Contrary to popular belief, breast surgery is not a single procedure but a sub-branch of plastic surgery that has various different procedures under its umbrella, (breast reduction surgery, breast augmentation, mastectomy, lumpectomy, breast lift surgery, breast-conservation surgery, breast abscess, and breast biopsy).
Broadly, a plastic surgeon classifies the procedures into four major categories – breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, and breast lift surgery. In this blog, we will discuss these four options that are mostly sought by patients in Dubai.
Sometimes patients also refer to breast augmentation as a “boob job”; this procedure is performed to enhance the size of the breast using the fat grafting technique or breast implants. This is a fairly straight forward surgery taking about 40 minutes under either local anaesthesia with sedation or general anaesthesia. Breast augmentation is sought by women in Dubai who have lost the volume of their breast due to pregnancy or weight reduction, and so with the help of the surgery, patients obtain an improved symmetry and shape of the breast. Breast augmentation Dubai is one of the most sought after procedures with one of the highest satisfaction rates.
As the name signifies, a breast reduction surgery is performed to reduce the size and help improve the shape of the breast. Similarly to women with small breasts, some suffer from an excessively large breast that can cause back or shoulder pain.
A breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty removes the excess fat, skin, and tissue to reduce the size and to reshape the breast. A large number of women in Dubai suffer because of their excessively large breasts. Breast reduction in Dubai will addresses this problem by manipulating and removing some of the breast tissue and excess skin thus reducing the weight and size of each breast. This surgery will result in some scaring, be sure to discuss this fully with your surgeon beforehand.
Breast Lift Surgery in Dubai
Breast lift surgery also known as mastopexy is indicated to lift a dropped breast due usually to weight loss, breast feeding or the ageing process. The plastic surgeon will remove the excess skin and reshape the tissue to give the breast a perkier, younger aspect. It is often found that an implant will be sufficient to lift the breast. This can be an option which is not appropriate for all cases, but when it is it will eliminate the need for skin resection and the resulting scar. Breast lift surgery in Dubai is another highly sought out procedure.
Breast reconstruction surgery is performed to reconstruct the shape of the breast. Mastectomy, the surgical removal of the breast, will usually be followed by specialised reconstructive surgery which can be scheduled months or in some cases even years after breast removal. In this procedure, the entire breast of a woman is reconstructed usually using a breast implant to create the new shape. If the nipple and areole have not been spared, nipple reconstruction can be discussed. Although the shape of the breast can be restored in the procedure, the sensation of the breast will be lost. This procedure is performed by a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who specialises in this surgery and his patients are those diagnosed with breast cancer or those who have been detected to having a high incidence of developing breast cancer in the future.