What to expect at your consultation
Your first consultation at MyBreast will be unlike those offered by many of the larger cosmetic surgery groups where you’re likely to meet a sales advisor or a nurse. With MyBreast you’ll meet our surgeon. And not just any of our surgeons, but the same one who will perform your operation should you wish to go ahead.
How much does a consultation cost?
The cost for your one-to-one consultation with one of MyBreast’s surgeons is £25. You’re welcome to return to us for a second consultation at no additional cost. And if you do decide to have breast surgery, we will deduct our consultation fee from the overall cost.
Get the most out of your consultation
Relax and be realistic. Have an idea of what you want, so you can discuss your expectations with the surgeon clearly.
Have a little prior knowledge. Read as much of the MyBreast’s website as you can; your research will help you get the most from your consultation.
You may also find some of the independent sites below helpful:
Prepare a list of questions to ask us and bring a second pair of ears. You may find yourself swamped with information. Sometimes our patients find it helpful to attend a consultation with a partner, family member or friend.
What can I expect?
During your consultation your surgeon will discuss limitations, implications and possible complications.
It’s important you’re aware of the full implications of surgery – possible complications, swelling, scarring and bruising, time needed in hospital, your recovery time period and the time required before returning to work and exercise. Your surgeon will address each of these issues with you in detail.
You may be advised to delay surgery to a more suitable date, which could be due to any one of the following reasons:
- Because your your surgeon feels that you may be able to improve your overall health beforehand, for example by stopping/reducing smoking. This extra time spent optimising your health will improve the outcome of your surgery, minimise complications and reduce recovery time.
- Because you are taking tablets that may complicate surgery – the most common of these will be Aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory tablets.
- Because there are concerns you are not giving yourself sufficient recovery time before you must go back to work or attend an important social engagement/take a long-haul flight etc.
You may be asked to return for a second consultation.
With many pre-operative consultations, a second meeting will ensure you and the surgeon have similar aims and expectations and you are fully aware of the implications of surgery. There is no charge for a further pre-operative consultation and it is another opportunity to ask any questions you may have forgotten at the first meeting. Second consultations usually last for less than half an hour.
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