Consultation is the first and one of the vital stages in a breast reduction cosmetic surgery procedure. To make the most of this opportunity, the patient should be prepared to engage proactively with the surgeon. The foundation for a successful breast reduction surgery will be created with a good pre-operative consultation.
The surgeon will prepare a customized breast reduction plan to meet the unique needs of the patient based on the feedback collected during the consultation.
Remarkable, cordial, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify provides breast reduction and other procedures to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding communities.
To begin with, the surgeon will perform a basic health exam to assess the patient’s candidacy for breast reduction plastic surgery. The patient’s overall breast anatomy, amount of excess fatty tissue in the breasts, degree of skin laxity, type and quality of skin, and the size and position of nipples will be considered. The surgeon may also order specialized mammograms in a few cases.
The surgeon will check with the patient whether she experiences any pain in the neck, back or shoulders due to heavy and pendulous breasts. They will also review her past medical records. Body weight and measurements will be checked to plan for a proportionate breast figure.
Patient’s Personal Cosmetic Goals
The patient should be forthcoming about her personal cosmetic needs and aspirations with regard to her shape and appearance of breasts. Based on her inputs, the surgeon will determine the extent of size reduction required and whether breast lift may have to be performed in conjunction with breast reduction.
The patient may select images from magazines or websites to show to the surgeon during the consultation about the kind of breast figure she desires. Accurate inputs from the patient will help the surgeon create a customized breast reduction surgery plan to meet her specific goals.
During the consultation, the surgeon may show breast reduction before and after photos to the patient. This will enable the patient to understand what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure.
The surgeon will also answer the patient’s questions and concerns on all aspects related to breast reduction surgery. The surgeon may also provide testimonials of past patients to let the patient know about their experience with this surgery.
Pre- and Post-Surgery Care Instructions
As part of preparation for breast reduction, the patient will have to follow a few do’s and don’ts. Certain types of medications and nutrition supplements may have to be stopped for a few days before the surgery. Smokers will be required to stop smoking for a certain time period before and after the surgery.
The surgeon may also guide the patient about arranging for transportation on the day of surgery, hiring a nurse for aftercare if required, and applying for at least a week’s leave from the workplace well in advance.
Costs, insurance, and financing options are also issues that should be clearly discussed at the time of initial consultation. Perspicacious, wonderful, and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other towns and neighborhoods in this region of the state for breast reduction surgery.