Women know to expect many changes occurring to their bodies while pregnant, but not all of them anticipate these changes being permanent. While it’s true that some parts of the body return to normal after giving birth, certain changes — especially to the breasts and stomach — may be permanent. Long Island plastic surgeon Dr.
If your breasts have lost their youthful, perky quality and now appear saggier or droopier than you’d like, breast lift can help. During surgery, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin and tissues repositioned higher on the chest. The nipples and areolas can also be relocated higher on the breasts.
The first step of the breast lift process is to meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss the procedure details and your candidacy. Read on as Dr. David Funt, an elite breast surgeon serving Long Island, reveals the questions you should ask during this appointment.
What is your surgical experience?
As mentioned in Dr. Funt’s last blog post, your surgeon’s skill and experience greatly influence the results of your procedure. You will need to learn about your surgeon’s credentials, including board certification, and his or her experience with cosmetic breast surgery.
Ideally, you should choose a surgeon whose specialties include breast lift (as opposed to a doctor who specializes in other procedures, like facial surgery, and only occasionally performs breast lift).
Ask for examples of your surgeon’s previous breast lift cases, so you can familiarize yourself with the quality of the results.
Am I a suitable candidate for breast lift?
Based on your anatomy, medical history, desired cosmetic outcomes and other factors, your surgeon will advise whether breast lift is the most appropriate solution for your circumstances. If not, your surgeon can suggest an alternative approach and explain how that is better suited to you.
Would I benefit from the placement of breast implants?
Many breast lift patients opt to have implants placed at the time of surgery to enhance the size of their breasts. Combining breast lift with implants results in perkier and larger breasts. Your surgeon can go over the benefits of the combination procedure and recommend whether it makes sense in your case.
What can I do to prepare for breast lift?
You should understand the steps required to prepare for breast lift. For example, you may need to temporarily discontinue taking certain medications or supplements that increase the risk of bleeding or anesthesia complications. Or, your surgeon may ask you to undergo pre-surgical lab work to ensure you are medically fit for surgery.
What can I expect during my recovery?
Make sure you have an accurate idea of what to expect after breast lift. Ask for a general timeline for resuming work, exercise and socializing. Take notes on steps you can take to safely accelerate your healing.
When can I anticipate seeing my final result?
Although every patient’s timeline is slightly different, your surgeon can give you a general idea of when your final results will appear. Having reasonable expectations makes it more likely you will be satisfied with your overall experience.
Request a Breast Lift Consultation With Dr. Funt
No question is off-limits during a breast lift consultation. Dr. Funt wants you to feel completely informed of all of your options. To request a consultation at one of his offices, serving Long Island and beyond, please contact us today.
Breast augmentation has a remarkably high satisfaction rate, with some studies finding that as many as 98% of women feel that the surgery either met or exceeded their expectations. When it comes to regrets, Dr. David Funt has noticed that his patients are much more likely to express that they wish they had sought the procedure sooner rather than regretting having it. Among the reasons these women wish they had surgery earlier are:
When Dr. David Funt meets with patients for a breast lift consultation, women often express how much they took their breasts for granted in their 20s. While they may not be as happy with the appearance of their breasts in subsequent decades, the good news is that there is a reliable plastic surgery procedure to improve that. In this post, Dr. Funt explains when women are most likely to seek breast lift.