When it comes to picking which corrective breast surgery is right for you, you simply have to ask yourself what it is you’re trying to improve. While the size of the breast is certainly something that commonly comes to mind, I’ve seen firsthand that achieving the shape and firmness of your breasts that you desire is just as vital to looking and feeling your best. That’s why I commonly suggest breast lift surgery for women looking to reshape, rather than resize, their breasts.

how-to-properly-prepare-for-your-breast-liftBreast lift surgery is intended to help those women who are trying to restore a more youthful appearance for their breasts. I also recommend this procedure for any woman trying to re-position nipples and areolas that point downward or women trying to recapture a certain breast shape after experiencing child birth. Unlike breast reduction or augmentation, a breast lift procedure is meant to restore natural shape and proportion to sagging breasts, but doesn’t change the overall size of the breast.

For anyone considering breast lift surgery, I have written a quick list of steps and precautions to follow in order to ensure that you are fully prepared for your surgery and the days that immediately follow:

Do Your Due Diligence

During your consultation for a breast lift, we will discuss your medical history. It’s important to notify me and my trusted team of any personal allergies, past medical procedures you have undergone or if you have a family history of breast cancer. Undergoing a physical examination, as well as a mammogram, and sharing those results with us before pursuing a breast lift is also very important.

Make the Necessary Arrangements

A breast lift procedure will require a brief downtime for recovery, so make sure you have the assistance and resources in-place to manage your pain after your surgery and recover smoothly. If necessary, make sure to plan for supervision and care for your children. You may need to take time off work during your immediate recovery, so plan accordingly. Lastly, you will not be able to drive immediately following your procedure, so make sure you have a safe ride home.

In closing, if you’re unhappy with your breast shape or size, I believe a breast lift could be your solution. A breast lift can make you feel less self-conscious about how you fit into and look in your clothes and improve your general self-esteem. If you think that you may be a candidate for a breast lift, please contact Southern Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeons to begin discussing your procedure today.