If you are planning to undergo breast lift surgery, it is very important that you prepare yourself for the post-procedure consultation. Your initial consultation with your prospective plastic surgeon is not just a consultation, take it as a chance to meet the person who is going to give you a new look, that you have long been wishing for. So, it is very important that you should also evaluate the surgeon whether he can help you achieve the desired breast lift results or not.
Here is a pre-consultation checklist that you need to prepare before going for initial breast lift consultation:
Compile a list of surgeons:
Do your research both on internet and through references to compile a list of board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons in the town before scheduling a consultation. Internet is no doubt a good source but word-of-mouth is more valuable. Ask your friends and family to suggest you some good plastic surgeons around and they may also share with you their personal experiences as well.
Learn about the plastic surgeon:
After compiling a list of good plastic surgeons, do some research to rate them in descending order. This can be done by simply running their full names through search engines like Google and Bing. Limit your research to only board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeons. Then check if he or she is a member of some professional association, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Membership of a professional association shows that the doctor has been into plastic surgery for quite a while now and holds a good repute.
Educate yourself about the procedure:
The best way to prepare for any procedure or pre-procedure consultation is to educate yourself about the procedure. Learn as much about breast lift surgery as you can, since it will help you prepare a list of “Questions to ask your plastic surgeon”. Ample information is available on internet as well as health magazines and books about the breast lift procedure and techniques. This information will help you get the most out of your initial consultation.
Your breast lift consultation can last anywhere from 15-20 minutes to more than an hour or two. Do not feel rushed during the consultation; instead let your doctor take his time in examining and evaluating your figure. Also make sure the physician answers all of your questions and feels comfortable while answering your questions. If you are not satisfied with the initial consultation, or if you have had a bad feeling about something, there must be some reason. Trust your instincts when deciding whether you should go for a surgeon or not.
It is pertinent to mention here that the consultation fee varies from one surgeon to another. Some plastic surgeons offer free consultation, while others include the cost of consultation in the overall price for breast lift, and yet another group may charge you separately for the consultation and the procedure. Make sure you understand the consultation fee policy before making an appointment.