If your breasts have lost their shape and volume due to pregnancy, aging, or weight loss, breast augmentation is a great way to restore or add fullness. A breast augmentation procedure is carefully customized to your vision and goals, and finding the right plastic surgeon can be tricky.
What should you look for in a breast augmentation plastic surgeon? What credentials are important, and how can you feel confident you’ll get the results you want? Here are some easy steps to take to find the best plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation.
Step 1: Choose a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgeries in the U.S., and it should be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who can ensure your safety and results. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons explains that a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery has undergone a rigorous certification process and has completed many years of specialized training.
Having these credentials means the plastic surgeon has years of experience and is highly qualified to perform your procedure.
Look for a surgeon like Dr. Cash who has a leadership role in prestigious plastic surgery organizations such as The Aesthetic Society. This dedication to service demonstrates the surgeon’s merit, leadership in education, and commitment to advancing the profession.
Step 2: Review the Plastic Surgeon’s Craft and Artistry
A highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon will be of no use to you if they can’t understand your goals and vision. You can determine a plastic surgeon’s style and artistry by reviewing their patients’ before and after photos and reviews. During your consultation, you should be comfortable asking for photos, case studies, and any other material showcasing the plastic surgeon’s skills.
Step 3: Explore the Surgery Team & Facility
When choosing your plastic surgeon, you should pay careful attention to the environment in which they work. This can include any support staff and the surgery facility where the procedure will take place. The surgery facility should meet the high standards of quality patient care and safety set forth by The Joint Commission accreditation.
Step 4: Rate Your Level of Communication
Trust and communication are essential factors to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon. You should be comfortable disclosing your medical history and any trepidations about your upcoming procedure to your plastic surgeon. Building a personal rapport with your plastic surgeon may require several meetings, but it’s important to feel completely comfortable with them and their team before you move forward.
Step 5: Determine if Your Plastic Surgeon Is Giving You Realistic Expectations
When it comes to breast augmentation, there are many decisions to make—implant size, fill material, shape, and profile—to get the best results possible. Your plastic surgeon should give you honest feedback about your implant choices and the results you can expect. Learn more about how to choose the right breast implants for you in our related blog post.
Your plastic surgeon should also be clear about what you can and can’t achieve with breast augmentation. For example, breast augmentation cannot lift severely sagging breasts, and you may need to combine your breast augmentation with a breast lift to help with this issue.
Choosing a plastic surgeon can be challenging, but if you arm yourself with the right information, you can find the perfect fit for you. If you are looking for a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation, request a consultation with Dr. Cash in Houston, TX, or call us at (713) 571-0600 to schedule an appointment.