Choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
When considering surgery of any kind, the first step is research. When searching for a Plastic Surgeon, you want to find a surgeon you can trust. A surgeon’s Board Certification is one of the best indicators of their training. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), certifies physicians in plastic surgery of the face and all areas of the body. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon must meet rigorous standards including, 10-years of postgraduate training followed by a comprehensive oral and written examination given by his or her peers. To be a member of the prestigious American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), members must be: Certified by ABPS, complete 50-hours of continuing education, including patient safety each year and perform surgery at accredited, state licensed or Medicare-certified surgical facilities. All surgeons are now required to re-certify in their specialty every 10 years by taking a comprehensive written examination.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation?
Once you have selected a surgeon, you will schedule a consultation. When consulting with a Plastic Surgeon for breast augmentation, there are several factors under consideration:
- Are you healthy
- Are you fully developed
- Are you dissatisfied with your breasts because they are too small
- Do your breast vary in size
- Have you experienced changes after pregnancy, weight loss, or age
- Do you have realistic expectations
What to Expect at my Consultation
Once your surgeon determines that you may be a good surgical candidate, a comprehensive exam will be performed. Your surgeon will examine your breast, take measurements, discuss sizing and implant options and take photographs. There are several procedural approaches to consider. Your surgeon will suggest incision placement and whether the implants will be positioned behind the pectoral muscle or behind the breast tissue and over the pectoral muscle. Preoperative preparation and postoperative recovery will be discussed including potential complications, limitation of activity, time off school or work, and appropriate postoperative follow up.
Since your breast health is important to your surgeon and you, you may be asked to have breast imaging performed, based on your age or family history before undergoing any surgery.
Are there different implants available?
There are numerous implant choices now available to you. Advancements in Specialty Implants for Saline and Silicone have given surgeons an unprecedented arsenal of options in addition to traditional breast implants. There have been five generations of silicone implants alone since their debut in 1962. The fifth generation represents significant advancements in the cohesive nature of the gel and improved gel to shell interaction. Benefits include high-strength , low rates of capsular contracture and shell rupture, and improved outcomes when compared with earlier generations of implant devices. There are also a variety of “profile options” designed to address a myriad of anatomical issues. Bottom line- there has never been a better selection of implant options for your surgeon to choose from to give you the look you desire. Choosing the appropriate implant for your body type and lifestyle may depend on several factors, which your surgeon will explain in detail.
Do you want to talk about what implants we offer?
If breast augmentation is something you have considered, you should treat yourself to a consult with one of our highly qualified plastic surgeons. Plan on spending 45-minutes to one-hour with your surgeon for a consultation, time well spent to fulfill your dream.
Call today for a complimentary consultation at one of our three convenient locations and get all of your questions answered!