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What to Expect From a Breast Lift Consultation

Are you considering breast lift surgery? Here’s what questions to expect from your plastic surgeon during the consultation.

One of the most commonly requested cosmetic surgeries is a breast lift, a procedure that is designed to reshape the breast and create an uplifted appearance. It has many benefits, including:

  • Safe and effective procedure (if carried out by a board-certified plastic surgeon)
  • Natural and long-lasting results
  • More aesthetically pleasing appearance
  • Improved self-confidence and quality of life

Customized Breast Lift Surgery at our Kelowna Private Hospital

Whatever your aesthetic goals, our plastic surgeons are skilled and experienced in a number of breast surgeries including breast lifts, augmentations, reductions, and breast lift-augmentation and can help you achieve all your aesthetic goals.

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Am I a Candidate For a Breast Lift Surgery?

A breast lift surgery is a very effective way of correcting a number of aesthetic concerns. You may be a suitable candidate for a mastopexy if you have:

  • Drooping or sagging breasts
  • Downward pointing nipples
  • Enlarged areolas
  • Uneven breast position

Is there an age limit? No, but candidates need to be in good health and hold realistic expectations of the surgical outcome. NOTE: Maintaining your weight will ensure longer-lasting results, so if you’re planning a pregnancy or dramatic weight loss, it’s best to discuss this with your plastic surgeon.

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What to Expect From a Breast Lift Consultation

If you are planning a breast surgery such as a mastopexy, then it is essential to first have an in-depth, personalized consultation with your plastic surgeon. This will enable:

YOU to get to know the surgeon better, to enquire about his/her qualifications and experience, and decide if it is the right cosmetic procedure for you and the person to perform it.

THE PLASTIC SURGEON to evaluate your body, medical history, and needs, as well as listen to any concerns you may have, to best determine if this is the right option for you.

What Will Be Discussed During the Breast Lift Consultation?

If you believe that a breast lift surgery will help you achieve your aesthetic goals, the next step is to book a consultation with a plastic surgeon. In order to make the most out of this meeting, it’s crucial that you understand what to expect.

Your plastic surgeon may want to discuss:

  • Your medical history, including any current or previous conditions
  • Any allergies that you may have, especially to certain drugs
  • Your family’s medical history (eg. risk of breast cancer)
  • Your daily habits (tobacco use, alcohol intake, or any other drugs)
  • Any previous cosmetic surgeries you may have had and how you healed (This will allow the surgeon to understand your risk of scarring.)
  • Your breast health (including any previous biopsies or mammograms)
  • What you expect out of the breast surgery (This will help them customize the procedure to your specific goals)

Evaluation of Your Breasts

A safe and effective breast lift surgery can only be planned once your plastic surgeon has made a full evaluation of your breasts and your specific needs. If you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, your surgeon will assess the degree of:

  • Skin laxity
  • Breast sagging
  • Excess fat
  • Excess skin

In addition, your surgeon may take measurements of your breast size, as well as the placement of both your nipples and areola. Using this information, your plastic surgeon can then tailor the most effective breast lift surgery for you.

Importance of Patient and Plastic Surgeon Communication

Once your consultation and breast evaluation have been done, the planning stage can begin. During this time, your surgeon will:

  • Make suggestions for how they would like to perform the breast lift.
  • Describe the expected results (using before and after photos of patients)
  • Discuss any breast lift risks or complications
  • Explain any specifics of the procedure, including the choice of anesthetic

REMEMBER: If you have ANY concerns, questions, or preferences, you MUST bring them up at this time. Communicating and working together with your plastic surgeon will help them customize the breast lift surgery to ensure all your needs are met.

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our breast surgeries, including breast lifts and augmentations, contact our private Kelowna hospital today at 250-868-9799 or fill in the online contact form.

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