21 Aug Inside Scoop on Breast Augmentation Consultations and Implant Options
Dr. Nicholas Sieveking, board certified plastic surgeon in Nashville, TN, authors a pair of blogs to provide insight into breast augmentation consultations while helping patients examine the pros and cons of implant options.
Nashville, TN – Dr. Nicholas Sieveking is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Nashville who works to blend the worlds of art and science to provide breast augmentation patients with results that both look and feel natural. At Sieveking Plastic Surgery, his focus is on creating a firm breast that is not overly hard or large while striving to achieve the most natural fit possible for each individual patient.
In a recent blog post titled “What To Expect During a Breast Augmentation Consultation,” Dr. Sieveking says that his number one goal during consultations is to listen to his patients’ expectations. Following this discussion, he carefully reviews the risks and benefits of the procedure and covers other topics such as:
- Future pregnancy plans
- Recovery time
- Personal or family history of breast disease/cancer
- Potential needs for future surgeries
During the actual breast exam, Dr. Sieveking measures each patient’s natural breast dimensions, chest cavity, and shoulder breadth to document any asymmetries and gather data that will be used to assist in choosing an implant that is size-appropriate for the individual. “It is important to make sure an implant fits the patient and not make the patient fit a particular implant,” says Dr. Sieveking. “This ensures that the ultimate results are natural-looking.”
With a follow-up blog post titled “Breast Implant Selection,” Dr. Sieveking expands upon the selection process by providing his recommendations for the decision. In stating his preference for silicone implants, Dr. Sieveking expresses his opinion regarding inaccuracies prospective patients may believe about the implant material. Additionally, he cites some key benefits of silicone implants, including the fact that they are “filled in the factory under completely sterile conditions.”
In regard to the specific type of silicone implant patients should consider, Dr. Sieveking highlights that while the shape of a “teardrop” silicone implant might sound like the best choice to achieve a natural-looking result, “they are actually harder and don’t move like a natural breast.” It is his belief that if “the surgeon plans on using a natural-fitting implant and does not try to make the patient’s breasts too big, smooth round silicone implants will give the most natural look and feel with the fewest long-term problems.”
Ultimately for Dr. Sieveking, achieving natural-looking results that are also long lasting is the key to his plastic surgery practice’s success. “My breast augmentation patients choose me because I am known in Nashville, TN for getting natural-looking results by using appropriately-sized implants,” says Dr. Sieveking.
About Nicholas E. Sieveking, MD
Dr. Sieveking completed his general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and his focuses include liposuction, breast augmentation, facelift, neck lift, and rhinoplasty. Dr. Sieveking is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Sieveking Plastic Surgery, visit sievekingplasticsurgery.com.
Sieveking Plastic Surgery
204 23rd Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37203