14 Jan How to Pick a Breast Surgeon for Your Upcoming Breast Augmentation
Choosing the right breast augmentation surgeon is a big deal, and that’s why John Park MD Plastic Surgery offers complimentary consultations to help make the process and decision as easy as possible. Every year, about 17.1 million cosmetic procedures take place around the world, and those rising numbers mean there are a lot more professionals joining the aesthetics industry. Selecting a qualified, vetted, experienced, and highly-skilled plastic surgeon who understands your goals and concerns is critical to gorgeous results and a positive experience.
A lot of people first ask friends and family members for recommendations, but when it comes to breast augmentation you might not know anyone who has undergone the surgery. (Or, if their results are great and they’re not open about their breast augmentation, maybe you just think you don’t!)
The next step is doing your due diligence and researching breast augmentation surgeons in your area. The internet is a fantastic digital platform for word-of-mouth recommendations, reviews, and testimonials. At John Park MD Plastic Surgery, we’re proud to have earned sterling reviews from our many happy patients and encourage you to take a look.
Finding Your Best Augmentation Match
Once you’ve narrowed down your search from recommendations, it’s time to take a look at before-and-after photos. Most high-quality plastic surgeons will feature these in their gallery (and usually have many more for you to peruse during in-office consultations). This is a great way to visualize your results, especially when you consider women with breasts and goals similar to yours. Reviews from patients are very helpful, but nothing compares to actually seeing real results.
Next, check the qualifications of the plastic surgeon. What you need is a plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation. “Plastic surgery” can encompass a lot of procedures, but you deserve someone who focuses on a few key surgeries including breast augmentation. They should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the Board’s website has a free online database that lets you instantly see if the surgeon you’re considering has the correct certification. Getting certified comes with strict membership rules that check the training and experience of the surgeon.
Prepare for Your Augmentation Consultation
There are some cases where patients don’t meet their doctor face to face until the day of the surgery, and you deserve a much more informed experience. It begins with the consultation, and it’s always a good idea to have questions written down in advance. Think of it like a job interview where you’re the one conducting the appointment—after all, you are somewhat “hiring” the surgeon for a very important job. The goal is for you to see if they’re the right surgeon for you and for the doctor to determine if they can give you the experience you want. By the end of the consultation, you’ll know if the two of you are on the same page.
A consultation is also where you can see more before-and-after images and to get clarification on costs. Fees include the surgeon’s fees, anesthesiology fees, and facility fees and can vary slightly person to person. For example, some breast augmentation procedures are more complex than others, which can affect these fees. This is why you often won’t find fees listed on websites—there’s no one size fits all when it comes to cosmetic surgery, and that’s a good thing! A complimentary consultation ensures you will fully understand costs before the surgery (without paying to do so).
By Your Side – Trust Your Plastic Surgeon
Don’t overlook the importance of bedside manner. You want a surgeon who you trust and is polite and helpful. They should be forthcoming with outcomes, including the pros and cons of various types of breast implants. The cleanliness and hospitality of the office and staff is also paramount. A good plastic surgery office should feel warm and welcoming.
Finally, trust your instincts and take your time when choosing a breast augmentation surgeon. You’re going to build a professional relationship with the right doctor and their team to achieve the outcome you’ve been dreaming about. In some cases, you’ll be discussing concerns with this professional that you might not even share with your romantic partner. You deserve only the best, and that’s what John Park MD Plastic Surgery offers. Call (949) 777-6883 today to book your complimentary consultation.