17 Questions To Ask at a Breast Implant Consultation

  • 3 years ago

Here are 17 suggested questions to ask during your breast augmentation consultation...feel free to add additional questions as comments

  1. How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
  2. Do you have hospital privileges to perform breast augmentation? If so, at which hospitals?
  3. Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
  4. Am I a good candidate for breast implants?
  5. What will be expected of me to get the best breast enhancement results?
  6. Where and how will you perform my breast implant surgery?
  7. How long of a recovery period can I expect from breast surgery, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  8. What are the risks and complications associated with having breast implants?
  9. How many additional breast implant-related operations can I expect over my lifetime?
  10. How will my breasts look if I choose to have the implants removed without replacement?
  11. What shape, size, surface texturing, incision site, and placement site is recommended for me?
  12. How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?
  13. How can I expect my breasts to look over time?
  14. How can I expect my breasts to look after pregnancy? After breastfeeding?
  15. What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my breast implants?
  16. What alternate procedures or products are available if I choose not to have breast implants?
  17. Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for each procedure and what results are reasonable for me?

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Comments (2)

Great questions -- I definitely asked them all. 

I do think one of the most important is not only what results do they think you'll get, but what your options are if something goes wrong or you are unsatisfied. My dad is a GP and just the other day he asking me about a patient of his who had TT with another doc, and has had some issues that she has to pay to fix. Unfortunately doctors can't fix everything for free, so it's important to understand beforehand exactly what you will and won't be responsible to pay for should that be necessary.

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Very valuable questions to ask. Remember to do your homework like crazy!

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