A consultation with a plastic surgeon is an essential step in the planning process of any procedure, including the breast lift. It is your chance to discuss all concerns and questions you have may have. For the surgeon, it is a time to get to know you, learn about your desired results, and evaluate your unique physical traits. While you are deciding if the breast lift is right for you, it’s likely that your plastic surgeon is deciding if you’ll make a good candidate for surgery. Together, you can design a treatment plan that meets your expectations and the breast lift’s capabilities. Here’s what you need to know before you have a breast lift consultation.
Breast Lift Topics for Discussion
As a prospective breast lift patient, the first meeting with your plastic surgeon is an important one. Many patients see a breast lift as the chance to reclaim their female body from pregnancies, aging, weight loss, genetics, and other causes of sagging. To be ready to take this first step of your journey to the body you want, you should have an idea about the topics that will be discussed and what information you might be asked to share.
The following topics are very common at a breast lift consultation, so collect whatever information you need to give your surgeon a complete medical profile of yourself.
- Your medical history, including both previous and current conditions.
- Health concerns you’ve had with your breasts.
- Any allergies you have, especially to drugs.
- All of the medications you take regularly, including herbal supplements and vitamins.
- Your family history of breast cancer, if any.
- Your typical substance use, including alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
- Any previous surgeries and recoveries, including any significant scarring.
- The results of your most recent mammogram.
- Your personal expectations from breast lift surgery.
Evaluating Your Breasts
As part of your consultation, your plastic surgeon will need to examine your breasts to assess their size, the degree of skin laxity, any excess fat and skin, and other breast features. He or she may also take measurements of your body in order to design surgical results that are proportional to the rest of your frame. Based on your body’s unique characteristics, your plastic surgeon will make a recommendation for your treatment.
Planning Your Breast Lift Procedure
In explaining his projected surgical results for you, your surgeon will use VECTRA 3D imaging to create a three-dimensional photograph of you. The image can then be manipulated to demonstrate what changes you can expect to see once the breast lift has been completed. This is the perfect time to voice any questions or concerns you may have. If you aren’t happy with the results shown to you with the 3D software, you need to speak up. Doing so can prevent a miscommunication from occurring, as well as your unsatisfactory results.
Making Additions to Your Breast Lift
For some patients, sagging breasts are often accompanied by a loss of breast volume. While your plastic surgeon will be able to reshape the volume that remains, he or she won’t be able make them bigger without a little assistance. In fact, a breast lift with a breast augmentation is a very popular surgical combination that can create very satisfactory results for patients. Women who are frustrated by small breasts, whether they have always been small or have depleted in size over time, can correct this with a dual procedure. Achieve the upper body contour that you’ve always wanted by adding breast implants to your breast lift. Your plastic surgeon will help you determine the type of implants you need and what size will work best on your body frame. Be open to his or her suggestions and remember that you are a team working together for one common goal: your natural-looking, desired results.
Begin Your Breast Lift Plans Today
Your plastic surgery journey should always begin with the right plastic surgeon. Contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein can help you achieve the surgical results you desire.
Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.