Breast enlargement surgery or breast augmentation is top most cosmetic procedure. It boosts women's self-esteem.
Read on to learn more about how long does it take.
Many patients considering breast enlargement surgery (also known as augmentation surgery) ask Dr Adnan how long the surgery takes.
While each individual’s case is unique, this procedure typically takes between one to two hours. Often, breast augmentation surgeries are straightforward, which means they don’t take long.
Several factors influence the duration of breast augmentation surgery, including:
- Initial consultation
- Pre-surgical preparations
- The surgical process itself
It’s also important to give some thought to the post-operative recovery period when planning this type of procedure. Read on to learn more about the procedure, benefits and recovery.
Breast enlargement surgery, commonly referred to as breast augmentation surgery, is a cosmetic procedure to enhance the breasts’ size and shape. It typically involves the insertion of implants beneath the breast or chest tissue to achieve the desired volume and symmetry.
Here are some of the benefits of breast augmentation:
- Improves breast symmetry, addressing significant differences in appearance.
- Increases breast size to enhance body proportions and boost confidence.
- Restores breast appearance post-pregnancy or weight loss transformations.
While the decision to undergo this surgery is deeply personal, understanding the process and timeline can help individuals make informed choices.
Before surgery, patients undergo a thorough consultation with their surgeon. During this consultation, Dr Adnan evaluates the patient’s goals, preferences, and medical history.
Dr Adnan takes care to assess the patient’s breast anatomy to figure out the most suitable implant size, shape and placement technique. This personalised approach ensures that the results align with the patient’s expectations while prioritising safety and aesthetic outcomes.
Breast enlargement surgery offers various surgical techniques suited to individual needs and preferences. Dr Adnan uses ergonomic silicone implants that are lightweight, contracture-free and have a long shelf life. Silicone gel implants mimic the feel of natural breast tissue.
The incision type depends on the individual’s goals and case.
On the day of the surgery, patients are given a general anaesthestic. The surgery typically takes around one to two hours to complete, although this timeframe may vary based on the complexity of the case and any additional procedures performed.
During surgery, the surgeon makes incisions strategically, under the breast crease, around the areola or in the armpit to minimise scarring. They then create a pocket beneath the breast tissue carefully to insert the chosen implants. Once the implants are in place, the incisions are closed with stitches and dressings are applied to promote healing.
After surgery, patients are moved to a recovery area to monitor any immediate post-operative complications before being discharged home. It is essential to have a designated caregiver who can assist with daily activities during the initial recovery period.
Patients may experience discomfort, swelling and bruising in the days following surgery, but these symptoms can be managed with pain medication and proper post-operative care.
It’s crucial to follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding activity restrictions, wearing compression garments and attending follow-up appointments to ensure optimal healing and results.
While the initial results of breast enlargement surgery are visible immediately after the procedure, it may take several weeks to months. It takes time for breast swelling to subside and for implants to settle into their final position.
Proper care and maintenance can ensure longer-lasting results, providing patients with enhanced confidence and satisfaction with their appearance. Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon are necessary to monitor healing and address issues or complications that may arise.
Dr Adnan Tahir is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in Dubai, with a wealth of expertise in breast surgeries. Patients should consult Dr Adnan both before and after surgery to ensure comprehensive care and follow-up.
Breast enlargement surgery offers a safe and effective way to enhance breast size and shape, providing individuals with improved confidence and self-esteem. By understanding the procedure and timeline involved, patients can make informed decisions achieving optimal outcomes.
Book a consultation with Dr Adnan today!