5 Questions to Ask Before Breast Augmentation

Though it’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, breast augmentation is still major surgery. You need to be able to trust your plastic surgeon with your health, safety, and your appearance.

That’s why it’s important you ask your surgeon these five questions before going under the knife.

Are you board-certified?

You should always go to a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Board-certified physicians have undergone the training and testing necessary to ensure they offer reliable and safe surgery results. They also receive continuing education to stay on top of the latest surgical procedures.

Where do you perform surgery?

Your surgeon should perform surgery at a Joint Commission-accredited facility, whether that’s a hospital or outpatient surgery center. Accredited facilities have proven that they use evidence-based medicine and are dedicated to patient safety and outcomes. They should also have a trained anesthesiologist available for your surgery.

What implants are best for me?

Your surgeon should have the experience to know what type of implants work best for different bodies and lifestyles. They should work with you to select the implants that will deliver the results you want, whether that’s perkier, natural-looking breasts or very large breasts.

To help you decide, your surgeon should provide before and after photos so you can find a real woman who has achieved similar results to what you want.

What can I do to get great results?

To help you have a great outcome, your surgeon should provide education on post-surgery care. They should teach you how to care for yourself and prepare for surgery so you can heal quickly. They should provide support garments and other medical supplies you’ll need during your recovery.

What will my scars look like?

Scars are a big concern for many women undergoing breast augmentation. New techniques allow your surgeon to hide scars in the armpit, around the areola, or beneath the breast. You should ask your surgeon where your scars will be located, how big they will be, and how long it will take them to fade. They should be able to provide answers that help you feel comfortable.

At Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, our experienced surgeon and staff have the experience and skill you need for great breast augmentation results. Contact us today at (757) 496-5556 for your breast augmentation consultation.