Whether you realize it or not, you play a very important role in the outcome of your breast augmentation. Getting the best breast augmentation results stems from forging a partnership with your plastic surgeon. By working together, you can achieve beautiful, natural-looking results that boost your self-confidence and leave you feeling like the best version of yourself.
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We want you to get the most out of your consultation. If at all possible, it is best to make arrangements for small children to stay home rather than having them join us for your appointments.
Phoenix plastic surgeons understand the importance of making you an active participant throughout the entire breast augmentation process. Consequently, he places a strong emphasis on patient education in order to ensure that you understand all of your options and set realistic expectations for the outcome of your procedure. By learning as much as possible about your choices, the risks involved, how to prepare for your procedure, and what to do to ensure a smooth recovery, you can greatly improve the outcome of your breast augmentation.
COMING PREPARED TO YOUR CONSULTATION
In order to get the most out of your consultation, you should learn as much as you can about the procedure and recovery process beforehand. You surgeon will discuss the procedure with you in great detail during the consultation. This will include an explanation of:
Becoming familiar with the terms associated with breast augmentation will greatly improve your understanding of his explanation.
It is also important to come prepared for your consultation. Some good things to bring include:
- A support person such as a spouse, family member, or good friend whose judgment you trust
- Your written medical history, including diseases or conditions you have had, any known allergies, and any hospitalizations
- A list of medications you are currently taking, including herbal supplements and vitamins
- Aids to help you communicate your desired results, such as photos of your desired breast appearance
- A list of questions to ask – these should include questions about your desired results, your concerns, and the surgeon’s experience
COMING PREPARED TO YOUR PROCEDURE
At your initial consultation, your surgeon will give you detailed instructions regarding how to prepare for your procedure. This will include any medications to avoid prior to surgery, any lifestyle adjustments you must make such as stopping smoking, and what to expect immediately following your procedure. It is important to follow the preoperative instructions carefully to ensure the best possible breast augmentation results.
Your role in getting the best breast augmentation results will not end on the day of your procedure. It is important to follow all of the provided after-care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. We will explain these details very carefully to you and any loved ones who may be assisting you immediately following surgery. This will include instructions on how to change surgical dressings and when to take any medications we may prescribe.
Remember, we are always here to assist you in any way possible, and we encourage you to keep in regular contact with our office during the recovery period. Our surgeons are always happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have as you heal.
Please contact our Phoenix plastic surgery practice today to schedule your initial breast augmentation consultation. Gawley Plastic Surgery serves patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding areas of Arizona. Local and out-of-town patients are welcome.
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