Patient-physician rapport is one of the most important factors in preventing sub-optimal results in plastic surgery. Excellent rapport begins with a thorough consultation. An accurate health history, along with a detailed physical examination, reveals the problem and possible treatment options. Communication between patient and surgeon includes a comprehensive description of the benefits and risks of each treatment option. A discussion of ideal breast implant size is important for each patient. Breast and chest measurements, as well as patient preference, play a significant role in implant size selection.
Unnatural results are the most common complaints with plastic surgery. Other imperfections associated with prior plastic surgery include ugly visible scarring, asymmetry or uneven results from one side of the body to the other and deformity. Some of these unfortunate results are avoidable while others are merely due to how the body heals in response to surgery. Based on human genetics and overall health, people heal differently from surgery. While some bodies heal wounds and have minimal scars and a short recovery time, other bodies form thick visible scars at incision sites and have a prolonged recovery time.
revision-option Scars associated with the formal mastopexy or vertical lift can be very unpredictable. Patients must have realistic expectations when undergoing any form of mastopexy or breast reduction surgery. Scarring can never be predictable. There is the possibility of a failed breast lift, excessive asymmetry, or justifiable dissatisfaction due surgeon error. Breast lift revisions occur with an abnormal amount of asymmetry, a failed lift, a complication such as hematoma or seromas appears an internal suture or suspension breaks or other situations of this nature. When there are scar problems, therapies such as silicone sheeting and steroid injections might help.