DR. CHARLES LEE: When patients arrive at the hospital, once they are checked in through the appropriate preoperative clinics, they will meet their anesthesiologist who will thoroughly review their chart, answer any questions that they may have about their procedure and their anesthetic plan. And once Dr. Lintner has met with a patient and done the appropriate preoperative workup, the patient will be offered a sedative, if necessary, to alleviate any discomfort or anxiety that they may have about their procedure.
Unlike outpatient surgical centers and office-based operating rooms, which may be limited by space and personnel, having your procedure done at the hospital affords you personal nursing care in the recovery room as well as a timely discharge.
We at Kennestone will never discharge a patient just to create another spot for the next patient. Your discharge will only occur when Dr. Lintner, your anesthesiologist and yourself are ready to go home.
DR. THOMAS LINTNER: Trying to decide between an augmentation or a lift is not so difficult. You have to look at the nipple position to decide where it needs to be. If the nipple is in a good position equally weighted between the upper and lower breast then you need only augmentation. If it’s below that then you need a lift. And sometimes we use the implant to increase the size and sometimes we use it to just shape the breast and then lift the nipple and that involves generally more incisions, more skin removal and that is sometimes disconcerting to a patient. Sometimes they’re thinking I only need augmentation and when we see them they actually need a lift.
DR. THOMAS LINTNER: Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure where you enlarge the breast and adjust both size and shape with an implant. It can either be silicone or saline above or below the muscle through various incisions, but you’re using an implant to enlarge the breast so patients feel more comfortable about the way they look.
DR. THOMAS LINTNER: We consider a great candidate a patient that’s unhappy with the current size breasts she has, that has a reasonable breast size, A or B cup, even C, and then has reasonable expectations as to the end result.