Patients always have a one-on-one consultation before any plastic surgery procedure. For our breast augmentation patients in the Lexington and Louisville area, this is a chance to talk about their goals, ask questions, and discuss any lingering concerns. Unfortunately, sometimes patients feel nervous before their consultations, and they might be unsure of what to say and which questions to ask.
Good news—there’s never a “wrong” question to ask at a consultation, but it’s smart to make the most of this valuable time. Here are a few excellent questions to ask your surgeon at your breast augmentation consultation.
About the Procedure
Am I a good candidate for breast augmentation?
Plastic surgery is a very personal decision. Only you can decide if breast augmentation is right for you. Even so, there are a few general guidelines women should look into before considering plastic surgery. An ideal breast augmentation patient should:
- Be in good physical and emotional health
- Understand the potential risks and rewards of surgery
- Have realistic expectations of their results
Before you even begin to talk about implants and surgery details, be sure to have a healthy mindset regarding the procedure. You will be able to work better together with your surgeon and create satisfying results if you’re in the right frame of mind.
What proportions will work well with my body type?
No two patients are exactly alike. Because of this, surgeons customize each breast augmentation to suit the individual patient. There’s a lot more to surgery than just selecting a cup size. Your unique body type, measurements, and overall silhouette all play a part in creating your ideal look.
Our goal is always to create flattering, natural-looking results. By adjusting different implant details such as size, profile, material, and texture, your surgeon can guide you toward the best possible outcome.
About the Surgeon
What credentials do you have as a breast augmentation specialist?
Plastic surgeons perform a variety of procedures. Some are generalists, performing many different types of procedures a day. Others specialize in a specific type of surgery. Ask your surgeon how often they perform breast augmentations in a given week, month, or year. This information gives you an idea of how much experience they have with the surgery.
Are you board-certified in plastic surgery? This is a critical question to ensure that your surgeon has the necessary training and expertise to perform breast augmentation surgery safely and effectively.
How many years of experience do you have with breast augmentation surgery? A surgeon’s experience is a valuable indicator of their skill and ability to achieve natural-looking results.
What is your complication rate for breast augmentation surgery? No surgery is without risks, and it’s important to understand the potential complications associated with breast augmentation, and how your surgeon compares to others in terms of complications.
Do you have before-and-after photos of your work? Reviewing before-and-after photos can give you an idea of the surgeon’s aesthetic style and ability to achieve your desired results.
About Breast Augmentation Recovery
What is your approach to pain management during and after surgery?
Post-operative pain management is crucial for a comfortable recovery experience. Ask about your options for extended local anesthesia, prescribed pain medications, and other ways you can be comfortable as you recover.
What can I do to recover as safely as possible?
Patients always want to get back on their feet as soon as possible. This rush to “normalcy” is understandable—after all, life stops for no one—but you need to give your body a chance to recover completely. Safely healing is your top priority after your breast augmentation surgery. Ask your surgeon about your general recovery timeline and how you can help create the best possible results.
What are the potential risks and complications of breast augmentation surgery?
Being informed about the risks allows you to make an educated decision about the procedure. A well-qualified surgeon will not shy away from discussing potential complications such as capsular contracture or the need for revision surgery, and sharing statistics about how often these occur in their patients.
Our Breast Augmentation Before and After Photos
These are just a few examples of the caliber of results we create for our breast augmentation patients at Caloaesthetics.
Still Have Questions? We’ve Got Answers.
Preparing a few questions before your consultation will help you to have a productive conversation and feel more confident about your surgery. If you’d like to learn more about your breast augmentation options in the Lexington or Louisville area, request a consultation online. You can also contact our practice by phone at (502) 899-9979.