Preparing for Breast Implant Surgery

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Preparing for Breast Implant Surgery Orange CountyOne 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.

Initial Consultation

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.

Final Preparation

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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Best Candidates for Breast Implants

Farbod Esmailian | Plastic Surgery

Best Candidates for Breast Implants Orange CountyBreast implant cosmetic surgery is designed to increase the size of the breasts in proportion to the rest of the body. A growing number of American women are seeking procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction following advancements in surgical techniques and improved safety profile of these procedures.

Dr. Farbod Esmailian is an experienced surgeon providing breast surgery procedures to patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and other areas. During the initial consultation, Dr. Esmailian will examine various aspects to determine whether the patient is a stellar candidate for breast implants.

Age Restriction for Breast Implants

The FDA has approved the use of both saline and silicone gel based breast implants for cosmetic breast enhancement. However, it has imposed a minimum age requirement to ensure only women with fully developed breasts, and those who able to sustain the procedure physiologically as well as emotionally may undergo breast augmentation. The woman candidate should be above 18 years of age for saline implants, and above 21 years for silicone implants.

Who may not be a fit candidate?

While many women are keen to seek procedures such as breast implants, breast lift, breast reduction and others, but not every woman may be in a fit condition to receive the procedure. Dr. Esmailian will consider several factors and then make a recommendation whether the patient is fit for a breast augmentation surgery or not.

Patients in Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA, and nearby areas have an opportunity to consult him for breast surgeries. The following candidates may be advised against the procedure:

  • The woman suffers from an active infection that needs priority treatment over a cosmetic procedure.
  • Symptoms of cancer or pre-cancer have yet to be treated adequately.
  • The woman is currently pregnancy or nursing.

Evaluation of a Patient

Certain physiological and emotional factors will typically play a role in the choice of a suitable candidate for breast implants:

  • Medical history of the patient and overall physical health.
  • Whether the patient has been smoking, drinking or consuming certain types of drugs, and for how long.
  • Whether the patient has received breast surgeries in the past.
  • What is the patient’s typical tendency to bleed?
  • Is the patient susceptible to infections?
  • The patient’s personal predisposition to developing capsular contracture.

Suitable Candidate

A patient with one or more of the following attributes can be considered a suitable candidate for breast augmentation surgery:

  • The patient’s breast size is naturally small.
  • The breast size is near normal, but the patient desires a bigger size for aesthetic reasons.
  • The patient has lost breast volume after pregnancy, nursing, or substantial weight loss.
  • The size or shape of the breasts is uneven.
  • Patient has lost breast tissue after a mastectomy or breast injury.

A cosmetic surgeon will encourage the patient to have a positive mindset, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations. Such patients will usually achieve the best satisfaction levels from a cosmetic procedure such as breast augmentation.

For more information on procedures and treatments Plastic Surgeon, Dr Farbod Esmailian performs in and around Orange County, Newport Beach, Torrance, Los Alamitos, Long Beach, CA please visit:

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