The Easiest Way to Avoid Surgical Complications: Following Up

A pre-operative consultation is required for every procedure that board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. James Namnoum performs. In these early stages, Dr. Namnoum works with you to determine if the procedure is right for you by discussing your expectations and motivations for your procedure. However, it is important for you to remember that the post-surgery phase is just as important as the stages prior to and during surgery.

dr james namnoumFor example, in the planning stages of breast augmentation, consideration of size, shape, texture, and material are discussed between you and Dr. Namnoum. Dr. Namnoum will take the time to listen to your concerns while thoroughly explaining the differences between implant types to provide you with the necessary tools to make educated decisions. The type of implant you choose for breast augmentation is normally based solely on personal choice. No matter what type is chosen, follow up appointments are extremely important as consultations.

When it comes to breast procedures, post-operative appointments are vital to make sure you are properly healing and reduce the chances of experiencing breast surgery complications. Though it is uncommon in most cases, there is a possibility for breast implants to rupture under certain conditions. The FDA suggests for cosmetic surgery patients to receive MRIs every few years to detect “silent ruptures” in silicone implants. While breast procedures that do not require the insertion of a synthetic device, such as breast reduction and breast lift, do not require too much involvement, follow up appointments are necessary to ensure proper healing and lack of infection.

Overall, honest discussion is imperative when it comes to post-operative issues, and Dr. Namnoum encourages patients to share their experiences after surgery. Dr. Namnoum will evaluate the area where surgery was performed to confirm adequate healing and treat any occurring signs of infection while advising the next steps for his patients.

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