How to Find the Best Surgeon for Breast Augmentation Surgery
When you have any type of surgery performed, you want to ensure you find the best person for the job. A surgeon that is skilled and experienced may make the difference in your health and for a cosmetic procedure, they will be also be able to offer the best aesthetic results. Cosmetic surgery is typically part science and medicine and part artwork; a cosmetic surgeon performing breast augmentation will need to sculpt and shape the breast implant or fatty tissue around the natural shape and contours of the breast and ensure they are even and attractive.
Finding the right surgeon for a breast augmentation procedure means finding one that is very skilled in these areas. Price alone should not be the determining factor. It’s unlikely that your insurance will cover breast augmentation unless it is a reconstructive surgery after breast removal, so you will need to prepare to pay anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000 in the U.S., if not more. It’s best to wait until you can afford the best surgeon rather than choosing someone less experienced and taking a chance with your results.
Being board certified means that a surgeon has had additional training in cosmetic procedures, above and beyond standard medical school. This is vitally important as cosmetic surgery training in medical school typically means only a few weeks or months of training, and this is obviously not enough for someone to be very skilled in cosmetic work. Always look for someone that is board certified when considering any cosmetic work.
It is also good to choose someone that has experience with breast augmentation or reconstructive surgery itself. Many cosmetic surgeons will perform a variety of procedures which means they may not have the most experience with breast augmentation itself. The more experience they have with reconstructing the breast and with working with implants or fat transfers, the better your results. It may be good to choose a clinic that offers breast augmentation alone or that specializes in breast augmentation so you know you’re getting an experienced and skilled surgeon.
Talk to prospective surgeons about their experience and be sure you research their name online. They may show you “before and after” photos of past clients but will typically only show you their best work. If you research their name online you may find comments and reviews from other patients that were not as satisfied. You also need to learn about the various types of procedures available so you can choose the best one. Ask about saline implants versus fatty tissue transfer and note if they offer a variety of options. This will ensure you’re choosing a skilled surgeon that will work with you for the best results.