Since patients have more options for breast augmentation now than ever before, it becomes increasingly important that they seek out the advice of experienced surgeons. It is wise to spend some time researching a doctor’s qualifications before scheduling breast augmentation surgery in Downer’s Grove, IL to make sure you get the best results after.
In addition to a personal consultation, I recommend a few ways to assess a surgeon’s experience and qualifications: before-and-after photos and board certification.
Before-and-after photos serve as an excellent tool for analyzing a surgeon’s work. These clinical examples provide you with an important resource for evaluating your prospective surgeon’s clinical results. You gain insight into the doctor’s surgical skills and whether or not he or she is capable of exceeding your expectations.
Looking for patients with similar body types and desired sizing as you is a great way to predict what your own “after” will look like. For examples of breast augmentation before-and-after photos, visit my photo gallery.
Outstanding breast augmentation results are more likely when you choose a plastic surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify plastic surgeons. Certification by this board confirms that a surgeon has undergone comprehensive prerequisite surgical training and formal training in plastic surgery. It also indicates that the individual has successfully passed rigorous written and oral examinations initially and subsequent exams every 10 years to maintain this certification.
Organizations like the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery sound legitimate, but are not comprised of plastic surgery members. They usually consist of non-plastic surgeons who nonetheless want to perform cosmetic procedures on unsuspecting patients. If you are not sure whether or not a physician is certified by the ABPS, do not hesitate to ask. Taking this step before your surgery will help you feel as happy and healthy as possible afterward.
Making the Choice
Having confidence in your surgeon’s qualifications allows you to feel comfortable, safe, and confident that you will be happy with your breast augmentation results. From the first consultation, you should feel understood, supported, and informed every step of the way. Choosing the right surgeon is the most important step you can take to make sure your breast augmentation “before and after” is everything you’re looking for.
If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation at my Downer’s Grove, IL, practice, please contact us online or call (630) 960-0023 to request a consultation.