Breast enlargement is a major cosmetic surgery procedure, involving considerable preparation, recovery time and costs. The pre-operative consultation is an important part of this procedure, which will help the patient make an informed choice, and will enable the surgeon to create an appropriate surgical plan.
The decision to choose breast enlargement surgery is a highly personal one that should only be made after assessing all options. The plastic surgeons at Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide breast enlargement to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
Key Decisions during Consultation
Breast enlargement is a fairly customizable plastic surgery procedure with several options in terms of implants and surgical technique available to the patient. The patient should understand the options clearly in order to make the best decisions. An experienced surgeon will explain all options during the initial consultation in clear, comprehensible terms.
Type of Implants
The patient will have a choice between silicone, saline and ultra-cohesive silicone implants. Implant sizes would be available in the range of 120 cc to 960 cc. Choices will also be made regarding implant shape, texture and profile.
The placement of breast implants may be made either submuscularly, which is below the pectoral muscle, or subglandularly, which is in front of the pectoral muscle, right behind the breast tissue.
Incisions in case of breast enlargement may be placed just beneath the breast crease at the base of the breast, along the perimeter of the lower half of the areola, or in the armpit. In a few cases, the implant may also be placed through an incision around the navel.
The patient should ideally bring a list of questions she wants to ask during the breast enlargement consultation. The surgeon will address all her concerns and queries in thorough detail. The cosmetic surgeons at ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas.
Determining the patient’s candidacy for breast enlargement will be a primary part of the consultation process. The surgeon will perform a basic health exam, assess the breast anatomy, including skin elasticity and texture, evaluate the patient’s medical and surgical history, and order any medical tests or mammograms, if necessary.
The surgeon will ask questions to understand the patient’s aesthetic needs and goals, and her reasons to choose breast enlargement procedure. The patient’s feedback will be incorporated into the surgical plan in order to produce desirable aesthetic outcomes.
During the breast enlargement consultation, the surgeon will instruct the patient to refrain from smoking for at least two to four weeks prior to the date of surgery. If the patient is taking any prescription drugs or blood thinning medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements, their schedules may have to be altered until a few weeks after the surgery.
The estimated costs of breast enlargement surgery will be discussed during the consultation, including the insurance and financing aspects. The surgeon may also present before and after photos and testimonials of previous patients during this appointment to help the patient form realistic expectations.
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