Planning your Surgery
In your initial consultation, it’s important to discuss your expectations frankly with us, and to listen to our opinion. Every patient, and every surgeon, has a different view of what is a desirable size and shape for breasts.
We will examine and measure your breasts, and will photograph them for reference during surgery and afterwards. We will discuss the variables that may affect the procedure, such as your age, the size and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin. We will also discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned, as they will be elevated during the procedure.
During the second consultation, we will describe the procedure in detail, further explaining its risks and limitations. We will also give you the numbers of a couple of previous patients you may call and ask questions of, and discuss their experience.
Preparing for Surgery
We may require you to have a mammogram (breast x-ray) before surgery. You will also get specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications that may affect your risk of bleeding or clotting. While you’re making preparations, you need to ensure that you arrange for someone to drive you home after your surgery and to help you out for a few days at home if needed.