The breast lift is a major plastic surgery intervention that is used to treat saggy breasts. Many factors can cause the breasts to become loose and saggy. Among these are aging, gravity, weight changes, and genetics. No matter what the cause of your saggy breasts is, it can be treated via breast lift surgery. The breast lift involves surgical removal of the excess skin from the breast, in addition to tightening the breast muscles and lifting the nipples and areolas to an elevated position. After the procedure, your breasts will become firmer, youthful, and voluptuous.
Given that the breast lift is a major and invasive surgery that involves many risks and complications, the procedure is not performed without a proper plan. The plastic surgeon will make a surgical plan before the intervention. The plan will depend on the results of the pre-operative consultation. The breast lift surgical plan is critical to the success of the surgery and achievement of the desired results.
So, what does the breast lift surgical plan include? Well, it includes every thing from the findings of the pre-operative consultation, your candidacy, health history, aesthetic goals and expectations to how the surgery will be performed, what type of anesthesia will be used, what the recovery will be like, and what results to expect and when.
The surgeon will examine your breasts and take measurements of your chest and breast dimensions. The measurements will be part of the surgical plan. The doctor will make sure the measurements are followed during the operation, so both breasts are lifted equally and shaped alike, and any chance of asymmetrical breast development is averted.
Also, the assessment of your health will also determine different facets of your health. You must share your health information and history with the surgeon during the pre-operative consultation. Based on the information, the doctor will determine your eligibility and make the information part of the surgical plan. For instance, if you have diabetes, your surgeon will write it in your surgical plan and put in place precautionary measures accordingly during the surgery.
The surgical plan will also detail out the type of anesthesia that is to be used for your breast lift surgery. It will mention the reasons and any history of anesthetic reaction you may have. Moreover, your expectations and goals will go into the plan. Be sure to have realistic and reasonable expectations and goals so they can be achieved and you can be satisfied with the outcomes.
After surgery, the patient is required to go through a complete recovery process. The surgical plan will also include instructions for the patient to follow during the recovery period. The primary recovery comprises of the first two or three weeks, whereas complete recovery takes six weeks. The patient has to be extra careful and avoid certain activities and movements during recovery. Those activities will be mentioned in the surgical plan.