BREAST UPLIFT (MASTOPEXY) - PREPARATION
Your Cosmetic Surgeon may suggest that you stop smoking and stop taking the contraceptive pill, this will reduce the risks involved with having a general anaesthetic and will help with healing. You may be advised to lose weight to gain the best result as well as to reduce any complications. You will need to purchase a sports bra to take with you to the hospital. The size of the bra will be determined at your consultation with the Cosmetic Surgeon.
If you are a smoker, take aspirin or any other medication, your Cosmetic Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and resume these activities.
The Day of your Breast Uplift Surgery
Make sure you remember to take your sports new bra with you to the hospital. The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room and mark your breasts in preparation for surgery and obtain your final consent. If you have any final questions it is important that you ask your Cosmetic Surgeon at this time.
Breast uplift (mastopexy) surgery is always carried out under a general anaesthetic and takes approximately 2 hours, or 2.5 hours if you are combining the procedure with breast enlargement surgery. When you wake up from your surgery you can expect to experience pain so you will be prescribed appropriate pain relief, which will be administered by your Nurse. On return to your room you will have your new bra over the dressing and a drainage tube inserted in each breast. These drains will be removed before your discharge from hospital.
You can expect to be in hospital for one or two days. This will be agreed with your Cosmetic Surgeon prior to your admission.