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Before Breast Augmentation Surgery


A personal consultation is the first step for every patient considering breast augmentation. This appointment can be scheduled at either Dr. Delgadoís San Francisco office or his Marin County office.

At this meeting, Dr. Delgado and the patient will discuss the patientís concerns about the appearance of her breasts. The current anatomy of the chest and breasts will be assessed and compared and contrasted to the goals the patient wishes to achieve. A physical examination will be done and the patientís medical history reviewed to determine if breast augmentation is a safe and appropriate option for her. If the patient is a good candidate, Dr. Delgado will explain:

  • The pros and cons of saline implants versus silicone breast implants
  • Various implant sizes and shapes
  • Options for incision placement
  • Implant placement (i.e. over or under the pectoralis muscle)
  • Potential complications

The patient is provided with a booklet that supplies detailed pre- and post-operative instructions, including the use of medications prior to surgery. For example, it is required that aspirin and aspirin-containing products be discontinued, including anti-inflammatory products, two weeks before and two weeks after surgery, as these products have a negative effect on the patientís clotting ability. The pre-operative instructions include a complete list of medications that could pose hazards for the patient and therefore, should be avoided. However, the patient is reassured that Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be safely taken during this time. The booklet also provides a list of vitamins and homeopathic preparations that promote healing and limit bruising which a patient can opt to use before and after her surgery.

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