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 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.