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 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.