Questions You Should Ask Before Breast Augmentation

Ensuring your breast augmentation procedure goes exactly how you want depends on several factors:

  • Have an idea of what you are looking for
  • Getting the right surgeon to perform the procedure
  • Taking the right steps during recovery to optimize results

The best way to ensure this is by having all the knowledge you need about the procedure and your surgeon.

And what’s the best way to gain knowledge? Asking questions!

With this in mind, Dr. Josh Waltzman has put together this list of the most important questions every patient should ask their plastic surgeon before getting a breast augmentation:

Are you a board-certified plastic surgeon?

Getting a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation is the best way to ensure you’re in good hands. All board-certified surgeons have undergone the extensive training and testing required to achieve certification. Furthermore, all surgeons must continually update their knowledge and techniques to remain certified as verified by ongoing examinations.

You can also ask to see your surgeon’s portfolio of previous work, which will help give you an idea of the results you can expect and their experience levels with different patients. Look for past patients with a similar body type to you, and see their results to get a good idea!

Where will my surgery be performed?

Breast augmentations should always be performed in either:

  • An accredited ambulatory center
  • Accredited surgical facility
  • Hospital surgical suite

You can ensure your procedure is performed in a state-of-the-art facility by asking your surgeon where they operate and finding a practice that best suits your needs.

How can I get an idea of what my implants will look like?

It can be tricky to know exactly what your results will look like, but a good surgeon can give you a good idea.

Crisalix 3D imaging is a great way to see a digital representation of your expected results. We recommend selecting a surgeon who offers this service so that you can get as close to your desired aesthetic as possible.

What time of year should I get implants?

This depends on personal circumstances and where in the country you’re getting your procedure. Discuss this with your surgeon to get the most convenient and comfortable time of year possible for you.

Will there be any scarring?

Your surgeon should be able to tell you the exact technique they plan to use for your procedure and, accordingly, how much scarring you can expect. This is another excellent time to ask for examples of their previous work and testimonials.

Breast Augmentation Surgery in Long Beach, CA

Breast augmentation is a significant life step. The best way to get your desired results is to find the perfect surgeon for your needs—someone who can perform the procedure and help you clarify precisely what it is that you want.

Reach out to Dr. Waltzman in Long Beach, CA, to have a proper discussion about your aesthetic goals by calling (562) 448-6100 or complete his online form.