Ask Your Plastic Surgeon
You can ask the cosmetic plastic surgeon all your doubts and concerns during the breast augmentation consultation. This can be in relation to the cost, breast size, improving proportion, and restoring shape. However, it is important that you know the right questions to ask before scheduling an initial consultation.
A good way to have a productive initial consultation is to create a list of questions you want to ask your breast surgeon. This will ensure all your vital concerns are addressed at the outset.
Are you a board certified plastic surgeon?
Surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) would have completed their education and training requirements. They would also have cleared comprehensive oral and written exams. You can be assured of a plastic surgeon’s ability and skill to deliver high-quality care with board certification.
Are you experienced in performing breast augmentation?
Board certification doesn’t necessarily mean that the cosmetic surgeon is experienced in performing breast enhancement surgery. These are a few detailed questions you should ask:
- How many similar procedures have you performed in recent years?
- How often do you perform breast augmentation surgery?
- Can you show before and after images of patients that required similar improvements as me?
Where will my surgery be performed?
Cosmetic surgeons can choose from the following locations:
- Same day surgery facility
- On-site surgery facility
You should ask the cosmetic surgeon about hospital privileges for admitting and treating patients if you prefer having the surgery performed in a hospital.
What kind of breast implant options do I get?
There are various options in breast augmentation procedure including the implant shape, implant filling (saline or silicone), procedure type, and implant size. Breast augmentation with implants is a good way of achieving both low-profile and dramatic curves depending on your needs.
How should I prepare for the surgery?
You will be given practical and medical tasks to complete in preparation for breast augmentation cosmetic surgery procedure. These are a few things that your surgeon may request:
- Blood test
- Quit smoking
- Avoid anti-inflammatory medication, aspirin, and herbal supplements since they can increase the risk of excessive bleeding
- Adjust existing prescriptions
What to expect during recovery?
Recovering from breast augmentation surgery depends on whether you get the procedure performed with fat transfer or implants. This is what you should expect:
- Activity: you should avoid lifting, driving, stretching, pulling, and twisting for 1 – 2 weeks or as directed by the surgeon. You should avoid strenuous activity and take care of your breasts over the next month.
- Return to work: You should be able to resume non-strenuous work within a week if your healing is progressive
How long do results of breast augmentation last?
As per an article published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), typical breast implants can last for as long as a decade. Your plastic surgeon can perform a breast lift or replace them as the implants age.
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