Preparing for a breast augmentation consultation is an important step in the decision-making process. It allows you to get all your questions answered and understand the potential risks associated with breast augmentation surgery.

Before your appointment, take some time to think about what you want out of the procedure and make a list of relevant questions.

Important Questions to Consider when preparing for your breast augmentation consultation include:

 Your desired look – discuss with your doctor the changes you want to make to your breasts, and how large or small you would like them to be.

The type of implants – saline implants vs. silicone gel implants

Possible incision sites – under the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit

Recovery time and expectations – discuss post-operative care, follow-up visits, and any special instructions for healing

You should feel comfortable and confident with your plastic surgeon before undergoing a breast augmentation procedure.

It is important that your plastic surgeon is Board Certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Qualifications, experience, success rate, and patient reviews, as well as before and after examples are all available to you by a qualified plastic surgeon and their practice.

Benefits and Potential Risks Associated with Breast Augmentation Procedures

Important factors to consider besides the sizes and shapes you want your breasts to be are the potential risks of a breast augmentation procedure. Most people understand the benefits but need to be fully informed about the risks. While breast augmentation is a safe procedure, there are potential complications that can occur. Some complications, such as bleeding and infection, are common to every surgical procedure but others like sensation loss, implant migration, implant palpability, and animation deformity are unique to breast augmentation.

Breast implants also have risks. Some of these like breast implant illness and ALCL are part of the black box labeling on the implants but others such as implant leakage rates and capsular contracture are not part of this labeling. Be sure to understand and ask about these risks and how they will be managed prior to your surgery.

By preparing for a breast augmentation consultation beforehand, you can ensure that your appointment is as informative and helpful as possible. It is a good idea to bring a list of questions and take notes, as well as to ask questions that come up during your consultation. This is all part of the process to help you make an informed decision about breast augmentation.

Additionally, it’s a great opportunity to get to know the doctor and his/her staff. Every patient is unique as is every Plastic Surgeon. It is important to find a Plastic Surgeon that you feel comfortable whose personality works well with yours. This should be a very significant consideration for you.

Ultimately, you want to be sure that you trust your plastic surgeon, that he/she is appropriately qualified, and that he or she will provide you with safe quality care before during, and after your surgery.

If you or someone you care about is looking for answers about breast augmentation procedures, please have them connect with Dr. Slack and his team Here.