Also known as breast lift, breast mastopexy raises and firms the breasts. The excess skin is removed and the surrounding tissue is tightened to reshape and support the new breast shape. This procedure does not enlarge the breasts, it simply reshapes what is already there. Breast mastopexy is commonly performed after weight loss or breastfeeding but sagging can also be caused by gravity, heredity and aging.
There are many topics to discuss when considering breast mastopexy and being completely candid with the surgeon will help to insure the best outcome is achieved. A client's lifestyle, health and wishes are all taken into consideration. Below are just a few items that are discussed during the consultation with Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery.
- Why is breast mastopexy being considered and is it the right procedure for the patient's expectations?
- Discuss the patient's medical conditions and previous surgeries, drug allergies and medical treatments, including current medications, vitamins and herbal supplements as well as alcohol and tobacco use.
- Family history of breast cancer and results of any mammograms or previous biopsies.
Dr. Kevin Kunkel and his staff will use this information to evaluate the patient's general health status and any pre-existing health conditions. They will discuss general risk factors as well as any individual risk factors a patient may have. They will also talk to the patient about the recommended course of treatment and any potential complications. If it is decided that breast maxopexy is right for the patient, then photographs will be taken for the patient's medical record.
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Kevin Kunkel, M.D., is board certified and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Why is this important?
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Breast Mastopexy - American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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