Your Breast Lift Consultation
Your breast life process starts with a detailed private consultation with Dr. Gabriel. The breast lift is a very personal procedure that is curated to address your specific needs and concerns. As such, you should be prepared to answer a wide range of questions and provide your medical history to help us help you with the ideal treatment plant. You can and should also take this opportunity to clarify your own questions and concerns.
Dr. Gabriel will review your medical history and ask for details about:
- Current and previous medical conditions and treatments
- Current medications, vitamins, and supplements
- Family history of breast cancer diagnosis
- Lifestyle and dietary habits
- Smoking, alcohol, and tobacco usage
- Previous surgeries
- Breast health and the results of previous mammograms and biopsies
- Cosmetic goals and expectations
Dr. Gabriel will also examine your breasts to make a complete evaluation of your existing concerns and needs. During the evaluation, he’ll assess your skin laxity, sagging, fat deposits, and excess skin tissues. He might take measurements of your breasts and determine their alignment and proportionality. Based on your medical history, cosmetic goals, and evaluation, Dr. Gabriel will curate a treatment plan that ensures optimal results according to your expectations.
Breast Lift Recovery
After the breast lift surgery, you’ll spend a few hours in the recovery room, following which you can have someone drive you back home. You should arrange for a friend or relative to stay with you for the first 48 hours after the procedure. You might experience mild pain and discomfort for the first few days, manageable with prescription pain medications.
You’ll wear compression garments throughout your recovery to ensure optimal healing. Most patients can resume showering in 2 to 3 days and return to work in a week. However, you should avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and workouts for at least two weeks, and may be able to resume vigorous activities in about 4. Most patients recover completely in 6 weeks.
Why Choose Dr. Gabriel for Breast Lift Surgery?
Dr. Gabriel is a world-renowned boas-certified plastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgeries. He’s a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the recipient of numerous awards and laurels for his contributions to plastic surgery. Most importantly, you should choose Dr. Gabriel for your breast lift surgery because he focuses on personalized treatments that provide optimal results based on your unique expectations.
Can I breastfeed after a breast lift surgery?
Yes. You can still breastfeed after a breast lift because the nipples aren’t detached from the breast glands during this procedure. However, some women may be unable to breastfeed for unrelated biological reasons.
Will I need to stop smoking before the procedure?
You must stop smoking and nicotine consumption in any form (patches, chewing tobacco, gum, etc.) for at least 8 weeks before the procedure. Nicotine and smoking affect your blood circulation, which, in turn, affects your healing rate. You must stop smoking to ensure your scars heal properly.
Where will the scars be located?
The incisions are generally made in low-visibility regions, such as under the natural breast fold or around the darkened skin of the areola. Depending on the technique used, an incision might be made vertically from the areola down to the breast fold. Over time, with proper recovery and aftercare, most of the scars will fade into a dull pink. You can also opt for additional non-surgical cosmetic treatments to reduce scar visibility.