Each year approximately 1.8 million cosmetic surgeries are performed in the United States. Breast augmentations topped the list with over 300,000 performed. Breast augmentation surgeries are performed so the patient can achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look that will boost her self-esteem and give her the confidence she needs to tackle life. Choosing the right surgeon is an incredibly important task when starting your journey towards breast augmentation and requires some thoughtful research. Here are several things to consider when looking for the best plastic surgeon for you.

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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.

Hospital Affiliation

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.

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Schedule a Consultation

Once you have narrowed your search for a plastic surgeon, it is important to schedule a consultation. The information that you gather on this in-person visit is crucial in helping you make your decision. When you arrive for your appointment be sure to observe everything beginning with how the staff treats you and other patients as you arrive. When the doctor arrives in your examination room, pay attention to his or her communication skills. You want a doctor who will listen well and respond thoroughly to your questions. He or she should take their time and not just rush through your visit.  The surgeon should suggest a treatment plan that they feel will work best for you and without making you feel pressured to make a decision. Once you feel comfortable that the plastic surgeon is one you like and trust, be sure that you follow all treatment plans and pre/post-surgical instructions for the very best results.

Meet Dr. Jamie Moenster

Now that you are armed with what you need to know to make a great choice, we would like to recommend Dr. Jamie Moenster of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery of Arizona. Dr. Moenster is Board Certified in Plastic, Reconstructive and General Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgeons. She has expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. In fact, Dr. Moenster is recognized at the state and national levels for her research in breast reconstruction. In addition to these types of surgery, Dr. Moenster also has expertise in providing patients with fillers, botox, laser procedures, peels, and sclerotherapy. She is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a five-year residency as a general surgeon and a two-year fellowship in plastic and reconstructive surgery. You will undoubtedly be under the care of the finest plastic surgeon with Dr. Moenster. You can read more about Dr. Moenster in her biography on her website.

My experience with Dr. Jamie Muenster was exceptional. She is professional and personal, makes you just want to hug her. Last August 2016 I had a breast augmentation and I am so glad I chose Dr. Jamie Moenster. She treated very well me right up until I was released home. She was very attentive, informational to both me and my husband. If I were to do it again I wouldn’t choose anyone other Doctor. I would recommend anyone and everyone I could to Dt. Jaime Moenster.


Take the Next Step

Are you ready to explore the possibility of having your breast augmentation surgery? You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Moenster by calling her Tucson office at 520-207-3100 or her Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. You may also schedule an appointment by completing the form on this page. Her offices are conveniently located at 698 East Wetmore, Suite #310 in Tucson, Arizona and 150 South Coronado Drive Suite #110 in Sierra Vista, Arizona.