Why Choose Dr. Gabriel for Breast Lift Surgery?
Dr. Gabriel is a world-renowned board-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.
What is the Difference Between a Breast Lift and a Breast Augmentation??
Women interested in improving the size, shape, appearance, and projection of their breasts are often unsure of which procedure(s) they might need to reach their treatment goals. A breast lift simply lifts the breasts without adding additional size or fullness. Breast lifts can provide the perception of slightly improved size and volume as they reduce age-related sagging, however, no actual volume is added. A breast augmentation procedure on the other hand adds size and volume through the use of saline or silicone implants, or, less commonly, injection of the patient’s own fatty tissue. Both can be done as stand-alone procedures, or they can be combined and done during the same surgery.
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.