Considering Breast Surgery for Aesthetic Reasons? Consult With Cosmetic Breast Surgeon Dr. Alissa M. Shulman of Sarasota, FL
Since 2009, women in the Sarasota, FL, area have been entrusting their cosmetic breast procedures to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alissa M. Shulman at Sovereign Plastic Surgery. A skillful listener, Dr. Shulman helps her patients make informed treatment decisions and performs breast surgery safely and adeptly, with a goal to achieve the most natural-looking results possible.
We think you’ll feel comfortable with Dr. Shulman as your cosmetic breast surgeon. She will begin by thoughtfully answering your questions and providing you with the individualized care and attention you need and deserve. Whether you are considering breast augmentation or a breast lift, Dr. Shulman has the requisite knowledge to help you make fully informed treatment choices.
Breast size is a very personal decision, and bigger is most definitely not always better. When you meet with cosmetic breast surgeon Dr. Shulman at her welcoming office in Sarasota, Florida, she will discuss several factors to guide your decision-making:
- Your preferences – You should feel free to candidly share your ideas with your cosmetic breast surgeon. You might bring along some photos of breasts you find appealing (and perhaps not so appealing). Explain what it is that you like and dislike about the breasts in the photos, being as specific as possible. This will foster a shared understanding of your surgical goals and help Dr. Shulman assess whether they are feasible.
- Your anatomy – During your consultation, Dr. Shulman may measure the breadth of your chest, the base width of your breasts, and the distance between your breasts. Additionally, she will assess your breast skin elasticity, which is an important factor in projecting how your skin may respond to a change in volume.
- Your desired volume – Because bra sizes are not standard, they are not meaningful when discussing breast size with a cosmetic breast surgeon. Dr. Shulman can provide an appropriate frame of reference for this discussion.
- The rice test – If you are considering breast implants, Dr. Shulman will explain how you can “try them on” before undergoing surgery. Here’s one simple option: after filling a pair of knee-high stockings with rice, pat the rice down to flatten it and place the hose in a non-padded bra. Trying wearing the “implants” under different types of clothing, and add or take away rice to create the look you desire.
If you’d like, you can bring a trusted partner, family member, or friend to your consultation to provide feedback and an additional point of view. Finally, remember that Dr. Shulman is a highly experienced cosmetic breast surgeon, and you can feel confident in her professional judgment and expertise.
If you are interested in working with Dr. Shulman, contact Sovereign Plastic Surgery to schedule an appointment at our office in Sarasota, FL.