Pre-operative or initial consultation is an important component of any plastic surgery procedure, including breast enhancement. Breast augmentation surgeries are highly customizable. Your cosmetic surgeon will assess all your aesthetic goals to create a surgical plan that is suited to your unique anatomical needs.
A meticulous and in-depth consultation process makes the foundation for an effective breast augmentation procedure. Make sure to freely communicate with your surgeon during the consultation and clear any concerns you may feel at any stage prior to your surgery.
plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides breast augmentation to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities.
Making Vital Decisions
Undergoing any cosmetic surgery is a major decision. Breast enhancement surgery is a highly personalized procedure which makes the pre-operative consultation all the more important. Your surgeon will discuss various aspects of the surgery including the need for combining the procedure with a breast lift, type of surgical technique, and the choice if implant.
Choice of Implants
The final result of the breast augmentation procedure will be impacted by the size and type of the breast implants chosen by you. The breast surgeon will walk you through the various pros and cons of different implants, such as saline, silicone, and ultra-cohesive. You would need to decide the implant shape, size, profile and texture.
Placement and Position of the Implant
Breast implants can either by inserted subglandularly (right behind the breast tissue in front of the pectoral muscles) or submuscularly (beneath the pectoral muscle). Degree of invasiveness is different for each option. Your surgeon will help you make a suitable choice regarding the positioning and placement of the implants.
Location of Incisions
An incision may be placed beneath the breast crease for the purpose of the breast enhancement plastic surgery. This would be made at the base of the breast around the lower half of the areola or in the armpit. The surgeon, in rare cases, may make the incision through the navel. It is important that you openly and unhesitatingly ask the surgeon all your questions. You should also express all your doubts regarding the procedure.
It is a key priority to establish the patient’s candidacy for breast enhancement surgery during the initial consultation process. Your surgeon will do a general medical review and examine your breast skin texture, anatomy, and elasticity. In addition, the cosmetic surgeon will also evaluate your surgical and medical history. They may order tests if needed. Your surgeon will include your inputs in the customized breast enhancement plan.
Guidelines for Recovery and Preparation
You will need to quit smoking for a few weeks prior to and after the procedure. Your cosmetic surgeon will provide you with preparation guidelines during the initial consultation process. It is possible that your surgeon may even change your schedule for blood thinners, prescription medicines, and herbal supplements after discussing it with your doctor.
Several other facets will be involved in the consultation process, such as financing options, estimated breast augmentation costs, patient testimonials, and before and after photos. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.
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