Breast augmentation consultation: The initial step in any breast augmentation procedure is scheduling a one-on-one consultation with Dr. David Sieber in San Francisco.
First, this appointment is critical for knowing if you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation. It will also give you a chance to discuss what you hope to achieve from your results and whether your goals are possible with implants. Dr. Sieber will want to examine you and ask you a few questions about your medical history and overall health as well. Finally, you’ll be free (and encouraged) to ask as many questions as you have about the procedure, recovery, or any related topic.
Ultimately, you can expect your appointment to be an in-depth conversation that has many different facets. But there are a few things that are most important when it comes to your breast augmentation consultation.
Here are some things to consider as you schedule your appointment.
Breast Augmentation Consultation Checklist
We recommend doing some preparation before the date of your consultation appointment. Understanding the basics of the surgery, what breast size you hope to achieve through augmentation, and other fast facts will expedite the education portion of the appointment. This will give you more time to discuss your actual procedure and details about the best implants for you.
Here are three areas you’ll want to explore.
Breast implant surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures every year in the United States. It helps thousands of women around the nation achieve the figure they’ve always wanted and boosts their confidence. But it’s not for everyone.
During your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Sieber will thoroughly examine your medical history to make sure there are no factors that could compromise your results or put you at risk. This may include going over any health conditions or medical treatments you’ve undergone. He’ll also want to see a list of any medications or supplements you are currently taking.
Another consideration is whether your results are achievable and your outlook on your recovery and long-term results. While this procedure can achieve amazing results and provide numerous benefits to patients, it’s also important that you have realistic expectations and understand the potential drawbacks and risks of the surgery.
This discussion of candidacy is not used to prevent you from undergoing the surgery, but rather to professionally recommend the best procedure for you and your intended results.
The most important part of your procedure is coming to an understanding with Dr. Sieber about what you hope to achieve from your breast augmentation. This may include deciding on your implants, techniques, and intended results. Dr. Sieber uses Vectra 3D to assist with this process, giving you a virtual idea of what results you can expect with your chosen factors.
This technology can be invaluable when trying to get on the same page and describe exactly what you would like your new breasts to look like. Without it, it can be difficult to accurately describe how you want to look.
If you think bringing in pictures of celebrities or photos of how you looked when you were younger may help, by all means, feel free to do this as well. Any additional information you can provide on the direction you’re looking to take your procedure will be beneficial.
After establishing these two points during your breast augmentation consultation, Dr. Sieber will let you know if this is a procedure that would benefit you. He will then begin outlining the ideal surgical process for you and your preferred outcomes. Because every patient is unique, your surgical plan won’t look like anyone else’s. It will be yours alone.
Together, you’ll need to make decisions about implant type, implant placement, incisions, and any additional steps that can benefit your results from breast augmentation. Deciding on the best implants for you will be one of the biggest steps. Breast implants come in a range of sizes, shapes, materials, and projections. Based on your goals, body type, lifestyle, and other factors, Dr. Sieber will make recommendations on the best implants for your procedure.
Additionally, Dr. Sieber will recommend the best surgical technique to fit your implant type and intended outcome. Breast implants can be placed under or over the muscles in the chest, for example. Both options have pros and cons. You’ll also discuss the best incision placement for your implants and whether you would like any additional procedures performed, such as liposuction or a tummy tuck.
Finally, Dr. Sieber will want to make sure you understand each step of the procedure — from the actual steps involved in the surgery to the entirety of your recovery.
Beginning your breast augmentation process can be an exciting time, but it’s important to be prepared for the important conversations that take place during a consultation. Be sure to keep in mind the above points and ask any and all questions you may have, so that Dr. Sieber can reassure any concerns and understand your anxieties.
Schedule Your Breast augmentation Consultation
To schedule your consultation for breast augmentation, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you at your consultation appointment!