One of the most important components in the breast augmentation cosmetic surgery process is the pre-operative consultation. Breast augmentation is a highly customizable procedure, which means that the patient’s involvement in decision making will matter a lot.
The consultation will provide her with an opportunity to share her inputs with the surgeon and help them in creating a customized surgical plan.
During the consultation, the patient will also have a chance to ask questions about the breast augmentation procedure and the surgeon’s credentials and practice. They can make a more informed choice once they have their doubts and concerns addressed by the surgeon. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas, and other neighborhoods and cities around this mighty Texas city.
The surgeon will go through the patient’s health records as well as examine their current health condition to determine her fitness to undergo a breast augmentation plastic surgery procedure. In a few cases, the surgeon may order specialized mammograms. They will also check the amount of skin laxity in the breast area to assess whether the patient may require a breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation.
At the time of consultation, the surgeon and the patient will together make certain decisions such as the choice of the surgical technique, the type and size of breast implants, the placement of implants above or below the pectoral muscle, and whether the procedure will be performed independently or in combination with breast lift or another surgery.
An important decision that will make a difference to the final results of breast augmentation will be the selection of breast implants. The surgeon will discuss the benefits and limitations of saline, silicone and ultra cohesive silicone implants, the appropriate implant sizes, and the choices in implant shape and profile. Best decisions will be made at this stage in close consultation between the surgeon and the patient.
Breast implants can usually be placed either in front of the pectoral muscle or below the pectoral muscle. The pros and cons of both options will be discussed during the consultation in order to help the patient make a judicious decision. The surgeon will make their recommendation based on the patient’s breast anatomy and her unique aesthetic needs.
Incision options in case of breast augmentation will include under the breast crease, around the areola circumference, and the underarm area. In rare cases, a TUBA incision may be placed in the navel area. The potential scarring in each case and other aspects will be discussed during the consultation. Experienced female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and nearby areas.
The surgeon will like the patient to know exactly what a breast augmentation surgery can or cannot do for her. Therefore, they may present breast augmentation before and after images during the initial consultation to let the patient have a clear idea. Reviews and testimonials of past patients may also be shown so that the patient may gain insights about the procedure from another patient’s perspective.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.