How Should You Prepare For Your Breast Augmentation Consultation?

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How Should You Prepare For Your Breast Augmentation Consultation?

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If you are considering a breast augmentation, the consultation is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the procedure, your plastic surgeon, and the anticipated outcome. After seeking an experienced, highly qualified board-certified surgeon, the next step is preparing for your consultation. In order to ensure that you learn as much as possible, it is important to do additional research and consider the questions you would like answered ahead of time.

Research

Although your surgeon will tell you about numerous implant options during your consultation, it is advised to research the various materials, profiles, shapes, and sizes of implants prior to your consultation, as this will allow you to go into the meeting with the necessary background knowledge and a sense of the type of implant you are most interested in.

Having said that, you may certainly change your mind when your surgeon explains pros, cons and their recommendations. In addition, it is a good idea to bring photos of your desired results or a bra that you would like to fit into following your procedure. This will help ensure that you and your surgeon are on the same page.

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Prepare A List Of Questions

Prior to your consultation, put together a list of questions that you would like to ask your prospective surgeon. Think of the consultation as an interview; it is your chance to have all of your questions answered and to ensure that you feel confident in their ability. As you ask questions, you shouldn’t feel rushed, but many people forget what to say during the first meeting so planning ahead can help you get the most from the experience. The following topics should be discussed.

  1. Your questions, concerns, and expectations for the procedure
  2. Your medical history
  3. The type of anesthesia used, its associated risks, and what to expect
  4. The types of implants, incision sites, and placement as well as the pros and cons of each
  5. The implant size best suited to your goals. To help determine this, implant sizers should be provided, which you can place inside the bra you have brought with you to gauge the best size for you
  6. The risks of the procedure, including implant safety
  7. The surgeon’s education, experience, and board certification
  8. The surgeon’s hospital privileges or alternative location for surgery
  9. The cost of the procedure and financing options if desired
  10. Ask your plastic surgeon what they recommend you do to get ready

In addition, your prospective surgeon should be able to provide you with before and after photos of patients with a similar body type as you. You may also request to speak with former patients, so you can learn more about the procedure and their experience. If the surgery will be performed in the surgeon’s clinic, it is advisable to ask for a tour of the facility to be sure you are comfortable with the environment.

While planning breast augmentation can be a stressful experience, a good plastic surgeon will put you at ease. Contact Dr. Michael Gartner, a double board certified New York plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation and excels at listening to his patient’s needs.

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