A consultation is as imperative as any other stage in the breast lift cosmetic surgery process. The patient should be prepared to play a proactive role and engage closely with the surgeon to have a useful consultation. A successful consultation will lay the foundation for an overall successful breast lift procedure.
The surgeon will utilize the information gathered during the consultation to prepare a customized breast lift surgery plan tailored to the patient’s needs. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides breast lift to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
To start with, the surgeon will conduct a thorough exam to assess whether a woman is a suitable candidate for breast lift plastic surgery. The patient’s breast anatomy, degree of skin laxity, quality of skin, and the position and size of areolas and nipples will be examined. In a few cases, the surgeon may order specialized mammograms.
The surgeon will go through the detailed medical records of the patient, and ask her questions about any existing ailments. Body measurements and weight will be checked to determine a proportionate breast figure.
Reviewing Patient’s Goals
The patient should be willing to share her innate aesthetic needs and expectations with regard to her breast shape and appearance. The surgeon will try to determine whether she needs only a breast lift or a lift in conjunction with breast implants.
The patient may bring pictures from magazines or websites to explain to the surgeon about her desired breast figure. The cosmetic surgeon will incorporate this feedback while preparing a customized breast lift surgery plan tailored to her unique needs.
During the consultation, the surgeon will encourage the patient to review as many breast lift before and after images as possible. This will help her to know what breast lift can or cannot do for her, and ensure that she has realistic expectations when she decides to go ahead with the surgery.
The surgeon will address all questions and concerns of the patient during the consultation to relieve her of any pre-surgery anxiety. He may also present her with testimonials of previous patients about their breast lift experience with the surgeon.
The patient will be required to follow certain do’s and don’ts as a part of the preparatory process for breast lift. The surgeon will advise her to stop taking certain medications, supplements, and vitamins for a few weeks prior to surgery. Smokers will be asked to refrain from smoking for a certain period before and after surgery.
The surgeon may also guide her about arranging for transportation on the day of surgery, arranging for aftercare if needed, and applying for leave from the workplace for the recovery period. Information about the estimated costs of the procedure will also be provided during the consultation.
The surgeon will discuss various options such as the type of breast lift technique to be used, the choice of anesthesia, the surgical venue, and the benefits and limitations of each option. The decisions will be taken in close consultation with the patient in order to prepare a customized breast lift surgery plan. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for breast lift.