What are the breast augmentation procedure steps?

Do I make an appointment and then the doctor tells me the date when he can schedule me for a breast augmentation, or do I have to take some tests before (blood test, allergies, etc) to make sure I'm eligible for this operation? What happens after the surgery? Do I stay in the hospital overnight and when do I come back for a check up?

wendyyy

F, 35, Colorado

Breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure.  The first step is to make a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.  During your consultation you will be educated on the procedure, he/she should take the time to answer any questions you have and address any concerns you have about the procedure.  You may be able to try on sizers to determine the best shape and size for your body type as well as lifestyle and activity level.  Scheduling and any tests required vary from surgeon to surgeon.   We see patient's back for the first visit one week after surgery.  Good luck!

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This is an outpatient procedure. The process starts with a consultation at which time you are educated about the procedure, operative experience, post operative course and associated risks and complications. At the time of the consultation you are examined and in my practice, sized to better assist you in appreciating the goals of the surgery. At that point if we are on the same page we then schedule your surgery. The preoperative evaluation prior to the surgery includes a history and physical performed by your family physician and any laboratory studies which he/she deems appropriate. Usually there are no laboratory studies unless you are taking medications that may affect those studies. The first post operative visit in my practice is two days after surgery.

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These are great questions and vary from surgeon to surgeon. Make sure all these questions are answered during your consultation and repeat any questions you are not 100% sure about during your pre-op appointment that follows. I often request mammogram if you are over a certain age, basic labs, and a medical clearance if I have any concerns. I seldom keep straightforward breast augmentations overnight, but I do offer it as an option.

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