Breast Reconstruction

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Ken Arashiro



Breast Surgery Clinic Dubai is considered as the top leader in the field of surgery for breast reconstruction in Dubai. This surgery is primarily customized for women who have had all or part of their breast removed.  The surgery reconstructs new breast/s after an operation to remove the breast (mastectomy). It is needed by the women who suffer from the excruciating experience of breast cancer.

This specially designed procedure helps to restore both physical and emotional balance after the surgical treatment of breast cancer. Every woman is different and every surgery is unique. So, Our experienced doctors and our team would be thoroughly in touch with you to achieve beautiful and stable results. This cosmetic surgery is an esteem booster or a sign of hope for the women who had their breast removed following breast cancer.


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Breast Reconstruction Surgery Procedures

This surgery for breast reconstruction in Dubai is a complicated phenomena because of its different steps that can take many forms based on the preferences of the customer. In this section, we are going to discuss the different types of this surgery. There are three main types that are currently being used;

Breast Reconstruction Using Breast Implants

This kind of reconstruction surgery is done by fixing implants beneath the breast. Silicone or saline made breast implants are generally used, and the most commonly used is known as Motiva breast Implants. Generally, it takes 2 to 3 hours of time for the procedure and it has shorter recovery time than other reconstruction methods.


  • It delivers a better shape of breast than other methods.
  • A simple treatment that takes short time to complete.
  • Shorter recovery time than other methods.
  • Delivers ideal aesthetic results to women who have both breasts reconstructed.
  • The patient gets less scarring on the breast area and no scarring on other body parts.


  • There is a risk of bleeding, pain, wound infection and bruising.
  • The patient has to visit the clinic several times for tissue expansion.
  • The implant is not a part of the body; as results, the body may form a capsule of scar tissue around the implant.


Breast Reconstruction Surgery Using Your Own Tissue

In this form of reconstruction surgery for breast, patients’ own tissues are used. This technique is relatively more complex than other types. In this procedure, a flap of skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from another part of your body is used to reconstruct the breast.


  • You will get a breast with a natural droop.
  • It is suitable for women having both types either smaller or larger breast.
  • More Mental satisfaction because your own body fat is utilized for reconstruction purposes.
  • This surgery will give your breast a more natural and attractive look.


  • Scarring on the donor area of the body
  • Reconstructed breast comes may have less sensation.
  • Surgery of multiple body areas.
  • Involves longer procedural time, hospital stay, and recovery time.

Breast Reconstruction by Combination of Implants & Own Tissue

The surgery for reconstruction of breasts using breast implants can also be done in combination with using your own tissue. These two treatments are combined only when one treatment is not able to deliver the desired results. A combination of flap and implant reconstruction of breasts is recommended when reconstruction using breast implants is needed but the tissues on the chest are insufficient to provide healthy cover.


  • This technique is good to give a proper shape to the breast.
  • It is good when flap reconstruction alone is not feasible.
  • In some cases, it is better than flap and implant based reconstruction.


  • The patient might feel more fullness in the breast.
  • Do not take it if you regularly perform strenuous activities.
  • The surgery will leave a scar on the donor part of the body.

The cosmetic surgery for breast reconstruction Dubai can be done at the same time after a mastectomy, or delayed for a few months, or years. As after every breast cancer operation, it is very important to assure that all the cancer cells have been removed from the breast. It is necessary if you prefer to have an immediate reconstruction surgery. This is to make sure that you will not need further surgery if you later find out that some cancer cells remained in the breast.

The patient is advised by our experienced surgeons on the type of surgery that is most suitable for you. This procedure depends upon several factors including: the size of your breasts, how much breast tissue has been removed and your preferences.


Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery

This surgery refers to reconstructing the breast right after removing it. It means the both surgeries will be performed in a single day.

When immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery is Ideal

  1. Cosmetic outcomes may be improved
  2. Fewer number of surgical procedures and recovery periods
  3. Awaking from your cancer treatment with a reconstructed breast

Cons for Immediate Breast Reconstruction Surgery

  1. Longer hospitalization and recovery time
  2. Potential complications with post-mastectomy treatments
  3. Possible increased risk with duration of surgery
  4. Less time to make decisions about reconstruction options
  5. Stress of dealing with cancer and reconstruction procedure at the same time

Immediate Breast Reconstruction surgery is not suitable for:

  1. Those who smoke
  2. Those who are obese
  3. Anyone with cardiopulmonary disease
  4. Women who need postoperative radiation therapy
  5. Those who are diabetic Women with stage III cancer or higher
  6. Those whose skin flap perfusion (circulation) is impaired after mastectomy

Possible risks during and after breast reconstruction surgery

Some of the risks during or soon after surgery include;

  • The start of bleeding
  • Wound healing glitches
  • The formation of blood clots
  • Tiredness or fatigue
  • Infection
  • Fluid build-up in the breast or the donor site, with swelling and pain

Problems that can occur later on include:

  • The patient might get uneven breasts
  • Loss of or changes in nipple and breast sensation
  • Problems at the donor site, such as loss of muscle strength
  • Tissue death (necrosis) of all or part of a tissue flap, skin, or fat
  • Problems with a breast implant, such as movement, leakage, rupture, or scar tissue formation (capsular contracture)

Delayed Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Unlike immediate reconstruction surgery for breasts, a delayed reconstruction surgery is done after some time of removing the breast.

When Delayed Breast Reconstruction Surgery is Ideal

  • You can continue your breast cancer treatment without delay
  • The two step surgery will result in easier and short recovery
  • You will have some time to consider if it is suitable for you
  • You will not have to suffer the side effects of two surgeries at once

Cons for Delayed Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

  • It is not recommended if breast cancer treatment is still in progress
  • You might feel incomplete between mastectomy and reconstruction procedure.
  • Delayed reconstruction procedure will increase the length of the treatment process.
  • A delayed beast reconstruction surgery will cost you more than the immediate one.

Delayed Breast Reconstruction surgery is not suitable for:

  • Those who smoke
  • Those who are obese
  • Those who are diabetic

Possible risks during and after breast reconstruction surgery

Some of the risks during or soon after surgery include:

  • Bleeding and infection is a major risk involved.
  • Skin loss, fat atrophy, and capsular contracture, seroma formation, scarring, and ruptured implants.

Problems that can occur later on include:

  • May get uneven breasts
  • Loss or changes in nipple and breast sensation
  • Problems at the donor site, such as loss of muscle strength
  • Problems with a breast implant, such as movement, leakage, or scar formation

Pre-Operative Instructions

  • If you are taking any medications, it’s important to discuss with your doctor.
  • Prior to the surgery, fill any prescriptions that will be necessary.
  • Follow instructions regarding food and drink; most cosmetic surgeries require no eating or drinking before midnight.
  • Stop smoking prior to your surgery. Smoking can create nausea and aggravate the lungs during surgery, as well as slow your recovery process.
  • Do not wear any jewelry on the day of the procedure.
  • Bring comfortable clothes to wear after the procedure.

Post-Operative Instructions

  • Immediately following your surgery, you will be moved to a recovery area until the surgeon decides you are ready to be sent home or need more time.
  • You will be scheduled for a follow-up visit after your surgery so that the surgeon can monitor the healing process and remove any stitches, if necessary.
  • You will also receive a prescription medications at the time of being discharged.
  • You are likely to feel tired and sore for 1-2 weeks.
  • Keep incisions clean and inspect daily for signs of infection.
  • Don’t remove the white bandages on the incisions until the stitches are removed.
  • Get plenty of rest. Do not smoke, as smoking delays healing and increases the risk of complications.
  • Do not drink alcohol when taking pain medications. Follow a balanced diet.
  • Start walking as soon as possible, as this helps to reduce swelling and lowers the chance of blood clots.
  • Avoid exposing scars to the sun for at least 12 months.
  • Always use a wide spectrum sun block, if sun exposure is unavoidable (SPF 30 or greater).
  • No overhead lifting, strenuous sports or sexual activity for 3-6 weeks.
  • Your scars will fade with time. These scars typically take 1 year to fully form, flatten, and become lighter in color

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