Selecting the Right Plastic Surgeon for Breast Implants
No matter what the reason is, if you’re considering pursuing any form of plastic surgery, there are a number of decisions that have to be made. It’s true that the possible results of the procedure you choose to do is important, but even more important is the decision you make concerning who will perform the procedure. One of the most popular options for plastic surgery is breast implants also known as a breast augmentation.
A breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure designed to accomplish a combination of an increase in size and improvement to overall breast shape. The main goal behind this procedure is to help a patient feel more comfortable in their own skin while maintaining a balance with their natural proportions.
However, not every physician is properly qualified to perform a breast augmentation. Without proper research and consideration, you can find yourself being a poster child for a breast augmentation gone wrong instead of having the results you desire.
It’s important to remember that every patient is different and will have unique needs and concerns. In addition, they have their own reasons for why they wish to pursue getting breast implants.
That’s why we have provided a checklist of four things you need to consider before scheduling your breast augmentation procedure.
First and foremost, the plastic surgeon you choose must have the necessary expertise. To that end, the plastic surgeon should be certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery to be considered a viable choice for this procedure. This certification helps you be confident in your choice knowing that the surgeon has completed the specialty training needed for plastic surgery, but also can meet safety requirements.
Beyond the certification, you should also inquire into what they do to stay current and informed regarding new techniques and technology. Both categories are in a state of constant improvement and so should your plastic surgeon.
Besides the required training and education you also need a plastic surgeon that has experience performing breast augmentations. Just because a surgeon may be an expert in rhinoplasty or facelifts that doesn’t mean that the plastic surgeon will be as capable when it comes to a breast augmentation procedure. Plastic surgery is as much a science as it is an art, so choose the right artist for the job.
In general, if your plastic surgeon has a lot of experience they can produce the needed results otherwise no one would choose their services. However, not only should the results be exceptional overall but they should be indicative of the results you envision for yourself. If the results you see don’t match with your desires then that plastic surgeon may not be the right one for you.
The easiest way to be sure is to explore the plastic surgeon’s before and after gallery. This will be the easiest way for you to have the results speak for themselves. Where possible, try to see after photos a year or more after the procedure to determine how well the results hold over the long-term.
The Consultation and You
Once you have gotten past the big three considerations, you have one last one and that is the consultation itself. The consultation is extremely important for three main reasons.
- It’s your time to ask any questions you have.
- Ask yourself how much the plastic surgeon works with you to deliver the results you want.
- Are you comfortable with the plastic surgeon?
The more questions you have and can get answered the better informed and confident you will be when it comes time to do the procedure. Getting breast implants is a very important decision that will have real impact on your physical appearance. No amount of qualifications can help you get your desired results if you’re not comfortable with the surgeon you’re considering.
Pursuing a breast augmentation shouldn’t be done lightly. The procedure is both a medical and personal decision that carries real risk with the promise of real results. Many patients find improved personal satisfaction with their appearance following a breast augmentation procedure. Every patient’s breasts are different and as such require expert personal attention to ensure that desired results are achieved.
Dr. Peter Newen and his team have been in the industry for years and have assisted countless patients desiring a breast augmentation procedure. Dr. Newen combines his years of experience and skill with understanding of your goals to create breasts you can take pride in from day one.
Ready to schedule your consultation? Give us a call to speak with one of our coordinators to learn more about your breast augmentation options.