Each patient is unique and each consultation is geared to that patient's body frame and her aesthetic goals.
Athens, GA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 22, 2011
For breast augmentation, Athens, GA, plastic surgeon, Dr. C Edwin Pittman, has developed and improved upon the traditional consultative approach to help patients determine the size and shape of their breast implants. With his 18 years of practice, Athens, GA, plastic surgeon, Dr. Pittman recognizes that implant size and shape is the most important decision a woman will make regarding her surgery, second only to the choice for a board certified plastic surgeon.
According to Dr. Pittman, “Breast augmentation sizing is patient specific. We must take into consideration her goals, as well as her frame, overall build, lifestyle, and health. My goal is to help her find an implant size, shape, and profile that will look natural and fit with her overall body frame.”
Each patient comes to the office for an initial consultation, during which she is able to touch and experiment with the different implants available at the center. Dr.Pittman has developed a process of helping patients decide size, shape and profile by first considering the patients size and shape and by taking body measurements, then by encouraging the women in consultations to place the tester implants in their bra to see how the implants will affect their body shape.
Pittman Plastic Surgery offers saline and silicone implants with 3 options for profile: high profile, moderate plus profile, and moderate profile. The profile is the measure of forward projection of the implant. Dr. Pittman explains, "A very slim or petite woman usually may need a high profile implant because a medium or low profile can be too wide for her narrow frame and may have some of the too-wide implant rest under her arm or close in the cleavage. And the opposite is usually true for a woman who is not petite."
Pittman continues, "Each patient is unique and each consultation is geared to that patient's body frame and her aesthetic goals." Each patient comes to the office for an initial consultation, during which she is able to touch and experiment with the different implants available at the clinic. The process of evaluating the body frame and in the patients trying actual implants on for size is beneficial to patients making many decisions for this surgery.
“This is key to helping each woman find the size and shape that fits her body,” says Dr. Pittman. “The consultation takes about an hour, and afterwards most patients have a complete understanding of the implants that will work best for them. Many women find that the idea they have in mind when they come in is not necessarily what will look best on them. Having the opportunity to try on the implants helps each patient come to a solid conclusion about implant size and shape.”
For more information on breast augmentation, Athens, GA, plastic surgeon, Dr. Pittman, invites you to visit his website at http://www.pittmanplasticsurgery.com or contact his office at 706-549-3203 or Ste 100, 3320 Old Jefferson Road, Athens, GA 30607-1464.
About Dr. C. Edwin Pittman:
In private practice in Athens, GA, since 1993, Dr. Pittman is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Pittman has also served multiple times as Chief of Surgery and President of the Medical Staff at Athens Regional Medical Center and on the Executive Committee at St. Mary’s Hospital.