Even if you’ve wanted breast augmentation for many years, you may still feel unsure about what to expect leading up to surgery. It’s perfectly normal to want as much information before your breast enhancement as possible.
You can request a consultation to meet with Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about what to expect before your breast augmentation, including during your consultation and just before your surgery. A Tampa Bay native, Dr. Castellano is well-known as one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
Your initial consultation with Dr. Castellano is arguably the most important part of ensuring that you see the best possible results from your breast augmentation. During your consultation, you and Dr. Castellano will discuss your procedure in very specific detail, including your hopes and expectations for your surgery.
There are a number of topics that Dr. Castellano will typically cover during your consultation:
Since every woman is different, the scope of each consultation can vary as well. However, you can expect to leave your consultation feeling much more prepared about what to expect from your own procedure and results, as well as more informed about breast augmentation in general.
What to Expect before Surgery
Before surgery, Dr. Castellano may request some additional lab tests or medical evaluations, including a baseline mammogram. He may ask that you adjust dosages of prescriptions you’re currently taking, or even making changes to over-the-counter medications, vitamins or supplements. Dr. Castellano also recommends that you quit smoking before your surgery and refrain from smoking during recovery, as smokers’ bodies heal less optimally than nonsmokers.
Just before surgery, you should be sure to have someone along who can bring you to your appointment and drive you home after. It’s also a good idea to set up a recovery area for your first few days after surgery, and have help around the house with taking care of kids or housework so you can relax and recover.
Once both medical pre-op and personal preparations are completed, you’re ready for your breast augmentation. Planning out the details ahead of time about what to expect both before and after breast augmentation can help ensure a low-stress surgery and recovery.