Generally between 2-4 hours
Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia
Night or day stay
1-night hospitalization required
3-4 weeks required for healing or recovery
Sleep facing upwards, rest, avoid exercise or strenuous activities, take timely medications comprising antibiotics and pain killers, and wear the surgical bra and compression garments in the liposuction area.
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Breast Reconstruction Surgery Overview:
Breast reconstruction includes a variety of procedures to rebuild the shape and appearance of the breasts. Breast reconstruction surgery plays an important role in restoring breasts following mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery. The breast reshaping expert plans the surgery after considering a few factors such as individual anatomy, aesthetic goals, and requirement for any post-surgical chemotherapy or radiation while doing breast reconstruction. If you are planning for breast reconstruction surgery in Dubai in 2022 and looking for the best surgeon, contact Dr Adnan Tahir today.
Discussing your cancer surgery with a plastic surgeon before undergoing a mastectomy is crucial because the proposed mastectomy (cancer removal surgery) may significantly affect the choices and the following results of breast reconstruction.
When To Consider Breast Reconstruction in Dubai
Breast reconstruction is an option for the following cases:
- To restore breasts after breast cancer removal
- To correct asymmetry or sagginess found in the case of tubular breasts
- To improve physical appearance and psychological well-being
- To enhance feminity
- To improve symmetry in breasts
- To get firm and curvy breasts
- To allow you to wear low-cut necklines and normal swimwear
Crucial Facts To Know About Breast Reconstruction Surgery In Dubai
Breast reconstruction is one of the most demanded aesthetic/cosmetic surgeries in Dubai. Dr Tahir, who is a highly qualified and UK-trained plastic surgeon, has done several successful plastic surgeries, including breast reconstruction in Dubai. He addresses each patient individually and discusses its advantages and limitations transparently to help seek a decision. Some known advantages and limitations of the procedure are:
It is a breast restoration option for many women after multiple pregnancies.
Breast reconstruction is a phenomenal breast restoration option after mastectomy(breast cancer surgery.
The surgery can be customized according to a woman’s desire.
A reconstructed breast will not have the same sensation as natural breasts.
Women can get proportionate and balanced breasts.
Breast reconstruction involves additional surgery, medical appointments, and possibly additional costs.
It can restore confidence in women.
You will not have to wear external breast forms or pads to get the desired bulge.
Dr Adnan will be happy to discuss whether this procedure of breast reconstruction surgery is right for you and how it could transform your life in an initial consultation.
Cost of Breast Reconstruction Surgery in Dubai
The cost of Breast Reconstruction in Dubai starts from 125,000 AED (excluding VAT). However, the final cost may vary depending on the following factors:
- Type of implant used: Silicon-based, saline-based, or a special implant variety, for example, MOTIVA
- The test involved in surgery such as mammoplasty, blood tests.
- Microsurgery cost, depending on the type of flap used for reconstruction
- Surgery fee of specialist
- Abdominoplasty cost, if done alongside
- Implant replacement cost
What Does The Process of Breast Reconstruction Surgery In Dubai Include?
Breast reconstruction surgery implies two options. One uses the body’s part( fat, tissue, muscles) for breast reconstruction, and the other involves inserting breast implants in breasts reconstruction; or using both methods in modulation.
The breast reconstruction includes:
Free Tissue Transfer
Body Fat Transfer
Reconstruction of the Nipple and Areola
About Tuberous Or Tubular Breasts
What are Tuberous Breasts?
Tuberous or Tubular breasts are formed when breast tissue does not form/proliferate correctly during puberty. As a result, tubular breasts appear overly “droopy,” with large or protruding nipples having wider areolas.
Tuberous breasts misshapen breasts and bring asymmetry in breasts. They are also referred to as constricted breast deformities. However, it does not impose any direct threat to your health.
What Are Tubular Breast Symptoms?
Tubular breast is diagnosed with breasts’ appearance. The severity of this is classified from grade 1-4, (4 being the worse). Furthermore, both breasts may exhibit a different grade or presentation. In general, its characteristic features include a constricted or deficient lower pole of the breast with a wide nipple-areola complex through which the breast tissue has herniated.
What Are The Causes Of Tubular Breasts?
The exact reason is still unclear. However, some doctors believe tubular breasts remain unclear due to insufficient breast tissue development until puberty; or irregular or excessive collagen production in breasts that deforms their shape. In most cases, the ring of tissue in the areola hasn’t shaped how it needs to be, causing a droopy appearance.
What Are The Options For Tuberous Breast Correction?
Tuberous breast surgery is an adept option for tuberous breast correction. However, it is a complicated surgery. The surgeon uses an individualized approach based upon the patient’s breast anatomy and personal goals. The surgeon considers the following points while doing surgery:
- Reducing the size of the nipple-areolar complex.
- Releasing the constricted tissue at the base of the breasts. – Breast- lifting (Mastopexy). – Increase the breast volume and projection with either breast implants or fat grafting, or both.
Recovery after Tuberous Breast surgery
As the breast reconstruction surgery completes, the surgeon will apply tape dressings on the incisions and recommend wearing a surgical bra. In addition, the surgeon will prescribe medicines for pain management and provide instructions about how to clean and care for your incisions.
Surgery is performed as a day-care procedure; however patient needs a one-night hospital stay. After surgery, patients feel mild to moderate discomfort during the initial hours, which normalizes in subsequent hours. Patients can return to work after 7-10 days after surgery.
What Are The Complications Of Tuberous Breast Surgery?
During the initial consultation, the doctor will explain the risks of tuberous breast surgery, varying from patient to patient. There will be scars and a risk of further procedures and asymmetry. Bleeding and infection are uncommon but can occur. If you have augmentation simultaneously with implants, additional risks will include capsular contracture, the rippling of the implants, and implant rupture.
Complications can, however, be reduced by careful planning and adhering to post-operative instructions.
Is it possible to breastfeed after tuberous breast surgery?
Generally, patients with tuberous breasts have a reduced ability to breastfeed. However, the surgery will not further lower this ability if the milk ducts are not affected by surgery.
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