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For years, you might have been contemplating, daydreaming, and wondering if you’ll ever take the leap – getting a breast augmentation to change the shape or volume of your breasts.

Breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) is a surgical procedure that increases breast size in women. In surgeries, implants are used to enhance breast size, although using fat from another part of the body is also an option, though less common.

The reasons people opt for breast augmentation include 

  • enhancing physical appearance
  • reconstructing the breast after a mastectomy or another breast surgery
  • adjusting uneven breasts due to surgery or another condition
  • and increasing breast volume after pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Before proceeding with the breast augmentation procedure, it’s vital to understand what to expect during every stage of the process.

Recovery time for Breast augmentation:

Breast augmentation is a major surgery, and a significant recovery period follows. While the overwhelming majority of women find it worth undergoing this lengthy healing process, being aware of the road to recovery is crucial. Breast augmentation recovery is a process that requires time and patience for optimal results.

Understanding the stages of recovery:

Here’s a brief breakup of healing in various stages and the overall recovery time for breast augmentation.

Stage 1: On the day of surgery

On the day of your breast augmentation surgery, which is typically performed on an outpatient basis, you’ll return home the same day. You’ll need someone to drive you home due to the lingering effects of anaesthesia. You can prepare a comfortable recovery area with extra pillows, blankets, and entertainment. Prepare nutritious meals in advance and fill prescriptions before surgery.

Stage 2: Healing in the first week 

The first 5 to 7 days after surgery is the most uncomfortable phase, with bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Dr Faisal Salim recommends light walking to aid blood flow and prevent blood clots. Listen to your body and rest as needed.

Stage 3: 3 weeks after surgery

1-3 weeks after surgery allows gradual resumption of routine. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort should subside, and you may be able to begin light cardio. Avoid strenuous activities and follow Dr Faisal Salim’s guidance.

Stage 4:  Recovery status in 4-6 weeks 

4-6 weeks after surgery, you can add more strenuous activities. However, refrain from heavy lifting and chest exercises until about six weeks post-surgery to prevent complications.

Stage 5:  Final results

The final results may take three to four months as breast implants settle and swelling subsides. Patience is crucial during this process.

To subside swelling day by day breast augmentation recovery happens. It’s normal to experience some discomfort as the body heals and adjusts to the implant, but with proper care and follow-up appointments, the results will eventually reveal a beautifully enhanced bust.

Before breast augmentation, prepare by stopping smoking for six weeks to ensure optimal healing and blood flow.

Understanding the risks:

Like any surgery, breast augmentation carries some risks, although they are typically minor. Risks include anaesthesia risks, internal bleeding, infection, changes in nipple sensation, implant leakage or rupture, and scarring.

We must emphasise that our focus on patient safety minimises these risks. That’s what makes it so essential to consult with Dr Faisal Salim to make sure you are a good candidate for breast augmentation.

Tips for a healthy recovery:

  • Wear recovery bras for support and pain management.
  • Follow Dr Faisal Salim’s instructions for incision care.
  • Take prescribed medication, including painkillers and antibiotics.
  • Prepare your home before surgery for a comfortable recovery.
  • Wear loose, breathable clothes to enhance comfort.
  • Avoid intense activities to facilitate healing.
  • Eat a nutritious diet with lean protein, fruits, and vegetables.

How to find a surgeon?

You may have to work a bit to find the right surgeon for your breast augmentation. Here are a few tips to help you find the right surgeon for you

  • Look for board-certified plastic surgeons specialising in breast augmentation.
  • Read testimonials and examine before and after photos of previous patients.
  • Evaluate the surgeon and staff’s customer service during the consultation.
  • Ask the surgeon your queries or doubts about breast augmentation surgery.

Breast augmentation is a life-changing procedure enhancing physical appearance and confidence.

You can consult Dr Faisal Salim, an expert Plastic surgeon in Dubai, for understanding the stages of breast augmentation recovery, and with Dr Faisal Salim’s guidance, you can successfully recover from breast augmentation. 

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Aadel Hameed
Aadel Hameed
I am an Italian woman and I would like to share my amazing experience with Dr. Faisal. When I decided to have my breast augmentation I visited several doctors, and I must say that every time I was more and more confused because I always received different advice and I felt a little lost. However, I decided to continue searching and found Dr. Faisal's profile on google, read some of his reviews and contacted him for a consultation. For the first time I really felt listened to, where I wasn't a "30 min visit" to sell the operation, but it was me as a person. Dr. Faisal asked me many questions to make me feel at ease and understand what my goals were (there was no time, he was just listening to me). I had finally left the studio happy, and sure he was the right surgeon. I want to clarify that I am a super sporty girl (I do running, CrossFit, kickboxing, tennis hiking), and also during the appointment, for me the most important aspect was to obtain a natural effect and be able to continue to do my sports activities as before. So I took a couple of weeks where every time I needed clarification he asked me to stop by the studio to explain me everything in detail! After my thousand dramas I decided the date of the operation :) it was a Friday. The day after I went out for a walk (Dr. please don't read, that I promised you I would be rested). On Monday I was already back to work and on Wednesday I could already drive. As for sport, I followed everything the Dr. advised me and after about 3 weeks I was back to running a bit. After about 5 weeks I was back to doing some weights. Now after 3 months I'm back to doing all my sports. I was already super happy with the result after the operation, now is absolutely incredible. I hope my experience can help other people because in addition to professionalism, he is a doctor who truly listens and cares about the person's happiness and I can't recommend him enough.
thuy lan pham
thuy lan pham
I had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Faisal recently and can confidently say he is one of the best doctors I have ever had. he is incredibly knowledgeable and provides incredibly thorough explanations, treatment plan. and never rushes me through an appointment. In addition, He is genuinely concerned about my wellbeing. I highly recommend Dr. Faisal for anyone searching for an amazing doctor.
Obaid Qahash
Obaid Qahash
I highly recommend Dr Faisal to anyone thinking of undergoing surgery. I had a few consultations with other Drs but instantly i had a really good feeling when discussing everything with Dr Faisal. He really took the time to listen and understand exactly what I wanted to achieve. He reassured all the way through the process and made me feel so at ease. I had done extensive research (15 years) before I decided to do the surgery of Breast Augmentation. Dubai can be a minefield trying to find the right surgeon but he came highly recommended from many people and I now know why. I’m so happy with my results.
Sophia Adams
Sophia Adams
I had the best experience with Dr.Faisal for my 360 lypo surgery. Starting from my very first consultation in which he was very welcoming and open to listening to what I was looking to achieve. He really took my case with all care and professionalism, and I couldn’t be happier with what we achieved. Beyond his professional capabilities, his after care and support post operation has been second to none. I highly recommend Dr.Faisal to anyone who is looking to do any cosmetic work- minor or major in Dubai, there is no need to travel abroad looking for better doctors or prices ..etc. Dr.Faisal’s procedure and care have been the utmost best in class.
M. E.
M. E.
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Essa Hezek
Essa Hezek
I am 27 yrs old and I had a desire of getting larger and proportionate breasts since my younger age. When I researched surgeons and was looking through many, many galleries of results, I wasn’t impressed by almost any of the doctor's work. After a long search, I came across the website of Dr. Faisal Salim, read his reviews, and looked at his results. I was so happy and just knew i had to do a consultation with him! I spoke with his clinic first on the phone and she gave me so much information even before booking a consultation with a doctor. From the first tele conversation, I was so impressed, and comfortable and felt that they cared about me as a patient. I went to my consultation where he explained every part of the procedure and answered all my questions. As we have a family history of breast cancer, Dr Faisal referred me to do an ultrasound mammogram, along with a health screening and tests to check i was a proper candidate for surgery. When I was cleared I had my surgery in October 2021, and have had many checkups with Dr. Faisal since he is very involved and wanting to make sure i have the best results. He and his team are better than I could have imagined. I have had a lot of friends, and even strangers ask me to know my doctor's name because they are wondering about my result. I recommend him to every female out there wanting the Best Results!!!
Emma Fernandez
Emma Fernandez
I am very grateful to Dr. Faisal Salim for helping me to get rid of my post-pregnancy and post-delivery tummy weight. He explained the procedure to me very clearly and was very patient in doing so. I have been able to look like my old self again, all thanks to Dr. Faisal Salim. Thank you, Dr. Faisal Salim!!!
Kayla Heyden
Kayla Heyden
I would highly recommend anyone anyone who is thinking about Breast augmentation in the UAE to consult with Dr. Faisal Salim. The whole experience from start to finish has been highly professional and he truly listens to the outcome you want and advises appropriately based on his many years of experience. He also has an extremely supportive team and a good communication system which means you are still supported and reviewed weeks after the procedure. If you are thinking about having this procedure done, go and consult with Dr. Faisal. He will give you a good overview of the procedure so you can make the best decision for you and your body.
Adrena Haidel
Adrena Haidel
I had been thinking about getting a tummy tuck for years but I was so afraid of doing it. I had been searching for various surgeons because I knew it is an extensive surgery. But when I met Dr. Faisal Salim, I just knew he was the one I was searching for. After my first consultation with him, I got a confidence of doing tummy tuck surgery. It has been 6 months since my procedure and the result is amazing. He and his staff were welcoming, friendly, attentive and answered to all my questions in a positive way. I had a wonderful experience at his clinic, and his staffs were more caring. Thank you for your entire support and caring you had given me during my days in your clinic
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