Breast augmentation can have a profoundly positive effect on a woman’s personality and self-confidence.
But the key to a successful breast enhancement cosmetic surgery procedure is identifying the right plastic surgeon and establishing the right type of breast implants and surgical plans to suit the patient’s individual needs.
During the pre-operative consultation, the patient should unhesitatingly ask questions and clarify all her concerns and doubts.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove provides breast augmentation surgery and other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
Questions about the Surgeon’s Professional Credentials
Are you board certified in plastic surgery?
Upon choosing a board certified plastic surgeon for her breast enhancement procedure, the patient is assured that the surgeon has extensive experience and proven expertise in the area. To attain this certification, the surgeon also needs to clear a highly rigorous set of standards.
What number of years of experience and training do you have in the field of plastic surgery?
The plastics surgeon should have adequate training and experience in undertaking various cosmetic procedures, including breast-related procedures such as breast enhancement with implants.
Do you have operating privileges at a local hospital or surgery center?
Operating privileges or staff privileges at a hospital or surgery center implies that the surgeon has permission to use those facilities to perform surgical procedures. These privileges make the surgery safer for the patient.
What is your rate of success in breast augmentation surgery?
While breast augmentation is a low-risk plastic surgery, there may still be occasional complications. The surgeon should be able to offer the patient a clear idea about the potential risks and complications to enable her to make a judicious choice.
What is the estimated cost of breast augmentation surgery?
Breast augmentation is usually undertaken as an elective procedure. This means that the patient will have to bear the expenses of the surgery out of pocket. This makes it vital for her to have clarity on all costs related to the surgery.
Questions about the Surgical Procedure
Should I choose silicone or saline breast implants?
The choice of an implant type is an important decision. The patient will certainly have a say in this decision, but she should carefully evaluate the surgeon’s recommendation and reasons behind it.
What shape and size of implants would be suitable for me?
The breast implant shape, size, and texture should be customized for each patient. The plastic surgeon will evaluate the patient’s natural breast size, personal cosmetic goals, and thickness of the breast skin prior to making a recommendation.
Which surgical technique would you use for my procedure?
For breast augmentation surgery, the surgeon can make incisions beneath the breast crease, around the areolas, and in the underarms. The placement of the implants can also be done beneath or above the pectoral muscle. These decisions will be made in close discussion with the patient.
What is the recovery duration after breast augmentation surgery?
For significant surgery such as breast augmentation, recovery is a vital aspect. The patient should have clarity on how much downtime the procedure involves, and what precautions she will need to take as well as how long it will take for her to heal from the surgery fully.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast augmentation and other aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures.
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