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Your Breast Implant Surgery Consultation

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Your Breast Implant Surgery Consultation | Pasadena | Chino | BreaIn a major cosmetic surgery such as breast implants, pre-op consultation will lay down the framework for a successful procedure. Breast implant surgery is one of the more customizable procedures, which makes it important for the patient to get actively involved with all aspects of surgical decision making.

During the consultation, the surgeon will closely engage with the patient to seek her inputs and to address her concerns and doubts about the procedure. They will educate the patient on all aspects of the surgery.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides breast implants to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.


Determining Candidacy

For a major procedure such as breast implants, the surgeon will examine the patient’s general health status and review her past medical records. They may order specialized mammograms in certain cases. The patient’s skin type and amount of skin laxity in the breast area will also be noted along with an assessment of her overall breast anatomy.


Vital Decisions

Some important decisions about the surgery, such as the choice of implant type and size, the type of surgical technique, the incision location, placement of implants, and whether the procedure will be performed as a standalone surgery or combined with breast lift, will be made during the initial consultation process.


Choice of Breast Implants

The selection of implants is a key decision that will affect the final outcome of the breast augmentation surgery. The surgeon will explain the pros and cons of different types of implants, the range of available sizes, shapes and profiles, and help the patient make the most appropriate choice.


Placement of Implants

The patient will usually have the option to have the implants placed below the pectoral muscle or submuscularly, or in front of the pectoral muscle or subglandularly. The advantages and limitations of both options will be explained to help the patient make the right decision according to her specific breast anatomy and her personal cosmetic goals.


Incision Location

Incisions in case of breast augmentation surgery are usually located below the breast crease, along the border of the areolas, or in the underarm area. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and other cities in this part of the country for breast implants.


Developing Expectations

During the consultation, the surgeon may present breast augmentation before and after images to help the patient develop realistic expectations. The patient can make a better decision when she knows exactly what the procedure can or cannot do for her.


Preparatory Instructions

If the patient is a smoker, she will be clearly instructed to refrain from smoking for a specified period of time before the breast implant surgery. Some of the ongoing prescription and non-prescription drugs and supplements of the patient may have to be re-scheduled in consultation with the physician. Costs and financing aspects will also be clearly discussed at the time of initial consultation.



Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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