During your consultation process, I will select the correct mastopexy procedure for you to achieve optimal results. In most cases I use the “short scar” technique or the so called “lollipop lift” to achieve the optimal lift with the least visible scarring. Ordinarily, you can expect to have around 2 consultations before undergoing your procedure. This is to ensure that you and I are on the same page in terms of your needs and expectations.
During your consult, I use your physical examination, measurements, and photographs to assess your breasts for surgery. I also takes into account the size and shape of your breasts, skin quality, nipple and areola placement, and general medical history. This includes information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments, current medication, and previous surgeries.
In addition, it’s important to inform me of future plans, such as dramatic weight loss or breastfeeding. Many women find their breasts sag or shrink with weight loss. In this instance I may recommend that you schedule surgery once your target weight has been achieved.
Most importantly, if you’re planning on breastfeeding after your breast lift surgery, you need to mention this during your consultation. If you have not had children and plan on having a breast lift, you may wish to wait until your childbearing and breastfeeding days are over. Many women however have breast lift surgeries before childbirth knowing that they may need a revision mastopexy afterwards.
It is usually possible to breastfeed after a breast lift as the milk ducts and nipples are left intact. There are several mastopexy procedures available, and this information will determine the type of surgery that is best for you.