The pre-op consultation process is an integral component of any cosmetic surgery procedure, including breast enhancement.
This procedure is highly customizable, which is a major benefit of breast enhancement. The surgeon will develop a surgical plan that is individualized to the patient’s unique aesthetic and anatomical requirements.
A detailed consultation process is the foundation for a successful breast enhancement procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides breast enlargement surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding locations.
Important Decisions During the Consultation
The type of surgical technique, implant choice, and the need for breast lift along with the enhancement procedure are some vital decisions taken during the consultation process. The patient should participate actively in the consultation process to achieve safe and satisfactory surgical outcomes.
The type and size of breast implants chosen for the cosmetic surgery will impact the final results of the procedure. During the pre-op consultation, the plastic surgeon will highlight the differences between silicone, saline, and ultra cohesive breast implants to the patient.
In addition, they will discuss the benefits and limitation of each implant type. The patient and the surgeon will need to determine the implant shape, size, profile, and texture.
Implant Placement Position
Breast implants can be placed submuscularly (underneath the pectoral muscles) or subglandularly (placed in front of the pectoral muscle and directly behind the breast tissue).
Each option has a different degree of invasiveness associated with it. The surgeon will enable the patient in making an appropriate choice for implant placement.
The surgeon may perform breast enhancement by making an incision right beneath the breast crease at the base of the breast, along the areola’s lower half, or in the armpit. In exceptional cases, the surgeon will make the incision through the navel.
The patient should freely and openly ask the surgeon any questions or express concerns regarding the procedure.
Determining a patient as a candidate for breast enhancement cosmetic surgery is a main priority for the surgeon during the consultation process. The surgeon will undertake a general medical exam and review the breast structure, elasticity, and skin texture.
Additionally, the surgeon will assess the patient’s surgical and medical history as well as order tests if necessary. They will include the patient’s feedback in the customized breast enhancement plan.
Instructions for Preparation and Recovery
The patient will need to discontinue smoking for several weeks before and after the breast enhancement procedure. The surgeon will offer them instructions on this aspect during the consultation process. They may also alter the patient’s schedule for prescription drugs, blood thinners, and herbal supplements in discussion with the prescribing doctor.
In addition, the consultation process will include various other factors such as the estimated breast enhancement costs, financing options, before and after images, and patient testimonials.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for breast enlargement.
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