One of the key essentials for a great Breast Augmentation result is the Initial Consultation. At Breast Excellence, we always allow 2 hours for every Initial Breast Augmentation Consultation. Sadly, some clinics don’t allocate enough time for this very important part of the whole process because unless the procedure is planned carefully and very thoroughly from the very outset, your final result may not be what you expected.
What should a quality Initial Breast Augmentation Consultation include?
There are a number of key elements to a quality Breast Augmentation Consultation. Let’s look at them:
Your Consultant: Your consultant should be the Doctor, not a Nurse or Salesperson. In fact, your entire consultation should be done by the doctor who’ll be doing your surgery.
Length of Consultation: In our experience, this needs to be 2 hours because we know from experience that it takes that amount of time to give you all the information necessary for you to then be able to make informed choices about implant types and shapes, incision locations, implants positions (‘in front of’ or ‘under the muscle’), and so on. Thereafter, many detailed breast and chest measurements are taken which allow the Doctor to hand you the various implants that suit those measurements and have you insert them one at a time into a crop-top and compare the likely result each can give you. This is by far the best way to choose your implants.
No Pressure: There should be no pressure on you to immediately book surgery. Anyone who presses you to sign up for surgery immediately after your consultation isn’t putting your best interests first. You need time to go away and digest all the information given as well as the option to return and again compare implants if you feel in any way not totally confident with your previous implant choice.
Choices: You should be given all your options – the type of implants suitable for your chest and breast measurements, implant placements, incision locations, and much more. If your Doctor isn’t giving you all your choices but instead offers only one technique or only one type of implant, ask yourself why! Is it because they only know one technique or use only one type of implant? Don’t accept statements such as “these implants are the very best, so that’s all we use.” Every patient is different. Ask to see, feel, and try on a variety of implant shapes, brands and sizes because you’re entitled to a choice!
Peri-Operative Information & Potential Complications: It might be a bit overwhelming, and sometimes a little daunting, but it’s essential you be given all the information regarding the surgery before you agree to proceed. This information should cover the pre-operative preparations, post-operative instructions and potential complications so you can then make an informed decision as to whether or not to proceed with the surgery.
Pre-Operative Tests: Some clinics don’t insist on this but at Breast Excellence, with only your best interests and safety in mind, we prefer to confirm that you are fit and healthy to undergo anaesthesia and surgery.
Want to know more about your Initial Consultation?
If you’d like to know more about how Breast Excellence conducts its unique Initial Consultations, read more at Your Unique 2-Hour Initial Consultation.