What to Expect during Your Breast Lift Consultation?
Breast lift cosmetic surgery can help a woman achieve more sensuous breast contours by giving them a firmer, more youthful projection. Pre-operative breast lift consultation is an important part of the procedure. A well-prepared patient can benefit the most from this consultation and make a considered choice about breast lift.
Dr. Wright Jones is a double board certified plastic surgeon providing breast lift and various other procedures. During the breast lift consultation, Dr. Jones will address all the concerns of patient and help her make the best decision. He provides breast lift to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations.
Health and Physical Evaluation
The patient’s health assessment is a key part of the initial consultation process for breast lift plastic surgery. The surgeon will perform a detailed exam to determine the candidacy of the patient. Medical history and any previous surgery details will be assessed to ensure that the patient is not at a high risk of complications.
The patient should bring a complete list of her current medications, including nutrition or herbal supplements, so that the surgeon may make the right decisions. She should be forthcoming about any history of smoking, alcohol, or drugs. Physical exam of the skin elasticity and breast anatomy will be performed.
Depending on the degree of droopiness of the breasts, the surgeon will recommend an appropriate breast lift technique. Overall body type will be assessed and measured in order to decide the proportionate appearance of breasts and determine whether breast implants may be recommended along with breast lift.
The surgeon will carefully try to understand the patient’s aesthetic needs, goals and aspirations. These will be matched with her health status and breast anatomy while preparing a customized surgical plan for breast lift. During the planning, the surgeon will closely engage with the patient for various choices.
Many surgeons will also present breast lift before and after photos at this point to ensure that the patient forms realistic expectations. The patient will be encouraged to ask questions and clear all doubts and concerns before the surgical plan is finalized. The discussion with the surgeon at this point may include:
- The breast lift surgical technique the surgeon will adopt
- Whether general or local anesthesia will be used
- Whether the surgery be performed at a hospital, an ambulatory surgical center or a private surgical suite
- What preparations the patient will be required to make from her own side prior to the surgery
- Estimated recovery process and any advance preparations for recovery that the patient may be able to do
If the patient chooses breast lift in combination with breast implants, the consultation will also include a discussion on the most appropriate breast implant type and size.
The surgeon will advise the patient to refrain from smoking for at least two weeks before and after surgery. Any blood thinning medications will have to be discontinued for some time. A mammogram may be ordered before the procedure. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas.
See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the face, nose, body, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.