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What You Need to Know About Breast Surgery

What are the various options with Breast Surgery? The experts at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery tell us more...

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9 November 2015

Last updated on 30 January 2018
What You Need to Know About Breast Surgery
Breasts are one of the defining features of being female and have a significant influence on a woman’s appearance and body image. Cosmetic breast surgery is far from being a new form of surgery. More popular and more affordable, yes, but not at all new. In fact, various forms of breast surgery have been carried out for over a hundred years. However, it is in recent years that major advances have been made in surgical techniques, technology and materials, all contributing to greatly improved results and thus higher patient satisfaction. 
Dr Allen Rezai, a leading Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon of Harley Street, London, and leader of Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group in Dubai Healthcare City offers a range of treatments, depending on what his patients are looking to achieve. 
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Smaller breasts can be made larger and fuller by using breast implants, a procedure known as breast augmentation. Conversely, breasts that are considered too large can be reduced in volume with a breast-reduction. A mastopexy or breast uplift can be performed where the breasts are droopy, thereby improving the overall shape without significantly impacting on the size.  Some breasts require a combination of an augmentation and a lift in order to achieve both a ‘perter’ and ‘fuller’ look. This can often be the case with post-pregnancy mothers who would like their breasts to return to the shape they had prior to giving birth. There are also various types of reconstructive breast surgery to treat congenital conditions such tuberous breast or create a new breast following mastectomy. 
With all of these options, Dr Rezai advocates a natural look - one in which the breasts look, feel, and move naturally. He utilises the least invasive approaches possible in order to achieve your desired result with minimal scarring
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There are several reasons or conditions that might lead an individual to consider that Breast Surgery might provide the solution to their needs. For example:
  • You consider your breasts to be either too small or too large;
  • Your breasts seem to be disproportionate in size to the rest of your body;
  • Your breasts have changed, possibly following pregnancy or significant weight loss;
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical to an extent that you feel uncomfortable about the situation;
  • You were born with tuberous breast deformity, which is a congenital condition;
  • You have suffered some form of injury or undergone a mastectomy operation and now require re-constructive surgery to restore your breasts;
  • A a man, you are suffering from gynecomastia, or over-sized breasts that make you feel uncomfortable or embarrassed;
  • Or you have undergone previous breast surgery and are simply unhappy with the results.
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In spite of the ever-increasing number of breast operations carried out each year around the world, the decision to actually proceed with surgery is very personal to you and you owe it to yourself to take this decision very seriously and not be unduly swayed by the opinions of others or by holding unrealistic expectations. The decision should be yours, and yours alone; and this should be founded upon appropriate advice from a highly experienced Plastic Surgeon.
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You should bear in mind that there are as many, if not more, arguments against undergoing cosmetic surgery as there are in favour of it. And of course there are risks. So any discussion with a plastic surgeon should always include consideration of any existing health conditions you might have, your lifestyle, whether you plan on becoming pregnant in the near future, and your expectations concerning the outcome of the surgery.
Once you have decided that surgery is the right option for you, of prime importance is finding the surgeon who is qualified to provide you with the best possible results. This is no easy task, not least because the world of medicine and surgery is one of which few amongst us have more than a passing acquaintance, and for many can be something of a daunting experience. But do not be deterred by this, a certain amount of apprehension is only natural. The object of the exercise is to find a surgeon with whom you feel comfortable and who is able to demonstrate to your satisfaction that he/she has the experience and qualifications to be able to provide you with the best possible outcome.
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To some extent the choice of surgeon is very personal, but at the very least a surgeon should be rightly qualified, be able to demonstrate a long history of successfully undertaking the kind of operation you are considering and be able to provide a collection of photographs of before and after surgery for you to study to familiarise yourself with the kind of results he has achieved for previous patients. He should also be willing to answer any and all your questions relating to the operation and your expectations in relation to the outcome. He should also discuss with you his requirements from you both pre- and post-operation, and be able to demonstrate that an appropriate after-care and follow-up service is in place.
Of course there is a place for referrals from friends, family members and acquaintances who might also have had successful plastic surgery. Nevertheless, as already mentioned, selection of the best surgeon is personal to you, and you are advised to follow your own instincts, experiences and research in selecting the right surgeon.
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To conclude, we asked Dr Rezai to provide a list of what he believes to be the most important considerations to be taken into account when contemplating Cosmetic Surgery and choosing a surgeon. The following was his reply in the form of a simple but comprehensive check-list:
  • Think about the change you want to see, then research and find out as much information as possible about the treatment, being precise about what you want and, above all, be open to all your wishes not being achievable.
  • Find a qualified plastic surgeon experienced in the desired procedure, making sure that he or she is board certified. Also look for “genuine” reviews and feedback from previous patients.
  • Have consultations with at least 2 or 3 qualified and experienced plastic surgeons, just to have something to compare and cross-check.
  • Be honest about your medical history and discuss all aspects of the surgery with the plastic surgeon. Do not be afraid to ask questions, since it is important to know the risks involved and feel comfortable with the person who will be carrying out the surgery. 
  • The plastic surgeon should be able to explain why they recommend a certain type of treatment option or technique, as with all cosmetic surgery, the type of technique used depends on many factors involving the patient’s indication for treatment, anatomy and lifestyle, and a treatment plan should be tailored to suit the specific needs of the patient.
  • Find out what type of care is offered Before, During, and especially After the surgery as after-care can be just as important as the surgery itself. So make sure you know who to contact and how you will be looked after, especially if there are any complications or problems following your surgery. 
  • Find out where the surgery will be performed, as this can have major implications on safety during the operation and the occurrence of possible risks and complications.
  • Last but not least, “COOL OFF” before you Commit. Cosmetic Surgery should not be taken lightly, as it is after all surgery. Take your time and reflect on all aspects of the procedure, and make sure you understand all the implications involved before you make an informed decision to proceed. 
For more information about Breast Surgery, or other types Plastic Surgery offered at Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group or to book a Consultation with Dr Allen Rezai please visit Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group’s website or call +971 4 431 2396.

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Elite Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Group is headed by Dr.Allen Rezai, a leading Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon of international renown, who has for many years led a distinguished career both from his well-known clinic in Harley Street, London, UK and worldwide.

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