Breast Augmentation Consultation
Every woman is unique in both her body shape and the changes she desires to make. With that in mind, your doctor will take the time during the preoperative consultations to learn exactly what you are hoping to gain from breast augmentation surgery and to decide which implant type, size and placement is best suited to your specific needs. In this way, each patient enjoys completely customized treatment designed with her personal goals in mind.
Questions Asked and Answered
The consultation is also your opportunity to ask your surgeon any questions you may have about a breast augmentation procedure. Many patients write down a list of questions to bring with them to the consultation to ensure that nothing is forgotten during the appointment. Some of the things you may want to ask will have to do with the doctor’s training, credentials and experience with breast augmentation surgery. Other questions may involve your general concerns and expectations for the procedure as well as specifics about the procedure itself or the postoperative period.
The surgeon will have questions for you as well. You will be asked about why you are interested in undergoing breast augmentation surgery and you should attempt to provide as much information as possible about what you hope to achieve by having the procedure.
Many Options to Consider
During your consultation, you and your surgeon will make decisions together about the type of implants to use, size of the implants, potential locations of the incision and placement of the implants. Your anatomy plays a major role in these decisions. Your doctor will talk with you about all of the various options for breast augmentation surgery and what might work best for you depending on your current measurements, your body frame and your expectations.
At this point, a medical history is taken and a breast examination is performed. The physical examination allows the surgeon to obtain quite a bit of important information to decide the most effective methods of achieving your augmentation goals. This will involve an assessment of the natural size of the breasts, shape of the breasts, symmetry, positioning, body type, spacing between the breasts, nipple location, skin quality and more. All of these considerations are necessary for the doctor to develop a customized recommendation that will work best for you.
The procedure will be outlined step by step in detail. You can view preoperative and postoperative photos of previous breast augmentation patients to help determine what will be right for your needs. The staff will make you feel comfortable as your measurements are taken and the changes to be made with the breast augmentation procedure are reviewed.
After your consultation is complete and the various breast augmentation options have been discussed in detail, you can take as long as you need to decide whether you want to proceed with the surgery at this time. The staff can help you with information on costs and financial considerations as well as with scheduling the procedure when you are ready to do so.