Preparing For Breast Lift Surgery
If you have lost breast volume and are experiencing sagging breasts, you may benefit from a procedure known as breast lift surgery, or "mastopexy." Here on PlasticSurgery.com we provide a number of resources to help you learn more about this, and many other, plastic surgery procedures.
For additional information pertaining specifically to your body, we advise that you consult with a highly trained physician. It's a good idea to meet with several plastic surgeons before selecting a physician to perform your breast lift surgery. Second and third opinions are always suggested.
During these meetings, the doctors can examine your breasts to determine the best approach to addressing you physical concerns.
A breast lift surgeon will also discuss what you must do to prepare for surgery. He/she may suggest you:
- Adjust medications (either refrain from certain medications, or begin taking others)
- Undergo a lab test to ensure health
- Have a mammogram
- Refrain from smoking at least two weeks before and after breast lift surgery
During your appointment, you will also be able to ask any questions that you may have pertaining to this procedure. To help you stay on track, we've devised commonly asked questions. Be sure to print out a "Surgeon Questionnaire" and take it to your consultation.
Please read our article, "The Lowdown: Preparing for the Initial Consultation," to prepare you for your appointment(s).
As the healing process can be lengthy in these types of procedures, we highly recommend adding to your daily routine the consumption of a line of all-natural supplements that we offer. The supplements, taken daily both before and after the surgery, will hasten recovery, lessen discomfort, and aid in scar healing.