When thinking about breast augmentation, there should be very careful consideration and investigation involved, for this is not a subject that should be treated lightly. Even though we often think of breast implants as being a mere, personal indulgence, this medical practice should be approached carefully. You want your surgeon to not only be experienced and to have many satisfied client-patients (of course), but you should also demand your doctor of choice to have received some sort of “stamp of approval” by the medical community as well.
When a surgeon is worthy to display the logo of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, he or she has met with the Board’s official verification of accomplishment. Of course, this sanctioned recognition does not guarantee results of your particular—or any—procedure, but such affirmation lends important safeguard and peace of mind for women seeking to undergo not only breast enlargement, but breast reduction surgery as well.
Here are 5 things you should probably include on your list of expert demands of your cosmetic surgeon:
- He or she should have at least six years of surgical training—preferably with 3+ years specifically in plastic surgery.
- American Board of Plastic Surgery certified.
- Operates only in accredited medical facilities.
- Adheres to a strict code of ethics.
- Regularly maintains CEU [continuing education units] requirements, including techniques that guard patient safety.
It’s always critical to treat medical procedures with an appropriate degree of seriousness, and breast augmentation surgery should be approached with an equal and deserved regard; especially for your own well-being.
Look for the credentials!