Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery in Lebanon is very widespread because the shape of the breast contributes to women’s feeling feminine. Breast implants add volume to existing breast tissue to create a fuller chest. The implants used by the leading plastic surgery center in Beirut are silicone gel and American or German made.

Led by Dr. Elie Abdelhak, the clinic uses the best and long lasting breast implants in Lebanon. The prostheses are approved by the Ministry of Health and thus the breast augmentation surgery performed by Dr. Elie is totally reliable, everlasting and very safe.

As far as choosing the profile of breast implant, medium height, moderate plus, ultra high, and classic are some of the options. Dr. Elie chooses with their patients not only the size that fits them the best, but also that matches their expectations.

The Day of Your Breast Implants

The day of your operation, after have seen your tests results (mammography), Dr. Elie will perform surgery while you are under general anesthesia — for 1.5 hours.

To insert the breast implant, Dr. Elie will make a single cut (incision) in one of three places: either in the crease under your breast (inframammary), under your arm (axillary), or around your nipple (periareolar) and the option is to be decided on the day of consultation.

When the implant is in place, the incision will be closed — typically with stitches (sutures) — and bandaged with skin adhesive and surgical tape.

This surgery is without an overnight stay in the hospital, patients are allowed to go home after the anesthesia has worn off which is usually about 2 hours. Before leaving the medical center, patients will be able to walk, drink water, go the bathroom, and have their pain controlled by pain pills.

Recovery Time

For the first 6 weeks, you need to sleep on your stomach or sides. Try to avoid vigorous and physical activities that will make your breasts bounce. Also, Get your wounds wet for the first 2 – 5 days after surgery. Wear an underwire bra (or push-up bra) for at least 6 weeks after surgery (that is, until your wounds have properly healed and your breast implants have settled

Am I a candidate for breast implants?

You need a breast augmentation surgery if:

  • You have Small breasts
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical.
  • Your breasts are drooping or sagging after pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • You have lost weight and your breast changed in size or shape.
  • You have endured a reconstruction after surgery to treat breast cancer
  • You need prosthesis for cosmetic improvements after breast reconstruction


How long will the results last:

It is a permanent surgery with lifetime prosthesis. You will immediately notice the results and after six months you will see the final results.

What to expect from breast implants:

Breast implants can help boost you selfesteem, body image, and sexual satisfaction.

Note: Possible alternative to breast augmentation:

You can enlarge your breast with fat grafting: Dr. Elie Abdelhak helps you get rid of the fat cells from fat-abundant body areas and then place the collected fat in the breast.

(Note: For the liposuction, Dr. Elie uses the most recent techniques like the vaser which is performed under local anesthesia).

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