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Common Questions to ask During a Breast Reduction Consultation

There can be many reasons why you’d consider a breast reduction procedure. These may include poor posture, back pain or even issues with purchasing clothing. Before going into surgery, you would require a breast reduction consultation. This allows you to discuss the procedure with your surgeon in more detail.

Initially, when you begin your search for where to have breast surgery you may not even know where to start. Considering it’s such a serious procedure, you may want to research further details before you go ahead with it to calm your nerves and ensure your safety. Doing this and going through a consultation can help to answer many questions that you have about breast reduction.

Surgeons may perform the surgery in different ways, which is why questions are best answered by your surgeon directly. To make sure that you’re in good hands when it comes to the surgery and you’re fully prepared, here is an idea of the questions that you can ask at your breast reduction consultation.

Questions about your surgeon

Requesting a breast reduction consultation does not mean that you’re obligated to have the surgery performed. You want to make sure that your surgeon is fit for purpose to perform your procedure. 

By asking questions, it simply shows that you’re concerned about your well-being and ensuring that your surgeon is able to fulfil your expectations as best as possible. At the same time, your surgeon should be able to answer your questions clearly enough for you to understand. Some questions you can ask directly to the surgeon can be the following:

  • What was your medical training speciality during education?
  • Have you been practising cosmetic surgery for a while?
  • How many breast reduction procedures have you performed?

About your breast reduction surgery

Every patient is different when it comes to their preference of breast reduction. Your breast size won’t be the same as another patient, which means how your surgery is performed may be different to others. This is so the surgeon can cater the surgery to your unique body shape and size.

During your breast reduction consultation, question your surgeon on their technique and how they’d perform the procedure. There are different shaped breasts that can be used to decrease your breast size and different techniques, such as liposuction. Questions you can ask about your procedure may include:

  • What can I do pre-surgery to ensure it goes smoothly? 
  • Will scarring occur? If so, how visible will it be?
  • What anaesthesia will be used during surgery?
  • Do you have any other case studies of patients that have had a surgery similar to me?

Recovering from breast reduction surgery

Surgery can be extremely stressful both physically and mentally on your body. Asking questions about your recovery during a breast reduction consultation is therefore extremely common. You’ll want to know how long it takes to recover and the best ways to do so as quickly as possible. Surgeons tend to have various methods to help with your recovery so it’s important to run related questions by them. You may want to know:

  • How long do I need to take off work?
  • What activities can and can’t be performed?
  • Will there be various medications that I need to take? What will these be? 
  • What are the common complications that I should look out for?

The Gary Ross team is dedicated to ensuring ultimate comfort for you during your surgery. With years of experience, you can be sure that you’re in the best hands when it comes to your breast reduction surgery. At the same time, we also welcome any questions that you have during your breast reduction consultation.

Visit our breast reduction surgery page if you wish to explore the procedure in more detail. You can also take a look at our breast reduction case study page to see patients who have gone through the surgery in the past.

What are the Popular Male Body Contouring Procedures Available?

Over the years, cosmetic surgery for men has become more accepted within society. In some cases, some surgical procedures are seen more popular for men than women. In particular, men have been more drawn towards male body contouring procedures as a way to define their shape and appearance. Over time, patients can witness signs of ageing through sagging skin and excessive tissue forming around the body.

Luckily, there are both surgical and non-surgical solutions that can help resolve the issue for patients. Each of the methods have their benefits and downfalls, which is why it’s important to discuss the procedure through a consultation. Here, you can also discuss which option may be ideal for you to suit your male body contouring needs. What may be suitable for one patient, may not be suitable for you. It’s important to explore the options available to you.

Male body contouring to treat the abdomen

The abdomen area is probably considered the biggest concern for many male patients. In an ideal scenario, male patients would prefer to have a flat stomach with visible abdomen muscles. However, ageing can cause patients to form a gut which becomes merely impossible to reduce. Even with the right diet and exercise. There are popular non-surgical solutions that can help resolve this issue:

– CoolSculpting

– SculpSure

These techniques involve the fat cells being treated through hot or cold temperatures. It’s then through natural metabolic systems that the cells are completely eliminated. These types of treatments will require several treatments.

A form of surgical technique is liposuction. This can be considered a more effective technique and is relatively popular for abdomen solutions. As a male body contouring procedure, it provides the surgeon the ability to mould the abdomen to how they wish it to be. There will be more downtime required compared to non-surgical treatments and a compression garment will need to be worn. 

Gynaecomastia to improve the appearance of the chest

The next form of surgery that’s relatively popular is gynaecomastia, which improves the appearance of the chest. Typically, male patients tend to have this procedure when they form ‘man boobs’ which is excess glandular tissue forming in the chest area. Depending on the cause of this tissue will help to determine the ideal procedure.

For patients that have tissue forming because of too much fat, liposuction is typically the solution. Through this method, the chest can be sculpted and fat can be reduced. On the other hand, patients may suffer from excess glandular tissue in the chest. In which case, the gland will be required to be surgically removed. The amount of tissue that needs to be removed will determine which the correct incision option will be. 

Defining the jawline

Having a crisp and defined jawline can be a wanting desire for men. Unfortunately, not every man is blessed with such a feature and fat can form under the chin easily with age. Thankfully, there are non-invasive procedures that can help to treat the area of fat. Treatments such as CoolSculpting and Sculpsure are possibilities, as well as injectables such as Kybella.

For surgical procedures, liposuction would be a procedure that can help to reduce the extra fat in the neck area. There is also the possibility of having neck lift surgery. This can help to provide a more youthful appearance and tighten the skin within the area.

There can be times when these can be conducted as stand alone procedures. However, for patients that have loose skin that sags regularly, you may require a combination of procedures. This is something that can easily be discussed during your consultation.

Find your contouring solutions at Gary Ross

If you’re looking to define the appearance of your body, we can provide the solution here at Gary Ross. Book a consultation with us and we can discuss the best options for you with our qualified surgeons. Removing that irritating fat from your problem areas can help you feel like a new man altogether.