Credentials and Experience
A critical first step in choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation is to check their credentials and experience. Patients can search online to ensure that their plastic surgeon is board certified. Check the websites of each surgeon to see what their areas of expertise are so that they will be the best fit for your needs. For example, because you are looking for breast augmentation, you will want to look for a surgeon who has expertise and experience in that type of surgery and is board certified. You will also be able to view their online photo gallery to see before and after photos of actual patients who are in their care. If you like the type of results that you see in their photo gallery, you have found a good fit. Additionally, all doctors provide their own biographies on their websites where patients can discover additional years of supervised study, research in which they have been involved, and other specialties, awards, and honors. Once you have selected a doctor or practice, reading online patient surveys and recommendations can also give valuable insight.
Knowing from the outset that you will require surgery, it is important to know the hospital or surgical center with which your plastic surgeon is affiliated. You will want to check the accreditation of the hospital or surgery center. On a practical level, you will want to be sure that the hospital is in a location that is convenient for you and your family and what their billing policies are for elective surgeries.