SOURCE: Michael R. Schwartz, MD, FACS

Michael R. Schwartz, MD, FACS

August 27, 2013 08:01 ET

Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon Provides Breast Augmentation Walkthrough From Consultation to Recovery

Dr. Michael Schwartz Provides Breast Augmentation Surgery Consultations for Patients Who Have Been Referred by Family and Friends and Patients Who First Discovered Dr. Schwartz's California Practice Through His Website

THOUSAND OAKS, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2013) - Michael Schwartz, MD, FACS is double board-certified in both general and plastic surgery and cares for each of his patients with customized treatment plans that take into account an individual's unique goals. At his plastic surgery practice, the consultation process plays an important role in establishing each treatment plan and is used by Dr. Schwartz to ensure the end results of each procedure meet the patient's expectations.

When patients initially contact the practice by phone to set up their first consultation, the majority of patients have been referred to Dr. Schwartz by a friend or a family member. These referral patients feel secure in their choice of surgeon and already know that they are seeking cosmetic enhancement from a reliable source.

Another major group of patients first discover Dr. Schwartz's practice from his website, where they have already begun the education process about their procedure. When these patients visit the office for the consultation, they receive additional information about their procedure and may be evaluated for their chosen procedure at that time.

Prospective breast augmentation surgery patients make up the majority of consultations at Dr. Schwartz's practice. In fact, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast augmentation surgery was the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States last year. Patients who come into the practice for a consultation with Dr. Schwartz typically spend time discussing their reasons for choosing breast augmentation, relaying their desires and concerns, and building a rapport with Dr. Schwartz before he conducts any examination. Following the preoperative examination, Dr. Schwartz discusses the patient's goals and requests in order to create a treatment plan in conjunction with Nicole, the practice's patient coordinator. Afterwards, patients discuss with Nicole the timeline for their procedure.

The day of a breast augmentation surgery begins with the patient visiting the practice's pre-op area where the patient is prepped for surgery by a nurse and completes any additional paperwork. Dr. Schwartz will then draw preoperative markings on the patient according to the treatment plan designed during the consultation process. Before going into the operating room, patients speak with their anesthesiologist, and surgery typically takes 45 minutes to 1 hour.

When patients wake up from surgery, they will be wearing a bra -- Dr. Schwartz emphasizes that his breast augmentation patients require no drains or tubes. Patients will then immediately begin early motion exercises. The Thousand Oaks plastic surgeon strongly believes that performing these exercises every hour during the first day greatly reduces the amount of pain medication patients will require in the following days. The day after surgery, patients return to Dr. Schwartz's office so that he can ensure patients are at the appropriate stage in the healing process.

About Michael Schwartz, MD, FACS
Dr. Michael Schwartz completed his training in plastic surgery at The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. He is a double board-certified surgeon and leads his private practice in Thousand Oaks, CA. In addition to authoring and presenting numerous papers, Dr. Schwartz has been honored with many teaching awards during his tenure. He was one of the first plastic surgeons in the U.S. to perform breast augmentation using Sientra breast implants, which are available in many shapes and sizes, and only available from board-certified plastic surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.

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