Choosing Your Plastic Surgeon

“I am going in for my butt augmentation consultation; I would like to know what usually happens during this consultation?”

This is a great question, as patients often want to know what to expect at their butt augmentation consultation. Being prepared with questions and knowing the process will make the consultation more pleasurable and meaningful for you.

The purpose of the initial consultation is several. First of all you need to find out if you are a good candidate for a butt augmentation. There are several types of butt augmentation surgeries ranging form fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift) to butt implants to a combination of fat transfer and butt implants. All of these are great procedures but depending on the individual situation one might be better than the other for a particular person depending on their individual body and aesthetic goals.

Second, the consultation will help you decide if I am the correct plastic surgeon for you. There are a lot of good plastic surgeons in the U.S. It is important that you feel comfortable with your surgeon. You want to know that they are going to be there for you through out the whole breast augmentation process.

Thirdly, the consultation will explain the process from beginning to end. This will include what is needed to prepare for your butt augmentation surgery to the actual day of your surgery and the recovery needed from the procedure. It is important to understand the recover after your butt augmentation as you have to protect your Brazilian Butt Lift or butt implants after surgery so that you can get the results you desire.

Forth, at the consultation we will discuss the various surgery options, Brazilian Butt Lift vs butt implants. For patients interested in a Brazilian Butt Lift or a combination of fat transfer and implants we go over what areas will be liposuctioned and how this will shape your body. We also talk about the look that you are trying to achieve with the augmentation, including augmenting the hips.

If patients are going to have butt implants used for the augmentation then we go over the various implant options. There are fewer options available for butt augmentation surgery then there are for breast augmentation so the selection of an implant is a little easier. During the consultation we also discuss the various styles and shapes of implants available to patients. I typically have patients show me pictures of their desired outcome from the surgery so that I can guide them to the implant that will be best for them.

After we have finished talking about the surgery and the examination you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have that I did not cover during the consultation.

Once all of your questions have been answered you will have time to speak with the patient care coordinator. She is the one that will help with scheduling your surgery by finding the date that works best for you. She will also go over the total cost of the procedure. She can also answer any questions that you might have forgotten to ask during your consultation. The patient care coordinator can also help with care credit or other financing options if you are interested in these as well.

At the completion of the visit you will be given a packet that has all the information that was covered during your consultation that way you can refer back to it when you get home. You also have Dr. Franco’s email and his patient care coordinator’s email in case you have questions when you get home or several days later.

I hope this help with an overview of your butt augmentation consultation. Please consult with your board certified plastic surgeon about the procedure as they can help guide you through the process.