What To Do Before Plastic Surgery

Posted on: 14 May 2021


You may be interested in getting a breast lift if your breasts start sagging. This can happen because of pregnancy. The ligaments that support your breasts may become stretched as they fill up with milk. After birthing your child, your breasts might start to sag. If your weight fluctuates, it can cause the skin of your breast to stretch and lose elasticity. Aging is another common reason why the ligaments in the breast begin to stretch and sag. Fortunately, all of this can be corrected by doing a breast lift surgery. Here's what you need to do before the procedure.

Know Your Expectations

Before your breast lift surgery, your doctor will do a full physical exam that will take a look at the position of your nipples and your areola. Your doctor will look at the quality of your skin during the examination. Your doctor may take pictures of your breast to put on your medical record. It is important that at this time you discuss your expectations for the surgery. Let your surgeon know what you are hoping your breasts will look like after surgery.

A Mammogram Is a Must

Before your doctor can do any breast lift procedure, you must do a mammogram. This mammogram will help to determine if your breasts are healthy and will allow your doctor to see the placement of your breast tissues. It will also be helpful in giving your surgeon clues about how your breasts are healing after the surgery. This is because you will also have to do another mammogram after the surgery. Your doctor will then be able to compare the results of the mammograms to see if there are any irregularities.

Stop Medications

There are some medications that you will need to stop before your surgery. If you are currently taking aspirin as a pain reliever, you will need to stop taking it a few days before surgery. You will also need to avoid taking other anti-inflammatory drugs as well. If you are currently taking any form of herbal supplements, your doctor may also ask you to stop taking them a week or more before the surgery. This is because some medications and herbs increase bleeding during surgery.

Get Help

After your breast lift surgery, you are going to need some help. You will need someone to drive you home and someone to assist you as you begin the recovery process. You should arrange all of this before your surgery. Once you prepare for your surgery ahead of time, the recovery process should be a lot easier.

For more information about this procedure, contact a local plastic surgery center.