Q1 : Will I be asleep during surgery?
A1 : You will be asleep under general anesthesia.
Q2 : How long will I stay in Bangkok?
A2 : You will be admitted for 1-2 nights, after which you may go back to your hotel. You may do some shopping and sightseeing while waiting for your follow up schedule, but take care not to do any lifting, swimming and other strenuous activities. You need to return for check-up 7-10 days after surgery, after which you can travel or return to work.
Q3 : How long is the recovery period?
A3 : Most patients can walk around slowly the day after surgery, and steadily improve over the next few days. There will be swelling and bruising, most of which will resolve in about 2 weeks. Limitation of physical activity and contact with breasts must be observed for about 4 weeks. Full wound maturation and final results will gradually occur over 6-12 months.
Q4 : How do I care for myself after the operation?
A4 : You need to wear a support bra for a few months. Avoid under-wire bras during this recovery time.
Q5 : Is the lifted result permanent?
A5 : The effects of aging will continue after you’ve had surgery, so over the years, the breasts could slowly sag again. It is important to note that pregnancy, lactation, and significant fluctuations in weight will negate the results of a breast lift procedure.
Q6 : Aside from the improved appearance, of my breasts, will there be other changes?
A6 : Breast lift can interfere with results of a mammogram. Because of some tissue removal, it may also be detrimental to breastfeeding.
Q7 : What could go wrong?
A7 : Some risks of surgery include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, asymmetry, nerve injury, numb areolae and nipples, contractures or keloid at incision site and need for revision surgery.
Q8 : How do I prepare for surgery?
A8 : To avoid complications and reduce risk factors you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines (other than those that your doctor allows you continue), at least two weeks before your schedule. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.