During your consultation be prepared to discuss: Your surgical goals Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use Previous surgeries If you have a family history of breast cancer The results of any mammograms or previous biopsies Your surgeon may also: Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors Examine your breasts and may take detailed measurements of their size and shape, skin quality, and placement of your nipples and areolas Take photographs Discuss your options Recommend a course of treatment Discuss likely outcomes of breast lift surgery and any risks or potential complications Discuss the use of anesthesia during your breast lift Prior to surgery, you may be asked to: Get lab testing or a medical evaluation Take certain medications or adjust your current medications Get a baseline mammogram before surgery and another one after surgery to help detect any future changes in your breast tissue Stop smoking Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding Breast lift surgery may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical center, outpatient or ambulatory surgical facility, or a hospital. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery. Be sure to ask Dr. Bailey and his staff any questions you may have. It’s very important to understand all aspects of your breast lift procedure. It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon. For your private consultation call 713-360-6857 or schedule online today.