Breast augmentation, or breast enlargement, enhances the body contour of a woman who is unhappy with her small breast size. Other purposes of this procedure include:
-To correct reduction in breast volume after pregnancy.
-To balance a difference in breast size.
-As a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
Breast Augmentation is done on an outpatient basis in our surgical center, usually under general anesthesia. An breast implant (prosthesis) is placed through an incision, under the breast tissue or under the muscle. The incision can be made around the nipple, in the belly button, or under the arm. The outer surface may be smooth or textured, and implants come in various shapes to meet the individual woman's needs.
When the implant is placed sub muscularly under the breast, there is a lower chance of contracture (contraction of the tissue capsule surrounding the implant), and mammography is more reliable. There is also less risk of visible or palpable implant edges. However, in some cases the implant has a more natural appearance when placed above the muscle, under the breast tissue. Our Surgeon can help you decide which placement and type of implant will work best. Call to Schedule a consultation in our Dubai office at (00971) 04 297 5544 or by clicking here.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular and satisfying procedures in plastic surgery. It has undergone an evolution since its introduction thirty years ago. Watch a video and please continue reading below.
Our Star Surgeon Dr Marc Mani Performing Breast Augmentation Procedure On Super Model
The modern approach to breast augmentation, which is the technique we employ, is multidimensional and incorporates many different variables in attempting to create the ideal result. The main priority is the patient's desires. This is determined only after a very thorough and detailed conversation about wishes for size, shape and contours. The examination requires detailed analysis of the chest size, the amount of breast tissue present, the elasticity of the skin, and the three dimensional appearance of the breast. By incorporating the patient's wishes with the three dimensional analysis, a range of sizes of implants can be chosen that will create the desired result. The final decision is made in the operating room by examining the size, shape and slope of the breast implant from every angle. It is only after this meticulous process that the final result is achieved.
Breast augmentation can be performed through the nipple, the armpit, underneath the breast, or through the belly button. The implant can be placed under the muscle, above the muscle or in a "dual," or double, plane. Implants can contain saline or silicone. Our preferred technique is insertion through the nipple or under the breast, with placement in a dual plane, using a silicone implant. The technique used will vary based on the individual and can only be determined after a full consultation.
The shape of your augmented breasts depends on the implant. Many choices are available in our Dubai offices and the choice depends on the look you want to achieve. Most of Our patients choose conservative sizes which result in a more natural appearance. Other factors such as partial submuscular placement influence this as well. Another factor to consider prior to surgery is breast width, which determines the amount of "cleavage" between your breasts and the outer curves, which you may want to balance with your hips.
Realistic expectations of this procedure are important. Women often think of breast size in terms of bra cup size. If you are currently a size "A" and wish to be a size "C", there must be adequate existing breast tissue coverage; otherwise you will be warned of visible or palpable implant edges and other possible risks. The outer surface may be smooth or textured, and implants come in various shapes to meet the individual woman's needs. We use Silicon Implants in the procedure.
As a medical device technology, there are five (5) generations of silicone breast implant, each defined by common model-manufacturing techniques. The modern prosthetic breast was invented in 1961, by the American plastic surgeons Thomas Cronin and Frank Gerow, and manufactured by the Dow Corning Corporation; in due course, the first augmentation mammoplasty was performed in 1962. There are five generations of medical device technology for the breast implant models filled with silicone gel; each generation of breast prosthesis is defined by common model-manufacturing techniques.
Silicone gel-filled breast implants have a silicone outer shell that is filled with silicone gel. They come in different sizes and have either smooth or textured shells.
Silicone gel-filled breast implants are approved for breast augmentation in women age 22 or older and for breast reconstruction in women of any age. They are also used in revision surgeries, which correct or improve the result of an original surgery.
You must have someone drive you home and stay with you for 24 hours after breast augmentation surgery. You will experience some pain the first day or two that is easily controlled with pain pills. Some tightness in the breast area is also normal as your body adjusts to the implants.
You can move about freely after surgery. Wear a bra at all times (except when showering) during the first 2 weeks following surgery. Avoid heavy lifting for 2-3 weeks. Moderate exercise such as walking or stationary biking is allowed after the first week. Vigorous exercise such as jogging or aerobics may be resumed at 3-4 weeks. You will most likely be able to return to work within a few days, but you will need to avoid any strenuous activity for at least a couple of weeks.
During recovery, the breasts will be somewhat swollen. Within a few weeks, the actual shape and size will be evident. You may notice some asymmetry; however most breasts are naturally somewhat asymmetrical.
Delayed wound healing may occur in persons with diabetes, history of radiation, autoimmune disease or smokers. Other complications include capsular contracture, bleeding, infection, or irregularity of the skin. It is important to have a thorough medical evaluation beforehand to address these potential risks. You also need to know that even a small hole in an implant can cause the saline to leak out, resulting in a "flat" implant and necessitating surgical replacement. This is completely avoidable, however, by taking proper precautions.
About silicone gel implants: The FDA placed a hold on silicone implants in 1992 to further investigate their safety and effectiveness. They have since been replaced by saline (salt water) implants. There has been much discussion about the possibility of silicone and in particular silicone gel, being related to autoimmune disease. However, a large review of multiple studies done by the National Institutes of Health's Institute of Medicine showed that autoimmune disease occurred with the same frequency in both groups. The cause of autoimmune diseases is unknown, but there does not seem to be a relation to silicone gel breast implants.
We are able to use silicone gel breast implants in certain cases. If it is a possibility, we will discuss that option with you at the time of your consultation.
Augmentation mammaplasty is a safe procedure that has produced pleasing and satisfying results for many women. Those who are psychologically stable and have realistic expectations benefit the most. A preliminary consultation can help you determine whether breast augmentation is right for you
Dr. Marc Mani is a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, and is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. An artist from a young age, Dr. Mani is renowned worldwide not only for his skill and experience in performing aesthetic procedures, but also for the many advances and innovations he has contributed in the areas of facelift surgery, breast surgery, and rhinoplasty.
Named one of the country's ten leading plastic surgeons in Forbes Magazine, Dr. Mani is also known as a pioneer in Johnson and Johnson, Inc.'s exciting Harmonic technology, which he uses in facelifts and other procedures for a dramatic reduction in bruising, swelling, and pain, and a quicker recovery.
Dr. Mani earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, and went on to receive his medical school and residency training in the prestigious plastic surgery program at Baylor College of Medicine in the Texas Medical Center. A frequent contributor to leading plastic surgery journals and textbooks, Dr. Mani is a sought-after presenter at national academic and professional society conferences. Among many media appearances,
Dr. Mani's practice is featured in the New York Times' ten-episode documentary "Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills," airing on Discovery Networks worldwide.
Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Griffin. is considered one of the foremost authorities on plastic surgery for African Americans and ethnic skin types. Though his patients are of every type, he is a crusader to spread the word that minorities who have plastic surgery no longer need to copy traditional beauty ideals. "I want people to know they can enhance their natural beauty and still retain their ethnic identity," Dr. Griffin said.
He is a pioneer in scar-free surgery for scar-prone minorities, author of a book on the subject and works hard to promote new safe ethnic surgical techniques to other plastic surgeons. His surgeries have been featured on ABC's "Extreme Makeover," CNN, Time Magazine, the Discovery Health Channel, Essence Magazine, National Geographic, The Learning Channel and more. As a general expert on all things plastic surgery he is a regular commentator on E! Entertainment and seen on shows like "Access Hollywood."
Dr. Griffin is a graduate of Brown University and USC. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has more than 10 years of training and experience in plastic surgery.
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Dr Al Marush who was born in France, got her post graduate degrees from Paris University & has extensive experience in cosmetic surgery procedures. She has also degrees in Injections & Fillers and in Medical Laser from the University of Paris. Before joining us in Dubai, she worked in many teaching hospitals in France where she got experience in all Plastic and Reconstructive procedures.
With her delicate feminine touch & paying attention to the details and the patient needs, she offers considerate and compassionate care to provide the best possible results.
She believes in individualized & personalized treatment plans before starting any procedure. Dr Al Marush who speaks French, Arabic & English will be working exclusively at ABSAMC as a full time plastic surgeon.
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