If you are interested in enlarging your breasts with breast augmentation, one of the first steps you’ll take is to meet with a plastic surgeon for a consultation. During the appointment, you should learn as much as you can about the surgeon, operation and implant options.
Here, the team at The Plastic Surgery Center suggests some questions you should ask your surgeon in order to get the information you need to make smart decisions about your care.
1. Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?
To maximize your chances of a safe surgical procedure, you should select a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This ensures the surgeon has spent many years receiving the education and training they need to deliver great results safely. Maintaining board certification requires plastic surgeons to stay up to date with continuing education to learn new techniques and technologies to enhance their surgical outcomes.
2. Do you have any before-and-after patient photos I can see?
Before deciding on your surgeon, you want to make sure that your aesthetic preferences align with theirs. Looking at the surgeon’s before-and-after images is an excellent way to get an idea of their typical results and determine whether they match your vision of what looks good.
3. What type of implants do you recommend for my body and my goals?
Implants come in different sizes, shapes and types to create different results. After your surgeon has performed a physical examination of your chest, and you have explained what you hope to achieve from surgery, ask the surgeon to recommend the right implants for you. Your surgeon will have you “try on” a few implant sizers to narrow down your choices.
4. What should I know about the surgical operation?
Ask your surgeon to explain where your operation will be performed and whether the facility is accredited. Inquire about your anesthesiology options and whether you will be overseen by a board-certified anesthesiologist. You should also get an idea of what you should do to prepare for the operation and what the recovery will entail.
5. What will my scars be like?
Another critical piece of information to obtain during your consultation is what you can expect in terms of scarring. Ask your surgeon to explain the incision options and describe what scarring will look like. They may explain what measures they take in order to make sure your scars are well-concealed and fade nicely.
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