Consultation and Evaluation
First you will:

  • Discuss your specific goals with Dr. Swier
  • Have your physical examination
  • Learn the likely outcomes and potential risks of the procedure
  • Get a course of treatment recommended by Dr. Swier
  • Ask questions and get answers to help you understand the process

During the consultation, you may have:

  • Your breasts photographed and examined for your medical records
  • A baseline mammogram recommended by Dr. Swier to assist in detecting any future tissue
changes in your breasts
  • Additional procedures recommended, such as a breast lift procedure, to produce the results you wish

Be sure to:

  • Openly share your expectations
  • Disclose your complete health history, current medications, and use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Share the results of past mammograms
  • Share any history of breast cancer in your family
  • Commit to precisely follow all of Dr. Swier’s instructions

 

Before Surgery
You will be asked to: 

  • Avoid certain medications that may complicate surgery or recovery
  • Stop smoking for a period of time before and after surgery
  • Arrange for help or special care following surgery

 

The Day of Surgery

  • Your procedure may be performed in a hospital or outpatient surgery centerYou may undergo local or general anesthesia, depending on Dr. Swier’s recommendation
    • If you are admitted to a hospital, your stay will be short, typically one night
  • You will emerge from surgery wearing a support bra, gauze wrappings or other dressing
  • You’ll be taken to recovery where you will be closely monitored

 

The Recovery Process
Within one week:

  • After the first day, you’ll be permitted to shower
  • Your stitches will be removed
  • You may feel able to return to non-strenuous activity
  • You can resume sexual relations

After several weeks:

  • Most of the swelling will subside
  • You may stop wearing the support bra
  • You may even resume vigorous exercise and arm movements