Breast procedures are performed for breast asymmetry, surgery is performed to balance the breasts on your chest.
Breast asymmetry can be corrected using several methods, including implants, reducing or lifting one breast or through fat grafting. The technique used in your case will depend on the current size of your breasts as well as your treatment goals.
During your initial consultation with Dr Ritz, he will discuss your concerns and what sort of out come you would like. He will discuss your medical history such as any past surgery or medical conditions we need to be aware of and any medication you take, he will discuss lifestyle factors such as what you do for work and exercise. He will assess you to ensure you are a suitable candidate, and will then determine the best course of treatment. There are different options for this procedure, he will explain them and advise which he feels is best for you. He will discuss the risks associated with this procedure, there are risks associated with any surgery no matter how big or small, it is important you are aware of them and understand them. Once you have seen him you will see his Personal Assistant Georgie, she will discuss the costs and booking procedures.
He will measure your breasts and determine the best implant for you.
Dr Ritz also uses 3D Vectra imaging to help his patients “see” their possible results before surgery. This advanced technology allows you to view 3-dimensional photorealistic renderings of the expected outcome.
You can also view samples of implants in our office to gain a better understanding of the different shapes and textures that are currently available. You may see a benefit in trying on “sizers” in a bra to give you an idea of not only how your larger breasts might look, but also how they might feel.
For your surgery, Dr Ritz will admit you 30 minutes to two hours before the procedure is On the day of surgery you will admit to the hospital 2 hours prior to surgery. Dr Ritz will see you to discuss the procedure again and draw pre operative markings on you. This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic. You will have a consultation with the anaesthetist prior to going into surgery.
Dr Ritz will perform surgery based on the treatment you discussed during your initial consultation.
The wounds are closed and drains are placed.
This procedure is usually performed as day surgery so you can go home the same day. You will come back the next day to have your drain tubes removed and a bra fitted.
You should not drive for the first 2 weeks. You are also limited with physical activity, including heavy lifting and going to the gym which you cannot do for the first 6 weeks. You will be given detailed post operative care instructions prior to surgery.
**Individual results will vary based on factors such as genetics, age, diet and exercise. The outcome experienced by one person do not necessarily reflect the outcomes that other people may experience.
All surgery carries risks. These risks include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, scarring, pain, numbness, asymmetry. All surgery requires a recovery period and post operative care. This will be all discussed in further detail during your consultation**
Morris Ritz is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon
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