Mammograms and Preoperative Tests:

Once, you decide to have surgery and have chosen the breast implant size, preoperative laboratory studies are done. This usually entails a mammogram and a simple blood test if you do not have underlying medical conditions. Although we recommend a preoperative mammogram, but you will have the final decision as whether obtain one or not. We strongly recommend a mammogram if you have a positive history of breast cancer in a close relative regardless of your age. A booklet from the manufacturer giving a more detail descriptions and statistics as well as all the consent forms, preoperative and post operative instructions are given to you to take home and read. You will have an ample opportunity to ask further questions until the day of surgery.

Your preoperative pictures are taken. You will have to bring some of the paper work back with you and again these will be discussed with you by Dr. Tavoussi and the final size is confirmed with you. You will meet the anesthesiologist and the operating room nurse as well. The surgery will take any were from 1-1.5 hours. You will have a breast band over the top of breasts for a week and after that you will be given a special bra to wear. You are not allowed to wear a bra with under wire for three months. We will ask you to perform gentle arm raising exercises  on the night of surgery which will help you recover faster.

Dr. Tavoussi will usually see you the next day as well as one week, one month, 3 months, 6 month and one year after your operation.

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 well in advance of surgery
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Special Instructions

Dr. Tavoussi will also discuss where your procedure will be performed. Breast lift surgery may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical center, outpatient / ambulatory surgical center, or a hospital. You’ll need help, uf your breast lift is performed on an outpatient basis, 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.(Since your Breast Breast procedure will be performed on OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique which is an outpatient center, You would better have a friend or family  accompany you through out the procedure and after that)