Your Personal Breast Lift Mastopexy Consultation
During the consultation,
you will be asked about your desired breast shape and size. Your plastic surgeon
will discuss with you how your nipples and areolas will be repositioned. You
should mention anything else about your breasts that you would like to see
improved. This will help your surgeon to understand your expectations and
determine whether they realistically can be achieved.
Your plastic surgeon will examine your breasts, taking measurements and perhaps photographs for your medical record. The size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the placement of the nipples and areolas will be carefully evaluated.
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries including breast biopsies, and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information.
You should tell your
plastic surgeon if you plan to lose a significant amount of weight, particularly
if you have noticed that your breasts sag or become smaller with weight loss.
Your surgeon may recommend that you stabilize your weight before having surgery.
Breast lift surgery, as an aesthetic (cosmetic) procedure, generally is not covered by insurance.
Under certain circumstances, however, insurance coverage may be available. For example, if a breast reconstruction after mastectomy is performed, the opposite breast may need to be modified for symmetry. Many factors determine your eligibility for coverage, including the specific terms of your insurance policy. A letter of predetermination may be required by your insurance company prior to surgery. Your plastic surgeon or a staff member in your surgeon's office will discuss these matters with you.