Why Choose Breast Augmentation?
Breast Augmentation Dubai | 26 March 2019
If you’re considering having breast augmentation surgery, it’s really important that you take time to think about it first. Find out about the procedure and if you decide to go for it, breast enlargement is a major operation.
Breast enlargement (or breast augmentation) usually involves putting an artificial implant either under the breast tissue or under the chest muscle behind the breast. You’ll probably have a general anaesthetic, and you may need to stay in hospital overnight. You’ll need to take between one and two weeks off work. You may still be able to breastfeed with breast implants, and silicone hasn’t been found in breast milk. Breast implants can interfere with mammography. If you’re going for breast screening, tell your radiographer or nurse that you have breast implants.
Why choose breast enlargement?
You may choose to have your breasts enlarged because you feel that they’re too small. Some women feel that their breasts are too small after losing weight or after a pregnancy. You may want to have a breast enlargement to correct a difference in size between your breasts. You may also consider breast implants if you’re having surgery to treat breast cancer or other conditions. This is because the size and shape of your breasts may be affected. I will discuss the size, shape and type of implants that are most suitable for you.
Getting advice about breast enlargement
It’s important not to rush into a decision to have any cosmetic procedure, including breast augmentation surgery. Spend some time looking into the type of surgery you’re thinking about. Before opting for a breast enlargement operation, discuss with me what you’re hoping to gain from the procedure. Ask about the result you can realistically expect and the risks and possible complications of the surgery. Remember, it’s OK to take a list of questions with you when you meet me. This is your chance to get all the information you need to make the decision whether to have surgery or not. I encourage you to take a few weeks as a ‘cooling off’ period before you go ahead with your surgery. If you still have questions, a second consultation with me may help.
Preparing for your operation
I will explain how to prepare for your operation. For example, if you smoke, you’ll be asked to stop. Smoking increases your risk of getting a chest and wound infection, which can slow your recovery. You’ll usually have your breast augmentation under a general anaesthetic. This means you’ll be asleep during the procedure. You’ll be asked to follow fasting instructions. This means not eating or drinking, typically for about six hours beforehand. However, it’s important to follow my advice. The operation may be carried out as a day case or you may need to stay in hospital overnight. Make arrangements beforehand to have someone drive you home afterwards.
I will discuss with you what will happen before, during and after your procedure, and any pain you might have. If you’re unsure about anything, ask. No question is too small. You don’t have to go ahead with the procedure if you decide you don’t want it. Once you understand the procedure and if you agree to have it, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form.
I will measure your breasts and assess their shape, your skin and the position of your nipples. I’ll probably draw on your breasts to mark the operation site. I may also photograph your breasts for confidential ‘before and after’ images.
What happens during Breast Augmentation Dubai?
Breast enlargement usually takes around one and a half hours. You’ll probably have a general anaesthetic, which means you’ll be asleep during the operation.
I will make incisions in the skin on your breast. The exact position of the cuts can vary. They may be in the crease under your breast, around your nipple or towards your armpit. I will then make a space for the implant. The implant usually lies under your breast tissue on top of your chest muscle, but is sometimes put under your chest muscle. There are pros and cons to putting the implant under or over your chest muscle. Putting the implant under your chest muscle reduces the chance of the edges of the implant showing. It may also reduce the risk of a complication called capsular contracture. However, it may mean you have more pain afterwards. I will discuss with you which method is best for you. I will close the cut with stitches (which may be dissolvable), and may wrap your breasts in a supportive dressing or support bra.
Recovering from breast enlargement surgery
You’ll probably need one to two weeks off work after breast enlargement surgery. How long you need may depend on what your job involves and what type of surgery you had. You shouldn’t do any strenuous exercise or lift heavy weights for around three to six weeks. I will give you advice about exercise, driving and returning to work in your particular circumstances – it’s important to follow this. You may be given some painkilling medicines to take home with you. If not, and you feel you need pain relief, you can take over-the-counter painkillers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. Always read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicine and if you have any questions, ask your pharmacist for advice.
Some women find it more comfortable to wear a sports bra for a month or so while they heal. Ask your surgeon whether they would recommend this for you.
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