5 Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before Breast Augmentation

You’ve been thinking long and hard about breast enhancement. You’ve talked to friends who have had the procedure, and you’re doing research online. Along the way, you’ve gotten some helpful information, heard things that don’t apply to your situation, and read “facts” that seem like complete hogwash.

There’s only one way to get the information you need to make an informed decision and learn if you are a candidate for breast implants: Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers breast augmentation.

Here are five critical questions you must satisfy to learn if someone is a surgeon you can trust.

1. Are You Board-Certified?

Board-certified plastic surgeons have earned degrees from the most prestigious medical schools in America and complete extensive training afterward. They participate in continuing education to maintain their certification and uphold the highest ethical standards in the medical field.

2. Are You a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons?

Becoming a member of this exclusive society is no mean feat. It is for the most elite, board-certified plastic surgeons in medicine. The ASPS’ mission is to advance quality care to all plastic surgery patients by encouraging the highest standards of ethics, training, physician practice, and research. The organization is an advocate for safe medical practices. It requires its members to work exclusively in accredited surgical facilities, passing rigorous external reviews of staffing and equipment.

3. How Much Experience With Breast Surgery Do You Have?

Plastic surgery’s popularity has led many underqualified doctors to advertise their services in performing breast enhancement and other procedures. Don’t allow yourself to get swayed by claims of “the best deal in town,” which often aim to attract people who haven’t done their due diligence.

Only put your trust in skilled, reputable plastic surgeons. They should have years, if not decades, of breast surgery experience and training from the best institutions like the Mayo Clinic.

4. Am I a Good Candidate?

After a physical examination, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history, plans for more children, and your aesthetic goals. Having heard your answers, they can determine if you are a suitable candidate for breast augmentation.

5. Which Implant Type and Incision Placement Is Best for Me?

There are multiple options for breast implants and incision placement. Should you have saline or silicone implants, or perhaps gummy bear? Where will the incision go? In the breast crease? In the armpit? And where will your surgeon place the implant – above or below your pectoral muscles?

Each of these decisions has consequences. A skilled plastic surgeon will enlighten you about the details of breast implant surgery in developing the optimal surgical plan for you. They will also explain what you should do during the recovery process to ensure the best results possible.

The Best Breast Surgeon in Las Vegas and Henderson

To review all your breast augmentation options with our triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur M. Cambeiro, please request a consultation online. You can also call us on (702) 734-8100 (Las Vegas, NV) or (702) 566-8300 (Henderson, NV).

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