What Should I Expect During A Breast Augmentation Consultation?
If you’ve been considering breast augmentation, one of the first major steps is going to be a consultation with a qualified surgeon. For many patients, the consultation is an important opportunity to ask their surgeon any questions they may have, and to learn more about which implant type and size is most suitable to their needs.
“Most patients want to be sure that the surgeon they are seeing is qualified and has good experience with breast augmentation,” says our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Copeland. “Many have done some research on the web and come in well-informed.”
In addition to a comprehensive discussion about breast augmentation, other aspects of the consultation include:
A review of types of implants, including the pros and cons of each
Trying on sizers, both in and outside of clothing
A breast examination for measurement
“I take standard measurements between important anatomic landmarks of the breasts, and their relationship to the chest wall and to each other,” says Dr. Copeland. “Those measurements provide insight to what implant size will fit the best inside the existing breasts, and whether it is likely that different-sized breast implants will be necessary to give the best balance between the breasts.”
Breast augmentation is a procedure that can help a woman achieve more desireable body contours while helping her to feel her best and most feminine. If you have been considering breast enhancement surgery for some time, the consultation process can be very beneficial in helping you determine if the procedure is right for you.
If you would like to learn more about breast enhancement surgery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Copeland, please contact Copeland Cosmetic Surgery today. Also, be sure to check back for part two of our blog series on breast augmentation. In the next segment, Dr. Copeland will discuss how to choose the best possible size for breast implants according to your needs and goals.