Breast Surgery Consultation
Allow about an hour for your free breast surgery consultation at our office in Pennsylvania, which is conveniently located in Northeast Philadelphia. Dr. Eisenberg will examine and measure your breasts in the presence of one of his office staff, and if you desire, your significant other. You'll proceed to the consultation room, where you can ask the doctor all of your questions and review pictures of Dr. Eisenberg's actual patients who are of a similar height, weight and body frame as you. You'll have a chance to discuss your expectations and consider the advantages and the risks of a breast lift. If you are interested in the breast surgery, you can select a date.
Next, we schedule your preoperative laboratory testing and evaluation by the nursing staff and anesthesiologists at Nazareth Hospital, just a few blocks from our office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Blood will be drawn to determine if you are anemic, pregnant or have bleeding problems. Depending on your age and family history, you may be asked to get a mammogram (breast x-ray) before breast surgery. We want to be certain that you are in good health for surgery.
Before your breast surgery, the staff will review all of the information you need to know to prepare yourself. Dr. Eisenberg is always available to answer any other questions you may have.
Your breast surgery is done in the safety of a Nazareth Hospital operating room located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where you are cared for by Dr. Eisenberg and his team of discreet and highly qualified registered nurses and certified anesthesiologists. A breast lift takes under two hours and is performed under general anesthesia.
Dr. Eisenberg will first measure you and mark the position in which the new nipple will be sewn. He will also mark the excess skin that will be removed, utilizing the IDEAL Breast Lift™ Technique that he created.
During the lift, he will sew the nipple and central portion of the areola higher, and bring the tissues together to make a new bra of your own skin. The nipple is not removed and the breast tissue is not touched; only skin is removed.
After the breast surgery operation, you are cared for in the recovery room by compassionate nurses until you are ready to go home. You must arrange for someone to drive you home.
Patients report to us that they have minimal discomfort after breast lift surgery. This is because breast surgery is performed on the soft tissue, and there is no stretching of the skin and muscle as there is during an augmentation. Stitches are dissolvable so they don't have to be removed. You will wear a sports bra for several weeks and can then wear any bra of your choosing. You can shower the day after surgery. It's best to have someone stay with you following breast surgery, so that you can rest. If you have small children, you will need help lifting them for the first few days.
By the third day, many patients are able to comfortably lift their children and drive a car — if they are not taking narcotics. More than 90 percent of breast surgery patients are back to work on the fifth day, if they work in an office setting, longer if their work requires lifting, pushing or pulling. Patients can generally return to aerobics in two to three weeks and upper body weightlifting in six weeks. Sexual activity should be curtailed for one week following breast surgery.
Within a few days of your breast surgery, Dr. Eisenberg and the hospital will call you to check on your well-being. Your first post-operative visit is usually within a week. Your stitches will dissolve, so there are no stitches to remove at this visit-or ever. Patients generally return for rechecks at two weeks, six weeks, three months, and nine months if possible. All of these visits are included in your cosmetic surgery fee.