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Ask the expert: I want to return to my original size

The technology of implants has come a long way since the first implants were invented

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7 Jun 2016 | 03:47 pm

I have lost volume after breastfeeding my children, and would like to go back to my original breast size, but I am not sure if I like the idea of having implants.

The technology of implants has come a long way since the first implants were invented. The best types of implants on the market these days use cohesive silicone gel in the casing that has a natural feel, and if you cut the implants in half the silicone remains within the case so it does not have a chance of leaking like older models. Some cohesive gel implants’ makers are also providing lifetime guarantees, showing how confident they are of their products.

However, if this is still not for you, a very good ‘organic’ solution would be to use your own fat harvested from other areas of your body, and mixed in with your own stem cells to boost your volume. With the help of these mesenchymal stem cells, the volume is a permanent increase, and is suitable for patients who fear implants. Both surgeries are performed as day case procedures under sedation, which is not to be mistaken with general anaesthesia, and the pain is minimal. After 48 hours you can resume most normal activities, such as driving.

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Maurizio and Roberto Viel

are Italian plastic surgeons at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery in Dubai.