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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

Posted Aug 19 2013 9:42am
Breast augmentation is an aesthetic procedure that is known for the great results it provides by increasing breast volume and contour. It is an ideal option for women having concerns such as small breasts, asymmetrical breasts, and lost breast volume. If you are considering breast surgery, learning about the procedure, different implants used, recovery, complications/risks if any, and cost involved is of great importance. Just like any other cosmetic surgery, in this procedure too, it is essential to find an experienced and trained surgeon. You should start by getting a list of the names of surgeons. Recommendations can be taken from friends/relatives who have already undergone the surgery. Have a word with your gynecologist or general physician and see if they can recommend someone they may know. Once you’ve made a list of reliable surgeons, go ahead and schedule a preliminary consultation with each of the doctors.

Questions You Can Ask about Breast Augmentation Surgery

To ensure that the surgeon is reliable and experienced, you can ask certain significant questions. With carefully chosen questions, you can obtain a clear idea about the demeanor, experience and qualifications of the surgeon. This will increase your comfort level and increase your confidence about the surgeon as well.

1.Ask about the experience and qualifications of the surgeon

  >> Are you board certified?
  >> How long have you been providing this surgery?
  >> How many breast augmentation surgeries do you perform in a month?
  >> Do you have hospital privileges at an accredited facility?

2.Ask about the past work of the surgeon

  >> Can you show me some before and after photographs of your patients?
  >> Can I speak to your past patients?
  >> What if I don’t like the results of the surgery?

3.Ask about breast implants

  >> Which implants are better, saline or silicone and why?
  >> What is the breast size that you would suggest for my body?
  >> Will I lose sensation in my breasts or nipples?
  >> Can I breastfeed later?
  >> What is the warranty of these implants?

4.Ask about the risk and complications

  >> What are the possible risks and complications of the surgery?
  >> How long will the side effects last?

5.Ask about the recovery

  >> How long will it take to recover from breast augmentation?
  >> What should I eat during the recovery period?
  >> What should I wear during the recovery period?
  >> When can I resume my normal activities?

Breast augmentation can also be done via the fat transfer method in which your own body fat, i.e. excess fat from the abdomen, hips and buttocks is used for the augmentation purpose. If you are interested in this more natural method of cosmetic breast enlargement, discuss the same also with your plastic surgeon.

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