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What to Expect During the Consultation for Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, the first step in your journey is to schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. This important meeting will help you understand the procedure, discuss your goals, and determine if breast augmentation is right for you. In this blog post, we’ll explore what you can expect during your consultation with Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Bish Soliman.

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Before the Consultation

Preparing for your breast augmentation consultation is an important step in ensuring a successful and satisfying outcome. By taking the time to research, reflect on your goals, and gather relevant information, you’ll be better equipped to communicate effectively with Dr Soliman.

As you research, compile a list of questions and concerns you’d like to address during the consultation. This may include questions about the surgical technique, implant options, and expected results. Don’t hesitate to ask about the potential risks and complications associated with breast augmentation, as well as the measures Dr Soliman takes to minimise these risks. Inquire about the recovery process, including pain management, activity restrictions, and follow-up care.

In addition to your questions, gather relevant medical information and history to share with Dr Soliman. This includes any previous surgeries, medical conditions, allergies, and medications you’re currently taking. If you have a family history of breast cancer or other breast-related issues, make sure to mention this as well. This information will help Dr Soliman assess your suitability for breast augmentation and tailor the procedure to your specific needs.

One of the most important aspects of preparing for your consultation is to reflect on your goals and expectations for the surgery. Take some time to consider what you hope to achieve with breast augmentation. Are you looking to increase your breast size to better proportion with your body frame? Do you want to correct asymmetry or restore volume lost due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations?

It’s important to have realistic expectations about the results of breast augmentation. Be honest with yourself about your motivations for surgery and discuss them openly with Dr Bish Soliman during your consultation.

As you consider your goals, it may be helpful to gather visual references to illustrate your desired outcome. Look for images of women with similar body types and breasts that you find attractive. Keep in mind that every individual is unique, and your results may vary based on your anatomy and the specific implants used.

By thoroughly preparing for your consultation, you’ll be better positioned to make informed decisions about your breast augmentation journey. Dr Soliman will appreciate your proactive approach and will work closely with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that aligns with your goals and preferences. Remember, the consultation is your opportunity to ask questions, express concerns, and establish a rapport with your surgeon, so come prepared and don’t hesitate to voice your thoughts.

During the Consultation

The consultation is a crucial moment in your breast augmentation journey, as it provides an opportunity to meet with Dr Soliman, discuss your goals, and learn more about the procedure. On the day of your consultation, you’ll be greeted by Dr Soliman and his welcoming medical team, who will strive to create a comfortable and supportive environment.

The consultation typically begins with a discussion of your medical history and overall health. Be prepared to answer detailed questions about any pre-existing medical conditions, past surgeries, medications you’re currently taking, and allergies to medications or materials. Dr Soliman will also inquire about any family history of breast cancer or other breast-related issues, as this can impact the surgical approach and potential risks.

Next, you’ll have the opportunity to express your goals and expectations for the surgery. This is your chance to openly discuss what you hope to achieve with breast augmentation, whether it’s increasing your breast size, improving symmetry, or restoring volume lost due to pregnancy or weight fluctuations. Dr Soliman will listen attentively to your concerns and aspirations, asking clarifying questions to gain a deep understanding of your unique situation.

To determine if breast augmentation is the best option for you, Dr Bish Soliman may inquire about your lifestyle, occupation, and any upcoming life events that could affect your recovery. For example, if you have a physically demanding job or are planning to start a family in the near future, this may influence the timing of your surgery or the specific techniques used.

During the physical examination, Dr Soliman will carefully assess your breast tissue, skin elasticity, and chest measurements. This hands-on evaluation is crucial for determining the most suitable implant size, shape, and placement for your body type and goals. He will consider factors such as your natural breast shape, the amount of existing breast tissue, and the quality of your skin when making his recommendations.

Dr Soliman will guide you through the various implant choices, explaining the pros and cons of each option in relation to your specific anatomy and preferences.

When discussing implant options, Dr Bish Soliman will cover the main differences between silicone and saline implants. Silicone implants are filled with a cohesive gel that closely mimics the feel of natural breast tissue, while saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater. He’ll also explain the variations in implant shape, including round and teardrop (anatomical) shapes, and the benefits of smooth or textured implant surfaces.

As with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation carries certain risks and potential complications. Dr Soliman will review these risks with you in detail, ensuring you have a thorough understanding of what to expect. Some of the risks associated with breast augmentation include infection, bleeding, implant rupture, capsular contracture (scar tissue hardening around the implant), and changes in nipple sensation. He will explain the measures he takes to minimise these risks, such as using state-of-the-art surgical techniques and providing complex post-operative care.

In addition to discussing the risks, Dr Bish Soliman will also outline the recovery process following breast augmentation. He’ll provide detailed information about post-operative care, including pain management, wound care, and any necessary activity restrictions. You’ll learn about the expected downtime and when you can resume normal activities, such as returning to work or exercising. He will also discuss the importance of follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns that may arise.

Throughout the consultation, he will encourage you to ask questions and voice any concerns you may have. He understands that undergoing breast augmentation is a significant decision, and he wants you to feel fully informed and confident in your choices. Whether you have questions about the surgical technique, the recovery process, or the long-term results, Dr Soliman will provide honest, straightforward answers based on his extensive experience and expertise.

By the end of the consultation, you should have a clear understanding of the breast augmentation procedure, the available options, and the expected outcomes. Dr Soliman will work closely with you to develop a personalised treatment plan that aligns with your goals, preferences, and unique anatomy. He’ll also provide you with additional resources, such as pre-operative instructions and post-operative care guidelines, to help you prepare for your journey.

Remember, the consultation is a collaborative process, and Dr Soliman and his team are there to support you every step of the way.

After the Consultation

Following your in-depth consultation with Dr Bish Soliman, you’ll have a wealth of information to process and consider. It’s essential to take some time to reflect on the details discussed, including the surgical options, potential risks, and expected outcomes. This period of reflection allows you to carefully weigh the benefits and drawbacks of breast augmentation and determine if it aligns with your personal goals and values.

If, after careful consideration, you feel confident in proceeding with breast augmentation surgery, the next step is to schedule a follow-up appointment or surgery date with Dr Soliman’s office. During this follow-up, you’ll have the opportunity to ask any additional questions that may have arisen since your initial consultation and finalise the details of your surgical plan.

In the weeks leading up to your surgery, it’s important to prepare both mentally and physically. Dr Soliman will provide you with detailed pre-operative instructions to ensure you’re in optimal health for the procedure. These instructions may include:

  1. Stopping certain medications: Some medications, such as blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs, can increase the risk of bleeding during surgery. Dr Soliman will advise you on which medications to stop and when to discontinue them.
  2. Quitting smoking: Smoking can impair healing and increase the risk of complications following surgery. If you’re a smoker, he will strongly recommend that you quit at least four weeks prior to your procedure and refrain from smoking during the recovery period.
  3. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle: Eating a well-balanced diet, staying hydrated, and getting regular exercise can help you maintain a stable weight and optimise your body’s healing capabilities.
  4. Arranging for post-operative care and support: It’s essential to have a reliable support system in place for your recovery. This may include arranging for transportation to and from the surgical facility, as well as having someone to assist you with daily tasks and childcare, if necessary.

In addition to physical preparation, it’s important to prepare mentally for your breast augmentation journey. Take the time to educate yourself about the recovery process and set realistic expectations for your results. Dr Soliman and his team will provide you with resources and support to help you navigate any emotional challenges that may arise.

As you approach your surgery date, remember that the consultation was just the first step in your breast augmentation journey. In the days leading up to your surgery, take the opportunity to rest, relax, and focus on your well-being. Engage in activities that bring you joy and help you maintain a positive outlook, such as spending time with loved ones, practicing mindfulness, or pursuing hobbies that promote relaxation.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be welcomed by Dr Soliman and his dedicated medical team. They will guide you through the pre-operative process, answer any last-minute questions, and ensure your comfort and safety throughout the procedure.

If you’re ready to explore the possibilities of breast augmentation, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr Bish Soliman. With his expertise, compassion, and dedication to patient care, Dr Soliman will guide you through every step of the process.

FAQs about the Consultation for Breast Augmentation Surgery

How long does a typical breast augmentation consultation with Dr Soliman last?

  • A breast augmentation consultation with Dr Soliman usually lasts between 45 minutes to an hour. This allows sufficient time to discuss your goals, assess your medical history, perform a physical examination, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Will I need to undergo any medical tests before my breast augmentation consultation?

  • In most cases, no specific medical tests are required before your initial consultation. However, if you have a pre-existing medical condition or a family history of breast cancer, Dr Soliman may recommend certain tests or screenings to ensure your safety and eligibility for the procedure.

Can I bring a friend or family member to my breast augmentation consultation?

  • Yes, you are welcome to bring a trusted friend or family member to your consultation with Dr Soliman. Having a supportive companion can help you feel more at ease, provide a second set of ears, and offer emotional support as you make important decisions about your breast augmentation journey.

Will I be able to see what my results might look like during the consultation?

  • Dr Bish Soliman uses advanced imaging technology, such as 3D simulation software, to help you visualise potential results during your consultation. This tool allows you to see a digital representation of how different implant options would look on your body, giving you a clearer idea of what to expect from the surgery.

How soon after my consultation can I schedule my breast augmentation surgery?

  • The timing of your surgery will depend on various factors, such as your personal preferences, Dr Soliman’s availability, and any necessary pre-operative preparations. In some cases, you may be able to schedule your surgery during your initial consultation. However, if you need more time to consider your options or arrange for post-operative support, you can schedule your surgery at a later date that works best for you.

Further Reading about Breast Augmentation with Sydney Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Bish Soliman

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About Dr Bish Soliman

Dr Bish Soliman - Sydney Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, about us 01 2x
Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon
FRACS (Plas), MS (Plas), MBBS (Hons 1), BCom

AHPRA Registered Medical Practitioner MED 0001679053 Specialist Registration in Plastic Surgery

Dr Bish Soliman is a Sydney-based Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who performs aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, and body as well as skin cancer surgery.

He currently holds two consultant microsurgery positions in major Sydney hospitals performing complex microsurgical reconstruction including DIEP breast reconstruction.

After graduating from The King’s School, Dr Bish completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Sydney. After working briefly at a major Sydney finance firm, he decided to pursue his passion and long-term goal of a career in medicine. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame at the top of his class, receiving First class honours and the prestigious Bower and Sherrard medal. He then went on to complete his junior medical training at Westmead Hospital during which time he was awarded Junior Medical Officer (JMO) of the Year, as well as a finalist for NSW Doctor of the Year.


Next Steps

Do your Research

  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read the risks and complications page
  • Visit our procedure pages and Blogs to learn more about your intended procedure

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Dr Bish
  • Take notes during the consultation and review all the documents provided
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider your options
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear comfortable clothes

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Call us to find out more about surgery pricing and how you can pay for your surgery
  • Request more information about your procedure – call or contact us.

How to Book Your Consultation

  • A GP Medical Referral is now essential to see Dr Bish Soliman for any type of surgery.
  • You can book your consultation with Dr Bish Soliman by paying the consultation fee in advance – when you make your appointment.

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