How to choose the right breast reconstruction method?

Breast reconstruction procedure has been around for several decades and has been constantly improving; sometimes it is done after health condition and sometimes due to cosmetic conditions. Health related breast reconstruction is done after mastectomy or due to abnormal size of breasts/nipples that leads to health conditions such as pain in breasts and nipple deformation.


As per reports, breast reconstruction surgery is done 80% of time after mastectomy; a procedure done to remove breasts from the body in order to prevent the spreading or possibility of the cancer. Mastectomy is a long procedure that involves using the aesthetics to numb down the pain in the breast region during removal. Mastectomy has emerged as third option nowadays but it is still the most successful and reliable way to get rid of breast cancer. In Mastectomy, the whole breast is removed to prevent the breast cancer from spreading in the body. It is done on point where growth of cancer cells can’t be controlled. Other options to remove breast cancer are radiation therapy and lumpectomy. Radiation therapy and lumpectomy can be done when cancer is in initial stages.

Breast reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction is done mostly after the Mastectomy to grow even pair of breasts that are free of cancer. Breast reconstruction is considered necessary after the Mastectomy as it allows the patient to get their self esteem back. The Reconstruction can be done in other conditions as well such as

  • Small breasts
  • Uneven breasts and nipples
  • Sagging breasts and nipples
  • Changed shape of the breast due to pregnancy or weight loss
  • To look younger.

Breast reconstruction is done through different methods and different techniques but they are majorly divided into three categories

  • Implant Reconstruction
  • Autologous reconstruction
  • Mixed reconstruction.

Implant Based Reconstruction

Implant based reconstruction is done by using silicone bags or saline bag to shape and size the breast. The nipple is also reconstructed and it allows the patient to get a completely new look and boosted confidence. Implant based Reconstruction takes a lot less time than autologous reconstruction and it shows the effects quicker than the other treatment. it is ideal for those patients who have little or less fats.

Autologous Reconstruction

Autologous Reconstruction is done by transferring the fats from one part of body to another. It is done only when you have enough fats on your body so that they can be transferred as part of your breasts. The dermatologist determines whatever the excessive fat cells are enough to be part of the breasts or not. Autologous breast Reconstruction takes long time but returns the natural feeling to the body and allows the patient to achieve natural shape.


It is up to the patient to determine the best breast reconstruction method in Dubai however consultation of the qualified surgeon is important. All three methods are considered golden but are based on excessive fats of the body.

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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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