First Steps of Breast Augmentation
Being informed is a hallmark of a patient that wants to be an active participant in their breast augmentation journey. Dr. Coan believes it’s a priority to educate his patients as much as possible about breast augmentation, that’s why CARE Plastic Surgery has a wealth of information on the breast augmentation procedure, different types of implants, and more information on breast enhancement.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is also an amazing resource for breast augmentation; at their site you can find information on patient safety, blogs, advice on how to prepare for surgery and more.
Questions to ask
While you dig throughout the internet for information, remember to look for:
- What makes a great surgeon?
- Techniques: what kinds of placements and incisions are done
- Different kinds of implants and which surgeons provide what kind
- Risks, costs, and recovery
Finding a great surgeon
Remember to never choose a surgeon because of cost; if you go with a cheaper option you might end up spending even more money getting a breast augmentation revision because of shoddy work. Here are some good indications of a great plastic surgeon:
- Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery® (ABPS)
- Specially trained in plastic surgery
- Completes a lot of breast augmentations every year
- Accredited surgical facility
- Hospital privileges
- Great online reviews
Your consultation is a great opportunity to connect with your surgeon and truly discuss options for your surgery. Although it’s important to get an experienced surgeon, it’s also essential that you find one that you have a good rapport with. The more a surgeon is willing to listen to you, the more likely that you’ll get the breast implant you really desire. A typical breast augmentation should have these elements in them:
- Discussing your health history and medications you take
- Examining your breasts
- Discussing different techniques
- Explaining risks of the procedures
- Talking about financing
- Digital imaging to show breast augmentation, like Crisalix 3D Imaging
Feel like you’re ready to start your breast augmentation journey? Contact CARE Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Coan.