Choosing a Breast
Breast augmentation is a major decision and once you've decided to pursue it, you still need to choose a surgeon. Often, the more you look, the more the surgeons appear the same. Here are a few steps to help guide you as you make this important decision:
Most people, if they haven't had plastic surgery themselves, at least know someone who has. Ask the people you know about their plastic surgery experiences and how they chose their surgeon. Even if the surgeons they went to don't do breast augmentation, they will likely be familiar with other skilled surgeons they could refer you to.
Ask Around the Doctor's Office
Doctors, nurses, and other medical staff may know of popular surgeons or, more importantly, surgeons to avoid.
Choose a Surgeon who is Board Certified
Look for a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. These organizations screen applicants very closely, so their endorsement can narrow your search.
Once you have a list of breast augmentation surgeons you would like to consider, schedule an appointment to visit each of their offices. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the breast surgeon and staff, view the facility, and learn more about the breast augmentation procedure.
During your consultation, you should have some questions for the surgeon. Pay attention to the way he or she answers your questions; see if you get clear, thorough answers or just a general response.
Possible Questions for the Surgeon
- Are there other treatment options?
- Will I achieve the look I desire?
- What are the risks?
- Do you think it's worth it?
- How many breast augmentation procedures have you performed?
- May I see some breast augmentation before and after photos of other patients?
Choosing a breast augmentation surgeon is difficult because it is so important. Dr. Workman is happy to meet with you to discuss the procedure and answer any questions you might have. Contact us today to schedule a breast augmentation consultation at our Vancouver or Tri-Cities plastic surgery office.