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Insights into Your Breast Enlargement Consultation

As you start the process of enhancing your physical appearance through breast enlargement, a consultation with a qualified professional is an essential first step. This initial meeting serves as a foundation for your entire surgical experience, allowing you to voice your desires, address concerns, and gather crucial information to make an informed decision.

During a breast enlargement consultation, you have the opportunity to establish a rapport with your plastic surgeon, ensuring that you feel comfortable and confident in their expertise. This open dialogue fosters a collaborative environment where your goals and expectations can be clearly articulated and understood.

Moreover, the consultation provides a platform for your surgeon to conduct a thorough evaluation of your unique physical characteristics, medical history, and lifestyle factors. This assessment enables them to formulate a customised surgical plan tailored to your specific needs, ensuring optimal results and minimising potential risks.

In this blog, Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna will discuss what to expect during your consultation for breast enlargement surgery.

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Breast Enlargement Surgery

Breast enlargement, also known as breast augmentation, is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the size, shape, and contour of the breasts. This procedure involves the placement of implants, made of silicone or saline, beneath the breast tissue or chest muscle to achieve the desired breast volume and projection.

The decision to undergo breast augmentation is a personal one, influenced by various factors such as self-confidence, body image, and individual preferences. Some women seek this procedure to restore breast volume lost due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight fluctuations, while others simply desire a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing breast appearance.

Regardless of the motivation, it is important to approach breast enlargement with realistic expectations and a thorough understanding of the potential risks, benefits, and recovery process involved.

Preparing for Your Consultation for Breast Augmentation

To make the most of your breast enlargement consultation, it is essential to prepare adequately. Here are some steps to consider:

  • Research and Select Potential Surgeons: Begin by researching certified plastic surgeons who specialise in breast augmentation procedures. Consider their qualifications, experience, and reputation within the medical community.
  • Gather Medical Records: Compile your medical history, including any previous surgeries, medications, and any relevant diagnostic reports or imaging studies. This information will assist your surgeon in evaluating your candidacy for the procedure.
  • Clarify Your Goals: Take time to reflect on your desired outcome and the reasons behind your decision to undergo breast enlargement. Be prepared to articulate your goals clearly and realistically during the consultation.
  • Prepare Questions: Compile a list of questions you want to ask your surgeon. This could include inquiries about the surgical technique, implant options, recovery process, potential risks, and long-term outcomes.
  • Consider Financing Options: While discussing costs during the consultation, inquire about available financing options or payment plans to ensure you understand the financial commitment involved.

Questions to Ask During a Breast Enlargement Consultation

During your breast enlargement consultation, it is important to ask pertinent questions to gather the information you need to make an informed decision. Here are some essential queries to consider:

  1. Surgeon’s Experience and Qualifications:
    • How many breast augmentation procedures have you performed?
    • What is your complication rate for this procedure?
    • Are you certified in plastic surgery?
  1. Surgical Technique and Implant Options:
    • What surgical techniques do you recommend for my specific case?
    • What types of implants do you use, and what are the pros and cons of each option?
    • How do you determine the appropriate implant size and placement for my body type?
  1. Recovery and Post-Operative Care:
    • What is the usual recovery timeline for breast augmentation?
    • What instructions and restrictions will I need to follow during the recovery period?
    • How often will I need to schedule follow-up appointments?
  1. Potential Risks and Complications:
    • What are the potential risks and complications associated with breast augmentation surgery?
    • How do you mitigate and manage these risks?
    • What is the revision or replacement rate for the implants you use?
  1. Long-Term Outcomes and Maintenance:
    • How long can I expect the results of the surgery to last?
    • Will I need additional procedures or implant replacements in the future?
    • What measures can I take to maintain the best possible results over time?

By asking these questions and engaging in an open dialogue with your surgeon, you can gain an understanding of the procedure, set realistic expectations, and make an informed decision about whether breast enlargement is the right choice for you.

How to Choose the Right Surgeon for Your Breast Enlargement

How to choose the surgeon for breast enlargement

Selecting the right surgeon is a critical component of a successful breast enlargement experience. Here are some factors to consider when choosing your surgeon:

  • Board Certification: Ensure that your plastic surgeon is certified by an accredited organisation. This certification ensures that they have undergone rigorous training and met the highest standards in plastic surgery.
  • Experience and Expertise: Look for a surgeon who has extensive experience performing breast enlargement procedures. Inquire about the number of procedures they have performed and their success rates. Additionally, consider their expertise in handling potential complications or revisions.
  • Hospital Privileges: Choose a surgeon who has operating privileges at accredited hospitals or surgical facilities. This ensures that they adhere to strict safety protocols and have access to appropriate medical support in case of emergencies.
  • Communication and Bedside Manner: Effective communication is essential throughout the entire process. Evaluate how well the surgeon listens to your concerns, explains the procedure, and addresses your questions. A good rapport and comfortable interaction can contribute to a positive overall experience.
  • Before and After Photos: Request to view before and after photos of the surgeon’s previous breast augmentation patients. This will give you an idea of their aesthetic sensibility and the quality of results they can achieve.
  • Patient Testimonials and Reviews: Read patient testimonials and online reviews to gain insights into the experiences of others who have undergone breast augmentation with the same surgeon. While opinions may vary, look for patterns and overall satisfaction levels.
  • Trust and Comfort Level: Ultimately, choose a surgeon with whom you feel a strong sense of trust and comfort. This rapport can significantly impact your overall experience and contribute to your peace of mind throughout the process.

Choosing the right surgeon is a personal decision, and it is essential to take the time to research and evaluate your options carefully.

Post-Consultation: Steps to Take Before Your Surgery

After your initial breast enlargement consultation, there are some important steps to consider before proceeding with the surgery:

  • Reflect on the Information Provided: Take time to review the information and recommendations provided by your plastic surgeon. Ensure that you have a clear understanding of the procedure, potential risks, and expected outcomes.
  • Seek a Second Opinion (Optional): If you have any lingering doubts or concerns, consider seeking a second opinion from another qualified plastic surgeon. This can provide additional insights and help you feel more confident in your decision.
  • Arrange for Support and Assistance: Plan for someone to accompany you to the surgery and assist you during the initial recovery period. Having a trusted friend or family member by your side can provide emotional support and practical help as you heal.
  • Prepare Your Home for Recovery: Make necessary arrangements at home to ensure a comfortable and stress-free recovery environment. This may include stocking up on necessary supplies, arranging for help with household chores or childcare, and setting up a comfortable recovery area.
  • Follow Pre-Operative Instructions: Your surgeon will provide specific pre-operative instructions, such as dietary guidelines, medication adjustments, or lifestyle modifications. Strictly adhering to these instructions is important for a successful surgery and optimal healing.
  • Address Financial Considerations: Finalise any remaining financial arrangements, including payment plans or insurance coverage details, to ensure a smooth process on the day of your surgery.
  • Manage Expectations and Mental Preparation: As the surgery date approaches, take time to mentally prepare yourself for the procedure and the recovery process. Maintain realistic expectations and a positive mind set, as this can contribute to a smoother overall experience.

By taking these proactive steps after your initial consultation, you can ensure that you are fully prepared and ready to embark on the next phase of your breast enlargement journey with confidence and peace of mind.

If you’re considering breast enlargement or have any further questions, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna. Anca and her team are dedicated to providing personalised guidance and support throughout your entire journey, ensuring that you achieve the desired results while prioritising your safety and well-being.

FAQs about Consultation for Breast Enlargement

FAQs Anca Breahna

What should I expect during my initial consultation for breast enlargement?

  • The initial consultation is an important step in the process of breast enlargement. During this meeting, the plastic surgeon will discuss your aesthetic goals, evaluate your physical and health condition, and explain the various options available. You should expect to discuss your desired breast size and look, and the plastic surgeon may use computer imaging or before-and-after photos of previous patients to help visualise potential outcomes. The surgeon will also examine the breast tissue, skin quality, and chest dimensions to determine the best surgical approach. Additionally, this is the time to review your medical history, including any medications you’re taking, previous surgeries, and any allergies or conditions that might affect the surgery. This meeting is an excellent opportunity to ask questions about the surgeon’s qualifications, the specifics of the procedure, recovery, risks, and costs involved.

What questions should I ask during my breast enlargement consultation?

It’s important to come prepared with questions to ensure all your concerns are addressed. Here are some essential questions to ask:

  • What are your qualifications, and how many breast enlargement surgeries have you performed?
  • What type of breast implants do you recommend for me and why?
  • Where will the surgery be performed, and what kind of anaesthesia will be used?
  • What are the potential risks and complications associated with breast enlargement?
  • Can you provide before-and-after photos of past patients who had similar conditions and goals?
  • What should I expect in terms of recovery, and how long will it take to see the final results?
  • What is the total cost of the procedure, including surgeon fees, anaesthesia, and facility fees?

How do I prepare for the consultation?

To make the most out of your consultation, it’s helpful to prepare in advance:

  • Research: Understand the basics of breast enlargement procedures, including the types of implants (silicone, saline) and their placement (under muscle, over muscle).
  • Goals: Think carefully about your reasons for wanting breast enlargement and the results you hope to achieve.
  • Medical Information: Bring a list of all medications you take, any significant medical conditions, and surgical history.
  • Photographs: You may want to bring photos of breast sizes and shapes that you prefer as a visual aid for your discussion.
  • Questions: Write down a list of questions or concerns you have about the surgery.

How do I choose the right surgeon for breast enlargement?

Choosing the right surgeon is critical to achieving the best results in breast enlargement. Consider the following when selecting a surgeon:

  • Certifications: Ensure the surgeon is certified in plastic surgery.
  • Experience: Look for a surgeon who specialises in breast surgeries and has a robust portfolio of before-and-after photos.
  • Reputation: Read reviews and testimonials from previous patients.
  • Communication: Choose a surgeon who communicates clearly, listens to your needs, and makes you feel comfortable.
  • Hospital Privileges: Check that the surgeon has privileges at an accredited hospital or medical facility.

What are the key decisions to make during a breast enlargement consultation?

During the consultation, several important decisions will need to be made, including:

  • Type of Implants: Silicone implants offer a more natural feel, whereas saline implants require smaller incisions.
  • Size of Implants: Based on your body frame, existing breast tissue, and desired increase in size.
  • Placement of Implants: Either submuscular (under the muscle) or subglandular (over the muscle), each with its benefits and drawbacks.
  • Incision Site: Options include in the breast fold, around the nipple, or under the arm.
  • Recovery Plan: Understanding the recovery timeline, activity restrictions, and follow-up appointments.

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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.

 

 

Your Next Steps

Do your Research

  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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