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Questions You Should Ask Your Plastic Surgeon Before Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast Augmentation

October 20, 2019 | 4 minute read

Before Breast Augmentation Surgery

Breast augmentation surgery can have a transformative effect on a woman’s personality and boost her self-esteem.

But the key to an effective breast enhancement procedure lies in identifying the right surgeon as well as determining the appropriate type of breast implants and surgical plan, depending on the patient’s unique needs.

During the pre-operative consultation, the patient should openly ask questions and clarify her concerns and doubts. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides breast implants to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding l0cations.

Questions About The Surgeon’s Professional Credentials

Are you board certified in plastic surgery?

When a patient works with a board-certified plastic surgeon for breast enhancement, she receives an assurance that the surgeon has proven expertise in the area and has passed a highly stringent set of standards.

How many years of training and experienced do you possess in the area of plastic surgery?

The plastic surgeon should have appropriate training and experience in undertaking various cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation surgeries using breast implants.

Do you have staff privileges at a local hospital or surgery center?

Operating privileges or staff privileges at a hospital or surgery center means that the surgeon has permission to use those facilities to undertake breast enhancement surgery. These privileges make the surgery safer for the patient.

What is your success rate in breast augmentation surgery?

While breast augmentation is a low-risk procedure, complications may occur on rare occasions. The surgeon should be able to respond to the patient with an accurate answer as well as provide her with clarity on the potential risks and complications, allowing her to make a well thought out decision.

How much will the breast augmentation surgery cost me?

Breast augmentation is usually undertaken as an elective procedure, and the patient will have to bear the cost of the procedure out of pocket. For this reason, she should have clarity on all costs pertaining to the surgery.

Questions About The Surgical Procedure

Should I select silicone or saline breast implants?

The choice of a suitable implant type is a crucial decision. The patient will certainly have a say in the decision, but she should judiciously consider the surgeon’s recommendations and their reasons behind it.

What would you recommend as an appropriate size and shape of implants for me?

Breast implant shape, size, and texture should be individualized for every patient. The plastic surgeon will consider the patient’s natural breast structure, the thickness of breast skin, and her personal cosmetic goals prior to making a recommendation.

Which surgical technique would you use for my procedure?

Breast augmentations plastic surgery involves the placement of incisions beneath the breast crease, around the areolas, or in the underarms. The placement of the implant may also be made beneath or above the pectoral muscle. These decisions should be made in discussion with the patient.

How long is the recovery period after breast augmentation?

Recovery is a vital facet of a significant procedure such as breast augmentation. The patient should have a reasonable idea of how much downtime will be involved, and what precautions she may have to take and for how long before she completely heals from the procedure.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for breast implants.

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

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