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How Should I Prepare for Breast Lift Surgery?

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In the time leading up to your breast lift surgery, you may be focused on all the exciting new styles of clothing you’ll be able to wear or the functional improvements you’re looking forward to — like improved mobility and decreased neck and back pain. It’s important to also devote some time to preparing for breast lift surgery to set yourself up for the most successful procedure, recovery, and optimal results possible. Here, Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe and the knowledgeable team at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery provide helpful information on what to do (and what not to do) in preparation for breast lift surgery.

How does breast lift surgery work?

Breast lift surgery, formally known as mastopexy, is a popular procedure that aims to create or restore a more youthful breast shape, position, and overall contour. This is primarily accomplished by removing loose, excess, or stretched skin. The breast tissue is then lifted to a higher, more natural point on the chest, and the nipples may also be reduced in size and repositioned if needed. The type of incision used in a breast lift will depend on the amount of skin that needs to be removed, whether or not the nipple will be repositioned, whether the patient is also receiving breast augmentation, and other factors. Following an initial consultation for your Dallas, TX breast lift, Dr. Dauwe will discuss what type of breast lift incision he recommends and other details of your personalized surgical plan.

Is there anything I should do before getting a breast lift?

Proper preparation plays a significant role in a successful breast lift. Below are some of the most important dos and don’ts in preparing for mastopexy surgery:

  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight for at least 6 – 12 months prior to surgery
  • Consider deferring breast lift surgery until you are done having children and breastfeeding
  • Consult with your surgeon to decide whether you may need a breast augmentation (breast implants and/or breast fat transfer) in addition to your breast lift
  • Plan time off work accordingly (this may range from 1 – 3 weeks or longer depending on your healing progress, the physical demands of your job, additional procedures being performed, and other factors)
  • Plan for help with children, household chores, etc.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Do not smoke
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol
  • Keep the skin moisturized
  • Wear a supportive bra
  • Practice sleeping on your back
  • Discuss realistic expectations for your recovery and results with your surgeon

Again, Dr. Dauwe will review the details of your planned procedure, including what you can expect at each stage of the journey and how to prepare prior to surgery. If you have any additional questions on preparing for a breast lift, don’t hesitate to ask.

Regain your feminine silhouette and your self-confidence with breast lift surgery in Dallas, TX

If age, gravity, weight loss, breastfeeding, or another life event has left you with drooping breasts and downward-pointing nipples, a breast lift may be the solution you’ve been searching for. Discover the results that may be possible for you with breast lift surgery by scheduling a consultation today with Dr. Phillip Dauwe, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.