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PREPARING FOR SURGERY

Who Is a Candidate?

A breast lift is a good option for you if:

  • You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
  • You do not smoke
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume
  • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape
  • When unsupported, the nipples are lower than the crease below the breasts
  • The nipples point downward
  • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
  • One breast is lower than the other

For more information about your breast lift procedure, please contact us online or call us at We look forward to helping you look your best.

PREPARING FOR SURGERY

Prior to surgery, we will have you:

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery
  • Depending on your age get a baseline mammogram before surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue

During a pre-operative appointment, usually 1-2 weeks before surgery, we will:

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Tell you what to do on the night before and morning of surgery
  • Discuss the use of anesthesia during your procedure
  • Explain post-operative care and follow-up, and what help you will need after the procedure

INFORMED CONSENT

The decision to have breast surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable. In general, the overall risks are small with this procedure. Revisions may be required if the breasts settle a little with time.

Pain from a breast lift varies but is usually mild. Patients are given pain pills to alleviate the discomfort, but usually only need them for a few days.

We will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks and potential complications.

The risks include:

  • Scarring
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation, may be temporary or permanent
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Breast contour and shape irregularities
  • Skin discoloration, permanent pigmentation changes, swelling and bruising
  • Allergies to tape, suture materials and glues, blood products, topical preparations or injected agents
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Fatty tissue deep in the skin could die (fat necrosis)
  • Excessive firmness of the breast
  • Potential partial or total loss of nipple and areola
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Possibility of revisional surgery

You should also know that:

  • Breast lift surgery can interfere with diagnostic procedures
  • Breast and nipple piercing can cause an infection
  • Breast lift surgery does not normally interfere with pregnancy, but if you are planning to have a baby, your breast skin may stretch and offset the results of mastopexy and you may have more difficulty breastfeeding after this operation

COST

A quote will be provided to you after your consult with Dr. Alexander. Cost is always a consideration in elective surgery. We offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask.

Costs include:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Operating Room and Supplies
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Medical tests
  • Anesthesia fees

IMPORTANT TERMS TO KNOW

  • Anesthesia—General: The patient is asleep, requiring that the airway be protected, either by a standard breathing tube, or by a laryngeal mask (LMA), an inflatable mask that goes in the back of the throat but doesn’t go down the trachea. Through the airway, an anesthesiologist gives gases to put the patient asleep. Drugs may also be given through the iv.
  • Anesthesia—Local: The surgical area is numbed up with an injection, but the patient is awake. Sometimes a patient will be given an oral medication, like Valium, to help with relaxation.
  • Anesthesia—Sedation (Twilight): The patient is made sleepy with medications given through an IV. The level of sedation can be adjusted, from barely sleepy to very sleepy. Sometimes sedation is given by the surgeon, but most of the time it is administered by an M.D. Anesthesiologist.
  • Areola: Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.
  • Breast lift: Also known as mastopexy; surgery to lift the breasts.
  • Breast reduction: Also known as reduction mammaplasty, reduction of breast size by surgery.
  • Excision: To remove the skin
  • Mammogram: An x-ray image of the breast
  • Mastopexy: Surgery to lift the breasts.
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