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What should I expect at a breast reduction consultation?
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Consultation
At a breast reduction consultation you should tell your board certified plastic surgeon the symptoms you are experiencing, tests you have had, and any documentation of symptoms.
You will have a full breast exam with measurements. The surgeon will then explain his technique, risks and complications, and postoperative care. Photos will be taken for insurance and documentation purposes.

In brief: Consultation
At a breast reduction consultation you should tell your board certified plastic surgeon the symptoms you are experiencing, tests you have had, and any documentation of symptoms.
You will have a full breast exam with measurements. The surgeon will then explain his technique, risks and complications, and postoperative care. Photos will be taken for insurance and documentation purposes.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
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Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lots
You will meet the doctor, ask questions, be examined, surgical options explained, recovery, risks, costs, and be able to look at the surgeons before and after photos.

In brief: Lots
You will meet the doctor, ask questions, be examined, surgical options explained, recovery, risks, costs, and be able to look at the surgeons before and after photos.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Alot...
You can expect a complete history and physical to be taken.
Your concerns regarding breast size/position will be discussed. Whether you are good candidate for breast reduction surgery will also be discussed. Potential risks/complications should be reviewed. Other concerns such as timing of operation and recovery considerations will be addressed. There will be alot of information transmitted.

In brief: Alot...
You can expect a complete history and physical to be taken.
Your concerns regarding breast size/position will be discussed. Whether you are good candidate for breast reduction surgery will also be discussed. Potential risks/complications should be reviewed. Other concerns such as timing of operation and recovery considerations will be addressed. There will be alot of information transmitted.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Open discussion
A consultation is an open discussion between you and your physician.
The doctor is there to listen to you and what you expect and he or she is there to discuss the options, risks, complications and rewards of the procedure.

In brief: Open discussion
A consultation is an open discussion between you and your physician.
The doctor is there to listen to you and what you expect and he or she is there to discuss the options, risks, complications and rewards of the procedure.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Breast reduction H&P
History and physical examination including breast measurements and possible photographic documentation.
Review of breast cancer history as well as possible diagnostic imaging such as mammogram. A discussion of surgical risks, alternatives and benefits. Fee quote.

In brief: Breast reduction H&P
History and physical examination including breast measurements and possible photographic documentation.
Review of breast cancer history as well as possible diagnostic imaging such as mammogram. A discussion of surgical risks, alternatives and benefits. Fee quote.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Precertification
Discussion of different techniques, risks and benefits, attempt to have health insurance company.

In brief: Precertification
Discussion of different techniques, risks and benefits, attempt to have health insurance company.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Brian Klink
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A full evaluation
At any consultation for plastic surgery, you should expect a thorough history ( both general medical and specific), questions about what it is you want and a physical exam. You should then have a conversation with the doctor about his findings, the risks and benefits of the proposed procedure and how the procedure would be performed.

In brief: A full evaluation
At any consultation for plastic surgery, you should expect a thorough history ( both general medical and specific), questions about what it is you want and a physical exam. You should then have a conversation with the doctor about his findings, the risks and benefits of the proposed procedure and how the procedure would be performed.
Dr. Brian Klink
Dr. Brian Klink
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Good discussion
Expect a lot of information.
Discuss your symptoms, and what your goals are. Listen carefully to the surgeon's discussion of risks versus benefits. Look at before and after photos, especially the scars. You'll be measured, and if you are hoping to have insurance coverage for the operation, a pre-certification letter will be written.

In brief: Good discussion
Expect a lot of information.
Discuss your symptoms, and what your goals are. Listen carefully to the surgeon's discussion of risks versus benefits. Look at before and after photos, especially the scars. You'll be measured, and if you are hoping to have insurance coverage for the operation, a pre-certification letter will be written.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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