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What Are Some Important Questions to Ask Your Breast Surgeon?

Did you know that 80% of women are unhappy with their breast size? That means that if you want larger breasts, you’re not alone.

Breast augmentation is by far the most popular aesthetic and cosmetic procedure in the U.S., with over 310,000 procedures performed each year.

The most critical junction in your breast augmentation journey is your initial consultation with different surgeons because choosing the right surgeon will determine the outcome of your breast augmentation procedure.

This first meeting allows you to determine the suitability of the surgeon for your personal needs and desires.

Below, Dr. Scott Farber has compiled a list of questions you can use to grill different surgeons with. These questions are designed to help you gauge the surgeon’s training, certification, experience, principles, and past results.

Who is Performing the Surgery?

The doctor who will perform your breast augmentation (also known as plastic surgery, breast enhancement, breast augmentation or breast enlargement) will be the same one who performs all of your other plastic surgeries. It’s not uncommon for the same surgeon to perform several procedures at once, including liposuction and tummy tuck. The best way to know if this is a good doctor for you is to ask him or her about their experience in performing cosmetic procedures.

Are You a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon?

All breast augmentation procedures should be performed only by board-certified plastic surgeons. There is an enormous difference between a general plastic surgeon and a plastic surgeon who has special training in cosmetic surgery, so you must choose a surgeon who has specialist training and certification in breast augmentation.

What Size Breast Implants Would You Recommend For Me?

Assessing the right size is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. If you go to a surgeon who is inexperienced with breast augmentation or the doctor doesn’t know about your body and your medical history, size recommendations may be inaccurate.

“I advise patients to set realistic expectations,” says Dr. Farber. “By knowing what their goal is, they can then make an educated guess as to what implant size will work best for them.

Do You Have Before-and-After Photos of Your Previous Patients?

Looking at the work of the surgeon is one of the best ways to judge their performance. Not only can you get a feel for their surgical precisions, but you can also see their past patients and the different body types the surgeon has worked on. This will give you a good idea of the surgeon’s experience working with body types similar to yours, and therefore, what kind of results you can expect.

Breast Augmentation in Boca Raton, FL

Selecting the right surgeon is essential to getting the results you desire. If you make sure to ask each of these questions during your initial consultation, you’ll get a good feeling for the surgeon’s skill and ability.

Dr. Farber welcomes these questions from his patients, so to arrange your consultation, contact (561) 503-2700 or fill out this online form to start your journey toward a more confident, empowered you today.