Your initial consultation is an important step in your breast augmentation procedure journey. This is the time for your surgeon to examine your breasts, ensure that you are a candidate, and discuss a plan for treatment. But your surgeon won’t be doing all the work! To get the most out of your consultation, you need to come prepared. Here’s what you can do leading up to your consultation day.
Research your procedure
So, you know you want a breast augmentation, but do you know the types of implants available, the size you want, incision options, or implant placement options? These are all things you should research about your procedure ahead of time. Your surgeon will go over your options in more detail, but it helps to come to your appointment with some base knowledge and an idea of what you prefer. You should also look into how much recovery time you’ll need so you can make proper arrangements with work.
Find examples of the look you like
Sometimes a picture speaks a thousand words! When preparing for your consultation, it’s a good idea to have visual references for the size and shape you are going for. You can view real patient before and after images in the gallery that will indicate the size, material, texture, and placement of the implants used as well as incision types. This will give you a better idea of what your results can look like depending on the decisions you make.
Know what to ask
Your consultation is a time to ask any questions you have about the procedure and about your surgeon. You should always ensure that they are board certified and highly experienced in your procedure. You might ask about the techniques they will be using, aftercare instructions, when you can resume exercise, and payment options.