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Breast enlargement, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, can enhance your body’s contour, if you’re unhappy with your breast size, or to improve the loss of your breast volume following pregnancy and nursing.
This surgery can be done either through the use of breast implants or fat transfer. Silicone gel implants of various sizes, profiles, and shapes, depending on your unique needs, will be implanted by standard routes (peri-areolar, through the lower breast folds or armpits) with placement either above or below the chest muscle.
Whilst breast augmentation will enlarge the breasts, the surgery will not alter underlying basic defects in breast shape and form. Major asymmetries may be improved but will not be completely corrected with breast enlargement alone.
The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia or conscious sedation with local anaesthetic. The surgical scar(s) are usually hidden as much as possible in skin folds. A soft bra or compression garment should be worn for several days. All sutures are removed in a couple of weeks, and normal activities can be resumed in about a week or so.
What Is Breast Augmentation And What To Expect From It?
Undergrown, sagging, or uneven breasts have long bugged a significant number of women around the world. And if you’re one of them, you know the physical and psychological issues it creates in your routine life. For you and others who suffer from the same breast-related problems, cosmetologists came up with a safe and effective way of reshaping and plumping your breasts to suit your body viz—Breast Augmentation Surgery.
Also referred to as ‘augmentation mammoplasty,’ ‘breast aug,’ or simply, a boob job, it is a way for women to improve their self-confidence and body posture for personal or professional reasons. It only focuses on adding evenness, tightness, and fullness to one’s breasts by placing an implant that adds the necessary volume and shape within the natural breasts. Hence, it is often recommended for women who wish to:
- Enlarge their smaller, asymmetric, or moderately saggy breasts
- Restore their breast shape lost due to pregnancy, weight loss, or lactation
- Regain their original breast size and contour after having a breast-related surgery
How To Know If You’re The Right Candidate For Breast Augmentation?
A thorough physical and psychological examination is performed to decide whether you’d benefit from this surgery. As augmenting your breasts is a personal choice and a drastic alteration to your body, the surgeon will consider your candidacy if:
- Your breasts are genuinely uneven or small
- You’re at an age where your breast growth has stopped
- You are rationally aware of the changes caused by this surgery
- You have logical personal or professional reasons and goals which can be achieved with this surgery
- You aren’t pregnant or planning to fall pregnant in the near future
How Is Breast Augmentation Performed?
The essential idea is to place a biocompatible implant behind the breast to lift it and make it more firm. There are different implants available, either made of sterile saline solution or silicone gel, or in rare cases, with polypropylene string or soy oil. The surgeon will help you decide the implant type that suits your breast shape.
The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, and based on the results to be achieved, the surgeon will make incisions in either of these three locations:
- On the skin crease under the breast, known as the inframammary fold incision
- Between the underarm and the side of the breast, known as the transaxillary incision
- Around the nipple’s areolar edge, known as the periareolar incision
Through the incision, the surgeon creates a pocket-like cavity between the pectoral muscles and the breast tissues, or behind the pectoral muscle wall by lifting it. The chosen implant pouch is placed into this pocket, avoiding any air gaps.
With the implant pouch arranged as desired, the incisions are closed with sutures and bandages.
What Can You Expect From A Breast Augmentation Surgery?
You’ll notice a drastic change in your breasts right after the surgery, and you’ll feel more positive and confident than ever. You’ll see a significant improvement in your body’s posture and your social life.
In terms of recovery, you’ll be prescribed some specific post-operative medications and asked to wear supportive gear to hold the breasts until they heal.
You’ll have to avoid physically straining activities that increase blood pressure for some time to prevent the incisions from reopening.
As it is cosmetic surgery, there are some complications that your surgeon will inform you before the surgery. If you experience any of those complications, you must reach out to your surgeon immediately.
You can greatly benefit from this surgery, but only if you choose the right clinic and the best surgeon for your treatment. If you’re willing to get breast augmentation, Dubai is home to one of the best aesthetic clinics. And Amwaj Polyclinic is a name that tops that list all year round. Headed the most regarded aesthetic breast surgeon in Dubai, our team is vastly experienced in performing highly advanced cosmetic surgeries using high-end technology. You can visit the Amwaj Polyclinic website and book a personal consultation with our aesthetic experts to know more about your treatment options for breast augmentation in Dubai.