Breast Reconstruction Procedure- The Basics


Breast reconstruction procedure has emerged as a miracle for the mastectomy patients and it is now being accessed and used by almost everyone. The breast reconstruction is done to return the natural look of the breast after mastectomy and it enhances the breasts by adding softness and slope to them that looks natural and pleasing. You can choose from a variety of different breast reconstruction procedures, thanks to the advancements in plastic & cosmetic breast surgery in Dubai.

Breast reconstruction procedure

The breast reconstruction procedure returns the confidence and self image to the patient and boosts the personality by improving the figure. The breast reconstruction procedure is a long procedure and requires more expertise than any other breast related surgery procedure. There are two types of breast reconstruction procedures

1) Unilateral and

2) Bilateral.

The unilateral breast reconstruction procedure deals with a single breast whereas the bilateral procedure returns natural shape of both of the breasts.


Breast tissues that are implanted after mastectomy can be of two type’s i.e. Synthetic breast implants or personal tissues based implants or combination of both the tissues can be used. The choice of implants used is purely based on the fat tissues available in the donor region.

The breast reconstruction differs from surgeon to surgeon and it is entirely matter of expertise to provide the best treatment. some surgeons stick to the traditional methods whereas others experiment new methods to provide innovate breast implant experience to the users.

Synthetic breast implants

Synthetic breast implants is based on the silicone and saline water bags; the treatment works in way that the surgery is done by placing saline water bag instead of body’s own natural fat cells. It is normally done when the patient has not enough fat cells in the donor region. Synthetic breast implants allow you to get the best feel and any size/shape of the breasts you wish for. The treatment can be done within several hours but its full effects are seen within weeks.

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Personal tissues based implants

The personal implants are that type of implant that use body’s own tissues to form the breast. Normally it is recommended for the people who have excessive fat deposits in the body and in that way it becomes bonus Lipolysis treatment as well. The personal tissues based implants allow the patient to get the most natural feel and return the original shape of the breast. Personal tissue based implants take longer time as fat cells need to be extracted from the donor region and then placed under the chest region for breast formation.

Traditional Breast Reconstruction procedure

Normally the breast implant procedure follows the following stages.

At first the breast shape and slope is formed using the tissue expander

The breast implant procedure is used to fill the breasts

After sometime, the breast nipples are made using body’s own tissues or using some part of other nipple.

The nipples and areola are stitched and optional tattooing is done to give the natural feel to the body.


How do you decide?

If you are a mastectomy patient and are looking for the best breast implant procedure then you need to consult the General Physician so that he can guide you through the treatment procedure and what suits your body and skin type the best. it should be noticed that breast implant differs from different body type and requires proper care to achieve the best look and feel after the treatment.
At breast surgery clinic in Dubai, our expert breast surgeons would guide you through the complete procedure. For your free consultation with one of our breast surgery experts in Dubai, please book a free appointment now.


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Written By: Dr. Ken Arashiro

Dr. Ken is one of the best-known cosmetic surgeons in the world. As extremely dedicated surgeon, this has ensured he has work in the most acclaimed clinics throughout the world. At the moment, he is offering his services in Dubai Cosmetic Surgery as a visiting surgeon, with a view to relocating to Dubai in the coming years.

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