Your Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery Consultation
The pre-operative consultation process is an essential part of any plastic surgery procedure, including breast augmentation.
A significant advantage with breast augmentation is that it is a highly customizable procedure. This is the reason why the cosmetic surgeon will focus on establishing the precise surgical plan individualized to the patient’s unique aesthetic and anatomical requirements.
A detailed and meticulous consultation process will lay the foundation for a successful breast augmentation procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon and focused Dr. Kiran Gill provides breast implant surgery to patients in Naples, Marco Island, South Florida, and surrounding locations in this region of the state.
Important Decisions during the Consultation
Planning for a breast augmentation surgery involves a few key decisions such as implant choice, type of surgical technique, and the possibility of a breast lift along with the enlargement procedure. The patient should participate actively in the consultation process regarding these decisions to experience a successful and satisfactory surgery.
The final results of the procedure will be affected by the size and type of breast implants selected for the surgery.
During the pre-op consultation, the cosmetic surgeon will explain the differences between saline, silicone, and ultra-cohesive breast implants as well as discuss the advantages and limitations of each type. The patient and surgeon will have to make choices regarding the implant shape, size, texture, and profile.
Implant Placement Position
Breast implants can be placed submuscularly (positioned underneath the pectoral muscle). Alternatively, they may be placed subglandularly (inserted in front of the pectoral muscle and right behind the breast tissue).
The level of invasiveness for each of these options is different, and the surgeon will assist the patient in making an appropriate choice regarding implant placement.
The surgeon may perform breast augmentation by placing an incision right below the breast crease at the base of the breast, along the border of the areola’s lower half, or in the armpit. In exceptional cases, the surgeon may place the incision through the navel.
The patient should openly and freely ask the surgeon any questions or express concerns regarding the surgery.
Determining the candidacy of a patient is a main priority for the surgeon during a breast augmentation consultation process. The surgeon will conduct a general health exam and review the breast anatomy, skin elasticity, and texture.
Furthermore, the surgeon will assess the health and surgical history of the patient and may order medical tests, if necessary. They will incorporate the patient’s cosmetic goals into the customized breast enlargement plan.
Instructions for Preparation and Recovery
The patient will need to stop smoking for several weeks pre and post-surgery, and the surgeon will instruct them regarding this during the consultation process. They may also alter the patient’s schedule for prescription meds, blood-thinning medicines, and herbal supplements in consultation with their physician.
The consultation process will involve various other aspects such as the approximate costs of breast augmentation, financing alternatives, before and after pictures, and patient testimonials. Successful and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kiran Gill receives patients from Naples, Marco Island, South Florida, and other towns and communities across the landscape for breast implants.
Dr. Kiran Gill is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. To learn more about her cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and and treatments call 239.596.8000 or click here. Taking new patients in Naples, Marco Island, South Florida and surrounding areas.