Upon arrival at Cool Springs Plastic Surgery, you will proceed to the second floor. The second floor is our surgical floor where our surgical clinic and surgery center are located. Upon reaching the second floor, you will be promptly welcomed by a member of our First Impressions Team.
You will be checked in and given some additional paperwork to complete. Feel free to choose between various beverages located at the coffee bar in our lobby while you complete New Patient Paperwork. Once you have completed all necessary forms, a nurse will escort you into a private exam room and ensure that you are comfortable. Your plastic surgeon will be in shortly after this.
will have a thorough discussion with you seeking out your goals and desires for breast enlargement. Your interview will include a detailed explanation of the procedure and all options. TouchMD, which is a medical computer monitor housing photographs and animations, will be used during your consultation. The animations provided make it very easy for you to be able to visually follow along with the procedure.
After completing the initial interview, you will then change into a robe provided for you. Your surgeon will return, perform an exam and then discuss your anatomy with you in relation to your goal for surgery. After this, the surgeon will step out and your nurse will take vital signs and preoperative photos.
After this you will “size” for an implant. The sizing process is done by placing you in a sports bra provided by us. Custom shaped sizing implants are then placed into your bra.
We then have you wear a fitting t-shirt over this, providing a better view of the shape and size in relation to your body. The sizing implants are adjusted up and down, until we find the size that you prefer most. If you have your own fitted shirt that you would like to wear for this process, we recommend you bring it at this time. Otherwise, we have a shirt for you!
After sizing, your surgeon will meet with you again to discuss and confirm your selection. This will complete the surgical part of your consultation. Soon after this, your personal surgical coordinator will then escort you to her office.
Your Patient Coordinator will provide you with a detailed written cost estimate for your procedure. Your “Estimate of Surgical Fees” will include the surgeon’s fee, operating room and the anesthesiologist’s fee. Although Breast Augmentation price varies, the range for patients is typically between $5,900 – 8,300. Your Patient Coordinator will also inform you of all payment options available to you. In addition, she will provide you with materials to take home with you as you consider your options.
Should you feel comfortable scheduling the day of your consultation, your coordinator will accommodate your schedule and help you select a surgery date convenient for you.
Choosing Breast Implants
Finding the best breast implants for you is a process that requires a thorough understanding of your options. Patients can choose their implant size, type, profile, texture, and shape. They can choose silicone or saline breast implants, smooth or textured implants, and round or anatomical implants.
When it comes to size, small breast implants and large breast implants both serve the same function: creating new volume proportionate to the patient’s overall frame. Choosing the right implant size for you will involve evaluating your body’s proportions.
Implant profile also affects the aesthetic results of the procedure. Profile refers to the distance that the implant projects from the chest wall. Low, moderate, and high profile breast implants are available.
When it comes to implant type, many patients choose a popular type of silicone breast implant called gummy bear implants. These are filled with a highly cohesive silicone gel that allows them to retain their shape when a rupture occurs. While traditional implants leak when ruptured, gummy bear breast implants do not, making them an even safer option.
Breast Augmentation with Lift
Patients may choose to pair their breast enlargement with a mastopexy for a procedure known as augmentation mastopexy
. Combining a breast lift and implants offers increased size and perkiness, along with a reduction in sagging. In cases where only a reduction in sagging is needed, patients typically choose a breast lift without implants.
We have three patient care coordinators who will work closely with you through your entire time in our practice. They will serve as your resource for any questions or concerns you have along the way.
After your time talking to the surgeon, your patient coordinator will provide you with a detailed, written estimate of surgical fees for your procedure when you have your initial consultation at Cool Springs Plastic Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee. She will assist you in selecting a date for your surgery that is convenient for your schedule.
Your Patient Care Coordinator will also inform you about all payment options available in our office. Information regarding “payment options
” are detailed under the “About” tab at the top of our web page.
Surgery: What to Expect
Your Patient Coordinator will be in contact with you to schedule a “Pre-Op” appointment. At this appointment a nurse will walk through the small details regarding your surgery, particularly regarding the things you need to know about the day prior to, day of and following your procedure.
You will also sign surgery consent forms during this visit. At this time, you are also able to “resize” and/or try on your chosen implant size again to ensure you are confident in the sizing option you choose.
One of the final components of your pre-op appointment is to meet with your Patient Coordinator one last time before your procedure. Any remaining payment will be taken at this time, as well as scheduling your first “post-op” visit with your doctor. For your records, you will receive a copy of all important paperwork.
Day of Surgery
You will be instructed on the time in which you are to arrive at our surgery center facility. The location of your surgery will, in most cases, be the same office in Brentwood that you visited for your initial consultation and pre-op appointment. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a CSPS Team member and then taken to your private pre-op room.
The nurse will review all of your medical history, the procedure being done and share details with you regarding timing of the procedure, confirm contact information of your caretaker/driver and answer any last-minute questions you may have.
An IV will be started, and other members of your OR team will meet with you to review anesthesia and the operating room process. After this, your surgeon will meet with you again to review the surgery, mark you and answer any final questions you have. You will then be taken to the OR to begin your surgery.
Your surgery will take about an hour. When the procedure is completed, you will be taken to rest in our recovery room. Recovery typically takes about 45 minutes.
A Team member will contact your driver regarding when they should head back to the office to pick you up and provide any necessary details. Your doctor will then speak with your caretaker, informing them of how the procedure went and explaining any imperative details to note prior to departing from our facility.
Your driver will then be prompted to pull his or her car around to the front door. The nurses will provide you with a bag containing any belongings brought in with you and assist you into a wheelchair before bringing you down to the vehicle and helping you in.
When you arrive back home, you may sleep and rest in a comfortable position. Rest quietly for 24 hours following surgery; when you get up, do so slowly, as you may feel dizzy or lightheaded. You are free to do small activities of daily living but should avoid heavy lifting or straining.
You will return to the clinic around 5-7 days after surgery for your first post-operative visit. During this visit, the nurses will remove your dressings and instruct you on how to massage our breast. The surgeon will check to make sure everything is healing well, and you will be released typically to come back 2 weeks later for another follow-up.
Follow-ups continue with increasing time in between until you are completely healed. Most patients are able to return to desk-type work and activities a week after surgery. You may return to working out at 3 weeks post-surgery.
To develop a better idea of the results we can achieve, look over our breast augmentation before and after photos in our gallery.
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today to schedule a consultation for your breast augmentation in Nashville. We can provide you with the total care you need.