A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure where the breasts are lifted to a more youthful position by removing excess skin and tightening the tissue around it. This allows the breasts to regain their original shape and also, support the new contours. If desired, a breast lift can also help reduce the size of large areola. It has become one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.
A breast lift can restore your youthful figure with an improved breast profile. It isn’t uncommon for a woman’s breasts to lose their shape with the passing of time. This happens due to the loss of skin elasticity, which, in turn, can be caused by aging, weight changes, pregnancy, gravity, and even heredity.
Preparing for the Breast Lift Procedure
Preparing for a breast lift involves scheduling a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon. This is the perfect opportunity to discuss the details of the procedure and gain a better understanding of the surgical process.
During this time, your doctor will also ask you to discuss your medical history. He will ask you questions regarding past and current medical conditions and If you have a family history of breast cancer. You will need to be honest about these details, as it is necessary to be deemed a good candidate.
You will be given instructions to that you will need to follow before the procedure as well. These instructions may include foregoing the use of alcohol and tobacco for some time leading up to the surgery. You will also be required to stop using certain medications that cause blood thinning in preparation for the surgery to prevent too much bleeding.
Your doctor can inform you in more detail about what you should and should not do in the time leading up to the surgery.
Preparation also involves discussing your expectations with your doctor. You will have the opportunity to talk about why you want a breast lift and what you’re hoping to get out of it. Your doctor will discuss the procedure with you and make sure you have a thorough understanding of the process involved
You might also be asked to undergo pre-surgical tests. For instance, your doctor may ask you to undergo a mammogram before the procedure. You will have to do one even after the procedure. This is done to study the changes in the breast tissue and also, interpret mammograms in the future.
Finally, you might be asked to lose some weight if you are outside of your ideal weight range. This will help ensure that your breasts maintain their new look for a long period of time after the surgery takes place.
Recovering From the Breast Lift Surgery
The breast lift surgery is invasive in nature and requires some downtime in order to rest and relax as you heal. You will be provided with post-operative instructions that you will need to follow in order to ensure the end-result possible.
Make sure to have someone available after the surgery to help take you home and assist you around the house as you heal. You should refrain from strenuous activities and heavy lifting during your recovery period as well. If you feel any lingering discomfort that’s hard to manage, then your doctor can provide you with medication that will help.
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Contact our office to learn more about the breast lift surgery with skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Bartlett. With his help and guidance, you’ll be on your way to the youthful and perky looking breasts you’ve always wanted.