Breast augmentation is a procedure whereby breast volume is restored or increased and/or breast shape changed via the use of silicone or saline implants. To ensure the results of your breast augmentation look natural and beautifully complement the rest of your physique, it is essential to utilize a highly skilled and experienced surgeon, like Dr. Ahmed Abdullah, who offers both technical expertise and an artistic eye.
The Breast Augmentation Procedure
Breast augmentation is generally performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to recover in the comfort of their homes. Following the administration of anesthesia, Dr. Abdullah will make a discreet incision on the breast, creating a “pocket” for the insertion of the breast implant. The location of the incision depends on numerous factors, each of which Dr. Abdullah will discuss with you during the consultation. Following the insertion of the implant, Dr. Abdullah will close the incision with sutures.
Modern silicone implants, commonly referred to as “gummy bear implants,” feature a semi-solid, cohesive gel. These advanced silicone implants are considered the gold standard by many plastic surgeons due to their natural-looking shape and texture, as well as their ability to hold that shape over time. What’s more, modern silicone implants are less likely to rupture, making them safer for patients.
As we age, or following pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss, the breasts may begin to sag and lose their shape. To regain a youthful firmness and feminine profile, breast lift can be performed.
To ensure satisfaction from your breast lift procedure, look to an experienced and skilled board-certified cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Ahmed Abdullah. Countless patients have trusted Dr. Abdullah with their breast lift because of his ability to ensure natural-looking, well-proportioned results and his status as one of the Midwest’ few short-scar specialists. By using a short-scar technique, Dr. Abdullah can ensure minimized scarring following your breast lift procedure.
The Breast Lift Procedure
At the start of a breast lift procedure, anesthesia is administered to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Dr. Abdullah will then make a discreet incision on the breast, the location of which will be determined by your unique situation. Through this incision, breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to create a pleasant aesthetic. The nipple and areola are repositioned to a natural location and excess breast tissue is removed. Sutures are used to close the incision.
Most patients are able to go home just a few hours after their breast lift surgery.
Breast reduction is a surgery performed to reduce breast size, putting them in more harmonious proportion to the rest of the body. For some individuals, breast reduction is pursued to relieve chronic back, neck or shoulder pain; to eliminate persistent heat rashes under the breasts; or to regain full physical mobility that has been hindered by their bra size.
Patients turn to Dr. Ahmed Abdullah for their breast reduction surgery because of his high surgical skill, as well as his status as one of the Midwest’s few short-scar specialists. By using a short-scar technique, Dr. Abdullah can ensure minimized scarring following your breast reduction procedure. Along with his warm and experienced staff, Dr. Abdullah places a priority on superior patient care and technical precision. The result? An improved profile that leaves you feeling more confident and pain-free.
The Breast Reduction Procedure
Following the administration of anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the surgery, Dr. Abdullah will make a discreet incision on the breast, the location of which will be determined by your unique situation. Depending on the extent of the reduction, he may remove fatty tissue (via liposuction), breast tissue and excess skin to reshape the breast. The nipple and areola are then repositioned to a natural location and the original incision is sutured.
Most patients are able to go home just a few hours after their breast reduction surgery.
At Plastic Surgery Institute, we understand the emotional toll that accompanies mastectomy. That is why Dr. Ahmed Abdullah and his warm and talented staff are pleased to offer breast reconstruction surgery. This unique procedure results in the restoration of breasts to an aesthetically pleasing shape, size and appearance.
Because of the precision required to ensure natural-looking results from breast reconstruction, it is vital that a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Ahmed Abdullah be trusted for this procedure. Dr. Abdullah brings a high level of technical aptitude and an artistic eye to every surgery he performs, in addition to superior patient care.
The Breast Reconstruction Procedure
Most mastectomies performed today utilize a skin- and/or nipple-sparing technique whenever possible. This allows the plastic surgeon to come in at the completion of mastectomy to perform an immediate reconstruction whereby a breast implant is inserted into the skin to ensure natural-looking results. In cases where an insufficient amount of tissue remains for a breast implant to be immediately inserted, a staged approach to breast reconstruction is employed. This process involves tissue expansion to stretch healthy skin tissue to make room for the future insertion of a breast implant. In a staged approach, grafting techniques are used to create a natural-looking nipple and areola.
Breast Procedure Candidates
- Your breasts are fully developed
- You are unhappy with the appearance, size, volume or shape of your breasts
- Your breasts cause physical strain on your back, neck and shoulders
- You have undergone a mastectomy
Recovery from Breast Procedure Surgery
Recovery details for breast procedure surgery is different for each procedure. Generally, patients should expect to take time off of work to heal and avoid heavy lifting for several weeks.
Breast procedure patients will be sent home with detailed aftercare instructions and solutions for pain control. You are encouraged to contact him with any questions or concerns you have between leaving the clinic and your first follow-up appointment, which often occurs just days after surgery.
Learn More about Our Breast Options
For more information about any of the breast procedures that Dr. Abdullah offers in Fargo, please call his practice at (701) 293-7408, toll free at 800-352-0587, or contact his office for a consultation.