According 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.