Posted on August 14, 2020 in About Dr. Janetzke
Breast augmentation is a lifelong decision, and it, therefore, needs thorough planning. The most important decisions you can make while planning for breast augmentation is choosing a plastic surgeon. It would help if you did thorough research on the plastic surgeons available in the hospital you plan to do the surgery. The surgeon needs to have the right credentials, and have knowledge and experience specifically in breast augmentation. How do you choose a surgeon for breast augmentation?
The plastic surgeon’s credentials
Looking at the credentials of a plastic surgeon is one of the most essential considerations. For your breast augmentation procedure, you should only consider working with a surgeon who is a graduate of an accredited medical school. The plastic surgeon also needs to have undergone an accredited residency-training program and should have a certification from the Board of Plastic Surgeons. The certification means that the surgeon has about 3-5 years in training and 2-3 years in plastic surgery training. You should also learn about your surgeon’s involvement in the state, region, and local medical societies.
Carry out online research on the plastic surgeon
Doing detailed research about the plastic surgeons available in your area on Google, Healthgrades, and Realself is a great place to start. These sites will give you a list of verified and skilled plastic surgeons with positive reviews, and you should only consider a plastic surgeon with a positive rating and avoid those with too many negative comments. In your research, you should also look at the before and after photos of breast augmentation provided by these doctors.
Schedule a face-to-face meeting with the plastic surgeon
After you have identified the plastic surgeons you would consider for your breast augmentation procedure, you should book an appointment. During the consultation, you need to look at the consultation fee. Beforehand, prepare a list of questions that you plan to ask the plastic surgeon. Some of the questions include:
- How long has the plastic surgeon performed the breast augmentation surgery?
- The complications experienced by plastic surgeons and the type of complications?
- The implant types the plastic surgeon recommends
- The size of implants the surgeon recommends
How active is the plastic surgeon in the community, and are they continuing with education?
A surgeon who is active in the medical community and is continually attending medical training in the plastic surgery field is preferable. You can tell that a plastic surgeon is involved in community activities and attends medical training programs through the medical journals they publish in, the talks they give at local and national meetings, and whether they sit on boards of medical organizations.
Patients should never fall for any sales tactics given by some of the plastic surgeons. This means that you should not pay any down payments unless you are comfortable and sure that you are making the right choice. The quotes provided should include the implant costs, surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, and hospital fee.
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