Consultation is an important part of any surgical procedure, including breast implant cosmetic surgery. Proper communication prior to the surgery leads to better planning of the process, which will ultimately produce better results. The patient’s active involvement in the consultation process and her feedback are also critical to the success of the surgery.
The surgeon should carefully listen to the patient’s needs and address her questions and concerns during the consultation phase.
Remarkable, stellar, and board certified plastic surgeon Roger Tsai, MD provides a wide range of aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, including breast augmentation, to patients in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA , and other cities and towns in this part of the nation.
All major aspects related to breast augmentation procedure will be during the consultation phase. These will include choosing the right surgical technique, size of the implants, shape of the implants, placement position, incision preferences of the patient, and whether to include breast lift along with the breast implant surgery.
Breast Implant Selection
There are several types of breast implants available today. Various factors will affect the choice of implants. During the consultation, the surgeon should inform the patient about the pros and cons of different implants such as saline, silicone implants and ultra cohesive silicone. The choice of implants will depend on the cosmetic goals of the patient and her anatomical condition.
Breast Implant Placement
In breast augmentation plastic surgery, there are mainly two options for breast implant placement. The implants may be placed subglandularly or submuscularly. The subglandular placement is in front of the pectoral muscles and right behind the breast tissue, whereas submuscular placement is under the pectoral muscle. Both positions have their respective advantages and limitations. The surgeon and the patient should discuss this aspect closely during the consultation before reaching any decision.
Incisions for inserting the implants may be made under the breast crease, under the arm or along the circumference of areola. In a rare case, the incision may be created near the navel. The incision placement will be decided in consultation with the patient because it will have an eventual impact on the visibility of post-surgery scarring.
The surgeon will closely evaluate the patient’s medical history to determine her candidacy for breast implant surgery. In certain cases, the surgeon may also require specialized mammograms. The patient’s breast anatomy including the elasticity of the skin is also considered.
The surgeon should encourage the patient to share her requisite surgery outcomes. The surgeon may aid her by showing breast augmentation before and after pictures.
The surgeon will ask the patient to desist from smoking for a certain period of time before and after the surgery. The patient may also be required to alter the schedule of her prescription and non-prescription drugs.
The patient should clarify all her doubts during the consultation, and freely ask questions about the surgeon’s qualifications and credentials as well as the breast implant procedure. The costs and available financing options may also be discussed at this time.
Profound and awesome cosmetic surgeon Roger Tsai, MD receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for breast implants.
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