Breast Augmentation – DO I NEED A “LIFT”?

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 15 August 2018

Breast sagging is a part of the natural ageing process and can occur with pregnancy, breast feeding or significant weight loss. Women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts due to sagging (ptosis) often consider breast lift surgery along with their breast augmentation.

Stand in front of a mirror and look at the location of your nipples in relationship to the crease beneath your breasts. If your nipples are lower than your breast crease BEFORE surgery, adding implants — without ALSO removing excess skin through a breast lift — would just make your breasts sag more. In this case, I typically advise women to undergo a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation. Breast lifts are the most challenging aspect of female breast surgery. They require the expertise of a highly trained and experienced Plastic Surgeon.

Breast Augmentation – Being able to feel or see the implants under the skin

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 8 August 2018

In particularly slim patients it is to be expected that you will be able to feel the edges of the implants. This is an inevitable consequence of the operation and will not improve with time. It is much less likely in patients who start off with a reasonable amount of their own tissue covering the implant. As time goes by some people will be able to see or feel ripples or folds in their implants perhaps when leaning forwards. For most patients it is best to simply accept that this has occurred and is a limitation of the surgery. It can be difficult to correct with another operation. In some patients the situation can be improved by injecting small amounts of your own fat under the skin. This is called lipomodelling or lipofilling.

Breast Augmentation – Implant size

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 6 August 2018

Implants are supplied by volume in millilitres or weight in grams. It is not possible to just pick a cup size and ask your surgeon to supply that. At your preoperative consultation your surgeon will assess your chest wall, your existing volume of breast tissue and how much skin is available to accommodate the implant. Your surgeon will be able to give you an idea of what implant size is appropriate for you. Your own view is also important since in most patients a range of possible implant sizes could be used and it is helpful if the surgeon knows if you would tend towards the larger or smaller end of that range. Your surgeon will not be able to guarantee you a cup size. In general the larger the implants that are used and the slimmer you are the less natural-looking your breast augmentation will be. The implant will be less obvious if it is not oversized and if you have a reasonable amount of your own tissue to cover the implant.

Breast Augmentation – What type of implants should I have?

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 1 August 2018

The outer layer, or shell, of all implants is made of silicone. Some implants have an additional polyurethane coating. The shell can be filled with either silicone gel or saline. Implants have been used for breast augmentation since the 1960’s and, when made to appropriate specifications, the evidence suggests they are safe to use. I will inform you exactly which type and manufacturer of implant that will be used and why. I only use tried and tested implants made by reputable manufacturers. Most patients will be offered silicone gel filled implants. They tend to feel the most natural, can readily be made teardrop-shaped and are durable. Saline filled implants tend to feel less natural, folds and ripples may be more visible and they have a risk of deflation. All other filler materials have been withdrawn for use. The two most important decisions to make about your implants are their size and shape.

Breast Augmentation – ARE YOU READY?

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 31 July 2018

Questions to ask yourself:

Am I choosing to enhance my appearance for me?
I know that others may support me, but no one is pressuring me.

Am I realistic about the results of the surgery?
I understand that cosmetic surgery can improve my appearance, but it cannot change my life.

Do I fully understand and accept the potential risks associated with my procedure?
I know that there are no guarantees and realize that additional procedures may be necessary. I have been (or will soon be) given informed consent documents and pre- and post- procedure instructions.

Am I in good shape physically and emotionally?
There are no underlying health disorders or mental health conditions I have not disclosed to my surgeon.

Why is now the right time for my surgery, rather than a month or a year ago, or, conversely, a month or a year from now?
The timing fits my schedule. I have not been offered special incentives to schedule surgery and I am not feeling pressured to commit to a plan before I am ready.


Breast Augmentation Dubai | 25 July 2018


Bring in different types of outfits to try on with your sizers. You want to make sure that you are comfortable in your casual dress as well as your cocktail dress. Plain baby-doll t-shirts work best. 


Think about your personality (outgoing or shy) and how you want to be perceived by the public. Then, make sure that you convey this to me. Breasts that are larger than what what would be portionate may suit your style. On the other hand, you may lean towards looking great in a cocktail dress without attracting unwanted attention at work.


Factor in your exercise routine. If you are a runner or serious athlete, you will want to choose implants that won’t interfere with your fitness routine.

You’re In Charge

Although I will be your guide, I don’t dictate what size you should be. It’s a collaboration. However, there may be a situation when I don’t recommend going with the size you want. If that’s the case, you may want to have further discussions to make sure you understand the reasoning behind this. 

Be You

Don’t pick your implant size based on how it looks on a friend. Even though you and your friend may seem similar in terms of body size, there are other factors that must be considered. It’s natural to think “My girlfriend has 350’s so I should get the same size because they look perfect on her.” But the important words are “…on her.” If you are open to different implant options, it’s more likely that you’ll find the one that is just right for you.

Know When Enough is Enough

Remember that you are picking the size of your breasts not just for this year but for many years to come. If you choose an implant that is too big, you may have issues with back pain and sagging later on. Ask any of our breast reduction patients and they will tell you that much bigger isn’t always better!

Bring A Friend

You may find that you would enjoy bringing a friend or spouse with you when you try on sizers. Our staff is great at guiding you in this process but sometimes it’s fun to have someone else there who knows you well. Also, there is a large quantity of information discussed during your consultation so it’s nice to have an extra set of ears.


Breast Augmentation – FORGET CUP SIZE

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 22 July 2018

You might not want to hear this but I am going to tell you anyway: you need to forget thinking about cup size. Women tend to think in cup sizes because that is how they buy bras. The most common comment I hear is, “I’d like to be a C-cup”. When I hear that I translate it to mean, “She wants her breasts to look like they fit the rest of her body.” This is because cup size for patients having breast augmentation is a very subjective measurement. Everyone wears their bras differently and every bra manufacturer makes them differently. You may be a 36C in one bra and a 34D in another. And when you check out all the different styles at your local Victoria’s Secret, you can understand why I say think proportion and shape, not cup size!

breast augmentation basics

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 18 July 2018

There are lots of reasons why women consider having breast augmentation surgery. Many tell me they just want to be able to buy a bathing suit that fits! Despite some Hollywood stereotypes, the majority of women increase from one to two cup sizes to obtain that flattering figure they always wanted. Some come to me after they have had children and lost their breast size after breast-feeding. Others need to have a breast lift along with the enlargement. Breast augmentation is one of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures. I suspect it’s growing because of the great results and the quick recovery time. A recent study revealed that 96% of women who had a breast enlargement surgery were either “satisfied” or “highly satisfied” with their results.

There are several reasons you might consider breast augmentation surgery

15 July 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.  

One of the most important – and perhaps least talked about – breast augmentation tips is to keep in mind that it takes a while to see your final results. Your breasts will probably not look much like you expected them to at first. It’s not uncommon for new breast implants to sit very high on the chest and look unnatural. Further, it can take 3 to 6 months for the implants to “drop and fluff” – or soften and settle into a more natural position on your chest.

Breast Augmentation Recovery

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 11 July 2018

Immediate Recovery
After your procedure, your chest will feel tight and your breasts and ribs below your breasts will be tender. You should be mobile from day one and we advise that you take 7 days off work. In consultation, I usually do not advise that women drive for 2 weeks or undertake strenuous activity, exercise and heavy lifting for approximately 6 weeks.

At first, your breasts may look too high and the skin appears tight. This tends to settle down and a natural shape emerges over the first 6 weeks. It is very important that you attend all your breast augmentation post-op appointments so a nurse can check that you are healing well. They will give you advice on how to ensure you have the best opportunity to achieve the result desired by you.

A little discomfort
Every woman’s breast augmentation recovery time is different. In general, you will probably feel a little sore but this will subside after 1-2 weeks. You will be prescribed with analgesia to make your recovery more comfortable.

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