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Preparing for Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

April 19th, 2018 | Posted in: Breast Augmentation, Breast Enhancement | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Breast Augmentation Consultation

When sitting down for a consultation regarding breast augmentation in Beverly Hills it is a chance to learn as much as possible about the breast augmentation procedure, Dr. Chiu’s process, and what to expect after surgery.

Preparing for your consultation for breast augmentation in Beverly Hills in advance is essential. There are several things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

Research Your Surgeon

The internet is an excellent tool for researching almost anything, and this includes plastic surgeons. Any reputable doctor will have a website, a yelp page, and reviews that you can consult before you decide to meet with them. Learn as much as you can about the surgeon you are considering before you go in for a consultation.

If you know other women who have had breast implants, you can ask for their opinion about the surgeons they used or what they know about the surgeon you are considering.

Finally, the surgeon should have Before & After Photos on their website, which you will definitely want to consult. These will give you a clear picture of the kinds of patients they have worked with and the types of results their patients usually get.

Know Your Implant Options

Your plastic surgeon will be instrumental in helping you make your final decision, but it is still important to understand the different types of implants, so you can go into your consultation with an idea of what you want.

You will need to choose between Saline and Silicone implants for example, each of which have their advantages and disadvantages. Saline implants can be filled once the pockets are already inserted inside the breast, making them highly customizable. However, many people think they have a less natural feel and/or appearance than Silicone implants.

You should also look through magazines or old photos so that you can show your doctor examples of the size and shape of breasts you desire. Just like when you get a haircut and show your hairstylist a photo from a hair magazine, these images will make it easier for your surgeon to visualize the results you want and how to achieve them.

Write a List of Questions

One of the most valuable parts of the breast augmentation consultation is getting the opportunity to ask a lot of questions. Ask as many as you want. Just to make sure you don’t overlook anything, it is a good idea to write out your questions before you go and bring your list to your consultation.

Through your conversation, you will learn about your surgeon’s demeanor. It is important that you feel comfortable communicating with your doctor and that you trust them fully.

Some of the questions you might ask:

• The surgery- before, during, and after
o Is the center where my surgery will be performed set up to handle a life-threatening emergency?
o What hospital would I be taken to if there were a problem?
o If I have an emergency after going home, how can I reach you?
o How long will healing take?

• The doctor’s experience and qualifications
o How long have you been performing breast implant surgery?
o How many breast implant surgeries do you perform a month?
o How many revisions of your own work, on average, do you perform?
o Have you been involved in any medical malpractice suits?

• What results you can expect
o Can I speak with some of your past breast implant patients?
o If I don’t like the results of my surgery, what can I do?

• About breast implants
o Are silicone breast implants or saline implants better for me — and why?
o What breast size do you suggest for my body frame?
o Will I lose any sensation in my nipples or breasts?
o Will I be able to breastfeed after having implants?
o Will the implants make mammograms less accurate in detecting breast cancer?

Prepare a List of Medications

Your health plays a significant role in determining whether or not you’re a suitable candidate for breast augmentation. It’s important to provide your surgeon with as much background information about yourself as possible. Some medications and supplements can increase your bleeding risk during surgery and it is recommended that you stop taking them a week before surgery. Giving your surgeon a list of the medications you take regularly, even if it’s just a multi-vitamin, is essential.

Breast Augmentation in Beverly Hills

Dr. Gabriel Chiu at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery performs breast augmentation surgery on women of all ages. He is renowned for his affable demeanor, taking the time to have an open and clear dialogue will all patients to form a relationship that is strong before, during, and after the procedure. Contact us at (310)730-0092 to request a consultation today!