Ask These Five Questions Before Your Breast Surgery
There are many practitioners you can see for breast augmentation in New York, but not all of them are equally qualified. You want to be satisfied with the first surgery, get great results, and have an overall positive experience. Some investigative work is often required to achieve those goals.
Use this list as a general outline of factors to evaluate for each plastic surgery practice.
1. Has the surgeon undergone training for breast augmentation and does she possess the versatility required to offer you multiple options?
Skills in many surgical procedures overlap, so you might find surgeons with different background and training doing the same procedures. Just remember that only plastic and cosmetic surgeons receive training for breast augmentation as a primary part of their residency. A surgeon that is specifically focused on cosmetic surgery of the breast will have a greater aptitude for the various techniques that may be necessary to meet your needs.
2. Who is responsible for administering anesthesia for your surgery?
Anesthesia is considered safe with a trained practitioner, but in the wrong hands it can pose a significant risk. Whoever administers anesthesia for you should be well trained, prepared for unexpected problems, and focused on your safety.
3. Who will guide you through surgery and oversee your recovery?
Although your plastic surgeon should be accessible and responsible for you, it is very common for the supporting staff to oversee much of the operation and assist patients through the process. Doing this is vital to both the success of the surgery and to the overall experience.
4. Does your surgeon have privileges at a local hospital?
To obtain privileges at a New York hospital and perform breast augmentation, your plastic surgeon has to prove or demonstrate a record of training for that type of surgery. If your surgeon doesn’t operate in a hospital, he or she may be in an outpatient surgical suite or surgery center, in which case you will want to check their accreditation status.
5. Is the surgical facility accredited and safe?
Breast augmentation can be performed in a hospital or outpatient surgery center. To receive proper accreditation, specific standards must be met.Back to blog