Preoperative Appointment Tips: The Implants

Choosing the right implant is critical to achieving your best results. In our office, this decision is primarily made at your pre-operative appointment.  You should come to this appointment prepared to discuss what you envision for your breast.  There are some things you can do to make this decision-making process run more smoothly.  Check out the tips below to get started. 

Preparing for your breast implant selection 

Follow these tips to get ready for your preoperative appointment:

  • Bring a form-fitting top: Wear or bring a stretchy tight shirt like a tank top. This allows you to better envision the results and also helps you see how different implant sizes, shapes, and profiles work with the contours of your body. 
  • Do your research: Get acquainted with the different types of implants, including the different profiles, and sizes.  The pre-operative appointment is the time for you to ask informed questions. It is also important for you to let us know your preferences.  Would you rather maximize fullness, do you lean more toward an athletic frame, or do you simply want to look proportional?
  • Bring pictures: Inspiration images are very helpful.  These are the best way to visually convey the breast shape and size you want as sometimes words don’t do it justice. In our office we will also look at pictures we take of your breasts.  This will assist in narrowing the selections down.
  • Discuss lifestyle factors: You should let us know your normal exercise routines, what your training schedule entails and what are your general fluctuations in weight over the past few years.  All of these factors could impact the implant options we recommend for you. 
  • Ask questions: This is your chance to understand the procedure, recovery, risks, and what you can expect months and years after surgery. No question is silly – this decision deserves your full understanding.

We got this! The best is yet to come

Selecting your breast implants is an exciting process. Following these tips will set you up for a smooth pre-appointment and ensure that you get the best experience when we choose your implants. Together we will determine the best implant options tailored to your vision.  It is that straightforward!