Breast Augmentation / Lift
- PATIENT’S AGE: 32
- PROCEDURE(s):Breast Lift with Augmentation
- REASON FOR CHOOSING PROCEDURE:Patient unhappy with deflated appearance of breasts after having and breast feeding children.
- RESULTS/BENEFITS:Excess skin was removed, the nipple repositioned, and implants placed to create a more youthful breast contour
Is breast augmentation surgery right for you?
- Your breasts are asymmetrical – they aren’t exactly the exact same size or shape
- In general, you’re healthy, not pregnant and not thinking about getting pregnant
- You’re bothered with the upper portion of your body and torso appearing empty
- You feel a lack of confidence because you think that your breasts are too small or you need more volume
At Charlotte Plastic Surgery, one of our award-winning, board-certified, breast augmentation plastic surgeons can sit down and talk about whether you are a candidate for the breast augmentation procedure during a consultation.
How do I know whether I need a breast lift also?
In addition to breast augmentation surgery, you might require a breast lift to accomplish your desired outcome. If you feel as though your breasts sag and your nipples point downward, then you may need a breast lift. One way you can tell whether you need a breast lift is by simply looking in the mirror and checking whether your nipples sit lower compared to the crease below your breasts. If they do, then you might require extra skin removed during a breast procedure so to fully achieve the perkiness and breast shape you would like.
Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift Surgery Consultation
Now you have a clearer idea of whether you are a breast augmentation candidate, so it is time to sit down with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn if breast surgery is really suitable for you.
It is important to visit to come to consultation appointment ready with research and questions which will help the surgeon understand your desired results and develop a custom surgical solution that will give you the appearance you would like.
Here are some tips for your consultation:
Write Down All Your Questions & Concerns
During your consultation, you’ll be talking about many different topics in regards to breast augmentation with your plastic surgeon so come ready and do not run the chance of maybe forgetting one of your important questions.
Consider Your Recovery
Ensure that you are realistic about what recovery will be like following a breast augmentation procedure. Following your operation, you’ll be limited from heavy lifting for a number of weeks. You’ll also require a ride home after the operation so be certain that you plan accordingly. Also, aim to have a reliable relative or friend who can assist you during your recovery time.
Find Before & After Photos to Review with Your Surgeon
To give your surgeon a better idea of your desired results and the appearance you’re trying to achieve, it’s a great idea to do some research beforehand and bring in some pictures you have found on the internet or in magazines. We have some before and after pictures here on charlotteplasticsurgery.com which might be useful also.
Think About Your Personal Calendar & Schedule
Cosmetic plastic surgeons are generally booked several weeks out for surgeries, so be ready to provide many timeframes and dates that can work for your personal schedule and do not neglect to take into account the physical constraints which may impact your during recovery time and mak keep you away from routine activities like work or other duties.