The pre-surgery consultation is an absolutely essential part of every patient’s cosmetic surgery journey. During the consultation, a patient will speak at length with their board-certified plastic surgeon about what they hope to achieve through cosmetic surgery, ask any questions they may have about their respective procedure, and discuss how their surgeon can help provide the aesthetic results they desire. The consultation also provides a great opportunity to form a more personal bond with your plastic surgeon to allow for a more open and honest dialogue. But in the case of certain, more customizable procedures like breast augmentation, the consultation phase can be even more vital.
Because breast augmentation surgery provides patients with so many procedure options to choose from, the consultation takes on a greater importance. The final results of any breast augmentation procedure are largely determined by a series of choices that the patient and her plastic surgeon make together during the consultation process. The first choice involves selecting the appropriate implant size that will provide the increase in breast volume that the patient expects. Next, we must determine the breast implant material that the patient prefers. The primary implant options are silicone, saline, and cohesive silicone gel-filled. A patient will also have to decide on the shape and texture of her desired implants, as well as if she wants her implants inserted above or below the pectoral muscle during her procedure. Each option has its own pros and cons depending on each patient’s unique preference.
In the video below, I explain everything patients should expect from their breast augmentation consultation in order to help patients prepare for this all-important step in their road to aesthetic improvement:
For any patient going through the cosmetic surgery process for the first time, I know all of this can seem a bit intimidating. This is why it is so important to find an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon that you can trust before, during, and after your procedure has concluded. Keep in mind that you and your plastic surgeon are operating as a team with one common goal in mind: providing you with a rejuvenated appearance to make you look and feel your very best for years to come. If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation or any other cosmetic surgery procedure, please contact Dr. Frank Elliott today to schedule a plastic surgery consultation. You can also follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for more plastic surgery tips, news, and more.