Ask Surgeons the right questions, every time.
Choosing surgeons to meet with for a breast augmentation consultation can sometimes feel like a big task. Do you know what types of question to ask a surgeon about his or her level of experience? We do. Simply view and print out this easy list to get the answers you need to make an informed decision. Remember that you should meet with multiple surgeons, whenever possible, to find the one that's right for you.
Questions to ask your Surgeon
How many breast augmentation surgeries do you perform each year, and how many years have you performed breast implant procedures?
Are you board certified? If so, by what board?
Who is your "typical" patient? Can I see Before & After photos of your past work?
What are my options if I'm dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my surgery?
What is the most common complication you encounter with breast implantation, and generally what is your re-operation/correction rate with breast implantation?
Questions about your
Breast Augmentation Procedure
Based on my body type and desired outcome, what breast implant style, incision site and implant placement site is recommended to meet my goals?
Do you think silicone (MENTOR® MemoryGel® Breast Implants) or saline-filled implants are right for me?
Which do you prefer for breast augmentation, and why?
Who is the manufacturer of the breast implants you use? Is there a product warranty available?
Questions about your
Health, Safety & Recovery
Do you have any recommendations for recovery? Based on your recommended procedure type, how long before I may be more active again?
How can I expect my implanted breasts to look over time?
How will my ability to breastfeed in the future be affected? How can I expect my implanted breasts to look after pregnancy or after breastfeeding?
Can you tell me about some of the typical safety concerns, or causes for breast implant reoperation?
Questions to ask about your
Cost & Financing Options
How much does breast augmentation cost?
Does your office offer any sort of payment plan, or financing option?
Do your surgical costs also include post operative care products and other items, such as compression garments?
Questions to ask about Facility Information & Accreditation
Is the surgical facility where my procedure will take place accredited? If it is a hospital, do you have full privileges there?
How long have you preformed surgeries in this location?
What kind of anesthesia do you recommend for my procedure? Why?
How long have you worked with the anesthesiologist, and what are their qualifications?
Will the anesthesiologist be present during the entire surgery?
Are there any risks or health concerns I should be aware of? Will I be given a prescreening evaluation?
What can I do to prepare for the anesthesia you plan to use? Are there any steps prior to surgery that I should take?
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