During your initial consultation, Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Agha, will inquire about your general health status, pre-existing health conditions, prior surgeries, medications that you are taking, allergies, and smoking habits. Relevant questions in the history include:
It is important that a patient be thorough when providing the requested information as this helps to prevent complications during care. When asked about medications, be sure to include any diet pills, vitamin or herbal preparations, since some vitamins and herbal medications can affect your blood pressure and clotting ability. Honesty regarding your smoking and alcohol use is also very important, as these may have a profound impact on your recovery period and your ability to heal following your procedure. In particular, smoking impedes the healing process as it constricts blood flow. If you smoke, it is very important that you stop at least 60 days prior to your surgery.
After reviewing your medical, breast and family history, Dr. Agha will discuss your concerns, priorities and motivations for pursuing plastic surgery. Dr. Agha will then proceed with examining your breasts, and making appropriate measurements of your breast parameters. He will assess multiple factors including: breast symmetry, volume, form, shape, infra-mammary fold position, degree of sagging, skin quality, skin excess and the breast internal support. All of these factors are important to consider in designing an excellent result.
Once you have decided to have a breast lift, there are two choices that you have to make – whether you want to keep your breast volume and size the same, or increase/reduce it. If your breasts are small or have lost volume after pregnancy, breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both firmness and size. If your breasts are large and sagging, a breast reduction may be considered. It is critical that you consider and communicate to Dr. Agha all the questions and concerns you have, so he may design the best result possible for your particular goals.
Thus, breast lift surgery needs to be individualized. There are various plausible surgeries depending on the breast shape and the nature of your tissues. Dr. Agha will subsequently provide you with information on different treatment options, the advantages and disadvantages of the each procedure, and potential risk and complications of each surgery.
Finally, considering your input, Dr. Agha will plan an appropriate procedure to best suit your anatomy, and meet your desires and expectations.
At the completion of your consultation, you will be given a written estimate of the cost of your breast lift procedure. At this time, you will also have the option to schedule your procedure if you so choose. You are encouraged to bring your spouse, significant other, or family member to your consultation since it is often hard to remember all the details you may later want to share with your loved ones.
The cornerstone of Dr. Agha’s approach is to customize treatment to your specific needs and circumstances, and to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the procedure so that you are able to make a fully informed decision. This will help you achieve the appearance you desire with the least invasive procedure available. Do you have questions about your case you would like to discuss with Dr. Agha? Please call (949) 644-2442 to schedule your complimentary consultation.