••• How to prepare for your visit •••


Use this question list as a guide during your consultation:

• Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

• Are you a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery?

• Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?

• How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?

• Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure?

• If so, at which hospitals?

• Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?

• Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

• What will be expected of me to get the best results?

• Where and how will you perform my procedure?

• What shape, size, surface texturing, incision site and placement site are recommended for me?

• How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?

• What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?

• How are complications handled?

• How many additional implant-related operations can I expect during my lifetime?

• How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?

• How can expect my implanted breasts to look over time?

• After pregnancy? After breastfeeding?

• What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my implanted breasts?

• How will my breasts look if I choose to have the implants removed in the future without replacement?

• Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?


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