Believe it or not, your consultation is probably one of the most important parts of the entire breast augmentation process.
Cheap clinics are known for rushing patients through the process, offering them inferior, generic options while pushing them to make a decision. This is a surefire way to walk away feeling unhappy with the results of your surgery.
If you’re considering breast augmentation, remember that you should base your decisions on what’s best for you, not someone else.
What does a quality consultation look like?
These are the different elements that matter during your breast augmentation consultation.
- The professional you’re consulting with. You should only ever be consulting with a surgeon and never a nurse or administrative person. The person who will be performing your surgery is who you should be consulting with.
- The length of your consultation. Your consultation shouldn’t have a time limit. Take the time to gather as much information as you need to make an informed decision. You will also need to make a number of different decisions such as where you want the implants to be placed and your preferred incision location. When discussing your breast implants details at Waverley House Clinic, you will also be given the chance to compare implant sizes before you make a decision. On average, your consultation should last at least 90 minutes.
- Being pushed for a decision. Reputable surgeons will never push you to schedule your surgery directly after your consultation. If this is the case, it’s best to find a surgeon who has your best interests at heart and not their own pockets.
- Breast augmentation choices. Your surgeon should be discussing all possible choices with you before you make a decision. If a surgeon only offers you one breast augmentation option, it might be time to look elsewhere. Each and every patient is different and should be treated accordingly. During your consultation, you should be offered the chance to see and feel the various implant shapes, brands and textures before you make a final decision. You need to choose an option that’s right for you, not based on whatever the clinic has in stock. If your surgeon doesn’t have all sizes and brands available for you to review, rather schedule another consultation.
- Risk factors and side effects. An important part of your consultation is discussing any risk factors and side effects. It may be a lot of information to take in but it’s important that you know exactly what to expect.
- Testing. Strangely enough, too many clinics seem to skip the pre-operative testing. This is incredibly important as your surgeon needs to establish whether your body will be able to handle the anaesthetic and the surgery. Your medical history also needs to be taken into consideration as there may be additional tests that need to be performed.
A quality consultation is essential if you’re looking for the best possible results. Take your time when making a decision that will impact the rest of your life – it will be well worth it.