What Are Good Ways to Prepare Your Body for Breast Lift Surgery with Liposuction?

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Breast Lift Surgery with Liposuction?????

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Perhaps you meant to say something different, but Liposuction is not typically done to achieve a breast "lift". Liposuctiion can be a way to reduce the size of your breast, but one the biggest drawbacks of this type of reduction is that it produces very little in the way of a lift. If you are truly looking for a breast lift, then you might want to consider something other than liposuction.

If your goal is more reduction, then the best way to prepare is to eat a health diet, avoid aspirin and non-steriodal pain medications in the two weeks prior to surgery, and be as close to your goal weight as possible at the time of your surgery. Significant weight loss after surgery could result in some sagging of your breast.


Federal Way Plastic Surgeon
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Preparing for surgery

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Hi!

Thank you for your question,

Before going into any cosmetic surgery, it is important to have a
positive and realistic frame of mind. With that said, you will need to
stay away from any medications that can thin your blood such as
Aspirin, Aleve, Advil, etc. Also make sure to stay away from any form
of nicotine at least two weeks prior to your procedure. It always
helps to have a healthy lifestyle so you may heal faster after the
surgery. Your board certified plastic surgeon should give you any more
specifics before your surgery.

Good Luck!

Dr. Sam Speron

Sam Speron, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon

What Are Good Ways to Prepare Your Body for Breast Lift Surgery with Liposuction?

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You should ALWAYS ask/follow the pre operative instructions of your chosen boarded surgeon. Ask the other expert posters have stated the mental/physical/non use of products helps. But you are under the care of a surgeon that should/will instruct you. Best of luck. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Preparation for Surgery?

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Thank you for your question.

You will find that your plastic surgeon will have specific instructions  of do's and don'ts for around the time of your surgery. These will include the use of certain medications,  use of nicotine,  foods and/or drinks to avoid etc.

You should also make sure that you have sufficient help at home and recovery time off work and/or home responsibilities.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Best preparation for for Breast Lift Surgery with Liposuction?

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Several items would go a long way
- stop taking medications and supplements which thin your blood and could cause bleeding an bruising (Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Ginger, Garlic etc). If in doubt ask your surgeon BEFORE taking
- ask your surgeon for your Post-surgery prescriptions so you can fill them before having your surgery. It's no fun looking for a pharmacy after surgery
- Go over your surgeons Post-Operative instructions with your caretaker (Husband, boyfriend) etc. Make sure you both understand them and if in doubt call the doctor's office and clarify them.
- Make sure you know when you post-operative appointment check is after surgery AND that your doctor has a number where he can reach you
 

Good Luck

Peter A Aldea, MD

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Preparation for Breast Lift and Liposuction

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It is important to be in good medical condition as well as good frame of mind before any elective plastic surgery.  It is best if you are reasonably fit, so that your energy will return quickly.  You should be  nutritinally balanced and have not taken any supplements that might contribute to excess bleeding. Your plastic surgeon can provide you with a list of products to avoid that can contribute to bleeding.  If you have any major health issues, such as diabetes or hypertension it is important to have them under control so as not to invite any unnecessary complications. Good luck to you.  hope you enjoy the results of your procedure.

Mary Lee Peters, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift and liposuction

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I always have patients avoid medications that can cause bleeding. This includes all aspirin containing products and NSAID's.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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breast lift or breast liposuction

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liposuction breast reduction is my favorite procedure and there is no special preparation for it. problem is I am not sure of the question. are you saying that you are having both done together? liposuction breast reduction gives a certain amount of lift in most patients but it would certainly not really be considered a breast lift operation.

Sherwood Baxt, MD
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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Getting ready for elective plastic surgery

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It is always to best to be at your best whenever you are considering having an elective plastic surgical procedure.  If you smoke cigarettes it is best to stop at least  2 weeks prior to surgery and make a commitment to not smoke after surgery.   You will want to be off of aspirin or any aspirin containing products as these can cause excessive bleeding and bruising.  It is also important to follow all pre and post operative instructions.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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