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Preparing for Breast Implant Surgery

Preparing for Breast Implant Surgery

Breast Implant Surgery

SbjpREhl7Q2NSvzIgitX6j2V9U823-O9z9Si8Teh7bo,5dlf4pfaql4d1AmVAOmavZm9wto8RPS8_ce5hwA49-8According to the figures published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 4.5 million breast implant surgeries were performed between 1997 and 2012 in the US. Breast implant cosmetic surgery currently ranks as the most popular aesthetic surgical procedure in the country.

Pre-surgical preparation is an important element of the procedure, and makes a key difference to the final outcome. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast implant surgery to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations. Dr. Khan will give detailed instructions to help the patient prepare adequately prior to the procedure.

Assessing Cosmetic Goals

Any woman who is seeking breast implant surgery should first clarify her mind about why she wants to undergo this procedure. She should be able to clearly tell the surgeon what about her breast appearance makes her dissatisfied, and what are her intrinsic cosmetic needs and goals.

Breast implant cosmetic surgery is a personal journey for a patient, and she must not choose it just because someone else told her to do it. She should have confidence in her own body and have a clear goal to seek breast enhancement before she visits a surgeon for breast implant consultation.

Online Forums and Websites 

Once the candidate has made up her mind to seek a breast implant consultation, she should preferably spend some time to gain familiarity about the surgeon’s practice by visiting their official website. She may also visit specialized Internet forums where she can interact with other women and learn about their experiences and opinions about breast implants.

With some community support and insights from other patients, she will be better placed to determine that breast implants are a right choice for her. With this simple online research and interaction, she will be able to have a more productive engagement with the breast surgeon during the consultation.

Meeting Candidacy Requirements

One of the first tasks of the surgeon will be to determine the patient’s candidacy for breast implant surgery. The patient should focus on eating a balanced diet and maintaining a regular fitness regimen. Her body weight should be fairly stable, and she should not be having any foreseeable plans to have a pregnancy or go through a weight loss procedure.

The patient should review as many breast implant surgery before and after images as possible to develop realistic expectations. The surgeon can provide her these images on request. She should also preferably prepare a list of questions that she wants to ask the surgeon during the pre-op consultation, and be prepared to clear all her doubts and concerns.

Before the Surgery

As part of the pre-op preparation, the patient will be required to avoid smoking for a few weeks. The surgeon will adjust the schedule of any blood thinners or NSAIDs as well as any prescription drugs as necessary, in consultation with the physician.

The patient should also arrange for transportation and aftercare well in time, and apply for leave from the workplace for at least one week for recovery. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implants.

 

To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Farah Khan please call 469-437-5426 or click here to contact us.

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Your Breast Implant Surgery Consultation

Breast Implant Surgery 

c1UHQx37ZlHlnAkh4ga6Px9DjX8jhlw-JqDt8ns0oA4A detailed consultation is a vital element of any major cosmetic surgery procedure such as breast implant surgery. Customization is integral to this procedure, which requires the patient’s active involvement and feedback in order to mold the procedure according to her unique requirements. The consultation forms the basis for an optimal surgical plan.

During the consultation process, the breast surgeon will closely interact with the patient and encourage her to share her innate cosmetic needs and aspirations. They will take time to address her concerns and doubts in proper detail. Patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive breast implant surgery and other procedures from board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan.

Key Decisions

The consultation process for breast implant surgery will involve important decisions with regard to the type of surgical technique, the choice of breast implant quality and size, and whether the surgery may be performed independently or in conjunction with another procedure such as breast lift.

Breast Implant Selection

The final outcome in breast implant cosmetic surgery will be impacted by the type of breast implants chosen. The surgeon will discuss the limitations and advantages of saline, silicone and form stable implants at the time of initial consultation. The shape, size, profile and texture of the implants will also be finalized according to the assessment of the patient’s anatomical and cosmetic needs.

Breast Implant Placement

Most patients will have two options for the placement of breast implants. The implants can be placed in front of the pectoral muscle, just behind the breast tissue, or below the pectoral muscle. The surgeon will explain the pros and cons of each option, and help her make the appropriate choice according to her breast anatomy and personal goals.

Incision Placement

In case of breast implant surgery, the options for the incision sites include below the breast crease, along the border of the areola, or under the arms. In a few cases, a TUBA incision around the navel may be made. The incision location and the subsequent scarring possibilities will be discussed during the initial consultation.

Patients in Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive breast implant surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures from board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan.

Determining Candidacy

The patient’s medical records will be checked, and the surgeon may also order a mammogram with specialized views in a few cases. The breast anatomy and the type and elasticity of skin in the breast area will also be assessed.

The patient should be forthcoming about her intrinsic aesthetic needs and goals with regard to her breast appearance. The surgeon may also present breast implant before and after photos at this point to help the patient develop reasonable expectations.

Pre-operative Instructions

The surgeon will advise the patient to avoid smoking for a few weeks prior to the breast implant surgery. If the patient is using any medications and supplements, their schedules may have to be adjusted in consultation with the physician.

To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Farah Khan please call 469-437-5426 or click here to contact us.

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What are the Types of Breast Implants?

Types of Breast Implants

Breast ImplantsOne of the reasons behind the consistent popularity of breast augmentation cosmetic surgery is its customizability. Breast implants are available in different types, sizes, profiles, and shapes, and the patient can choose the most appropriate option to match with their anatomical and aesthetic needs. During the initial consultation, the breast surgeon will explain about various types of implants and help the patient make the right choice.

Patients should ideally choose implants that will help make the breasts proportionate to the rest of the body. However, the availability of skin should also be considered. For instance, very large implants should not be chosen when less skin is available. This will mitigate the risk of implant rippling or misshaping at a later stage. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Farah Naz Khan provides breast implant surgery to patients in Dallas, Texas, and surrounding communities.

Key Distinction

Implants used in breast augmentation cosmetic surgery primarily be divided into two distinct categories: saline implants and silicone gel implants. The surgeon will explain the pros and cons of each along with their costs, and help the patient make the best selection.

Saline Implants

These were the first implants to be approved by the FDA for women over the age of 18, and they still continue to be preferred by many women. These traditional implants are filled with a sterile saline fluid in their core. The implants are designed to provide a natural feel, firmness and shape to the breasts.

In most saline implants, the surgeon can fill the saline solution in the required volume after the deflated implant has been placed in the breast tissue. This allows for the creation of relatively smaller incision to insert the implant. Saline implants are completely safe in the event of a damage or leakage because the leaked saline solution is biocompatible and will be naturally absorbed by the body.

Silicone Implants

Silicone implants have surpassed saline implants in terms of popularity over the years. Women increasingly prefer these implants for their superior aesthetic appeal and natural touch and feel due to the silicone gel core. The FDA has approved these implants for women over 21 years of age.

The silicone gel mimics the touch and feel of the natural breast tissue. Thousands of women benefit from these implants every year in the US. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Khan receives patients from Dallas, Texas, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery.

Form Stable Implants

Form stable implants, popularly known as Gummy Bear implants are ultra cohesive silicone implants. These implants have been introduced in recent years, and their popularity has soared with the FDA’s approval. The highly cohesive and viscous silicone gel core in these implants allows them to maintain form and shape even under pressure.

High viscosity of the silicone gel in these implants also ensures that the gel will not leak out to other areas even when the implant is damaged or broken. All types of breast implants are available in sizes ranging from 120 cc to 960 cc, and in round and anatomical shapes.

To schedule a consultation with Board Certified Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Farah Khan please call 469-437-5426 or click here to contact us.

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