Breast Augmentation Surgery
According to the data published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of breast augmentation procedures performed in the US from 1997 to 2012 was close to 4.5 million. At present, breast augmentation ranks as the number one cosmetic surgery procedure in the country. Pre-surgery preparation is an important part of the procedure, and significantly contributes to the final outcome.
Dr. Paul Fortes will guide the patient for a proper preparation prior to the procedure, and will educate her on all aspects of breast augmentation. One of the first goals of Dr. Fortes is to help the patient be well-informed and well-prepared for the surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fortes provides breast augmentation to patients in Houston, Texas, Beaumont, Port Arthur, TX, and surrounding locations.
Assessment of Cosmetic Goals
As a first step, a woman should carefully assess what about her breasts is bothering her and why she wants to undergo breast augmentation. She should clearly communicate on these aspects with the surgeon at the time of personal consultation. The patient should have confidence in herself for this procedure, and should not choose it under the influence of someone else.
Online Forums and Websites
Once the patient is clear about her plastic surgery goals, she should review the surgeon’s website prior to visiting their office for a consultation. She may also connect with other women via Internet forums and websites where she can gain some insights about breast augmentation from others who may have already received this surgery.
With some kind of community support, she will be in a better position to discover whether breast augmentation is the best choice for her. With this confidence, she will be able to have a more productive and engaging consultation with the surgeon.
Meeting Candidacy Requisites
The surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy before recommending her for breast augmentation. The patient should focus on maintaining a balanced diet and a good fitness regimen, and have a stable body weight. She should not have any foreseeable plans to undergo a pregnancy or weight loss surgery.
The patient should review breast augmentation before and after pictures on the surgeon’s website or request for these photos during the initial consultation. She should also preferably have a detailed list of questions ready for the surgeon to clear her concerns and doubts about the procedure and the surgeon’s practice.
Prior to the Surgery
Before the procedure, the patient may follow these preparatory steps:
- Stop the use of blood thinners and NSAIDs as well as certain vitamins and herbal supplements for about two weeks as per the surgeon’s advice.
- If necessary, adjust the schedule of prescription medications in consultation with the doctor.
- Quit smoking for a few weeks as per surgeon’s advice.
- Arrange for transportation and aftercare to help ensure a more comfortable immediately post-op phase.
- Apply for leave from work in advance for at least one week.
Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Fortes receives patients from Houston, Texas, Beaumont, Port Arthur, TX, and nearby areas for breast augmentation surgery.
For more information about the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul F. Fortes please click here or call 713-354-5123. Serving patients in Houston, Katy, The Woodlands, Beaumont, Port Arthur and other surrounding areas of Texas.