Thinking about breast revision? Many people do. There are numerous factors that can impact how breasts look and feel. Age, weight loss or gain, pregnancy, and nursing can all impact the lift, curvature, or symmetry of breasts. If you are planning on surgery for breast revision, there are a few things you should consider in order to ensure that you’ll love your results.
- Be clear about your goals and expectations for the surgery. Breast revision may involve augmentation, reduction, lifting, or improving the symmetry of breasts. Before you consult with a plastic surgeon, it’s important to be specific about the results you’re looking for. Having definite and realistic expectations is the first step to getting the results you want.
- Take your time. Plastic surgery of any type is not something to rush into. Discuss your plans with your regular doctor and the plastic surgeon you’re considering. You may have a choice of where your incision(s) will be, as well as other specifics related to size and shape. These are not decisions that should be rushed.
- Choose wisely. It’s essential to find the right doctor — preferably, a board-certified plastic surgeon — for your breast revision procedure. Bonus: Choosing a plastic surgeon with a history in art or sculpture assures you that your doctor will have an artistic eye, which is ideal for giving you a beautiful new silhouette.
Your breast revision may be performed on an outpatient basis, but it’s still surgery. Plan for at least a week of down time afterward, and be prepared for a bit of discomfort while you heal. During healing, avoid heavy lifting or other strenuous physical activity.
Dr. Elizabeth Harris has over 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon. Her specialty involves shaping and contouring the body and breasts, providing patients with a natural and pleasing appearance. To make an appointment with Dr. Harris or to learn more about breast revision, visit the Center for Cosmetic Surgery online.