1. Go over the patient's medical history, including any illnesses or allergies
It is vitally important to get a full understanding of the patient’s medical history before undergoing a breast augmentation procedure. This includes any past or current illnesses, allergies, medications that the patient may be taking, as well as any drug and alcohol use.
2. Discuss possible risks and complications of the procedure
The doctor should explain to the patient any potential risks that may come along with the surgery, including infection, bleeding, and scarring. The patient should also be informed of any long-term implications such as a need for future revision surgeries or changes in sensation around the nipple area.
3. Consult with the patient on her desired outcome for her breast size and shape
It is important to get clear information from the patient about what she wants to achieve with her breasts after this procedure. This can include discussing ideal cup sizes, implant types, incision locations, and other details that will help create a realistic expectation for both parties.
4. Examine various before-and-after pictures of patients who have had similar procedures done by the doctor
Seeing real examples of other patient’s results can be a great way to gauge what kind of outcomes are possible. The patient and doctor should review these together in order to gain an understanding of what type of result can be expected after surgery.
5. Have a candid conversation about what kind of implants are best suited for each individual case
There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to breast augmentation, so the doctor and patient should discuss different types of implants available and decide which ones are best suited for each individual case. This includes silicone or saline, smooth or textured, and round or shaped implants.
6. Address any questions or concerns from both parties
It is important that both the doctor and the patient feel comfortable with each other and can openly discuss any potential issues that may arise during a breast augmentation procedure. All of the patient’s questions and concerns should be addressed in order to create an environment of trust between them.
7. Agree on an estimated timeline for surgery as well as recovery time needed afterwards
The amount of time required for the surgery itself will vary depending on the individual case, but it is important to agree ahead of time on what kind of timeline needs to be followed before and after surgery in order to ensure a safe and successful outcome.
8. Review consent forms and other paperwork required to proceed with breast augmentation surgery
Before any procedure can be done, the doctor and patient must review all the necessary paperwork that is required in order to move forward. This includes reading through patient information sheets, discussing potential risks involved, and signing any documents needed prior to going ahead with surgery.