Breast mastopexy is a relatively simple procedure that involves lifting the breasts to give them a firmer and a more youthful looking shape. Drooping of the breast is a natural process that most women will go through. The skin loses its elasticity and is no longer able to support the perky shape of the breast. A mastopexy helps in giving back the breast its youthful shape.
If this is your first time you should know that there is nothing to worry about. However, there are some mistakes that you could make that are easily avoidable. Here are some of them:
1. Choosing the wrong surgeon
Breast mastopexy is a common procedure that most cosmetic surgeons are comfortable doing. However, not every cosmetic surgeon is genuine. There should be boards of plastic surgeons in Sydney that can help you determine whether the doctor you’ve chosen is licensed and registered or not.
2. Not asking questions
Whether it’s your first time or fifth, you have a right to ask as many questions you’d like. You are, after all, paying for the procedure and it is your body. If you feel unsure or need clarification about anything do not hesitate to ask your doctor. If it’s your first time, asking questions will help in establishing a good rapport with your surgeon which will make it easy for you to keep in touch even after the surgery in case of any complications.
3. Not following post operation care
Your first instinct may be to show off your new pair of breasts but this is not advisable too soon after the procedure. Your surgeon will give you post-operation care instructions and some medication that should help fight infection. One of the instructions you will be given is to rest for a few weeks after the procedure. If you lead an active lifestyle it is important that you talk to your doctor before the procedure, especially if you are in competitive sports. It would be pointless to undergo the procedure, only for your breasts to sag again immediately after.
Take all the medication that your doctor gives you as this will help deal with potential infections and the pain.
4. Choosing a “cheap” cosmetic clinic
Although being expensive does not always guarantee top quality, on the other hand a price that is too cheap should give you reason to hesitate. You want to avoid a clinic that offers a price that seems too good to be true. If you are unsure about the cost of a breast mastopexy ask friends or relatives who have undergone the procedure. They should give you a rough estimate of how much the procedure should cost. If the cosmetic clinic offers a price that is too low then it could be because they offer sub-standard materials; are not licensed or registered.
To be safe, you are better off choosing a cosmetic clinic that has a good reputation and offers fair prices.