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Preparing For Breast Implant Plastic Surgery

Preparing For Breast Implant Plastic SurgeryAccording to the figures published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), approximately half a million breast implant plastic surgery procedures were performed between 1997 and 2016. Breast implant procedure has remained one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the US.

A vital factor in the success of breast implant surgery is the pre-operative consultation, which will influence the final results. The surgeon will provide comprehensive guidelines to the patient during the consultation to enable her to prepare adequately for the breast implant surgery.

Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by perspicacious board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides breast implant surgery to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other towns and suburbs in part of the Atlantic seaboard.

Clarity about Aesthetic Goals

A woman considering breast implant surgery should be completely clear on her reasons for undergoing this procedure. The surgeon will try to understand during the pre-op consultation about the aspects of her breasts that displease her and try to understand her aesthetic goals and desires.

Breast implant surgery is a significant procedure, which should be undertaken only when the patient personally wants it and is ready for it. Influence or pressure from others should not be a reason for her to decide on breast implant surgery. Having clear goals and reasonable expectations will enable the patient to achieve higher satisfaction levels from the surgery.

Online Forums and Websites

After a woman has identified a surgeon for a consultation, she should review basic information on the surgeon’s professional credentials and practice through their website. The patient could also reach out to other women on social media platforms or dedicated online forums to understand first-hand about the experiences of others with breast implant plastic surgery.

Community support and insights of past patients can help a candidate to develop more clarity about choosing a breast implant procedure. Primary online research before the appointment with the surgeon can help make the consultation more useful and productive.

Candidacy Requirements

The surgeon will assess the candidate’s general health condition before the breast implant surgery. They may also order some tests and mammograms in specific cases. The patient should focus on a well-balanced diet and a regular exercise regimen to maintain a stable weight and ideal fitness levels before the procedure.

In case the patient smokes, she will need to stop smoking for a specific duration before the surgery. The schedule of current meds and supplements may need adjustment as directed by the surgeon. It is also essential to review many before and after breast implant pictures before the surgery to establish realistic expectations.

A Day Prior to the Surgery

The patient should get adequate rest on the day prior to the surgery as well as get sufficient sleep. She should not consume alcohol for a minimum of 48 hours before the procedure. The surgeon will also ask the patient to not eat or drink for at least 8 hours before the procedure.

The patient should enlist a responsible person to drive her back after the surgery. Furthermore, she may need aftercare for a few days, especially if she has small children.

Cordial cosmetic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and other towns and cities in this region of the country.

For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland, Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

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