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What to Expect From a Breast Lift Consultation

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  • May 15, 2017

Are you considering a mastopexy? Here's what to expect from your breast lift consultation.

A mastopexy, more commonly known as a breast lift, is a popular plastic surgery procedure which is designed to reshape the breast and create an uplifted appearance. It has many incredible benefits including:

  • Lifted breasts
  • More aesthetically pleasing appearance
  • Long-lasting, natural looking results
  • Safe and effective procedure when carried out by a board-certified plastic surgeon
  • Improved quality of life
Breast Lift + Breast Augmentation

It’s important to remember that while a mastopexy will reposition the breasts back to a higher position, it WILL NOT increase the size, fullness or firmness of your breasts and for many patients, it’s beneficial to combine the breast lift with a breast augmentation.

The possible benefits of doing so can be discussed with your plastic surgeon during the initial consultation.

Whatever your needs, at our Edmonton clinic, we offer a wide range of surgical procedures and anti-aging skin treatments to help you reach all your aesthetic goals.


Am I A Candidate For A Breast Lift?

If you experience one or more of the following factors due to the appearance of your breasts, you may be a suitable candidate for a mastopexy:

  • Drooping or sagging breasts
  • Nipples pointing downwards
  • Enlarged areolas
  • Uneven breast position

While there generally is no age limit for a breast lift, candidates need to be in good health and hold realistic expectations of the surgical outcomes. In addition, maintaining your weight can ensure longer lasting results, so if you are planning a dramatic weight loss or pregnancy, it’s wise to discuss this with your plastic surgeon.

Want to know if you’re a good candidate for a mastopexy?


What to Expect From Your Breast Lift Consultation

When planning any surgery or anti-aging skin treatment, the one-on-one consultation between you and your plastic surgeon is an essential part of the process. During this time:

THE PLASTIC SURGEON has the chance to evaluate the patient’s body & hear about any concerns they may have

THE PATIENT will get to know the surgeon better, learn about his/her qualifications and opinions and decide if the procedure is the right option.

What Topics Will Be Discussed During The Mastopexy Consultation?

Once you have decided that a breast lift surgery is an option you want to explore, the next step is to book a consultation with a plastic surgeon. In order to make the most out of this meeting, it’s important to understand what to expect.

Your plastic surgeon may want to discuss:

  • Your personal medical history, including any current or previous condition
  • Any allergies, particularly any known reaction to drugs
  • Your family history, including any breast cancer diagnoses
  • Daily habits including any use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs
  • Any previous surgeries you may have had and how you healed. This helps the surgeon understand your risk of scarring
  • Your breast health (including any previous biopsies or mammograms)
  • Your expectations for the outcome of the breast lift surgery. This will help them design the right mastopexy procedure to meet all your needs and concerns

Breast Evaluation

An effective mastopexy surgery can only be planned once your surgeon has completed an examination of your breasts and made a full evaluation of their unique features and needs. If you are deemed to be a good candidate for a breast lift, your surgeon will assess the degree of:

  • Skin laxity
  • Breast sagging
  • Excess fat
  • Excess skin

In addition, measurements will be taken of the size of your breasts as well as the placement of both your nipples and areolae. With this information, your plastic surgeon can now plan the most effective mastopexy procedure for you.

Importance of Patient’s Contribution to the Planning the Mastopexy Procedure

Once the consultation and evaluation have been completed, the planning stages can begin. Your plastic surgeon may:

  • Make recommendations for how he would like to perform the mastopexy
  • Describe the expected results from this approach (using before and after photos of previous patients)
  • Detail any potential risks or complications you may face as a breast lift patient
  • Explain the specifics of the mastopexy procedure and his/her choice of anesthetic to be used for the surgery

If you have any questions, concerns and/or preferences, it’s important to bring them up at this time. Working together with your plastic surgeon to develop a fully customized mastopexy procedure will ensure that all your breast lift surgery goals will be achieved.


Call Today

To find out more about the costs and benefits of a breast lift, as well as other plastic surgery procedures & skin treatments at our Edmonton clinic, contact Dr. Adil Ladak at 780-407-6691.

Dr. Adil Ladak is a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Edmonton, Alberta and specializes in a variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

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