Choosing to undergo a breast augmentation is a well-thought-out decision and choosing your plastic surgeon is an important part of that. When meeting with your doctor for your initial consultation there are essential questions that you should ask your plastic surgeon.
Question #1: Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?
This question should be an automatic yes from your plastic surgeon. Board certification means that your doctor has gone beyond his or her basic schooling and training to complete rigorous testing and the highest standard of work. Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery is the most legitimate board certification and you should only work with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Question #2: Am I a good candidate for breast enhancement or breast enlargement?
Breast enhancement surgery can include a multitude of procedures including a breast lift, a breast lift with augmentation, breast augmentation, or a breast fat transfer. Breast enlargement usually pertains to a breast augmentation procedure. An experience breast surgeon will be able to tell you which procedure is best for you based on your desired goal and if you are a candidate for the procedure.
Question #3: What shape, size, texture, incision site and placement are recommended for me?
The shape, size, texture, incision site and placement of your breasts is entirely dependent upon the size of the implant. There are thousands of options that can be discussed with your surgeon. At Song Plastic Surgery we use Illusio technology, an augmented reality breast imaging system, to help you get a more realistic view of what you can expect after surgery.
Question #4: Do you have any breast augmentation before and after photos I can look at?
It’s important to choose a plastic surgeon that has experience performing breast augmentation procedures. Always ask to see other before & after photos so you have an idea of what your procedure might be like. If your plastic surgeon shows you pictures of a facelift or tummy tuck, chances are they haven’t performed many breast augmentation procedures.
Question #5: What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
It’s important to know every detail about your procedure so choose a plastic surgeon that is willing to address all your questions about a breast augmentation. Most plastic surgeon will require you to sign a consent form to ensure you fully understand the risks associated with your procedure. Make sure that you feel comfortable with your surgeon and the procedure before moving forward with your decision.
Ready to schedule your breast augmentation consultation? Contact Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. Dr. Kyle Song is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation procedure. Call 949-701-4454 or fill out the form on this page!
Song Plastic Surgery serves the greater Orange County area.