Questions to ask yourself before scheduling a breast lift

Questions to ask yourself before scheduling a breast lift

02nd Sep 2019


Getting plastic surgery to improve the appearance of the breasts is no longer taboo nowadays as women from different venues of life choose to enhance their appearance under the talented hands of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.

While plastic surgery on the breasts is certainly more affordable and available than it was a decade ago, this doesn’t mean that anyone can have the procedure. There are indications and contraindications for each procedure, including the breast lift. Moreover, the recommendation is to think things through and weigh the pros and cons before scheduling your procedure.

Here are a few questions to ask yourself before scheduling a breast lift:

–    Is this a good time?

A good time to undergo the breast lift is a period when you can take about two weeks off from work for the recovery and also when you don’t have important social events or other responsibilities involving physical effort. After the procedure, you will rest for a day or two, and then you can start resuming daily activities. But intense physical activities are still to be avoided for a month or two after the procedure. The patient also needs to avoid lifting heavy things. Take this into consideration if you have toddlers as after the surgery you shouldn’t lift them in your arms for at least a period of a few weeks, if not more.

–    Am I ready to undergo this procedure?

Being ready to undergo the breast lift is actually a combination of factors: logistical, financial, and emotional, among others. A patient who is ready to undergo the procedure has understood the details of the surgery and is ready to follow the instructions of the plastic surgeon. Moreover, the patient has found the financial resources to fund the procedure and also is firm in the conviction that the procedure should take place. Having a strong motivation for undergoing the breast lift is important to feel ready to have it done. 

–    Am I prepared to deal with potential complications that can occur?

Just like any other surgery, the breast lift can be associated with different complications. These include excessive bleeding, seromas and hematomas, infection, delayed wound healing, skin necrosis, wound opening, and even deep vein thrombosis. To avoid these complications, the plastic surgeon will give you certain instructions and will perform the procedure following a certain operative plan. However, even if you follow the recommendations to the letter and you choose a highly experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to play out your procedure, there is still a chance to be confronted with complications. In case this happens, you should be prepared to deal with them and know exactly what you should do in case they appear. For example, if an infection occurs, the patient should seek medical assistance as soon as possible to get treatment. Small seromas and hematomas often require no additional treatment but should be kept under supervision.


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