5 Ways to Evaluate Your Cosmetic Surgeon Before Breast Augmentation
There are more than a few surgeons offering breast augmentation in Maryland, but not every one will help you achieve the cosmetic outcomes you desire.
If you are like the patients we see in Frederick county, you want good results the first time and you want a generally comfortable and positive experience.
Asking these 5 questions may help you achieve those goals.
1. Has your surgeon been through training specific for breast augmentation, and is he or she versatile enough to provide many options in breast augmentation?
Because some skills overlap, you might find different surgeons doing the same procedure. For example, you might see an ENT surgeon or an oral surgeon for rhinoplasty. Breast augmentation however, is very specific to plastic and cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgeons perform breast augmentation as a primary part of their surgical residency, and should therefore have a greater aptitude in a variety of techniques that can meet your needs.
2. Who will administer anesthesia during the procedure?
Anesthesia is considered safe with a trained practitioner, but in the wrong hands it can pose a pretty serious 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 cosmetic 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. Read more about our talented staff in Urbana.
4. Does your surgeon have privileges at a local hospital?
To perform breast augmentation at a hospital, the surgeon must prove or demonstrate a record of training for that field. If surgery isn’t done in a hospital, it will likely be in an outpatient surgical suite or surgery center. Read about Dr. Will’s hospital affiliations here.
5. Is the surgical facility accredited and safe?
Breast augmentation can be performed in a hospital or outpatient surgery center. To receive proper accreditation in a surgical facility specific standards must be met. See pictures of our location and surgical facility here.