What to Expect from a Breast Augmentation Consultation: Dr Giufrida

What to Expect from a Breast Augmentation Consultation:

If you are considering breast augmentation in Santa Barbara and Santa Monica  area, have confidence in your consultation. Dr. Giuffrida has over 20 years plastic surgery experience and is an active member of both the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons)

The first and most important step during your consultation is to review your medical history. Dr. Giuffrida will determine if you are good candidate medically for breast augmentation surgery or if you need to be cleared by a physician in the Santa Monica and Santa Barbara area. 

 Female Breast Augmentation illustration

Female Breast Augmentation illustration







It is imperative to be in good physical health before the surgery. This includes not being over or underweight. 

It is vital to understand the entire process and what risks are involved to confidently complete this procedure. The breast augmentation can be reversed but it expensive in the Santa Monica and Santa Barbara area and could have a negative impact on a person’s health. The reversal is complex and therefore is more expensive. 

During the consultation Dr. Giuffrida will perform an examination which includes breast measurements.  Having your breast size match the proportions of the rest of your body is important for healthy, long-term goals of the procedure. 

Dr. Giuffrida will discuss which incision options are appropriate for your desired outcome. Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring. Over time the incision lines will fade. Healing of the scar can depend on genetics, exposure of your body outside influences such as nicotine and infection. 

Breast augmentation is a standard procedure that in completed in less than two hours. A more extensive surgery that would include another procedure may take longer. 

 The recovery process must be followed closely. Refraining from any physical activity such as heavy lifting or housework until you are cleared to do so is a must. Having support while during the recovery phase is recommended. Be sure to get a plenty of rest, eat healthy and monitor your incision. 

There may be some risk involved for women who wish to breastfeed in the future. Once such risk is that placement of a breast implant can block milk ducts and complicate the breastfeeding process. In most cases, undergoing breast augmentation will have no effect at all on your ability to breastfeed, assuming your surgery was successful and that you were a candidate for breastfeeding before breast enhancement. 

Dr. Giuffrida will discuss what you must do to prepare physically and health wise for breast enhancement. Smoking and drinking must stop 4 weeks before surgery, they including medications interfere with the body’s chemistry. Discuss medications that you take with Dr. Giuffrida before the surgical procedure. 

Make a list of questions to ask during your breast augmentation consultation. Don’t be afraid to ask about the cost. 

Your relationship with Dr. Giuffrida doesn’t end once your surgery is completed. The results of many plastic surgical procedures are often permanent, there can be changes as you age other circumstances. Be sure to maintain a regular schedule of follow-up examinations. By doing so you can enjoy the benefits of continued quality care.