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Your Breast Lift Plastic Surgery Consultation

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.

 

Breast Exam

 

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.

 

Surgery Planning

 

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.

 

Health Assessment

 

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 713-799-9999 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Questions to Ask Your Breast Lift Plastic Surgeon

 

In order to determine whether breast lift cosmetic surgery is the right choice, the patient should have all her questions answered by an experienced surgeon during the initial consultation.

 

A dedicated surgeon will allocate adequate time for an individualized, one-on-one consultation to address the patient’s questions and help make an informed decision about breast lift. Board certified and astute female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding locations.

 

Questions about the Procedure

What will a breast lift accomplish for me?

 

The breast lift plastic surgery procedure raises breasts while improving firmness and shape. Women who are good breast lift candidates will be able to achieve noticeable enhancement in their breast shape and position, and have perkier, more youthful looking breasts. Breast lift surgery also reshapes enlarged, stretched areolas.

 

Will a breast lift procedure affect the size of my breasts?

Modifying the breast size of is not the goal of breast lift surgery. Some patients may feel that their breasts appear slightly smaller afterward simply because the excess, hanging tissue has been eliminated.

 

If a patient wants to increase breast lift along with lifting the breasts, she may consider breast implants in conjunction with breast lift surgery. The surgeon will discuss this option according to the patient’s needs.

 

How should I prepare for the procedure?

 

A judicious surgeon will ensure the patient receives thorough instructions for how to prepare for the surgery and the recovery phase afterward. For the most part, a breast lift will not involve a lot of preparation.

 

The patient may have to stop or modify the schedule of certain medications in the time leading up to the surgery. If the patient smokes, she will need to quit for at least a specified time period.

 

Questions about the Surgeon

 

The initial consultation is an opportune time to learn about the plastic surgeon’s skills and qualifications. Questions about their qualifications may include:

 

Why does an ABPS board certification in plastic surgery matter?

 

To be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the plastic surgeon must demonstrate their skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. They are required to pass written and oral exams, show clear commitment to patient safety and ethical care, and obtain an objective evaluation from their peers serving on the Board. ABPS is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

 

How often do you perform breast procedures?

 

The plastic surgeon should have adequate experience in performing breast surgeries. If the surgeon will fully knowledgeable about the intricacies of breast anatomy, they can create more effective and natural looking results in procedures such as breast lift.

 

Can I see a few before and photos of breast lift patients?

 

Breast lift before-and-after photos are a useful way to know clearly what the procedure can or cannot do in terms of breast enhancement, and whether it will meet the patient’s aesthetic expectations.

 

Kind and accomplished female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and other towns and communities in this glorious region of the country for breast lift surgery.

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 713-799-9999 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Breast Lift Plastic Surgery Risks and Safety

Although a breast lift cosmetic surgery is a relatively safe procedure, there are certain risks associated with it. When breast implant surgery is combined with a breast lift procedure, the implants create additional risks. The key is to choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon to minimize the risks.

 

The patient should take into consideration all the potential risks of breast lift surgery in order to deciding whether to undergo the surgery.

 

Board certified and prudent female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities across the landscape.

 

Infection

 

Infection is a common risk after any type of surgery, including breast lift. Symptoms may appear within one to six weeks following the surgery and could include abnormal swelling and pain, redness, discharge, and fever.

 

Hematoma

 

A hematoma refers to accumulation of blood which can become trapped below an incision. Hematomas can cause pain, infection, and lead to the formation of scar tissue. These may appear just after a breast lift plastic surgery or during the recovery process. When small, they will be absorbed by the body, but a larger hematoma may need to be removed through surgery.

 

Reaction to Anesthesia

 

The risk for complications from anesthesia will depend on the type of anesthetic used, the patient’s health, and her age. Adverse reactions to anesthesia are rare in healthy people but can be a breast lift complication, particularly for women with other medical conditions. An allergic reaction to anesthesia may cause nausea, headache, sore throat, and shivering.

 

Conspicuous Scarring

 

For a few months following surgery, breast lift scars may be significant. But most of these scars will fade gradually over several months.

 

While the surgeon will make every effort to reduce the scar appearance, breast lift scars can be conspicuous if they form abnormally. Keloids, thick, mushroom-shaped scars, which extend beyond the incision area, could occur due to a rapid healing process.

 

Asymmetry

 

As every patient heals differently, a few women may experience minor differences in the size or shape of breasts following a breast lift surgery.

 

Nipple placement may also be asymmetrical after the surgery. Breast asymmetry is a common risk of breast lift surgery, but in most cases, it is insignificant. However, if the asymmetry appears too obvious, it can be revised with an additional surgery.

 

Change of Sensation

 

Loss of sensation or altered sensation in the breast or areola is a normal side effect following breast lift surgery and it is usually temporary. In some cases, a woman may experience higher sensitivity, which is also a temporary risk of breast lift. But in rare cases, the sensation loss can be permanent. The risk of permanent sensation loss is higher when the nipples are repositioned during surgery.

 

Many women assume that breastfeeding problems are also one of the risks of breast lift surgery.

 

But the milk glands are not separated from the nipples during the surgery, and as a result breastfeeding is typically not affected. Reliable female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and other town and neighborhoods in this region of the nation for breast lift surgery.

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 713-799-9999 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Breast Lift Plastic Surgery Preparation

Your Breast Reduction Consultation

Breast lift cosmetic surgery procedure aims to create firmer and more youthful looking breasts by removing excess breast skin. The procedure should be preceded by a thorough preparation process, which will impact the final outcome.

During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will provide instructions for preparation to the patient. The patient should be diligent about following the preparatory guidelines. This will improve her chances of achieving a safe and predictable outcome from breast lift.

Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and other towns and suburbs in this outstanding American state.

 

Understanding the Breast Lift Procedure

A cosmetic surgery such as breast lift is a personal journey for the patient. She should choose it only after she is convinced about it, and try not to go ahead with it just someone else suggested it or because she is under some kind of peer pressure.

During the first consultation, the surgeon will evaluate what exactly about the patient’s breast shape and appearance might be bothering her. The patient should review the surgeon’s website and try to gain a better understanding about breast lift plastic surgery and the surgeon’s practice.

 

Engaging with Other Patients

If possible, a breast lift candidate should try to interact with other women who have undergone breast lift surgery earlier and are willing to share their experiences.

Dedicated Internet forums about aesthetic procedures, interactive platforms such as RealSelf, and social media engagement can help a patient gain practical, real-world information about breast lift and how to prepare for the surgery. First-hand experiences and tips from other women will help a patient prepare much better for breast lift surgery.

 

Meeting Requirements for Candidacy

The surgeon will determine a patient’s candidacy before recommending her for a breast lift. A candidate for this procedure would be in good general health and ideally have stable and moderate body weight.

The candidate should not have any near-term plan for a pregnancy or a weight loss program because it can create loose skin in the breasts and reverse the effects of breast lift. As a part of the candidate’s health evaluation, the surgeon may order specialized mammograms if necessary.

 

Before the Surgery

The patient should follow certain preparatory guidelines ahead of the scheduled breast lift surgery:

  • Refrain from smoking for at least a certain time period before the procedure as instructed by the surgeon to minimize the risk.
  • Avoid taking blood thinning medications, NSAIDs, herbal supplements and vitamin E for a few days as advised by the surgeon.
  • Some patients may be required to adjust the schedule of certain ongoing prescription meds in consultation with their primary care physician.
  • If needed, the patient should arrange for aftercare and transportation to return home following the breast lift surgery.
  • Working women may apply for leave at their workplace for at least one week to 10 days to have a safe initial recovery at home.

 

Experienced female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast lift surgery.

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 713-799-9999 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

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