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Your Breast Revision Cosmetic Surgery Consultation

Your Breast Revision Cosmetic Surgery ConsultationBreast revision surgery is a major procedure, which must be preceded by a thorough pre-operative consultation. A good consultation will create the foundation for a successful surgery. During the consultation, the surgeon and the patient can come to a decision about the breast revision surgery technique that will be in the best interests of the patient.

A proactive involvement of the patient in the consultation process is important to ensure that an appropriate surgery plan is prepared that incorporates her personal goals and needs. The consultation will also provide an opportunity to the patient to ask questions and clear any concerns or doubts about the procedure as well as the surgeon’s practice.

Patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and other communities and neighborhoods in the golden and triumphant state of Alabama have an opportunity to receive breast revision surgery from Dr. Landon McLain of McLain Surgical Arts.


Determining Candidacy

The surgeon will review the patient’s previous health records and examine her current medical condition at the time of pre-operative consultation. They may also order specialized mammograms in a few cases.

The surgeon will like to ensure that the patient does not suffer from any underlying condition that could place her at risk during or after the breast revision surgery. The patient’s breast anatomy, skin type and skin elasticity in the breast area will also be evaluated.


Major Decisions

Breast revision surgery requires a few important decisions that will be taken during the consultation. These will include the decision about implant removal or implant replacement, whether it will include breast lift as an additional surgery, the selection of the new implants, the location of incisions, and the placement of implants above or below the pectoral muscle.


Removal or Replacement

Breast revision surgery may involve breast implant removal or replacement, depending on the patient’s needs. The surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of both options during the consultation with the patient. In a majority of cases, patients choose breast implant replacement. But sometimes for medical reasons or aesthetic preferences, the patient want only implant removal.


Implant Selection

In case of breast implant replacement surgery, the patient will have to choose the size and type of new implants. If the new implants are larger in size than the previous ones, the surgeon will have to create a new breast pocket to accommodate them. During the consultation, they will apprise the patient of the invasiveness of the procedure and the risks, downtime and discomfort that may be associated with it.


Combining with Breast Lift

Breast revision surgery may sometimes be performed in conjunction with breast lift. This is particularly common when the patient only wants breast removal surgery. During the consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s skin elasticity in the breast area to make the appropriate recommendation.


Pre- and Post-op Instructions

During the consultation, the patient will receive instructions about a few precautions to be taken during the pre- and post-surgical phases. The patient will also be required to avoid smoking for a few weeks as advised by the surgeon. The committed and outstanding Dr. Landon McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for breast revision surgery.

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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