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What Useful Questions to Ask Before and After Breast Enhancement Surgery

Aug 17, 2007
The decision to have breast enhancement surgery should not be taken lightly. As with all surgical procedures the personal reasons as to why you need the operation and the potential associated complications should be carefully pointed out and discussed. Choosing a surgeon you are comfortable with, who has the necessary experience and skill to perform the task well with all the required equipment and support is vital.

Being realistic is important. To help make the right choice the following lists of questions have been created below.

Useful questions about the surgeon are:

What influenced your decision to become a cosmetic plastic surgeon?
Does the surgeon have board certification, if so which board are they affiliated with?
What kind of breast surgery complications are seen the most?
For how many years has the surgeon performed breast enhancement surgery?
What is the quantity of breast augmentation operations performed each year by that surgeon?
Is the surgeon licensed to carry out breast enhancement in all US states? If not, why not? Various states openly provide details on a surgeons past history, e.g. malpractice claims and settlements or disciplinary actions that may have taken place.
What quantities of reoperations does the surgeon typically undergo, and what type of reoperation is commonest?

Informative questions concerning the breast enhancement operation its self are:

Where is the breast augmentation procedure carried out, and what is its duration?
If a customer has received treatment they are not happy with what are their options?
What company makes the breast implants?
Are product warranties issued with these implants?
What will breasts look like if the implants that are used in the particular practice are removed?
What are the shapes, textures, sizes, incision and placement sites that would be best for me?
What are the numbers of implanted breast(s) that can be expected for me in my lifetime?
What are the risks associated with breast enhancement, and how likely am I suffer any of them?
How will the appearance of my breasts change over time?
What effect will breast surgery have on my ability to breast feed?
After pregnancy or breast feeding what will they look like?
Have you any before and after operation photos that I can look through?
Explain to me what the patient registry is?
What sort of anesthesia will be used during the operation, and what are its side effects?
What is the cost of breast enhancement, could you break this total down into its constituent parts and their associated costs.
Once a variety of plastic surgeons have been visited and thoroughly questioned you should, if you still want to proceed with the operation, be in a much easier situation with regards to which surgeon you can now choose.

Your operation, time spent recovering and the end result is determined by a whole range of factors that should be understood by you and discussed with your doctor, i.e.:

Prior breast surgery that was made
Incision scarring
Likelihood of forming a hard capsule around the implant
Your overall health
Chest structure and overall shape of your body
Previous breast surgery
Estimates on the ability of the patient to heal, influenced by activities like smoking, numerous medications and alcohol
Likelihood of bleeding caused by the surgery

Armed with the relevant knowledge and a well qualified and experienced surgeon the vast majority of breast augmentation operations have had successful results. Best of luck!
About the Author
Breast implants gone bad are an absolute nightmare that nobody who's had breast augmentation surgery wants. Visit http://www.breastenhancementfacts.com/Breast-Implants-Gone-Bad.php for more on-topic information.
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