I have me pre assessment for BA scheduled for 22/11 with BA on 25th is this normal?

I'm worrying that it's not enough time prior to opp go discuss things over? Normally within week or 2 surely or am I worrying over nothing?

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I have me pre assessment for BA scheduled for 22/11 with BA on 25th is this normal?

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Thank you for your question.  You need to be completely comfortable with your decision about breast augmentation and it does seem unusual to have surgery booked before you have even been evaluated by the surgeon.  Typically breast augmentation is not scheduled until the surgeon has had a chance to examine you and provide adequate information for your consultation.  If you are uncomfortable you should seek consultation with another surgeon.

Timing of breast augmentation assessment with your surgeon

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It's reasonable to be concerned but what I have discovered after treating many women for breast augmentation is that women know what they want and my job is just to listen. If your surgeon follows this concept, you have nothing to worry about. I believe our job as plastic surgeons is to guide and assess if we can accomplish your goals and expectations. If after your consultation you feel this has been achieved, then move forward, and best wishes. Hope this is reassuring and good luck. For more information on this and similar topics, I recommend a plastic surgery Q&A book like "The Scoop On Breasts: A Plastic Surgeon Busts the Myths."

I have me pre assessment for BA scheduled for 22/11 with BA on 25th is this normal?

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The decisions should be almost entirely up to you. If you don't feel comfortable at your preoperative visit I would be very hesitant to recommend for you to move forward with the surgery. Please be sure to feel comfortable with your board certified plastic surgeon prior to undergoing any operation. Good Luck!!

Jordan P. Farkas, MD
Paramus Plastic Surgeon

Preassessment is not normally with your surgeon

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Hello Lemons2Melons,  

The preassessment will likely be with a nurse from the hospital and will involve answering a medical questionnaire and some routine tests.  You may not see your surgeon and if you have any questions and would like to go over things with your surgeon prior to your surgery, I would recommend that you make an appointment to see him or her in their clinic.  Best to check with your surgeon's secretary what the arrangement is.  Good luck.

Breast augmentation planning

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From a surgeon's standpoint planning for a breast augmentation does not take long. However what's more important is the patient's planning for the surgery. Remember this is a big decision and possibly life-changing event.  For that reason you should dictate when you are ready to undergo the procedure both physically and mentally.  You may have regrets if you do not feel comfortable or get all your questions answered  before the procedure. This is what we call an elective procedure. It is not urgent or emergent. That means it can be done anytime and you should make sure that you are comfortable with that timeline. If not I would have no doubt that the surgeon can accommodate a different date if you feel that is necessary. 

Breast augmentation questions

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Thank you for your question.  I guess the answer to your question depends on how comfortable you are with your surgeon and how many preoperative visits you have already had to address your questions and go over things. If this is just a routine preoperative visit to discuss last minute minor details I would not worry.  If you have a whole host of questions regarding your surgery that have not been answered I would make sure that you feel entirely comfortable prior to moving forward with surgery. Best of luck.

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