It’s natural to want the best, especially when it comes to something as important as your health. But unless you can define ‘the best’, it will be hard to recognize it when you find it. There are several criteria to look for in a surgeon, but perhaps the two most important are the quality of the consultation process and the technical skill of the surgeon. Breast augmentation, also known as breast implant surgery, is a good example of surgery that can be mastered by even an average plastic surgeon. Creating a pocket and putting in an implant is not a difficult procedure, and so it is the consultation process that allows a top surgeon to shine. It’s at a consultation that the patient explains their goals, learns about the options available and the risks and benefits of each option. This consultation must take place entirely with the cosmetic surgeon doing your surgery. It is a lengthy process, and there are many consultations that take place over a series of visits before a final decision is made. If you feel rushed, or uncertain, try to understand why you feel that way and explain your insecurities at the consultation. By confronting these issues, you will improve your chances of getting the best result possible.
15 Nov 2011