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Your Breast Implant Surgery Consultation

Your Breast Implant Surgery ConsultationPre-operative consultation lays down the groundwork for a major surgery such as breast implants. The patient’s active involvement is important before the surgery because the procedure is significantly customizable and requires the patient to make choices. The surgeon will prepare an appropriate breast augmentation surgery plan based on patient’s feedback.

A dedicated surgeon will clarify the patient’s doubts and concerns and educate her about various aspects of breast implant surgery at the time of initial consultation. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon McLain provides breast implants to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding cities and communities across the horizon.


Determining Candidacy

The surgeon will assess the patient’s general health condition and review her detailed health records to determine her fitness for surgery and anesthesia. Specialized mammograms may be ordered in a few cases. The patient’s quality of skin as well as skin laxity in the breast area will be assessed along with an evaluation of the overall breast anatomy.    


Important Decisions

At the time of the breast implant surgery consultation, key decisions will be made with regard to the choice of implant type and size, the selection of an appropriate surgical technique, location of incisions, placement position of implants, and whether the procedure will be performed independently or in conjunction with breast lift.


Implant Choice

The choice of breast implants will have an impact on the final results of breast augmentation. The surgeon will discuss the benefits and limitations of various types of implants, the range of available sizes, profiles and shapes, and help her make the right choices.


Implant Placement

The breast implants may be placed submuscularly, which is below the pectoral muscle, or subglandularly, which is in front of the pectoral muscle. The pros and cons of both options will be discussed to make the best decision in sync with the patient’s unique anatomy and personal goals.


Incision Location

Incisions in case of breast implant surgery may be located under the breast crease, in the underarms, or along the circumference of the areolas. In rare cases, the incision may be placed in the navel area. Practiced and dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby cities and neighborhoods for breast implants.


Developing Expectations

The surgeon will carefully try to understand the patient’s innate cosmetic needs and goals with regard to her breast appearance. Breast augmentation ‘before and after’ photos may be shown to the patient to help her form clear expectations about what the procedure can or cannot do for her.


Pre-operative Instructions

During the consultation, the surgeon will give clear instructions about refraining from smoking for a certain time period prior to the surgery. A few prescription or non-prescription medications and supplements may also be temporarily stopped or their schedules altered in consultation with the physician.


Questions and Answers

The patient will have an opportunity to ask questions during the consultation about the surgeon’s credentials as well as the breast implant procedure. She should also utilize the opportunity to clarify concerns about costs, insurance, and financing at this stage.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing. For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here. Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

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