Q: How Do I Find the Best Breast Augmentation Surgeon?
considering breast augmentation. who does the best quality cosmetic surgery?
A: How to find the Best Cosmetic Surgeon
When looking for a cosmetic surgeon one of the best initial resources is the American Society of Plastic Surgery , www.plasticsurgery.org . These are surgeons who are Board Certified ( fully trained & tested ) in the field Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Cosmetic surgery training is achieved through a residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. This is very important because many “Cosmetic ” Surgeons are not trained formally, they have taken a weekend course to get a “cosmetic” certificate or are completely self taught and some will have certificates that state “Cosmetic..etc” that look very authentic but do equate to proper training as is required to have the credibility of Board Certification.
The American Society of Plastic Surgery can provide a list of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in your area and they also have web sites for many of the Board Cerfified Plastic Surgeons with links to the personal web site. You do not have to choose between good and nice. Many Plastic Surgeons are both excellent surgeons and have wonderful bedside manner. Look at before & after photos and be sure you like the results. I highly recommend you speak with patient’s who have gone to that doctor as well. Do not be afraid to get a second opinion. Try to become very educated in all the options for this procedure. This surgery, in particular , has many options to consider which will affect the end result, such as incision placement: periareolar, inframammary, transaxillary.
Remember, once a scar is made there is no way to ever get rid of it. Another example of the many choices to make with this surgery is implant type & style: round, contoured, high, low or intermediate profile, textured, smooth. All of these options must be considered and taylored to your body tissue. Lastly, does the doctor listen to what you want and are they going to get you the results you want, or are they trying to talk you into what they want. Be very careful about this.
Some doctors feel that they are better at making the size decision than you, or don’t take into consideration what you want, or feel that you can not be as big as you think you would like to be. There are many ways to skin a cat, so find a doctor who understands your needs and listens to you, educates you on your options, has results you find to be attractive and patient’s who love them.