Choosing a Breast Augmentation Surgeon
Choosing the best possible breast augmentation surgeon for your needs is critically important. In fact, it’s one of the most ideal ways to increase the chances that your results will meet – and perhaps even exceed – your expectations. Researching the background and qualifications of surgeons you are considering, asking for recommendations, and taking the opportunity to “interview” the surgeon during your initial consultation are all a necessary part of the decision-making process. Remember: all types of surgery involve some level of risk, which makes it vital that the surgeon you are considering is extensively trained, skilled, and experienced in performing the procedure for which you are interested.
The doctors at Florida Plastic Surgery Group are some of the most skilled and talented plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the nation, and they are all board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. They have a broad range of experience and are committed to utilizing advanced techniques to provide you with beautiful and natural-looking breast augmentation results. A highly-qualified plastic surgeon who is willing to answer all of your questions, go through every aspect of breast augmentation surgery with you, and offer you honest advice about your options can ultimately help you feel more comfortable and confident when making your decision.
Research the Plastic Surgeon’s Qualifications Prior to Your Consultation
Here are some of the steps you can take in order to gauge the level of qualifications in the surgeon you are considering against other potential candidates. It’s always good to begin this research before you schedule the initial consultation:
What You Should Learn During the Consultation
There are some things you can do to prepare for your initial consultation that can help you evaluate the surgeon and determine your comfort level with his or her expertise. Be sure to bring a list noting all over-the-counter and prescription medications you are taking, as well as herbal and vitamin supplements. You should also note all doctors you are currently seeing, and be upfront about any history of complications/conditions experienced by you or members of your family in the past. Never be afraid to ask questions – a good plastic surgeon will be completely honest and forthright with you at all times. Here are a few questions that can help you in your evaluation:
- How many times have you performed this procedure during the last year?
- What are the risks and the potential complications associated with this procedure?
- What kind of support does your practice provide after surgery and during the recovery process?
- Do you recommend this procedure for my specific body type? Why?
- What can I do if I don’t like the outcome?
- What can I expect in terms of the recovery process? What kind of pain medication do you often prescribe to deal with discomfort effectively?
- What is the overall cost of the treatment?
- What kind of financing options are available through your practice?
An open discussion with your potential surgeon is vital to determine whether you feel comfortable moving forward. Research into the surgeon’s background and credentials and evaluating how you feel about his or her expertise after the consultation can go a long way toward narrowing down your choices and feeling confident in your decision.
If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, please contact our office today for a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to see how we can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.