Once you’ve decided you want breast implants, choosing your surgeon is undoubtedly the most important decision you will make next. One of the best ways to make the right choice is to be prepared to ask three very important questions beforehand.
1. Am I a Good Candidate?
No matter how much your heart is set on getting breast implants, there’s a possibility that you may not be a good candidate for the surgery. The best candidates are healthy overall, don’t smoke and have realistic expectations about what breast augmentation can and cannot do. A good cosmetic surgeon will be honest with you about whether or not you should pursue augmentation.
2. What Training and Experience Do You Have?
Even if you ask your prospective surgeon about training and experience during your consultation, you should still do your own research to verify his or her qualifications as well. Information regarding education and board certifications should be readily available online, and you can also check patient reviews on reputable cosmetic surgery websites such as RealSelf.
3. How Often Do You Perform Breast Augmentation?
A surgeon may be licensed and trained to perform a certain procedure, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s his or her specialty. Surgeons who perform a particular surgery on a consistent basis will have a deeper understanding of the unique nuances of that surgery and the artistic touch that only experience can deliver. Choose a surgeon who regularly performs breasts augmentations and understands what defines a perfect breast to make sure you get the best possible results.