One of the most customizable cosmetic surgery procedures today is breast augmentation, which can be adapted to suit the individual aesthetic needs of a patient. Therefore, it is becomes essential that such a procedure involves effective advance preparation and planning to derive maximum advantage for the patients. Unlike breast lift or breast reduction, the procedure of breast enhancement involves surgical placement of breast implants.
Choosing the right implants, determining their appropriate placement, and identifying the best location and type of incisions are key decisions that must be taken in advance. Dr. Farbod Esmailian is an experienced breast surgeon providing breast augmentation and other procedures to patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby areas.
To begin with, the surgeon must determine the suitability of a patient for the breast surgery procedure. Whether it is a procedure such as breast lift, breast reduction or breast augmentation, choosing the right candidate for the surgery is the first step in the preparation process. In case of breast augmentation, the surgeon will evaluate the overall health of the patient, history of surgeries, and the current medical conditions, if any.
If the patient suffers from certain allergies, or has been consuming products such as tobacco, alcohol, or certain types of medications for a considerable period of time, the surgeon will make a more detailed evaluation. Patients with a history of breast cancer in the family may have to undergo certain tests or mammograms. Existing medications or herbal supplements, if any, may have to be readjusted for a few weeks before and after the surgery.
Deciding Appropriate Breast Implants
A key part of the preparation process is making the right choice of breast implants. The final outcome will depend to an extent on this choice. The surgeon will take the breast measurements, assess the skin quality, and other parameters before recommending the appropriate type, size, shape, texture, and profile of breast implants. Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and surrounding areas can consult with Dr. Esmailian for breast augmentation.
Before and After Photos
The preparation process at this stage will also include taking photos of the breasts for future records to compare the difference in breast appearance after the surgery. During the pre-op consultation and preparation process, the patient should ask as many questions as they may have, and clarify all their doubts and concerns. Before and after photos may be used at this stage to ensure that the patient knows exactly what the procedure can or cannot do for her.
The surgeon may order blood tests and a few other tests close to the day of the procedure. The patient should follow the surgeon’s instructions carefully, particularly with regard to quitting smoking at least six to eight weeks before surgery. If the patient has been taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, these will also have to be stopped several days prior to surgery. The surgeon will decide whether to perform the procedure using general anesthesia or IV sedation, and then finally go ahead with the procedure as per the treatment plan.
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