Walk A Breast Augmentation Consult
As we come up on the “Love Your Curves” Event on February 17, where we will be conducting full consultations all day, and you will have the opportunity to take home try-on implants, I was prompted with the question, “What does a breast augmentation consult look like?”
For many patients, calling and scheduling a consultation for a cosmetic procedure is a daunting task, much different than any other doctor appointment. At Cool Springs Plastic Surgery, our goal is to make the consultation process as comfortable, encouraging and friendly as possible because we understand how important of a decision this is for you. Our goal is for you to leave feeling proud of your beautiful outcomes.
If you are in the process of considering scheduling a consultation for a breast augmentation, let me walk you through what a consultation looks like:
First off, as soon as you walk in the door, you will receive an energetic welcome from Angel at the front desk. She understands it may have taken a good bit of courage to walk through our doors, so she wishes to ensure you feel right at home upon arrival. After completing new patient paperwork (we know, that part is a pain), one of our highly trained nurses will call you back to one of our exam rooms.
The nurse will offer you something to drink as they notify your doctor you are ready to be seen. At this point, your surgeon will come in with your nurse and start asking you about your goals, motives and desired outcomes for surgery. Our team’s goal is to create an environment where you feel comfortable asking any and all questions you might have, as we know this is a very large decision and one you should be fully educated about. Your doctor will take your measurements, discuss medical history and any risks involved.
Once the medical information is discussed, it is time to dive into the exciting part: trying on implants! After changing into a sizing bra, the nurse will come back into the room to talk through sizing options. Skin elasticity, breast tissue and current breast size are all variables that go into this decision. The most common question we receive is: “How do I know I am choosing the best size?” Our nurses and surgeons have done this procedure hundreds of times and are experts at guiding you toward which is the best size for your body type, aligning with your desired body image. After sizing, the nurse will come in and take “before” pictures for your chart.
To help take the stress off of the daunting task of choosing an implant size, we would love for you to join us for the Love Your Curves Event on February 17. You will be able to take home your own implants to wear around the house, while running errands or even going out on the town, allowing you to fall in love with the size implant you desire (event details below).
Once you feel all your questions have been addressed and all details of the procedure have been discussed, one of our Patient Coordinators (Stacey or Cindi) will sweep you away to our cozy consultation room. Here, they will talk with you about your thoughts regarding your experience so far and walk you through the procedure quotes based on your discussion with your doctor. They will talk you through location options for surgery, financing options and, if you desire, possible surgery dates. After your consultation, Cindi or Stacey will be your personal point of contact for as long as you are a patient within our practice, answering any questions that might arise concerning your surgical experience.
After everything is talked over, we understand this is still a large decision that requires time to process. If you are ready to jump right in, your Patient Coordinator will give you the option to reserve a surgery date. We want to encourage you in knowing this can truly be a fun experience. You have a team of experienced nurses and Board Certified Plastic Surgeons here to make this process as easy as possible for you.
We want to invite you to our “Love Your Curves” Event on February 17. At this event, you will have the opportunity to walk through a full consultation with the surgeon of your choice. Had a consultation before but not sold on your implant size? Come in and receive your own try-on implants to take home with you for only $50 (applied toward any surgery). All event attendees will receive $500 off their surgery. Bring a friend and receive $750 off your surgery! Call (615) 771-7718 to RSVP. *Space is limited.
Written by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. John Moore.