Dr. Saber will review your medical history, go over what will happen on the day of the surgery, and cover post-recovery details including a frank discussion of the risks as well as the most likely benefits in your case. The doctor believes that patients must be fully informed so they can make the best possible decisions for themselves.
A breast lift with or without an augmentation or a reduction is an outpatient procedure. On the day of the procedure, Dr. Saber will have a board-certified anesthesiologist on board for patient safety.
As per your prior discussions with Dr. Saber, she will make an incision in one of three ways depending on the degree of lift required:
- Periareolar incision: This technique involves an incision only around the areola. It has the least number of incisions but only allows for a subtle lift.
- Lollipop incision: This is a periareolar incision combined with an additional vertical incision from the lower border of the areola to the lower fold of the breast. The lollipop breast lift is the technique most commonly used by Dr. Saber. It allows for a powerful lift and a beautiful round shape of the breast.
- Anchor breast incision: This technique is a lollipop incision with an additional horizontal incision along the lower fold of the breast. The horizontal incision is typically hidden along the lower fold. This technique is used in patients who require a significant breast lift due to excessively loose skin and significantly deflated breast tissues.
Next, Dr. Saber will perform the necessary reshaping and lifting techniques to achieve your desired look. If you have decided on additional enhancement procedures such as placement of an implant or fat transfer to the breasts, Dr. Saber will have discussed your implant size, shape, and position or the fat harvesting sites and transfer volumes with you before surgery so she can provide you with beautiful results while you know what to expect. The incisions are then closed in multiple layers and in a most detailed manner to reduce tension and minimize post-operative scarring.
Following the surgery, swelling, bruising, and soreness can be expected. You will be prescribed pain medication and a prophylactic antibiotic to start taking as soon as you arrive home.
Many patients can return to work and light daily activities after one to two weeks, although more strenuous activities and exercising should be postponed for up to six weeks. Dr. Saber will meet you on a weekly basis for the first three to six weeks.
Incision scars, some of which may blend into the breasts’ natural contours, should gradually fade over time. Once your incisions have healed, Dr. Saber will continue to treat them with you to ensure minimal visible scarring.