Choosing The Right Surgeon
When choosing a plastic surgeon, it’s important to be thorough with your research and exploration of your options. With any medical procedure, you are putting your health into the hands of your doctor, and if they are not experienced or qualified, you’re taking a major risk. Ask your doctor about their experience. You can ask questions like, “how many years have you been performing this procedure?”, or “how many procedures have you performed?” This will give you a sense of your doctor’s experience, and whether or not they are truly prepared to perform your surgery.
Any doctor, not only a plastic surgeon, can legally offer breast augmentations. That being said, just because any old doctor can perform your breast augmentation doesn’t mean they should. For the best possible results and the best care, you want to make sure your surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. When you choose a board-certified surgeon, you are choosing a doctor who has met and exceeded a specific level of experience performing procedures like yours, and who has been educated and trained to perform your specific procedure with excellence. The American Board of Plastic Surgery’s goal is to train and equip plastic surgeons to practice safely and ethically.
Don’t be afraid to ask about their operating facility, and their surgical procedures. It’s important to be sure that they are going to take all measures to make sure you are safe and cared for before, during, and after surgery.
Lastly, ask for before and after photos from previous patients. It’s important to make sure that your surgeon can and will perform the surgery to give you the look that you desire. For the breast augmentation procedure, you’ll want to make sure you look at patients who have a similar torso and breast shape to yours. That will give you the most accurate prediction of what to expect for yourself.