Choosing the right doctor could be the single most important step you take, once you decide to undergo breast augmentation. Deciding who your surgeon will be is one of the first and most important decisions you’ll make as a breast augmentation patient, and it is safe to say that your health, your appearance, and your peace of mind all depend on who your surgeon is. But how to choose the right doctor?
One thing to do is to talk to your friends who have had breast implant surgery. Talk to your general physician or gynecologist. A referral from a satisfied patient who has had a successful breast implant is always a great way to get a good recommendation.
Next, ensuring that your potential surgeon is associated with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is an easy way of getting the very best and safest results from your breast augmentation. Once you have found a prospective surgeon, ask your potential doctor if they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. ASPS member surgeons only do these procedures in accredited medical facilities and are also certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery before they can become member surgeons. Ask your potential doctor, how long they have been performing breast implant surgery, and how many breast implant surgeries they perform a month, and how many revisions of their own work, on average, do they perform? Do they have hospital privileges at an accredited surgical facility, and at which hospitals? It is also important to find out if a potential surgeon has been involved in any medical malpractice suits.
During your consultation, get to know your doctor by asking them specific questions, such as, “Am I a good candidate for the breast augmentation procedure?” An engaged patient is the ideal patient for achieving optimal outcomes, and you will learn a lot about your prospective surgeon if you ask them, “What can I, as a patient, do to help get the best result?” Establishing a strong patient-physician bond based on a shared desire to get the best result is crucial, so it is important that you feel confident in that regard before making the decision to move forward. Talk with your doctor about what risks are involved with the procedure that you should be aware of beforehand, and talk with them about how long the recovery time is for your breast augmentation procedure, and how long will it be before you can resume your normal physical activities and working.
If you are in the process of thinking about breast augmentation, then you really do owe it to yourself to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Carp at Carp Cosmetic. All you need to do is look at Dr. Carp’s before and after pictures of actual past patients of Carp Cosmetic Surgery Center who received breast augmentation, and then you’ll know that scheduling a consultation with Dr. Carp is the right thing to do, so contact us today!