Planning a Mastopexy-Augmentation Procedure

If you want to increase the size of your breasts while also lifting them, then your plastic surgeon may recommend a mastopexy-augmentation procedure. During this procedure, your plastic surgeon will use silicone or saline implants to increase the size of your breasts and then raise the nipples and reposition the breast tissue, decreasing the size of the areola, if necessary, to create a more youthful, fuller appearance. Could this procedure be right for you? Here is what you need to know about planning this kind of plastic surgery.

Consultation

The first step to any plastic surgery procedure is to schedule a consultation with your plastic surgeon. During the consultation, you will first discuss your treatment goals, and your surgeon will help you determine the best procedures to help you get the results that you want. He or she will also review your medical history with you in order to determine if you are healthy enough for plastic surgery. After your consultation, your surgeon can set a date for your procedure. Be sure to ask any questions you may have about the procedure and the recovery time during this appointment, so that you can start planning.

Pre-Procedure Preparation

Before your surgery, your plastic surgeon may ask you to have lab work done in preparation for your surgery. If you smoke, it’s a good idea to stop at least a few weeks before your procedure, since smoking can interfere with your recovery. You will also get prescriptions for medications you will need after your surgery to fill beforehand. It’s recommended to get a sports bra that zips in the front for your recovery period.

Transportation

You will need a ride to and from your procedure, so be sure to plan it in advance. You will not be able to drive for the duration of the time that you’re on pain medication, so you may wish to arrange for someone to stay with you for a few days.

For more information about this procedure or another kind of plastic surgery in Tucson, contact Maloney Plastic Surgery. You can reach our practice at (520) 298-2330.