Women who are interested in breast augmentation come to my Birmingham, Alabama, practice from Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and beyond having done varying levels of research. Some have taken pages of notes and have dozens of questions, while others are less prepared. I welcome questions and encourage women to ask as many as they can think of during their consultation and treatment planning process.
How do I begin breast augmentation research?
Start with personal research before you meet with a surgeon. For example, breast augmentation FAQ pages that can often be found on a surgeon’s or medical organization’s website are a great resource. These can answer your questions, spark new ones, and help you become familiar with the topic.
What questions should I ask my surgeon before breast augmentation?
General internet research about the procedure is great for building a basic understanding of breast augmentation. You can use this information to ask questions that relate to your own specific needs and situation.
Here are a few questions you should consider asking potential breast enhancement surgeons:
- How much is breast augmentation in Alabama?
- How long will my breast implants last?
- Do breast implants need maintenance?
- Can implants fix sagging breasts, or will I need a breast lift too?
- Can you transfer fat to your breast?
- How do I choose breast implant size?
- How long does it take to recover from breast augmentation?
What should I look for after breast augmentation? Do before-and-after photos help?
It’s also a great idea to take a look at prospective surgeons’ breast augmentation photo galleries. These photos can give you an idea of the surgeon’s results and the type and size of implant you may want to have. You can see Dr. Beckenstein’s patients’ results in these before-and-after breast augmentation photos.
Cosmetic surgery affects your health, physical appearance, and emotional well-being — it’s a hugely important decision in any person’s life. A good plastic surgeon should take the time to put your mind at ease about every aspect of the surgical process.
What can I expect at a breast augmentation consultation?
After some proper research, you’ll be ready for the most important part of your learning process: your consultation, where you get the opportunity to have your specific, personal questions answered by a specialist. In addition to the questions listed above, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons also offers advice on what you should ask your plastic surgeon.
Take the time to glean as much information about the procedure as you can from the surgeon. The way the surgeon handles your questions will give you an idea of his or her bedside manner and knowledge. Plus, the more you know, the more confident and at ease you will feel heading into your procedure.
If you’re ready for some personal answers to your breast augmentation questions from an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon in Alabama, request a consultation with Dr. Beckenstein using our online form. Or feel free to call us at (205) 933-9308 to schedule an appointment.