The Doctor will discuss with you the operative procedure, the possible risks and complications of the operation, and the results that may be anticipated.
This surgery involves repositioning of breast tissue. Long incisions are necessary to accomplish this. This means that there are long scars as a result of this surgery.
If this procedure is done on an out-patient basis, the surgery is performed in the morning, and you should be able to return home in the afternoon. We ask that you shower the morning of your surgery. Please do not apply lotions, creams or powders before undergoing surgery.
Following your surgery, you will have a dressing in place around your chest. This should remain clean, dry and on until you are seen in the office.
It is sometimes necessary to undergo secondary surgery for better results. Most commonly, secondary surgery is performed to revise scars and/or adjust the position of the nipples, and/or to change the contour of the breasts.
Nature and gravity continue to work following surgery, and the breasts may fall even after surgery. Weight loss, pregnancy, etc. can change the configuration of the breasts, and nipple position may change due to these factors. Whether or not these changes occur, and at what time during the post-operative stage cannot be determined. This depends upon the individual. Many factors can affect the configuration of the breasts, including aging, hormones, the texture of the skin, individual activity, etc.