Questions to ask when considering breast augmentation
You have a great list of questions.
The following should also be discussed
Will board certified MD anesthesiologist adminsiter my anesthesia and be at my bedside throughout the procedure?
Cohesive silicone gel vs. saline breast implants
How many cc's? - deciding on implant volume and shape of implant
Subpectoral vs prepectoral implant position
Will the inframammary fold be lowered?
Breast augmentation after pregnancy
Special considerations: asymmetry, tuberous/constricted breasts, etc
Recovery and downtime
Avoiding capsular contracture
Avoiding "bottoming out'
Revisional breast augmentation surgery
When considering breast augmentation surgery, I believe that the most important question for a prospective patient to ask themselves is this: Am I seeking a natural-appearing result? If the answer is yes, then seek out a surgeon who has the same aesthetic sensibility that you have (and appropriate training and experience). And insist on seeing `before and after' photos. A lot of them.
Breast augmentation -getting it right the first time
This is a very good list of questions and most of these questions should be answered at your consultation without you having to ask them. I suggest you pull this list out at the end of the consult after the surgeon has examined you to make sure nothing has been missed by the surgeon. I would also add "and why" to #9. Good luck you are headed in the right direction.
Questions to ask for breast augmentation
You have done a great job doing your research. However, you should remember that you also should find a PS with a temperament and bed side manner that you like. You will, after all, likely follow up for several months and will likely return for other procedures.
Breast Augmentation Questions
These are wonderful questions. I would recommend that you consult with 3 board certified plastic surgeons to identify the best treatment plan for you. Make sure to ask your surgeon the pro's/con's of saline vs. silicone, incision placements, and above/below muscle placement.
Breast augmentation consult questions
Your's is a good, all inclusive list. Some are a bit redundant like #2 after #1. If you tried to control the visit and just go down the list line by line, you won't have a very good consult and the doctor patient relationship won't be off to a good start. I do all my own consultations and you should look for this in a doctor. NO subs (ie nurses, aesthetic consultants etc) please when it comes to choosing someone to operate on you.
I spend an hour with each patient and many have lists like yours and at the end, they scan down the list and remark that all questions were usually answered. You can do the same and specifically ask those that weren't covered in the duration of the visit.
Breast Augmentation Questions
These are excellent questions, which would all be answered during consultation I would recommend you go to various surgeons to see with which one you feel most comfortable and you feel really understands what you want and did a excellent job of explaining the surgery, also ask about the placement of you implants and what type he would use. Good Luck !
Good set of questions! I would add a couple see below
This is a very good set of questions. I would add a couple like how many of these procedures have you performed? how often do you perform BA? what incisions do you prefer and why?
Good luck with choosing the right plastic surgeon for yourself. You may also want to see personal story video attached that goes through the process of the breast augmentation procedure
Make sure that Before and After photos
...are taken within photographic standards set before us by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. What I mean by this is that the background/ lighting are similar as well as the position of the patient. I feel that patients should expect the highest quality when it comes to before/after photographs. It is also important to remember that when looking at before/after photos-- you want to look at patients who have a similar body type and breast shape as you do! This helps us to make sure that we are all on the same page. One of the most important keys to a successful outcome-- is having realistic expectations.
All of these questions are good. Selecting your Plastic Surgeon is like any other good relationship and should be based on good communication. If your surgeon gets defensive it's a red flag and you should go elsewhere. Many of your questions may be able to be answered by the staff, but if you find that you are being avoided by the doctor - another red flag. Good luck.
Breast augmentation questions
this is an excellent list:
look at the American Board of Plastic Surgery site
look at American society of Aesthetic Surgeons site
look at the Mentor and Allergan implant sites