The Breast Lift Treatment Process
Knowing what to expect during treatment can go a long way to helping you feel comfortable. Our team will walk with you every step of the journey, from your initial consultation to your final check-up.
Your First Consultation
During your pre-operative consultation with Dr. Hardy, he will perform a comprehensive evaluation to see how much of a lift is required to achieve your desired results. He will also review your health history to identify any potential risks that could undermine treatment. Consequently, it is important to bring along a complete list of allergies, medications, and herbal supplements.
Finally, Dr. Hardy will ask about your specific aesthetic concerns and expectations for the procedure. After he has collected all of the necessary information, he can design a treatment plan personalized to your goals.
Preparing for Your Procedure
During your treatment planning consultation, Dr. Hardy will provide you with a comprehensive list of pre-surgical instructions, including recommendations to:
- Discontinue certain vitamins and supplements a few days prior to the procedure
- Stop smoking
- Stop consuming alcohol two weeks before surgery
- Discontinue NSAIDS for a week after the procedure
It is essential that you follow these instructions as closely as possible to ensure a successful procedure and safe recovery.
The Breast Lift Procedure
In total, the breast lift procedure can take anywhere from one and a half to three or more hours, depending on the patient. The day of your procedure, you will receive either general anesthesia or IV sedation so that you can remain comfortable throughout. Once you are comfortable, the doctor will create incisions in strategic locations to minimize scarring.
Aging, pregnancy, and weight loss can all contribute to sagging.
Next, excess tissue is excised and the underlying breast tissue reshaped for a natural-looking, perkier appearance. If necessary, Dr. Hardy can reposition the nipples, as well. Finally, he can close the incisions with either absorbable or non-absorbable sutures.
Discomfort or tenderness is normal following a breast lift procedure. Patients should plan to take at least one week off of work for a speedy and successful recovery. If your stitches require removal, your surgeon will let you know when to schedule that appointment.
Rejuvenate Your Silhouette
If you feel that your breasts have lost elasticity and volume over the years, a breast lift could be the solution for you. To learn more about this treatment, contact us online or call us at (406) 728-3811.