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What To Expect During Your Consultation for Breast Augmentation

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

What to expect during your consultation for breast augmentation:

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our patient coordinator. She will ask you to fill out very short registration form. A member of our clinical team will escort you back our breast consultation room and will ask some questions regarding your health history. We will ask you for a list of current prescribed medications, allergies, past surgeries and dates.

You will then meet with Dr. Castillo to discuss your goals and desires for breast augmentation. Dr. Castillo and a member of clinical/surgical team will complete a quick physical exam, including some chest measurements. Once he knows your measurements and desires, he will be able to suggest appropriate implant size considerations for your body proportions. Then the fun part begins! We will give you a few sets of implants to try on to help you visualize your new body proportions. This will allow you to determine your choice of implant size with ease!

Once you find a size that you like, Dr. Castillo will talk in lengths about what you can expect before, during and after your breast augmentation surgery. Personally, I think thoroughness is one of Dr. Castillo’s best attributes. New patients (and long standing one’s too) continually comment on how much they appreciate both his willingness to be thorough during his explanation and that he is clear about realistic expectations and body proportions. Our goal is that you gain the knowledge you need to make an educated decision that is BEST FOR YOU.

Speaking of decisions… I just want to be clear. You do not need to make a decision at your consultation appointment! No pressure! Think of this as a fact-finding mission. You can go home, think about the information your gathered during your consultation. Is breast augmentation right for you? Think about your experience with Dr. Castillo, our facility, our staff. Are we the right team for you? Of course that being said, many of our patients do choose to schedule their surgery on the day of their consultation so if that is what you prefer that, we are able to get everything set up for you before your leave our office.

One of the more important things about having surgery in a private, fully-accredited surgical facility rather than a hospital is that you will already know the staff prior to your surgery. The staff members that you meet during your consultation and pre-op visits are the same team members who will be with you on the day of your surgery, in your recovery room with you, checking in with you by phone and at each of your post operative visits.

I recommend checking out a few of my other blog posts on breast augmentation:

Best Regards!

Roxanne Grace Hammond
Skincare and Laser Specialist
G. D. Castillo, M.D.


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