Whether it’s from life events like pregnancy or weight adjustments, our bodies go through many changes as we age. Sometimes those changes leave us looking older and feeling less like ourselves. The good news is that there are so many aesthetic options available to us these days, particularly for women considering breast implant surgery.
If you’re considering cosmetic surgery like a breast augmentation, the consultation is an important part of the process. The consultation is where your surgeon learns about your goals and desires in order to build a treatment plan that will help you achieve them, while acknowledging your individual body type.
At Turkle MD & Associates we understand that every patient is unique. That’s why we take the consultation process so seriously. We want to make sure that our patients feel educated and comfortable throughout their entire time with us.
Whether you’re choosing to get a breast augmentation for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons, our experienced team is here to answer any and all questions. Your breast augmentation consultation will be the first step in achieving the silhouette you deserve.
Things to consider before your breast augmentation consultation in Indianapolis
Before you book your consultation, there are some questions you need to answer for yourself. At Turkle MD & Associates we have a pre-consultation that helps answer these questions prior to needing to book your preoperative consultation.
Is surgery the right option?
Depending on your aesthetic goals there are both surgical and non-surgical options that you can consider. Choosing the right cosmetic treatment is a process in itself.
Reasons to seek breast implants:
- Correct asymmetrical breasts
- Reconstruction after a surgery
- Adjust the size of your breasts after pregnancy or weight loss
- Improved confidence
- Long lasting results
Am I a candidate for breast augmentation?
There are many reasons women seek breast implant surgery. Generally, the ideal candidate is someone who is physically healthy, not currently pregnant or breastfeeding, and who has a healthy BMI. The best way to ensure your candidacy is a personal consultation with a trusted provider.
What are your desired results?
It’s important to have an idea of the changes you would like to see before scheduling your consultation. Your cosmetic surgery should be geared towards your aesthetic preferences.
Sometimes combining plastic surgery procedures can achieve more optimal results, such as adding a breast lift. At the end of the day, however, we’re never interested in telling you how you should look. Our team wants to support you in achieving your goals and providing a medically safe outcome.
How will your procedure fit into your lifestyle?
Before scheduling plastic surgery, you’ll need to think about your payment options and also your schedule. While the downtime for a breast augmentation is only 1 to 5 days, full recovery can last up to 6 weeks. If you have life events that may be impacted by your surgery, you’ll want to schedule at the best possible time for you.
What to look for in a breast augmentation provider
As with any plastic surgery, you want to look for a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Being board certified means that a surgeon has demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of plastic surgery and safe practices for multiple years.
Key things you should experience meeting with your surgeon:
- Do they make you feel welcome?
- Do they listen to your concerns and offer feedback?
- Do they help you understand your options?
Questions to ask in your breast augmentation consultation in Indianapolis
During your consultation you should learn more about what a breast augmentation is and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
How should I prepare for my surgery?
Your surgeon should give you plenty of information about how to prepare for your surgery.
What are my implant options?
The type of implant used in your breast augmentation will impact your final results.
At Turkle MD & Associates we offer implants made from either saline, silicone gel, soft-touch, or cohesive gel.
Related: How long do breast implants last?
How long is my expected recovery?
While most plastic surgery procedures have an expected recovery time, your personal recovery may be different from the norm based on your unique body and medical history.
During your consultation your surgeon will be able to talk with you more about your individual recovery process. You’ll want to ask about the expected timeline so you can plan for time off and rest.
Can I see before and after photos?
Looking at a surgeon’s before and after photos is the best way to see the quality of their work
and whether their work matches your personal aesthetic goals. Pay particular attention to patients who have a similar torso and breast shape as you.
What if I don’t like my results?
By having an extensive breast augmentation consultation, the goal is that you will be fully prepared and have realistic expectations for your results. That’s why we love our Vectra 3D imaging device—it lets you see your anticipated results very clearly.
Our patients are consistently thrilled with their outcomes. In the unlikely case that you’re not happy, the good news is that saline and silicone implants are completely reversible. You can decide to have them removed at any time.
The breast augmentation consultation process at Turkle MD & Associates
When you first request an appointment with us, you’ll actually have a pre-consultation over the phone with one of our patient care coordinators. During this pre-consultation we answer a lot of common questions and help determine whether you’re a candidate for the procedure.
We’ll talk through the best time to schedule your breast augmentation and provide an estimated cost for your procedure. Our team also offers a complimentary photo review prior to scheduling your full consultation.
Once we’ve confirmed that you’re a candidate for breast augmentation, we’ll have you come in for your surgical consultation. This is when we really get to talk about your expected results and the specifics of your procedure.
Dr. Turkle will ask about your medical history and discuss any additional procedures if your breast augmentation is part of a mommy makeover.
During your consultation, we offer complimentary Vectra 3D imaging to allow you to truly see what your results will look like with your intended implants. The Vectra device scans your body and simulates what you’ll look like after surgery.
We work with each patient to choose the ideal implant type and size based on your unique goals.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s natural to have a lot of questions before your surgery. Here are some common ones. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, don’t hesitate to ask during your breast augmentation consultation.
What should I wear to my breast augmentation consultation?
Comfortable and loose fitting clothes are the way to go when you’re considering what to wear to your consultation. You’ll likely be removing some of your clothing during the examination portion. Grab your favorite hoodie and jeans and you’re ready to roll! You may also want to bring or wear a more fitted shirt to use as you work through different sizing options.
Is there a weight requirement?
There are no particular weight restrictions for receiving a breast augmentation. However, for your safety and the success of the surgery, it’s best if you’re within 10 to 15 pounds of your ideal weight.
Are there limits on the size of implants I can get?
It’s important to consider your body’s frame when choosing implant size. Implants that are too large run the risk of not fitting properly into the breast pocket, which can prevent the incisions from closing and healing properly.
During your consultation with Dr. Turkle we’ll discuss how to balance your aesthetic vision with what will be safe and comfortable for your body.
How does breast augmentation work?
Also known as a breast enhancement, breast augmentation increases the size of your breast by using implants. This can help balance your overall figure, enhance cleavage, or increase size after weight loss or surgery. Whatever your reason, you can expect larger, firmer, and more visually satisfying breasts.
Where is the incision made for breast implant surgery?
There are multiple types of incisions that can be used for breast implants. The most common ones are under the breast or around the areola. Dr. Turkle will discuss the type of incision that will work best for your breast augmentation during your consultation.
When is the best time to schedule my breast augmentation?
The best time to schedule your breast augmentation is mostly dependent on your own schedule. A lot of our patients opt to schedule their surgeries during the winter time because they have more time off work for recovery.
Ready to schedule your breast augmentation consultation?
Turkle MD & Associates is a premier provider of breast plastic surgery in Carmel Indiana. We’re proud to serve the Indianapolis region and beyond!
Whether you’re considering breast augmentation, wondering about the cost of a mommy makeover, or are interested in other cosmetic surgery procedures, we’re here to answer your questions. You’ll always know what to expect, from first call to final follow up we’re here to support you.
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