Once the patient has chosen a surgeon to perform her breast lift cosmetic surgery, she will attend a pre-operative consultation to talk about her surgery.
A salient consultation will create a foundation for a successful surgery. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.
As a first step in breast lift plastic surgery consultation, the surgeon will conduct a detailed exam to determine whether the patient is a candidate for this procedure.
The surgeon will review her medical records to make sure she is not a high risk candidate for general anesthesia or surgery. The patient should attend the consultation with a list of her current medications so that the surgeon can make a better informed decision.
The surgeon will also examine her breast skin elasticity and the position of the breasts. Depending on how far the breasts may sag and whether the nipples are downward pointing, the surgeon can decide how much of a breast lift may be necessary.
Finally, the surgeon will measure and assess the patient’s overall body type to ensure a proportionate and natural-looking figure.
During this consultation, the surgeon will also explain which breast lift technique could most effectively achieve the patient’s goals. The surgeon will answer any questions the patient may have about the breast lift procedure. To achieve best results, the patient should be forthright about her expectations and goals. The planning will involve decisions about:
- The technique the surgeon will use
- The type of anesthesia the patient will receive
- Where the breast lift surgery will take place
- What the patient should do to prepare
- What the patient should expect during her recovery
If the patient chooses to receive breast implants along with mastopexy, the surgeon will also discuss various implant options. They will explain the pros and cons of saline, silicone, and ultra cohesive silicone implants, and will help the patient choose the right shape and size for her figure.
The surgeon will perform a health exam to assess the patient’s candidacy for breast lift surgery. They may also order a few specialized mammograms in some cases. They will review the patient’s health records and ask questions related to any current medical conditions the patient may have.
Reviewing Patient’s Goals
During the consultation, the patient should feel free to share her personal cosmetic needs and aspirations regarding the shape and appearance of her breasts. Based on her feedback, the surgeon will determine the extent of correction required and choose the appropriate technique to perform the surgery.
The patient may carry images from magazines or websites to show to the surgeon about the kind of breast figure she desires. The surgeon will take her suggestions into account while creating a customized breast lift surgery plan tailored to meet her aesthetic goals.
Experienced female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast lift and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.