Angela Champion, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

949-558-2281

The Aesthetic Centers
3701 Birch Street, Suite 200 Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Breast Augmentation

shutterstock_85259023 Your Breast Augmentation Consultation Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountyPre-op consultation will create a sound foundation for a major procedure such as breast augmentation surgery.

Breast implant procedures are substantially customizable, which means that the patient will be required to have a proactive role during the consultation and provide correct feedback to the surgeon. An individualized breast augmentation plan will be created on the basis of the patient’s inputs.

See Breast Implants Before & After Photos

The consultation will also provide an opportunity to the patient to clarify their doubts and concerns about the breast implant procedure as well as the surgeon’s practice. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive breast implants from board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Angela Champion.

Determining Candidacy

The patient’s current health status as well as her past medical records will be reviewed during the initial consultation to determine her candidacy for breast augmentation surgery. The surgeon may order specialized mammograms, if necessary. The skin type as well as the degree of skin laxity in the breast area will be examined along with an assessment of the overall breast anatomy.

Important Decisions

During the consultation process for breast augmentation, vital decisions will be made regarding the choice of the most appropriate surgical technique, selection of breast implant type and size, implant placement below or above the pectoral muscle, and whether the procedure may have to be performed along with breast lift or another surgery.

Implant Choice


One of the key decisions that will have an impact on the final outcome of the procedure will be the choice of breast implants. The surgeon will explain the pros and cons of both silicone and saline implants, appropriate size options, and shape and profile options in order to help the patient make the most effective selections.

Implant Placement

The surgeon will usually have the choice to place the breast implants below the pectoral muscle or in front of the pectoral muscle and behind the breast tissue. The advantages and disadvantages of both options will be explained to the patient during the consultation so that she can make the right decision according to her breast anatomy and personal cosmetic goals.

Incision Location

The surgeon may place the incisions in breast augmentation surgery along the border of the areolas, below the breast crease or in the underarm area. In exceptional cases, the incisions may be placed in the navel region. Board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Champion receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for breast augmentation.

Developing Expectations

Many surgeons prefer to present breast augmentation before and after photographs during the pre-op consultation. This will enable the patient to know exactly what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure. Patients with realistic expectations will usually attain higher satisfaction levels in the end.

Pre-operative Instructions

The surgeon will provide clear instructions at the time of the consultation for the patient to avoid smoking for a few weeks before the surgery. Certain prescription and non-prescription drugs and supplements may also be temporarily stopped or their schedules may be adjusted in consultation with the physician.

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

Preparing for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation Surgery

PnIK_SkfNp-xj_xU8L0CQibJbqAETApBAiTwwvHt4nU-300x237 Preparing for Breast Augmentation Surgery Newport Beach Female Plastic Surgeon | Orange CountyAccording to the data published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 4.5 million breast augmentation surgeries were performed between 1997 and 2012. At present, breast augmentation ranks as the number one cosmetic surgery in the US. Pre-operative preparation is an essential component of the procedure, and will influence the final outcome.

The breast surgeon will provide instructions and closely engage with the patient to help her prepare for breast augmentation. Board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Angela Champion provides breast augmentation to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other cities in the vicinity.

Evaluation of Cosmetic Goals

As a first step, the candidate for breast augmentation should evaluate why she wants to undergo the procedure, and what exactly about her breast appearance may be bothering her. The patient is in the best position to explain her aesthetic needs to the surgeon, and contribute to the creation of a customized surgical plan.

A procedure such as breast enhancement is a personal journey for a woman, and she should only choose it when she has a strong personal desire to improve her breast appearance. She should not merely seek it to appease someone else or be influenced by someone else.

Internet Forums and Websites 

Once a woman has chosen to seek a breast augmentation consultation, she should go through the surgeon’s practice website to have a basic idea about the practice as well as the breast augmentation surgery. She may also contact previous patients via dedicated online forums to learn about their experiences with this procedure.

Once she has some community support as well as insights into how other patients view breast augmentation, it will increase her confidence and help her determine whether this procedure is the best choice for her. A well-prepared patient will be better placed to a have a more meaningful and productive consultation with the surgeon.

Matching Candidacy Requirements

The patient’s candidacy will be determined during the consultation process by the breast surgeon. Therefore, prior to the consultation, the patient can start focusing on improving her daily diet and exercise regimen, and maintain stable body weight as far as possible. She should not plan for a weight loss procedure or a pregnancy while she is considering this surgery.

It is an astute idea to review as many breast augmentation ‘before and after’ images as possible in order to develop realistic expectations. These images can be accessed from the surgeon’s website or at their office. The patient should also preferably have a list of questions ready, which she wants to ask during the consultation.

Before the Surgery

Preparatory steps prior to the surgery may include:

  • Avoid the use of blood thinners and NSAIDs as well as certain types of vitamins and herbal supplements for a few weeks before the surgery.
  • Quit smoking prior to the surgery for a certain period as advised by the surgeon.
  • Apply for leave from the workplace for at least one week from the date of surgery.
  • Arrange for transportation from the surgery center to home and aftercare to help ensure a safe and comfortable post-surgery phase.

 

Board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Champion receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for breast augmentation.

To learn more about treatments and procedures by Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Angela Champion, M.D. contact us at 949.640.4005. Taking new patients from in and around Newport Beach | Orange County CA.

Angela Champion, M.D.