What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that increases the size of breasts or restores their fullness using silicone implants, saline implants, or fat transfer. This is performed to enhance the size, appearance, and contour of a woman's breasts. It is the most common and popular cosmetic surgery in Lebanon and across the world. In 2017-18, nearly 300,000 women and teenagers underwent breast augmentation procedure. It has a successful track record in women who want to improve their image, breast fullness, size, and restore their confidence.


Who is ideal for breast augmentation?

Are you a good candidate for breast augmentation? Undergoing breast mammoplasty is a personal choice. Patient satisfaction is the most important factor in this surgical procedure. You are an ideal candidate for breast augmentation if:

  1. You are healthy and have fully developed breasts
  2. You are not satisfied with your breast shape and size after pregnancy or breastfeeding
  3. Your breasts are unsymmetrical
  4. Your breast size is small and you are unhappy with its appearance
  5. You want a more appealing figure and wish to gain confidence
  6. Weight loss has affected the size of your breasts
  7. You have realistic expectations from this breast surgery


What to expect from this surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery can be performed using either breast implants or autologous fat transfer. In the first procedure using breast implants, a cosmetic surgeon makes an incision in the lower part of the breast, lifts it to create a pocket, and places an implant in that pocket under the pectoral muscle or between the breast tissue and pectoral muscle.

In the second type of surgery, your surgeon will remove fat from your abdomen, hips or thighs through liposuction, process it, and transfer the fat cells to the breasts.

Note: Breast implant surgery is also used as a reconstruction surgery in breast cancer patients who have undergone mastectomy or lumpectomy.

After the breast augmentation procedure, you will notice larger and fuller breasts. If you had unsymmetrical breasts, expect to see symmetry in breast size.


How to choose the best breast implants

If you are considering breast implants for mammoplasty, you must know there are various options to choose from, depending on your breast size, shape, medical history, your expectations, goals, breast tissue, preference, and overall health.

  • Silicone breast implants – They are filled with silicone gels that mimic the feel of human fat. They are FDA-approved and are available to women aged 22 years or older and for breast cancer survivors.
  • Saline breast implants – They contain sterile salt water. During the surgery, your doctor will place it empty and then he will fill it with sterile salt water. They are available to women aged 18 years or older and for breast cancer survivors.
  • Cohesive gel-filled implants – These implants are thicker and firmer as they are made of crosslinked silicone molecules. They help you get a better shape. They are also approved by the FDA.

Consult with the expert of cosmetic surgery in Lebanon, Dr. Toni Nassar if you want to know which implant will be more suitable for your condition.


Breast augmentation recovery

The exact recovery time is subjective and depends on your body and overall health. Typically, it takes 1-2 weeks to recover and get back to your normal routine. You will have to wear a sports bra as you heal and limit your activities, such as heavy lifting and exercises. You will not have to spend 24 hours lying in a bed, just limit too much traveling, working, and physical activities.

How to choose the best cosmetic surgeon?

The success of the breast augmentation procedure depends on the experience of your cosmetic surgeon. Your cosmetic surgeon is responsible for making your surgery as comfortable as possible.

Choose a cosmetic surgeon who is world recognized and should be a member of approved medical specialty board. Make sure the surgeon has proven expertise and experience to perform breast augmentation. Ask him or her to show before and after pictures of the patients. The difference between a good and the best cosmetic surgeon is the way he or she interacts with the patients. So do make sure your surgeon is caring, compassionate, and empathetic.

Due to these qualities, Dr. Toni Nassar is popular among local and international celebrities and political figures. He offers the latest treatments and innovative procedures in cosmetic surgery in his Lebanon hospital and Dubai clinic.


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Nassar for breast augmentation procedure, contact him at +961-1-499222.