As a woman ages, her breast tissues can lose elasticity, causing the breast to sag, medically known as Ptosis. Hormonal changes after pregnancy and menopause, significant weight fluctuations, and breastfeeding can also reduce the volume inside the breast, leading to changes in breast shape as well as the nipple position. In addition, your areolar size can change with age.
These factors can lead to an aged appearance that may not match a woman’s youthful feelings. However, plastic surgeries like breast augmentation can help offset these changes and make women’s breasts more voluminous and youthful.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast Augmentation, also called augmentation mammoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure to increase breast size and shape. The procedure involves placing implants under the chest muscle or behind the breast tissue to enhance the breasts’ appearance, size, or shape.
Why do women choose breast augmentation?
Women choose to have breast augmentation for the following reasons:
- To get ideal-sized and symmetrical breasts
- To increase the fullness of their breasts
- To improve the aesthetic balance between their breasts and their hips
- To retain their pre-pregnancy breast shape after becoming a mother
There are many reasons for volume loss or asymmetry of breasts. To produce the expected results, Dr Rory augments breasts using best-quality implants, fat transfer, or both.
Ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery
You are an ideal candidate for breast augmentation if:
- You are physically healthy.
- You are not a candidate for a breast lift of significance.
- Your nipple position is in a good place and has not begun to sag significantly.
- You are a non-smoker, or you are willing to quit smoking for the prescribed period of time.
- You are not pregnant or currently breastfeeding.
- Your breasts are fully developed.
- You are unhappy with your breasts’ appearance, size, or shape.
Before choosing to undergo breast augmentation, it is necessary to be well-informed about the procedure, the results, and the risks. To ensure that you’re fully satisfied with the results, it is crucial to carefully select the surgeon and the facilities for your plastic surgery.
Breast augmentation procedure for reshaping breasts
Breast augmentation is a popular surgery in Dubai. Dr Rory uses high-quality Motiva silicone implants to augment breasts.
Preparation for the surgery
Breast augmentation surgery is typically a day-case operation performed under general anaesthesia. The preoperative consultation and examination are the most crucial aspects of the procedure. Dr Rory will discuss your concerns, current breast size, and desired outcomes in detail during this process.
Accurate measurements of your breasts are taken, and Motiva breast implant sizers are used to determine the most suitable size. Additionally, specialised 3-D Crisalix imaging provides further details on potential end results. Dr Rory can meet you multiple times until you are comfortable with your final implant size and assist you in sizing.
Depending on the breast’s diagnosis, needs, and concerns, your surgery will be designed differently and explain the surgery approach. It is important to ask as many questions to Dr Rory to have a clear understanding of the process and an idea of expected results.
The procedure of breast augmentation (Dr Rory’s approach to breast augmentation)
Dr Rory’s approach to treating patients is focused on achieving natural and proportional results. During your consultation, he will discuss the most suitable implant types and their positioning relative to your chest muscles, specifically the pectoralis major.
The two options are sub-glandular (behind the breast gland) or dual plane (both below the muscle and behind the breast gland). Additionally, your current breast size, shape, and nipple/areola position are carefully evaluated during the examination to determine the optimal approach.
On the day of surgery, Dr Rory will see you, and run you through a detailed consent process. He will mark your breasts prior to surgery and also confirm the implant size, which has been determined before surgery by Motiva sizing, and 3D imaging.
Dr Rory uses an incision in the fold underneath the breast because this is the cleanest route to place the implant. The approach through the armpit is potentially contaminated with sweat glands, and milk duct bacteria contaminate the approach through the areola.
In addition, by going in the breast fold, it allows Dr Rory the best opportunity to create the most accurate pocket for your implant, which in turn creates the most optimum outcome of your breast augmentation surgery.
Breast Augmentation Recovery and aftercare
During surgery, dissolvable stitches are placed in your wound in four layers, and on top of this, special waterproof skin glue is applied. Then splash-proof dressings on it.
After surgery, it’s important not to
- do any heavy lifting for four weeks.
- to keep your dressings dry.
- not to exercise.
- not to sweat.
- to prevent any jerky or sudden movements.
Breast augmentation results will be visible to you in six months; however, the breast augmentation scars will take 2 years to reduce to the final appearance. The scars are always present however the degree to which they are visible may vary in population.
The results of breast augmentation surgery would highly depend on your choice of surgeon. Dr Rory McGoldrick is one of the most venerated cosmetic plastic surgeons in Dubai for doing breast augmentation and other breast-related surgeries. Consult Dr Rory and express your breast-related concerns in an environment where you know that you have the highest patient care with a focus on safety and quality.