Tampa, FL, October 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Castellano Cosmetic Surgery, a leader in cosmetic surgery in the State of Florida, announced today that it will launch a nationwide free virtual consultation service in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Virtual Consultation program is open to all breast cancer survivors during the month of October 2011, and will not only review their medical case but will also answer patient questions regarding reconstruction and augmentation surgery.
Breast reconstruction and augmentation surgery is one of the most common procedures performed annually by members of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Women may choose to undergo breast reconstruction and augmentation surgery for various reasons. These personal reasons may center on breasts that underwent partial mastectomy, breasts that are perceived to be “too small,” because of proportional differences in the sizes of the breasts, from changes due to pregnancy or breast feeding. Some women may be happy with their breasts but just want them made fuller. Often after weight loss, illness, aging or childbirth a woman's breast volume and shape may change. This too can lead to a woman to seek a breast augmentation. Breast augmentation surgery performed by cosmetic surgeons is the most popular way to improve breast shape and size. Breast augmentation using breast implants can give a woman more proportional shape and may improve self-esteem.
How do you know if breast reconstruction augmentation is right for you?
One or more of the following feelings or conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for breast augmentation:
You are confident, but want to feel less self-conscious.
You want to reshape and augment breasts that have been reduced following illness.
You want to reshape and augment breasts as a reconstructive technique following breast surgery.
What is a consultation like?
During the consultation, you will be asked about your desired breast size and anything else related to the appearance of your breasts that you feel is important. This will help your surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved.
How will my cosmetic surgeon evaluate me for breast augmentation surgery?
Your cosmetic surgeon will examine your breasts and perhaps take photographs for your medical record. He will consider such factors as the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin and the placement of your nipples and areolas. If your breasts are sagging, a breast lift may be recommended in conjunction with augmentation.
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. This will include information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries including breast biopsies, and medications that you currently take. You will be asked whether you have a family history of breast cancer and about results of any mammograms. It is important for you to provide complete information.
Your Surgical Experience
The goal of your cosmetic surgeon and the entire staff is to make your surgical experience as easy and comfortable for you as possible.
How should I prepare for breast augmentation cosmetic surgery?
In some instances, your cosmetic surgeon may recommend a baseline mammogram before surgery and another mammographic examination some months after surgery. This will help to detect any future changes in your breast tissue. Following breast augmentation, you will still be able to perform breast self-examination.
If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increased bleeding, so you should avoid taking these medications for a period of time before surgery.
Breast augmentation is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and to stay with you at least the first night following surgery.
Castellano Cosmetic Surgery is a Tampa Florida based Cosmetic Surgery Center, they can be reached at (813) 872-6093. You can submit your request for a free virtual consultation by visiting Castellano Cosmetic Surgery online.