According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), around 4.5 million breast enhancement plastic surgeries were undertaken between 1997 and 2012.
At present, breast augmentation is the topmost plastic surgery procedure in the United States.
The pre-op preparatory phase is a vital part of this procedure and affects the results of the surgery. At the time of the initial consultation, the surgeon will provide the patient with instructions on how to prepare properly for the breast augmentation surgery.
Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides breast implants to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Establishing Aesthetic Goals
A woman should initially evaluate the reasons for which she seeks breast augmentation surgery. She is the only person who can best understand the reasons for her dissatisfaction with her natural breasts and decide on her aesthetic objectives and needs.
Breast enhancement plastic surgery signifies a personal journey for a woman. She should not undergo this procedure under any type of pressure or influence from anyone.
She should have complete clarity on her needs and understand the procedure in its entirety before she goes ahead with the breast augmentation surgical process.
Online Forums and Websites
Upon choosing a plastic surgeon for the initial breast augmentation consultation, she should go over their website to understand more about their background and practice.
In addition, she can review relevant forums such as RealSelf to understand the experiences of other patients who have undergone breast augmentation plastic surgery.
Through the actual experiences of other patients who have received this surgery, the candidate can understand whether breast enhancement surgery is suitable for her. The patient can have a more productive initial consultation with the surgeon with an advanced understanding of the procedure.
Meeting Candidacy Requirements
Before consenting to perform the procedure, the surgeon will establish the patient as a candidate for breast augmentation plastic surgery. She should be in good overall health, consume a well-balanced diet, and maintain stable body weight as far as possible.
Additionally, she should not intend to become pregnant or lose a large amount of weight in the foreseeable future as this can affect the results of the breast augmentation procedure.
The patient should also see before and after pictures of past breast enhancement patients at the surgeon’s office to develop reasonable expectations from the augmentation procedure.
Steps to take prior to the Surgery
The patient should take the following steps prior to a breast enhancement procedure:
- Do not use blood thinners or anti-inflammatory meds or vitamins and herbal supplements for at least two weeks before the surgery.
- Change the schedule of prescription medicines in discussion with the primary care physician.
- Do not smoke for a specific period before the procedure as instructed by the surgeon
- Arrange for transportation and aftercare for a stress-free and relaxed post-operative phase.
Plastic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
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