Consultation is a key component of the breast lift cosmetic surgery process. It will provide an opportunity to the patient to learn about the procedure and receive instructions and guidance from the surgeon about the preparation for surgery. The surgeon will closely engage with the patient and establish a relationship of trust and open communication with her.
The physical breast exam and other inputs collected during the consultation will help the surgeon to create a customized breast surgery plan that will match with the patient’s unique needs. Dr. Bryson Richards is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast lift and other procedures for the breast, body, and face to patients in Las Vegas, NV and surrounding locations.
Evaluating Patient’s Health
To begin with, the surgeon will assess the patient’s general health condition to determine her candidacy for breast lift plastic surgery. The surgeon will examine the breast anatomy, the extent of sagginess in the breasts, type and quality of skin, and the size and position of areolas. Specialized mammograms or other tests may be ordered in specific cases.
A detailed review of the patient’s health records will be conducted. The surgeon will ask questions related to any current health concerns. Body weight and measurements will be checked to determine a proportionate breast figure.
Assessing Patient’s Goals
The surgeon will encourage the patient to share her intrinsic aesthetic needs and desires with regard to her breast appearance and shape. An important part of the assessment will be whether she requires only a breast lift or a lift along with breast implants.
It is a remarkable idea for patients to carry images from publications or websites to show to the surgeon about their desired breast figure. The surgeon will incorporate this feedback while creating a customized breast lift surgery plan to meet the specific needs of the patient.
At the time of consultation, the surgeon may present before the patient several breast lift before and after photos belonging to previous patients. A review of these photos will reveal to the patient what to expect and what not to expect from a breast lift surgery. Having reasonable expectations will enable the patient to gain more satisfaction from the final results.
The patient should feel free to ask questions and clarify all her doubts and concerns during the consultation process. This will help her to make a well-informed decision. The surgeon may also present testimonials of past patients to let the patient know about the experiences of actual patients with breast lift surgery.
Prior to the surgery, the patient will be required to follow a few do’s and don’ts in order to ensure a successful and safe breast surgery procedure. The patient will be required to temporarily stop the use of certain prescription and non-prescription medications, herbal supplements and vitamins.
If the patient is a smoker, she will have to stop smoking completely for a certain period as advised by the surgeon. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richards receives patients from Las Vegas, NV and nearby areas for breast lift surgery.
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