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Questions to ask before Breast Augmentation

Questions to ask before Breast Augmentation

Dallas Breast Augmentation
Before you choose a Dallas breast augmentation surgeon make sure you ask plenty of questions and do your research. It’s good to think that just because a surgeon has performed a lot of breast augmentations but that may not always be the case.

It’s also assumed that if a Dallas breast augmentation surgeon has good marketing or a nice office that they must be doing something right. This may not be the

General Questions About Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

  1. Why become a cosmetic plastic surgeon?
  2. How long have you been practicing as a cosmetic plastic surgeon?
  3. Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery? If not why?
  4. Do you have any other certifications from medical specialty boards?
  5. Have you been involved in any medical malpractice suits? If so, how many?
  6. How long have you been performing breast augmentation?
  7. How many breast augmentation surgeries do you perform per month/year?
  8. Have you performed a breast augmentation on anyone of your staff? May I speak to her?
  9. Do you ever perform revisions of your work? If so on average how many?

Breast Implant Concerns and Questions

  1. What type of breast augmentation procedures do you perform?
  2. Why do you like this/these procedures best?
  3. What breast implant manufacturer do you prefer and why?
  4. If I choose to have implants smaller than 240 cc or larger than 800 cc, can you accommodate that?
  5. Do you prefer, smooth implants or textured implants? Why?
  6. What are the warranties on breast implants? If an implant ruptures while under warranty, what fees will I have to pay? Can I have that in writing?
  7. What size of breast augmentation would you recommend for my body. Why do you think this is the perfect size?
  8. Will I be able to breastfeed after I have implants put in? What about if I have a combination of implants and a breast lift?

Risks, Contraindications, and Complications

  1. What are the possible risks and complications for breast augmentation and breast implants?
  2. Are there any unforeseen problems associated with breast implants that I should be aware of?
  3. How often does bottoming out occur in your practice, and have you been successful in correcting it?If this occurs, will the corrective surgery expenses be covered by you?
  4. How often does capsular contracture happen in your experience? What can be done if it does happen?
  5. If I get capsular contracture and need revision surgery, how much extra will it cost to correct this?

Recovery Questions

  1. Who will be staffing the recovery room: a doctor, a registered nurse, a physician’s assistant, a licensed practical nurse?
  2. Does anyone on staff in the recovery room have training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or advanced cardiovascular life support?
  3. How much swelling and bruising should I expect?
  4. How much pain will be involved?
  5. What suggestions do you have for me to ease discomfort and pain?
  6. When I go home if I need anything from you or your staff how will I be able to reach you?
  7. If an emergency does arise, and I go to the hospital, will you be the attending physician?
  8. When will I be able to have my sutures (stitches) removed?
  9. Will I need to wear a bra after my augmentation?
  10. Will I have visible scarring? If so, how bad will it be?
  11. Is there anything I can do to reduce scarring?
  12. How long will it take before I can perform my regular daily routines again?
  13. Do you recommend vitamins or supplements?

Breast Augmentation Results

  1. Should I expect my expectations to be met by this surgery?
  2. If the results are not satisfactory, what is your policy on a revision?
  3. What would you do if I have any complications?

Financial Issues

  1. Is there anything that is not covered in the surgical fee? Lab work, use of the surgical center, postoperative check-ups, additional medications?
  2. Is a deposit required to hold my surgery date? If so how much and  what’s the refund policy if something comes up and I cannot have the surgery perfomed?
  3. Do you offer financing? Is this through your office or a credit company?
  4. Do you take credit cards?

Miscellaneous

  1. How far in advance do I need to schedule a surgery date?
  2. I want to have the surgery done on or by a certain date. Would this be possible?

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Breast Augmentation Dallas

Breast augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure to alter the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Also known as augmentation mammoplasty, breast augmentation has been a growing area of plastic surgery every year for the past 10 years.

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