When Should I Start Having Consultations, If I Want Breast Augmentation Surgery April-May?

I would like to get my BA around end of April - May and was wondering when I should start going for consults so that I am able to get surgery around that time frame? I was planning on starting to go for consultations in March.

Doctor Answers 14

Great job.... an early start is helpful!

Congrats on making the decision to go ahead with your surgery. You will feel so much more confident and comfortable in your new body – especially with the kind of work you do! You are smart to be thinking ahead so that you can successfully accomplish your goals in the time frame you need. It would be best to start meeting with prospective surgeons in the next couple of months (January or February), so that you can get all the information you need, get surgery scheduled, and not feel rushed or pressured. Make sure the surgeons that you see are Board Certified in Plastic Surgery so that you know they have the proper credentials and training to help you get the best results possible. You don’t need to see every surgeon in town, but it is a good idea to at least get 2 or 3 opinions in order to fully understand the process and then make the best choice for you!

Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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How soon should you start having consultations before a breast enlargement in April-May?

I would advise that you have a consultation fairly soon if you are having surgery in April or May. 

This is because it may take some weeks to schedule a consultation with your surgeon of choice and most surgeons would like to see you at least twice prior to any operation.

In our practice at Aurora Clinics, we would see you initially to advise the best way forward, give you lots of information including a free information CD discussing the pros and cons and details of the operation and prior to seeing you again for a sizing appointment two to three weeks later.

At a sizing appointment you get to try a variety of different sizes and shapes of implants within your own clothing to give you the best possible idea of how you will look following surgery.

Overall I think you should be setting the wheels in motion in the near future. Very best of luck.

Adrian Richards, MD
London Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 150 reviews

Scheduling Breast Augmentation Consultation

If you are thinking of breast augmentation surgery in April/May, a consultation by March should be fine.  You want to allow enough time so the surgery can be scheduled when you want it, and you have ample time to have all your questions answered and get your medical clearance.

Arnold S. Breitbart, MD, FACS
Long Island Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 149 reviews

Start breast augmentation process soon so there is no time pressure

if your goal is to have surgery in about 3 months, the sooner you start the process the better. early march will probably be ok, but you should call now to schedule the first consult and you may want to come in february if it is possible. spring is the busiest time for this type of surgery, so best to lock in your surgery date early. the more time you have to think about this very big decision the better....it's not something you want to rush into.

Bruce K. Barach, MD
Schenectady Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Seek consultation for breast augmentation 6 weeks to a month before planned surgery.

Thank you for your question.   Generally speaking most of my patients schedule breast augmentation in a month to 6 weeks after their initial consultation.

1 important reason to start consultation process early is that there is a lot of information about breast augmentation that you will need to know and study to help you choose type of implant, location of implant, location of incision  and many other options that you must decide.

Almost plastic surgeons like to do breast augmentation and do accommodate patients who want early scheduling, in some cases on the surgical schedule is busy it may require a month to 6 weeks to get to on the schedule.

Planning for your BA

I would go as soon as possible. Most plastic surgery practices are the busiest at this time of year as people  start thinking about summer. You might find that most of the surgeons in your area are already booked out for March and April. Plus, most patients will see 2 or 3 doctors before they decide and this takes some time as well. Finally, you will probably learn some things during your consultations that you didn't know that you might want some time to think about before you proceed.

Lee E. Corbett, MD
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
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You should go as soon as possible so that you have time to see several surgeons until you find one you are comfortable with.

Asif Pirani, MD, FRCS(C)
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Timing of breast augmentation consultation

The quick answer to your question is the sooner the better.  He should see a few board certified plastic surgeons in consultation and find one that had expertise in the procedure who can show you many before and after pictures with patient similar to you demonstrating results you like.  In my offices reschedule patient over two months in advance.  However,  Breast Augmentation is a short procedure which can typically fit in most surgeon schedules easily.

Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

When Should I Start Having Consultations, If I Want Breast Augmentation Surgery April-May?

I think you will be best off seeking consultations with board-certified plastic surgeons in the month of February given your timeframe to undergo breast augmentation surgery. I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.

Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done.

Be very careful with your decision-making. You will find, while doing your due diligence, that there are many different “specialties” who will offer their services to you; again, I strongly recommend you concentrate on surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

 I hope this, and the attached link, helps.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Timing for Surgery after Breast Augmentation Consultation

It all depends on how long in advance the surgeon you choose is scheduled out.  Some surgeons may not have consultation appoints for weeks to months when you call.  Also, most surgeon's schedules fluctuate.  One week they may have an appointment within a few days, other times they may not have anything for a few months.

If you want surgery in April or May, start now with scheduling your consultation.  You will have much more selection of dates this far in advance than you will at the last minute.  You also are less likely to feel rushed in making your decision and it will give you time to see several surgeons to find the one that you feel most comfortable with.

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