Breast augmentation is when the female breast has an implant surgically placed to increase its size, shape, and overall aesthetic. As with any surgery, the first step is to find the right board-certified plastic surgeon who can answer your questions thoroughly and has a wealth of experience through breast augmentation consultation.
Importance of Breast Augmentation Consultation
Once you find your doctor, the next step is to book your breast augmentation consultation. During your consultation, you and your doctor will initially discuss your medical history to ensure you are healthy and safe to proceed with the surgery and anesthesia. You’llYou’ll then talk about your specific goals and what outcomes you can reasonably achieve. A good surgeon will be able to make recommendations and guide you toward the choice that will give you the best result.
During your breast augmentation consultation, you and the doctor will decide if silicone or saline (salt water) implants are used for your augmentation. If appropriate for your case, the doctor may recommend augmentation by fat grafting with fat harvested from your own body via liposuction.
This is a slightly more invasive surgery, but if liposuction is already planned in conjunction with breast augmentation, it is possible to put your fat to good use instead of having it discarded. At your breast augmentation consultation, your surgeon will provide an overview of the “pros” and “cons” of fat grafting versus implants.
For example, an augmentation with a fat grafting approach has an upper limit of 150cc placed per breast, whereas a silicone or saline implant can go up to 800cc per breast.
Many different kinds of breast implants on the market today are placed during your surgery. Your surgeon, at your breast augmentation consultation, will discuss the options for size, shape, profile, etc., available for you to make an informed decision about the implants that are right for you.
During the consult, your surgeon may place you into a special bra — one without any padding and pockets that can accommodate implant sizers used to determine your desired implant size.
While wearing your sizing bras described above and a tight shirt, you will gauge your new breast appearance in a mirror from the front and the side. As always, SurgiSculpt will provide guidance and advice so you come away with the most stunning outcome.
Breast augmentation is a fun surgery but is surgery nonetheless, and risks are involved. After the breast augmentation consultation and booking your date for surgery, you will return for a pre-operative visit to finalize everything.
You will have another opportunity to discuss the breast augmentation procedure details with your doctor; you will sign all the pertinent consents, get your prescription medications, and book your first post-operative appointment.
During the surgery, if placing a silicone or saline implant (and not fat grafting), the implants are placed utilizing a minimal touch technique to minimize the risk of infection. The implant is a foreign body, so it is critical to ensure it is placed safely without picking up any harmful bacteria or other pathogens on its way into your body.
Following the surgery, you’ll return to the clinic for a few post-op visits to ensure that you are healing well, your incision lines are closing appropriately, and you are feeling good.
Complications can happen, but we pride ourselves on perfection, from when you come in for your breast augmentation consultation to when you walk out the door as another satisfied customer.