One of the reasons behind the popularity of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery is that the procedure is highly customizable and can be tailored to suit the specific cosmetic goals of the patient.
Therefore, pre-operative consultation becomes a vital part of the procedure to ensure that the surgical plan can be optimized according to the patient’s unique needs. Complete trust and open communication between the patient and the surgeon forms the basis for a successful consultation.
Dr. Brian J. Parker is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Parker will encourage the patient to participate actively in the consultation process and take her inputs and feedback into account on various aspects related to the surgery. Patients in Las Vegas and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive breast augmentation surgery from Dr. Parker.
The first step in the consultation process will be to determine the patient’s suitability and fitness to undergo breast augmentation plastic surgery procedure. The surgeon will perform a basic health exam, and assess the patient’s breast anatomy, skin quality and degree of elasticity in the breast area. Specialized mammograms may be ordered in some cases.
The surgeon will review the past medical and surgical records of the patient and will have a discussion about the patient’s specific lifestyle habits, particularly with regard to smoking and drinking. Clear instructions about refraining from smoking and taking certain medications and supplements prior to the surgery will be given to the patient at this stage.
Making Specific Decisions
To create a customized surgical plan, the cosmetic surgeon will involve the patient in decisions about the choice of implants, the type of surgical technique, and whether breast lift may be required along with breast implant surgery.
The surgeon will educate the patient about the availability of saline, silicone and ultra-cohesive silicone implants, and explain the pros and cons of each. Various implant sizes will be assessed to select the most appropriate size according to the patient’s needs. Shape, texture, and implant profile will also be chosen appropriately at this stage.
Breast implants can be placed in a subglandular or submuscular position in the breast. The surgeon will discuss both the options and explain their benefits and limitations to the patient. Depending on the patient’s breast anatomy, size of implants chosen, and the patient’s willingness to undergo a more or less invasive surgery, the surgeon will recommend the suitable implant placement.
Incisions can be placed in the underarm, below the breast crease, around the areolar border, or in the navel. The possibility of subsequent scarring and other factors will be reviewed to make the best decision at this stage. Dr. Parker receives patients from Las Vegas and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.
Pre- and Post-Op Instructions
The surgeon will provide clear instructions as a part of the pre-operative preparation as well as post-surgical recovery. The patient should make full disclosures to the surgeon on medical aspects and lifestyle habits during the consultation, and follow the instructions carefully to achieve best outcome.