Are you a good candidate for the desired procedure?
Your consultation with the chosen surgeon is of an utmost importance so that you are sure about all possibilities for you to undergo the desired procedure. S/he will examine you, and decide what additional medical examinations should be performed so that surgery could be done, in the best interest of your safety and satisfaction. It is also very important to take your time and share with your doctor your wishes and possibilities of getting the desirable result.
If you are considering the combined surgery, which is most often simultaneous surgery of breast and abdomen, it is necessary that you are generally in good health, that hospital conditions are safe and such surgery should not last longer than six hours.