can be highly effective in reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles and I suggest that you visit me for a  consultation where I will be able to help you decide which treatment is best for you.

Teosyal, Juvéderm, and Restylane – Injectable Competitors

Fillers in Dubai | 12 September 2018

Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally-occurring carbohydrate polymer that maintains hydration in the skin and other tissue. As the skin ages, it is no longer capable of producing sufficient amounts of hyaluronic acid. With the addition of HA dermal filler injections, the quantity and quality of HA in the skin is boosted to give it a healthier look that lasts long after the injected product is reabsorbed. Teosyal, Juvéderm, and Restylane are injectable competitors that are all hyaluronic acid-based and work in similar ways. Each of these brands offers specialized HA gel products designed for specific areas and corrections.

There is not much variation in cost. They all produce results that last between 6 and 12 months. However, there are some studies to suggest that HA and collagen regeneration prolong the filling effects much longer – up to 18 months! 

All these similarities often make it tough for individuals interested in filler treatments to decide on the most suitable one.

It is important to know that although they are very similar, the three brands do offer products with variable cohesivity (firmness) intended for different uses. Juvéderm was the first developed and commercially available HA filler, and its family includes Juvéderm Ultra and Ultra Plus. Their thicker products are popular as lip fillers that hold volume and draw more water than others. However, Teosyal and Redensity are known to last a few months longer on average than Juvéderm Ultra or Ultra Plus.

Facial Ageing Process

Fillers in Dubai | 7 September 2018

Lifestyle factors – Skin aging process is influenced by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. While degradation of collagen and elastin fibers as well as the reduced quality of the body’s own hyaluronic acid are mainly genetically encoded, there are extrinsic or lifestyle factors which we all can control to a certain degree to reduce skin ageing. Smoking and drinking, excessive sun exposure and stress, can all speed-up the biological clock. However, of all these aging factors sun damage by UVR poses the greatest threat. Restylane products cannot turn back the passage of time. However, they can restore skin hydrobalance and improve the skin structure and elasticity, as well as fill out wrinkles and folds and restore facial volume.

Facial aging – Facial aging is due to changes in several types of tissue, including skin, fat, muscle, and bone. Changes in any one of these structural layers affects the other layers.

Skin – As skin ages, the middle layer of skin (dermis) thins due to collagen loss. The skin’s ability to retain elasticity (from elastin) and moisture (from hyaluronic acid) also reduces with age. Due to this loss of elastin and hyaluronic acid, the skin becomes:

Drier

Less elastic

Less supple

Thinner

Fat – In the face, fat is organized into fat pads. As we age, the fat is lost or redistributed, and the fat pads shift relative to each other. Over time, bony features, lines, and wrinkles become more visible.

Bone – There is a significant loss of facial bone with age. Aging of the craniofacial skeleton may be due to changes in the relative dynamics of bone expansion and bone resorption. Bone recession leads to thinner bone, removing structural support for the overlying tissues. This loss of support contributes to sagging and droopiness and noticeable changes in the other layers of overlying soft tissue and skin.

Types of Fillers & How They Work

Fillers in Dubai | 3 September 2018

Unlike botulinum toxin injectables—such as Botox, Dysport or Xeomin  – which impact the way muscles move in your upper face, dermal fillers are meant to “take up space” just under the skin to fill in lines and restore volume lost to aging.

HYALURONIC ACID DERMAL FILLERS

Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are well-loved for their long-lasting, natural-looking results. Here’s the lowdown on hyaluronic acid fillers like the Juvéderm family of fillers, Belotero Balance and Restylane Lyft.

For the science buffs: hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan found in epithelial, neural, and connective tissues in humans. For the rest of us: HA is a carbohydrate that naturally occurs in the body. Because it attracts water, HA helps keep skin lubricated, supple, and youthful-looking. The dermis (deepest layer of skin) is composed of hyaluronic acid and collagen—and as we age, our reserves of both are naturally depleted.

The reason HA makes such a powerful ingredient in dermal fillers is the way it interacts with the moisture in your skin. In gel form, HA will swell when combined with water, which ultimately smooths and fills lines and wrinkles while restoring natural-looking volume. The HA used in dermal fillers is either synthesized using bacteria or derived from animals, such as rooster comb. Because it mimics the HA already in our bodies, there is very low risk of adverse reaction.

Thanks to advancements in our understanding of the aging process, how hyaluronic acid works, and the quality of available dermal fillers, we are able to provide more consistent, longer-lasting results. Often, the hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers has gone through a crosslinking process, where the molecules have been chemically bonded to help them last in the body for longer periods of time.

Not all hyaluronic acid fillers are the same, and certain products are better-suited to addressing certain concerns. The consistency, size of the hyaluronic acid molecule, and how the molecules are bonded all impact where a filler works best and how long results will last.

NON-HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS

While hyaluronic acid fillers may be popular, they’re not your only option—and sometimes an alternate product will provide you with better results. Non-hyaluronic acid fillers are composed of a variety of ingredients ranging from collagen to mineral compounds. Often, these products provide a two-fold benefit: they physically fill in lines and plump up the skin in addition to helping your body make more collagen for a fuller, healthier look.

While you can likely expect nice looking results from any of the products, it’s important to be open with your provider and provide clear information about your expectations and any allergies you may have. It’s also worth your while to ask what can be done if you do not like your results – unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, the above fillers cannot be “undone” by anything other than time.

POPULAR DERMAL FILLER BRANDS

The Juvéderm family of fillers include multiple formulations specifically designed for treating different areas of the face and addressing a variety of concerns. All Juvéderm products contain lidocaine to help ensure treatment is as comfortable as possible.

  • Juvéderm XC instantly softens the appearance of moderate to severe creases on the mid- and lower-face for up to a year.
  • Juvéderm VOLLURE XC is a firmer, crosslinked gel that is ideal for smoothing deeper wrinkles around the nose and mouth for over a year. It uses Juvéderm’s patented VYCROSS technology (a particular ratio of large and small HA molecules) to create a very smooth result that is still durable enough to handle the movements of the lower face beautifully. VOLLURE is great for treating smile lines, marionette lines, and nasolabial folds.
  • Juvéderm VOLUMA XC is used to restore volume in all three areas of the cheeks and create a youthful contour in the midface. It provides a subtle lift, helping patients look noticeably younger, for up to two years.
  • Juvéderm VOLBELLA XC can subtly enhance lip volume, improve lip definition, and soften vertical lip lines. It has a lower concentration of HA in differently weighted particles to ensure it is soft enough to provide very natural results but durable enough to last at least a year.

Like Juvéderm products, Belotero Balance is formulated with hyaluronic acid and designed to fill in creases and correct age-related volume loss. What makes these two products different is their crosslinking, how cohesive the product is, and the firmness of the gel. Belotero is less viscous and thus able to spread to all the small areas of the dermis, which is why it is often recommended for treating “etched in” creases.

Restylane Lyft, on the other hand, is a denser hyaluronic acid gel with a higher molecular weight, meaning it’s a good option for treating deeper nasolabial folds, filling in severe lip lines, and adding volume to the cheeks.

Bellafill fills in lines and improves the appearance of scarring for up to five years. It contains a mixture of collagen gel and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres to improve wrinkles in two ways: it physically restores volume and plumps deep wrinkles and scars as the product rests under the skin and it provides an internal support structure to prompt your body’s natural collagen production. That means that while you’ll see see instant results, your skin will look and function better long-term and results will improve with time.

Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a mineral compound found naturally in human bones and cartilage. When injected, it quickly acts to replenish lost volume while simultaneously prompting collagen production for lasting improvement. Radiesse can be mixed with lidocaine to reduce discomfort during injection. In addition to correcting facial wrinkles, Radiesse is often favored for hand rejuvenation.

Sculptra is an injectable poly-L-lactic acid that works by stimulating collagen production, restoring your skin’s inner structure, and increasing volume subtly and gradually over time. Sculptra is unique in its ability to provide improvement for at least two years after a treatment course of three to four injection sessions.

Breast Augmentation Dubai Frequently Asked Questions

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 1 September 2018

Breast Augmentation is another name for Breast Enlargement or Breast Enhancement, and is also known as Boob Job. It is the single most requested plastic surgery in the world.

For women, their breasts play an important part in their overall personality and it also gives them a lot of confidence. Many women feel the need to have breast surgeries – some for cosmetic reasons, some due to deformities, and some due to mastectomies (removal of breast due to cancer). Whatever the reason, it is important to know that it is a surgery, which would need proper medical expertise and support.

So, before deciding to undergo this surgery, it is imperative to get a clear understanding of the process, and the do’s and don’ts associated with it. Being a leader in breast surgeries, and the best in the field of Breast Augmentation Dubai, I share the relevant information here for you.

What is Breast Augmentation Dubai or Boob Job?

Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure which helps improve the looks of your breasts, making them larger and if needed fuller too. It is also referred to as breast enlargement or breast enhancement or breast reconstruction, or augmentation mammoplasty, or breast implants surgery.  Breast augmentation can be done as an outpatient procedure with twilight anesthesia (patient goes back home the same day), or as an inpatient procedure with general anesthesia (requires overnight stay at hospital or clinic).  In this procedure, a well-trained surgeon, will either insert an ‘implant’, or ‘fat’ grafted from other parts of your body into your breasts, helping them get bigger and fuller.Breast implants come in different types, shapes and sizes, and their quality has improved dramatically over the years. The method of inserting the implants differs according to the patient’s needs. More details are given below.  Fat grafting breast augmentation is a technique wherein your own body fat from other parts of the body is extracted and injected into your breasts. This is mainly used when the need for enlargement is small and a more natural result is preferred. 

Breast Augmentation Dubai  is a cosmetic surgery which is used to increase the size of breasts and enhance its shape and contour. It is considered as the most demanding job cosmetic surgery.

For women, breast is an important part of their personality and better-looking breast can greatly improve their self-confidence. There are various reason for which people undergo this surgery some women do it for cosmetic reasons while some due to deformities then there are those who need them as an after treatment of cancer. Whatever the reasons are it should be kept in mind that it is a surgical procedure and one should consult with their doctor before going ahead with the procedure.

Breast Augmentation Dubai will provide you with a long-term and effective solution to your worries regarding the size of your breasts. The implants will give you large, supple and natural looking breasts that will transform your body from an average to a beautiful one. Breast Augmentation Cost in Dubai primarily depends on the breast implant type you choose. Most commonly used breast implants for breast enlargement in Dubai include Saline Implants and Silicone Implants.

Why Breast Augmentation Dubai?

Usually breast augmentation is done to enhance the shape, size and texture of breasts, and to make them appear larger and fuller. This may be needed for cosmetic reasons or for reconstructive purposes, such as mastectomy after breast cancer, or correction of deformities. The reasons can be very personal and the decision should be made by you and your surgeon after understanding your needs, and more importantly your expectations.  You should be aware that a breast augmentation surgery does not automatically correct sagging or drooping breasts. A breast lift procedure may be required to rectify sagging breasts, which can be performed together with your breast implant surgery or independently, at a later date. A well planned and executed procedure can help regain breast volume, get a better shape, reduce asymmetry, improve balance of breast & hip contours, increase fullness and size of breasts, and also help enhance self-image and self-confidence. 

Deciding about Breast Augmentation Dubai 

Breast Augmentation is a common and popular procedure which will make your appearance different from your existing one. Nevertheless, it is a surgery, thus it is important for you to decide carefully before going ahead with your decision. Common questions that we suggest you ask yourself are:

Why do I need this augmentation?

Will it give me more confidence and contentment?

Will I be comfortable with this change?

Once you have answers to this and any other personal questions, you must then take the most important steps of identifying the best breast surgeon, and breast clinic in town. This will ensure that you get the best consultation, advice, and results for your desired procedure. A top breast augmentation surgeon is one who is appropriately certified, well qualified, has loads of experience, has worked with different solutions and techniques, and is well respected amongst his peers and patients. The surgeon should have a good track record of consistent and quality results. Also during your initial consultation, remember to ask him to share the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos depicting his work. 

A well-known and respected clinic for breast augmentation is one which has a good team of surgeons, anesthetists, and nursing staff. Their location should be convenient and the premises should be approved by the medical authorities. They should have a reputation of successful surgeries, and their team should be able to explain the entire aspect of the procedures to you in detail. 

Who is a good breast augmentation candidate?

You are a good candidate for Breast Augmentation surgery in Dubai if:

You have naturally small breasts or have lost volume and shape due to mastectomy or trauma to the chest.

Your breasts are uneven or have lost volume and shape due to pregnancy or significant weight loss.

You are physically healthy and are not suffering from any ailment that can hinder wound healing.

You are not pregnant or breastfeeding.

You have realistic expectations with the outcomes of surgery.

Breast Augmentation Goals

Breast enhancement surgery aims at improving the appearance of breasts by making the following improvements.

Increases fullness and projection of breasts.

Improves the size and contours of small breasts.

Improves the symmetry of breasts.

Makes the breasts firmer and perkier.

Breast augmentation is indicated in following people:

Young women with very small breasts or hypo plastic breasts

Women after pregnancy or weight loss who have lost size of breasts

Women with mild to moderate sagging of breasts due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging process.

Asymmetrical breasts due to birth deformity.

Tuberous breast deformity where the shape of the breast is very narrow and tubular.

Reconstruction of breasts after breast removal surgery due to mastectomy or breast cancer.

A normally healthy woman, with stable blood pressure, not pregnant, nor currently breast feeding are generally good candidates. Being a non-smoker also helps. And importantly, you should be in the age bracket where your breasts have developed fully, which is a minimum of 18 years of age.

If you feel that some of these descriptions match you, come and talk to our experts, we will be able to guide you to the next steps towards having a fuller upper body.

What are the types of Breast Augmentation?

There are 3 main types of implants –

Silicone Implants

Saline Filled Implants

Fat Grafting or Fat Transfer from other parts of your body

SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS

Silicone implants were first produced in the early 1960s, and are still extremely popular. They are silicone shells filled with a plastic gel, which makes them feel more like real breasts than other options. The quality of the gel and the shell itself has evolved with time and research, making them quite long lasting and with a superior feel. These days highly cohesive silicone gel breast implants, also referred to as “gummy bear breast implants” are gaining popularity over traditional or regular silicone implants. The gel inside these implants is quite similar in structure to the “gummy bears” sweets – so even if there is any mishap, or leak, the gel does not drip out. More than 90% of women prefer silicone implants, which now come with up to 15 years warranty. These implants are available in both teardrop (natural anatomy shape) and round shapes.

Advantages:

Being softer, they feel more natural

In a sub-glandular position (above the breast muscle), they hold better

Lower chances of “rippling”

The insert, being gelatin in nature does not leak or drip easily

They are long lasting

Disadvantages:

To insert them, a relatively larger incision is needed

In the rare case of a rupture, it is harder to detect (silent rupturing); so regular screenings are essential

SALINE FILLED IMPLANTS

These are also silicone shells, but are filled with sterile salt water solution, similar to the fluid that makes up most of our body. The feel of these implants is much firmer than gel, less natural, and thus fewer women prefer this as an option.

Advantages:

A smaller incision is needed to insert the Saline filled implant

The fill level is adjustable, giving greater variability in sizes

In the rare case of rupture, the saline content is immediately dispelled from the body, and the change is obviously visible

Disadvantages:

Their feel is not quite natural

These usually require to be placed behind the muscles

Due to the liquid filling, it can cause rippling

Both the Silicone and Saline-filled implants come in different shapes, sizes, and texture. During your consultation with our surgeon, you will see samples of these and understand the pros and cons of each. Follow the surgeon’s advice on which would suit you the best.

FAT GRAFTING

In this method, instead of inserting a silicone or saline implant, the surgeon will take fat from another part of your body (liposuction), and after treating it, will inject it into the breasts, to help gain volume.

This process works well if the enlargement needed is not much (1 bra cup size only), or only upper part fullness is needed, or after a conservative breast cancer surgery has been done.

Advantages:

Use of your own body material, rather than an external insert.

Double advantage – get rid of excess fat from unwanted areas, and use for breast enlargement

Disadvantages:

Usually only 1 cup size change is possible with fat transfer

Possibility of transferred fat to be reabsorbed by the body

More expensive

Can cause mammogram readings to be misleading; in some rare cases also mimic cancer, causing some panic

Talk to our doctors on this method and seek their wisdom if this would work for you. Book an appointment.

How to Choose Best Breast Augmentation Dubai Surgeon?

The most important thing about the procedure is choosing the right surgeon for the surgery. A skilled surgeon will give you far better results compared to an unskilled doctor. The first thing that you need to ask your doctor is “How many breast augmentation have you performed?” also ask the doctor to show you before and after picture of patients who have already undergone the surgery. By doing this you will have a clear idea about the skills and aesthetic style of that surgeon.

You need to make sure that the breast surgeon you are choosing is board certified surgeon which will give you surety that the surgeon is trained and qualified by checking the board certification you will also know that the surgeon is qualified for breast augmentation procedure. Also, make sure that the facility at which the procedure is going to be performed is an arcaded facility which is of great importance when it comes to your safety. Choosing price over quality can have great consequences go for the doctor that offer better results and more safety, not the cheaper ones.

TYPES OF INCISIONS:

There are 4 places on your body that the surgeon can do the incision to place the implant:

Below your breast – at the breast fold line: This is the most popular incision spot and preferred by patients and surgeons. In medical terms, this is known as Inframammary or Submammary Incision.

The scar can also be placed in the shape of a half-moon below the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple). This is called the Periareolar Incision, and is suggested for women with a large nipple areola complex.

Very selectively, this incision can also be made in the Axilla (armpit). This is considered an option when the women do not want any scars on their breasts. It is also known as Transaxillary Incisions.

The least recommended method, also called as Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA), involves incisions made in the umbilical area for inserting the implant. This is not a common incision method and is only ever done for saline implants.

TYPES OF PLACEMENT:

Most surgeons place the implants either:

Under the chest muscle – Submuscular (or Retromuscular) placement, or

On top of the muscle but under the breast glands – Subglandular (or Subfascial) placement.

Submuscular Placement ensures that the implant is not easily felt through the skin, because the muscle covers it. It also helps get a better image of the breast during mammography.

Subglandular Placement is a faster procedure during the surgery and its recovery time is shorter too.

A recent innovative technique is “dual plane” wherein the implants are inserted in “dual plane”, that means half under the muscle and half under the breast glands. This procedure is performed only in selected patients, post examination by a highly skilled plastic surgeon.

Which is the right size and type of Breast Implant for me?

The size and type of breast implant ideal for you is a decision that must be made in consultation with your surgeon. These decisions depend on factors such as your current breast size and shape, areola size, quality of breast skin, volume of breast tissue, your anatomy (height, weight, breast footprint, body ratios), your plans for motherhood, your expectations from the surgery, and various other factors.

It is not practical to expect transition from a cup size A to cup size DD in a single surgery. Nor is it possible that you dictate to the surgeon that you need a certain size/ type of implant, with a specific incision and placement. Your surgeon should guide you to what is right for you personally.

I will do a detailed assessment of all relevant factors before suggesting what size, type, incision, and placement is appropriate for your specific case to deliver the best surgical outcome. I’ll make you try some “sizers” to give you an idea of the look and feel of your enhanced breasts. My end objective will always be a natural-looking result that is apt for your body and goals.

Breast Augmentation Dubai Techniques

Breast Enlargement surgery can be performed using a variety of techniques – depending on the incision patterns – and methods and various kinds of implants are available. I will determine the most appropriate technique and the type of breast implants. Breast implants options available include:

Saline implants – silicone shells filled with sterile salt water and are suitable for women who are 18 or more.

Silicone gel implants – are filled with silicone gel and are suitable for women who are 22 or more. Silicone implants feel more like real breasts but they pose more risk in case they leak.

Pre-op Preparation for Breast Augmentation in Dubai

During the pre-op visit, your photos will be taken and Iwill perform your physical examination and will give you pre-surgical instructions. These instructions are based on your individual goals and requirements. Some general preparation tips for breast enlargement surgery before start:

Stop using all the blood thinning medications including aspirin, ibuprofen and certain other medications – as recommended by the breast surgeon.

Avoid supplements – fish oil, omega-3, vitamin E etc.

Stop drinking alcohol.

Quit smoking as nicotine and carbon monoxide hinder the healing process.

Follow pre-surgical prescriptions.

In the broader spectrum pregnancy does not affect the implant of breasts. However after the breast implant, one should give thought to future pregnancies while deciding the placement and size of your implant. The physical appearance of breast might alter a little during the pregnancy. During the pregnancy, the mammary gland will swell and will be filled with milk which will also swell the surrounding tissues. After the pregnancy when you feed your child the mammary glands will shrink again which might leave your breasts sagged and elongated.

Another main problem caused to the implant by the pregnancy is Dimpling. This condition can appear anywhere near the implant this usually occurs on the top side of breasts or the sides of breasts. Dumpling occurs when the natural tissues begin to sag away from the implant and create irregular skin surface of breasts. The chances of Dimpling are rare and the condition for everyone is different.  

What are the choices of Breast Implant?

With the development of cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation has developed in many ways people have so many choices to choose from. Now you can alter your breast in any way you want. You can improve your curves and cleavage to your desired shape. Below are a couple of choices that you can consider for breast augmentation. Different types of implants are used for different needs and wants.

What type of implant should be used?

There are four types of fillings used for breast implants Saline, Silicone, Highly Cohesive Silicone implant also known as Gummy Bear implant and the last one is Fat Graft implants. The type of implant used depends entirely on the receiver of surgery and the results you expect from the surgery. I will decide what type of material shall be used and the decision of the surgeon will depend upon the result that the recipient expects from the surgery.

Saline and Silicone implants are made from the artificial material while Fat Graft implants are harvested from the person’s own body. These Fat Grafts are then used in breast augmentation. This implant is the most effective implant but there is a limitation to this implant because only one cup of fat can be implanted and harvested which makes it good for small amount of breast augmentation but not the large amount.

What is the shape of an implant?

Saline and Silicone implants come only in round shapes while gummy bear implants come in a variety of shapes as well as round shapes. Round shape will give its maximum advantage to the upper part of breasts and the breasts will appear more firm while shaped implant will give sloppy looks to the breasts. When performed by a skilled surgeon both the round and shaped implants look very natural.

What types of profile exists for breast implant

I will decide the type of profile that you will need for your breasts and will depend upon the existing structure of your breasts as well as the type of shape and structure you desire from your breasts. Patient with a larger frame of breasts will require a higher profile of implant to cover the entire area and to achieve the desired results while ensuring that the base of the implant is not wide at the bottom.

What should be the size of a breast implant?

Breast implant varies in sized so that they could fit the different needs of a person. It could be 150cc to 800cc or even larger in some cases. People require different breast implants for different results and shape to achieve the best size and shape. The size of breast implant depends on the existing breast size, the result you desire and my recommendations. By keeping all this in mind it becomes even more important to choose a skilled and qualified surgeon with the existing experience in the field to avoid any complications.

What is the impact of pregnancy on Breast Implants?

Broadly speaking, pregnancy does not affect the breast implants. While you should consider future pregnancies in deciding about the size and placement of implants, pregnancy by itself does not hinder your implants. However, some aesthetic impact (in looks and shape) is possible due to pregnancy. During pregnancy, the breasts naturally enlarge or engorge, which will then shrink after you stop nursing your baby, resulting in some sagging skin. Dimpling of skin is also a possibility in certain types of implants. However, both these are aesthetic issues and don’t generally affect your implants per se. In fact, many women experience none or very minimal of such effects. Please discuss in full detail with our consulting breast surgeon of your plans for pregnancy to get the right advice on the type of surgery best suited for you.

Does Breast Augmentation Dubai affect the ability to breastfeed?

Doctors see no harmful effects on breast milk with either saline or silicone implants. You will be able to breastfeed depending on the type and placement of your implants and the manner in which the surgery was done. Sometimes, during surgery, milk ducts, glands or nerves may be damaged, which can affect milk production or milk flow.

Type of incision – The type of surgical incision made may affect your ability to breastfeed, if it is around or across your areola (“periareolar incision”). Incisions made under the breast, armpit or umbilical area are less likely to damage your milk glands, ducts and nerves.

Placement of implants – The position where your breast implants are placed may also impede breastfeeding. Implants placed under the chest muscle are less likely to impact your ability to breastfeed.

Many women are able to successfully breastfeed even with implants.

Make sure that you mention your pregnancy plans to our consulting breast surgeon so they will advise you on what you need to do to be able to breastfeed with your implants, and also how you can monitor and ensure that your baby is getting sufficient breast milk.

Is Breast Augmentation Dubai permanent?

Breast implants today are definitely safer and more durable than in the past. However, they are medical devices, and like any other medical device, can fail over time, and may require a removal or replacement. The best types of breast implants today come with a 15 years life. So, depending upon your age at the time of surgery, you may need at least 1 re-operation, and you should take that into consideration. I use the highest quality breast implants that have a lifespan of 15 years. Additionally, the skill of our leading breast surgeons ensures that your surgery is done in the most technically proficient manner to ensure maximum longevity and minimal chances of revision surgery.

What to expect before the procedure?

Breast augmentation can either be done in a surgical center or a hospital and the patient is usually expected to go home on the day of surgery. In rare cases, patients are required to stay for the night. In some cases, the breast augmentation is performed using a local anesthesia but in most cases, general anesthesia is given to the patient.

Post breast augmentation surgery checklist

When the surgery is completed then you should rest at home the following day. For a speedy recovery and while you lay down for resting try to keep your head elevated with the help of pillows during your recovery.

When the doctor schedules your appointment after the procedure then make sure that you visit the doctor for all the appointments.

If a small amount of fluid drainage occurs at bandages then don’t panic its totally normal.

Bruising is to be expected after the procedure applies ice packs to the treatment area in order to minimize the swelling.

After the surgery, you will purchase the compression garments that you should wear all the time for a specific period of recovery.

If you have questions or concerns regarding the breast augmentation procedure then feel free to contact me for the consultation.

You can also take shower but should avoid the water from touching your wounds for the first couple of days.

Stop the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine for at least one month after your procedure.

After the procedure, you won’t have an appetite, however, when your appetite returns then take light meals such as broths and soups.

Take the medicine and antibiotics according to the prescription of the doctor. Doing so will help a lot in minimizing the pain as well as reducing the chance of any infection.

Avoid strenuous activities such as bending or weightlifting for the first 3 to 4 days after your surgery.

Drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated and avoid dehydration.

Numbness in different spots of breasts is expected and avoid using the underwire bra till you start feeling good again. This can last for six weeks to six months.

Swelling and bruising are to be expected in the affected area which is not permanent and will disappear over time. Your breast will regain its natural appearance and softness three months after the surgery.

For the first 48 hours after your treatment keep your movements to the minimum. Small movement such as brushing your teeth and combing hairs is ok but avoid using your arms for lifting something heavy or supporting yourself. You can gradually increase the movement of your arms.

The pain and swelling are normal however if it becomes intense and the swelling of breasts becomes hard or one side appears larger than the other then you should immediately contact your doctor.

By following these steps you can maximize your results and can minimize your discomfort.

What to expect after the Breast Augmentation Dubai procedure?

Soreness, bruising and swelling is expected to last for a couple of weeks after the surgery. The scar will fade away overtime but don’t expect them to completely disappear. You will also be advised to wear compression garments to support your breast while they recover for extra support and good positioning. Medicines will also be prescribed by the doctor. During your recovery time, you should follow the instructions of your doctors while returning to your regular activity. If your job is not physically demanding then you are expected to return to your job in a few weeks. Avoid any activity that puts a strain on your body and raised your pulse and blood pressure for at least two weeks after the surgery. During your healing period, your breasts will be more sensitive to physical contact and irregular movements.

If the drainage tubes are placed for fluid removal then you will need a second appointment for their removal. Keep watch for infection if you notice redness or warmth in breasts and have a fever then it is a sign of infection. Also stay alert for shortness of breath or chest pain. When these happen to you then you should contact me as soon as possible.

Questions you need to ask the surgeon before the procedure

The most important part of any surgery is finding the best surgeon. A good and skilled surgeon not only reduce the chances of failure but also minimizes the risks associated with that surgery. For more chance of success and less chance of failure, one needs a skilled surgeon for any surgery and breast augmentation is no different. Following are the questions that you need to ask every cosmetic surgeon before selecting him or her for a surgery.

Ask the following question from your surgeon so that he or she understands that you have done your research which would help you in achieving your desired results.

How to prepare for the surgery?

Before you could go ahead with the surgery you need to consult your doctors about your preferences like shape, size, and appearance of your breasts. When you give complete details about your preferences surgeon will be able to determine what type of implant is best suited for you such as teardrop shape, smooth or textured. Giving full detail will also let your doctor determine the type of material that he/she will use in the breast augmentation surgery such as saline or silicone or surgical techniques like fat grafting.

Before deciding to go ahead with the surgery there are a couple of things that a person needs to consider

A breast implant can also create problems in breastfeeding. However, it is not always the case. Most women can breastfeed their children after the surgery but for some, it becomes a problem after the surgery.

A breast implant is not a procedure for a lifetime and the effect will fade away in 10 years. There is also a possibility of implant rupture. After the implant, the age of your breast will not stop and they will continue to age but weight loss or weight gain can have a great impact on the shape of your breasts which could lead to another surgery for the correction.

You need to understand that breast augmentation will not correct any sagging for and you will need to a breast lift surgery along with breast augmentation. Before a breast implant, you need to know that you will need to monitor your implant through MRI. According to recent studies, it is not a necessary step. If you ever decide to remove your breast implant you will need an additional corrective surgery so that your breast could restore its former appearance.

A breast implant is a cosmetic procedure and is considered medically unnecessary so insurance will not cover it. If it is proven that it is medically necessary in your case then the insurance will cover the expenses. In case you are doing it for cosmetic reasons then you should be prepared to handle the expenses.

How much does Breast Augmentation Dubai cost?

The cost of a breast augmentation surgery depends on the following:

Type of implant – Cost varies based on implant type and quality – silicone implants cost more than saline implants. Breast augmentation via fat transfer costs even more.

Technique – The technique used also affects the cost – based on incision type and location of implant.

Surgeon’s Expertise – The surgeon’s fee is based on their experience. Obviously, a reputed surgeon with an established track record of quality results will charge higher fees.

Clinic/ Hospital – Fees also depend upon the quality of the facility chosen for the operation, and also whether the procedure is done as outpatient (with twilight anesthesia) or as inpatient (with general anesthesia).

Geographic Area – Depending on the city/ area you decide to have your procedure in, your cost is likely be different. Larger metropolitan cities might cost more.

You should bear in mind that the expertise of your surgeon and your comfort factor with him/ her should be one the most important considerations than just the cost of the surgery. An initially cheaper option could turn out to be an expensive proposition in the long run.

For an accurate assessment of cost, you would need an initial consultation with me.

Breast Augmentation – risks and complications

As with any kind of surgery, there are risks that arise due to Anesthesia, the surgery itself, and in this case the implants.

Though the risks are unlikely, some of the possibilities are:

Due to Anesthesia – allergic reactions, chest infection, blood clots

Due to Surgery – scars, bleeding, infection, change in sensation, allergic reactions

Due to Implants – Capsular contracture (formation of scar or capsule around the implant), noticeable implants, implant failure or rupturing, breast droop

It is important for you to choose a surgeon and clinic which has an exceptional record in minimizing risks and complications.

Preparing for initial meeting 

The initial meeting with me is very important. It will give me an opportunity to better understand your needs, and I will be able to share my experience and explain the procedure to you.

A common goal of the outcome can then be established.

By this time, you should be clear on why you wish to undertake the breast augmentation surgery and what are realistic expectations.

Once you are clear about that, and have possibly discussed it with your family, or close friends, share the answers with the consulting surgeon. That will allow for a better understanding between you and the doctor, making you better prepared for the procedure.

Your consultation will include the following:

Your reasons, need and goals from the breast enhancement surgery

Your health, lifestyle and habits, ongoing medications, previous operations and relevant medical history

Your motherhood plans

Detailed measurements of your body/ anatomy, maybe some pictures too

Options available for your surgery, and which is best suited for you

Explanation of steps involved, what you can expect, potential risks

You may also be asked to get a mammogram or breast ultrasound before the surgery.

A bit of apprehension is natural, but don’t feel shy in discussing any issues that you may have in respect to your new look. These are essential to help plan your surgery better, and improve recovery time.

What should you ask your Breast Augmentation surgeon?

Now that you have gone through the basic questions in your mind, here are some of the other topics you should broach with your surgeon during your initial consultation.

About The Breast Augmentation Dubai Surgeon & Clinic:

How many years of experience do you have as a Plastic Surgeon?

How many breast augmentation procedures have you done?

What are the most common complications that your patients have had? And how were they handled?

Do you have a “before” and “after” photo album for this procedure?

What type of implants do you use – saline or silicone? What is your experience with each type?

What is your reoperation rate?

Where will the surgery be conducted?

Is the clinic prepared and certified to assist liposuction surgeries?

Do you have a licensed anesthetist on board?

About Breast Augmentation Dubai  Surgery:

Am I a good candidate?

What can I expect after the surgery?

What precautions would I need to take pre-surgery and post-surgery?

How many days will I take to recover fully?

What should I do for a quick recovery?

Will the shape and appearance of my body change over time? If yes, how?

What are the risks involved in this procedure?

What treatment option/ technique will be used for me?

Where will my scar be?

How long will the procedure take?

How soon will I be able to resume my normal activities at home and work?

What are the chances or situations in which I will need a reoperation?

About Breast Implants and Expected Results:

What is the nature, type & quality of implants that will be used – what shape, size and texture, and why?

How long will my implants last?

How will my breasts change over time?

What are realistic results for my specific case?

How will the implants feel?

How will pregnancy impact my implants?

How will the surgery impact my ability to breastfeed?

How will my cleavage change?

How easy is it to remove the implants?

How will my breasts change if I remove the implants?

How will I know my implants are intact and have not ruptured?

What ongoing care do I need to take of the implants?

What additional follow-ups will I need?

Will I be able to get mammograms or breast ultrasounds with implants? Will the results be accurate?

Can the size of the implants be increased or reduced in subsequent surgeries?

Please feel free to add any more questions that you wish to this list before your consultation session.

Breast Augmentation – preparing for the big day

Now that the decision has been made, we will work towards the transformation you so desire. Don’t be stressed – breast augmentation is the single most requested plastic surgery in the world, and our team excels in it. Closer to the big day, an additional thorough consultation is required to finalize all details of the surgery and to once again ensure that you clearly understand the expectations and risks of the procedure.

You may be required to do breast mammography or ultrasonography.

You need to refrain from smoking and medications that can thin your blood. It is recommended to keep yourself fit and healthy.

The nurse will provide you with all necessary support bras and prescriptions for post-surgery care.

Our team of nurses, counselors and doctors will ensure you are fully equipped and ready for your surgery.

Breast Augmentation recovery & follow-up

Breast augmentation is a quick procedure, and generally does not require an overnight stay. Its popularity also stems from the fact that the recovery period is small. Immediately after the surgery, your breasts will be bandaged, and you will also be given a special bra that will help reduce the swelling, while also offering support to the breasts. Your prescribed medicines will include pain killers, antibiotics, and ointment for the surgical area. A complete schedule of follow up appointments will be prepared for you, and I will advise you on the physical activities that you may or may not undertake. Usually women require a week or so to get back to normal work. Walking as an exercise is recommended, for harder exercise schedules like aerobics, a few more days are needed. Carrying heavy loads is not advisable during the first 7 – 10 days. It is advisable to take a week off from work – that usually suffices for most women. I may also prescribe vitamins and provide dietary guidelines. Collectively all these will aid your recovery.

Breast Augmentation results – what can you expect

While you may observe an immediate increase in breast size after the breast augmentation surgery, the final results will only be apparent after the swelling disappears and the skin stretching is completed. This might take a few weeks. Then the new shape and size will be apparent for you to admire.

The scars of the incision will take much longer to diminish

Over time, due to aging, expiry of implant life, hormonal issues, and weight fluctuations, your breasts might change. You may want to come back to us for a quick breast lift or implant replacement to get back the shape.

What is Breast Augmentation Dubai  or Boob Job?

 Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure which helps improve the looks of your breasts, making them larger and if needed fuller too. It is also referred to as breast enlargement or breast enhancement or breast reconstruction, or augmentation mammoplasty, or breast implants surgery.  Breast augmentation can be done as an outpatient procedure with twilight anesthesia (patient goes back home the same day), or as an inpatient procedure with general anesthesia (requires overnight stay at hospital or clinic).  In this procedure, a well-trained surgeon, will either insert an ‘implant’, or ‘fat’ grafted from other parts of your body into your breasts, helping them get bigger and fuller.Breast implants come in different types, shapes and sizes, and their quality has improved dramatically over the years. The method of inserting the implants differs according to the patient’s needs, and the expertise of the surgeon. 

Fat grafting breast augmentation is a technique wherein your own body fat from other parts of the body is extracted and injected into your breasts. This is mainly used when the need for enlargement is small and a more natural result is preferred. 

Why Breast Augmentation Dubai ?

Usually breast augmentation is done to enhance the shape, size and texture of breasts, and to make them appear larger and fuller. This may be needed for cosmetic reasons or for reconstructive purposes, such as mastectomy after breast cancer, or correction of deformities. The reasons can be very personal and the decision should be made by you and I after understanding your needs, and more importantly your expectations.  You should be aware that a breast augmentation surgery does not automatically correct sagging or drooping breasts. A breast lift procedure may be required to rectify sagging breasts, which can be performed together with your breast implant surgery or independently, at a later date.  A well planned and executed procedure can help regain breast volume, get a better shape, reduce asymmetry, improve balance of breast & hip contours, increase fullness and size of breasts, and also help enhance self-image and self-confidence. 

Deciding about Breast Augmentation Dubai 

Breast Augmentation is a common and popular procedure which will make your appearance different from your existing one. Nevertheless, it is a surgery, thus it is important for you to decide carefully before going ahead with your decision. Common questions that we suggest you ask yourself are:

Why do I need this augmentation?

Will it give me more confidence and contentment?

Will I be comfortable with this change?

Once you have answers to this and any other personal questions, you must then take the most important steps of identifying the best breast surgeon, and breast clinic in town. This will ensure that you get the best consultation, advice, and results for your desired procedure  A top breast augmentation surgeon is one who is appropriately certified, well qualified, has loads of experience, has worked with different solutions and techniques, and is well respected amongst his peers and patients. The surgeon should have a good track record of consistent and quality results. Also during your initial consultation, remember to ask him to share the ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos depicting his work.  A well-known and respected clinic for breast augmentation is one which has a good team of surgeons, anesthetists, and nursing staff. Their location should be convenient and the premises should be approved by the medical authorities. They should have a reputation of successful surgeries, and their team should be able to explain the entire aspect of the procedures to you in detail. 

Your Guide to Breast Augmentation Dubai

Understanding The Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast Augmentation: What to Expect

Preoperative Sizing in Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation Aftercare

Breast Augmentation: Implant Placement

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Breast Augmentation – Don’t Assume Bigger Is Always Better

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 26 August 2018

One of the first things people want to know about getting breast augmentation is what size of implants they should get. In order to answer this question, you need to know a few things about deciding on your ideal breast implant size.

Implants aren’t measured in cup size. You can’t just go in to the plastic surgeon’s office and ask for a set of C cups. First, implants are measured in cubic centimeters or CCs and the number of CCs does not necessarily translate into a certain cup size. Further, since bra sizing is not consistent across brands, this wouldn’t be a reliable way to measure implant sizes anyway.

Proportion is more important than size. When you’re deciding how big you want to go, think about how you want your body to look. Consider the whole picture, rather than just focusing on some ideal size. Going too big can cause breast implant rippling and other undesirable results.

Consider your body type. Your anatomy will help to determine your ideal breast implant size. Your height, weight, shoulder width, chest shape, and other physical factors will affect the way implants look on your body. Thus, an implant size that looks great on someone else might not work for you.

Think about your lifestyle. You should also take your lifestyle into account when deciding on breast implant size. Your job, the kinds of activities you do and even your fashion sense can play a role in determining what’s best for you. If you engage in a lot of highly athletic activities, very large implants might not be the best choice.

 

Breast Augmentation Dubai

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 22 August 2018

Breast augmentation has long been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world. Women of many ages seek out breast augmentation to boost their cup size. There are several reasons you might consider breast augmentation surgery:

– You have breast asymmetry.

– You feel unhappy with the size and/or shape of your breasts.

– You wish to correct loss of volume or other changes due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or natural aging.

– You would like a more proportionate shape.

– You want to feel sexier and more feminine.

– You’re including breast enhancement as part of a mommy makeover.

No matter your reasons, it’s important to do your research before going forward with a breast augmentation. Consider this guide to be your source for the breast augmentation tips that will help you get your best results.* Follow these dos and don’ts to get you through the before, during and after of having breast augmentation surgery.

Breast Augmentation – What should I expect in terms of treatment, procedures and outcomes?

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 20 August 2018

Breast enlargement surgery takes between one and one-and-a-half hours, and is done under general anaesthetic. The operation itself involves accessing and creating the pocket into which the implant will be placed, using one of the insertion routes mentioned above: breast- crease, armpit or nipple.

Once the pocket has been created, the implant is inserted and the incision wounds are stitched. You may be able to go home the same day. Post-operative pain in these procedures is easily controlled. Patients will be mobile from day one and should be back to full exercise within six weeks. Patients are recommended to take around two weeks off work immediately after the operation in order to ensure they recuperate fully.

The nature of the scars will depend on the technique that has been used. Scars tend to be quite red in the first six weeks, changing to purple over next three months and then fading to white. Most patients will form good quality scars over time.

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Breast Augmentation – Getting Back on Track

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 16 August 2018

Most breast augmentation patients want to know how their surgery is going to impact their daily routine and most importantly, their active lifestyle. My patients usually return to basic daily routines within the first week following surgery – things like showering, driving your car and preparing your own meals.

Although every patient is different, the physical activity schedule shown below is typical for breast augmentation patients My expert technique, incision method and leading edge surgical technology ultimately lead to less bruising, less swelling, and quicker recovery times.

WEEK 1: WALKING

WEEK 2: SWIMMING

WEEK 3: HIT THE GYM

WEEK 4: RUNNING

My patients are impressed that they can expect to return to all aspects of their day-to-day lives a month following surgery.

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