Surgically enhancing your breasts with the use of saline or silicone implants can be a positive, life-changing experience. However, it is also a serious surgical procedure that comes with inherent risks. For this reason, the procedure should not be undertaken lightly; you will need to do some homework before moving forward.
One of the most important aspects of preparing for breast augmentation surgery is choosing a surgeon. Selecting a well-qualified, experienced plastic surgeon with whom you feel comfortable can mean the difference between loving your new breasts and needing to undergo a revision procedure to get the results you desire.
Here, Dr. Ary Krau shares some tips to help you choose the best breast augmentation surgeon for your unique anatomical needs and aesthetic goals. When choosing your plastic surgeon, be sure to take the following factors into consideration.
The first thing you should inquire about is board certification. Plastic surgeons who have earned certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery have met the rigorous criteria established by the board in regard to education, plastic surgery training and ethics, among other considerations.
Again, choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon ensures that he or she attended a well-respected medical school and completed residency training specifically in plastic surgery. It’s even better if the surgeon performed additional fellowship training, as Dr. Krau has. Fellowships are advanced training programs that are often highly competitive. Completing a prestigious fellowship program indicates that the plastic surgeon is at the top of his or her field.
You don’t want to be your plastic surgeon’s first patient. Ask how many breast augmentation procedures your surgeon has performed and when the last one was (hopefully it was recently). Ideally, you’d like for your surgeon to have extensive experience performing breast implant surgery; Dr. Krau performs more than 500 breast augmentation procedures each year and has performed over 10,000 of them over all.
Viewing your plastic surgeon’s patient testimonials and before-and-after photos is a great way to determine his or her patient satisfaction rate. Of course, the testimonials speak for themselves. Viewing before-and-after photos of past patients will give you a good idea of the type of results you can expect from the surgeon and ensure that you both share the same vision of your desired results.
Comfort and Confidence
Does the plastic surgeon make you feel comfortable? Does he or she take the time to answer your questions and make sure that you don’t feel rushed during your consultation? The answer to these questions should be a resounding “yes.”
In addition, does the surgeon instill a sense of confidence in you? Do you feel confident about his or her surgical skill, training, experience, bedside manner and vision for the outcome of surgery? If so, this plastic surgeon is most likely a great fit for you, and you should seriously consider booking your surgical appointment with him or her!
Learn More About Dr. Krau
If you would like to learn more about board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ary Krau, schedule a personal consultation with him, so you can inquire about his credentials and view his before-and-after photo gallery.