Key Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before a Breast Augmentation

  1. How many years of formal plastic surgery training have you had?
  2. Are you board certified and if so, by what board?
  3. Do you have hospital privileges to perform breast augmentation?
  4. If so, at which hospitals?
  5. Where will the procedure be performed: office-based surgical facility, free standing ambulatory surgical facility, or hospital?
  6. Who will administer and monitor the anesthesia: a board certified M.D. anesthesiologist, a nurse or the operating surgeon?
  7. Am I a good candidate for breast implants?
  8. What will be expected of me to get the best cosmetic results?
  9. How will it take to perform the breast implant surgery?
  10. How long of a recovery period can I expect from breast surgery?
  11. Are breast implants safe?
  12. What are the risks and complications associated with having breast implants?
  13. Will this be a procedure that will last a lifetime?
  14. How will my breasts look if I choose to have the implants removed in the future without replacement?
  15. What shape, size, and surface texturing implant would you suggest?
  16. Where will my incision be?
  17. What is the recommended implant position site for my anatomy?
  18. How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?
  19. How can I expect my breasts to look over time?
  20. How can I expect my breasts to look if I get pregnant?
  21. How will my breasts look if I breast feed?
  22. What alternate procedures or products are available if I choose not to have breast implants?
  23. Can I see before-and-after photos of similar procedures?
  24. What do you recommend for me pre-operatively to prepare for the procedure?
  25.   What kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  26. Can you assist in arranging for any post-op caregiver that I may need?
  27. When can I resume exercise and physical activity?
  28. Will I see you during my post-operative visits and how often?
  29. What will be expected of me to get the best cosmetic results?

Considering another aesthetic (cosmetic) procedure? Click here for some key questions to ask at your consultation. 

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