Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery that has become very popular over the years due to its high satisfaction rate among women and its impact on their quality of life. It involves placing saline or silicone implants into the breast to achieve the desired size and shape. This surgery can be done for various reasons, such as restoring volume after pregnancy, getting a more symmetrical appearance, or improving self-image.
Before surgery, asking your surgeon questions is important to ensure safety and optimal outcome. But what should you ask them? Let’s take a look at eight questions you can ask Dr. Deane when you visit Leland Deane, MD.
What Should You Ask Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon?
There are lots of questions you can ask your doctor before having breast augmentation surgery. Being as informed as you can ensures you get the results you’re looking for. Some of the questions you’ll want to ask include:
1. What are your qualifications and experience in performing breast augmentation surgery?
Before committing to a surgeon, ask about their qualifications and experience performing the procedure. Ask about their training, type of certification, and how many breast augmentation surgeries they have performed.
2. What type of breast implants do you recommend, and why?
Your surgeon should assess your body type, goals, and preferences to determine the best type of breast implant for you. They should explain the advantages and disadvantages of saline and silicone implants and recommend the type they believe is most suitable for you for your desired outcome.
3. What size and shape of breast implant do you recommend for me?
Your surgeon should also recommend an implant size and shape that complements your body shape, chest size, and lifestyle. They should discuss options that ensure a natural-looking result while achieving the desired look. Additionally, if you’re looking for a certain size and they believe it won’t suit your proportions, they should discuss that with you as well.
4. What surgical technique will you use for my breast augmentation?
Your surgeon should explain the techniques they plan to use for your specific breast augmentation. There are a number of different incisions they could use depending on the results you’re looking for including inframammary, periareolar, and transaxillary incisions.
They should explain the advantages and disadvantages of each and recommend the best option for you based on your particular goals, anatomy, and body type.
5. What are the risks and potential complications of breast augmentation surgery?
Your surgeon should also explain the risks of breast augmentation. Infection, bleeding, capsular contracture, changes in sensation, implant leakage, and scarring are all possible side effects. They should describe how they plan to minimize these risks to you.
6. What is the recovery process like and how long will it take?
Your surgeon should explain the recovery process including any restrictions on physical activity you will need to follow and when you can return to work. They should also explain any ongoing care you may need to ensure proper healing and to maintain your results.
7. Can I see before and after photos of your previous breast augmentation patients?
Most plastic surgeons have lots of before and after photos of previous patients. Ask to see some of their past breast augmentation patients so you can use them to evaluate their work and see if it matches your desired results.
8. What is the cost of breast augmentation, and what does it include?
The cost of breast augmentation varies depending on several factors including the surgeon’s experience, location, and the type of implant used. It is important to ask your surgeon for a detailed cost breakdown so that you know what is included. During a consultation with Dr. Deane, he can provide you with all the specifics when it comes to cost.
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Ready for breast augmentation surgery? Dr. Deane is happy to answer any questions you have and discuss your concerns. Dr. Deane is a senior partner at the New York Plastic Surgical Group and has over 20 years of experience in plastic surgery. He specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with natural-looking results.
His Garden City, New York City, and Babylon, NY offices have modern facilities and state-of-the-art technology, providing patients with a safe and comfortable experience.