Once you have decided to undergo breast augmentation, the next step is to choose a plastic surgeon who can make this life-changing step a reality. You may think that most plastic surgeons’ results will be the same, but this is certainly not the case. Finding a plastic surgeon that is right for you. listens to your expectations and understands the look you would like to achieve is extremely important. The first step is reviewing the credentials of your surgeon. Your plastic surgeon should be board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and operate at a fully accredited surgery center.
What to Look For in Before and After Pictures
Looking at before and after pictures of past patients is an important part of the consultation and will help you determine the correct implant size and expectation of results. You should look at as many before and after photos as well as photos on the internet of breast shape and size before making your final decision. You’ll get a better appreciation the different body types and how each person has a different breast footprint on the chest wall. It is this footprint that will determine the position of your implant relative to your existing breast tissue on your chest wall.
Pay close attention to women who have a body shape and a breast footprint like yours. A normal breast footprint is located between the elbow crease and the armpit. It’s helpful to search through all the pictures, but the ones of women who have your body type and breast footprint can give you a clearer picture of what you can realistically expect.
Consider the symmetry and proportion of each surgery relative to the pre -operative photo. A skilled plastic surgeon will try as hard as possible to achieve symmetry even in their patients who are extremely asymmetric. The proportions of the woman should be improved in every after picture.
Do the results look as natural as possible? Most women want their results to look great, but not glaringly noticeable. Finding a surgeon that can deliver amazing results in the most natural way possible is a great sign.
While you want to focus on women with your body type, you still want to check out the pictures of a variety of women. A plastic surgeon will give you’re a result which fits your body type. Look at the pictures to see if you can tell where any scars are. A skillful surgeon will have the expertise to minimize scarring. Carefully look to see if your surgeon placed the incisions in areas that are easily covered up post-surgery.
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Call for a consultation if you still aren’t sure
Looking at the before and after pictures is a good start when you are trying to decide on a plastic surgeon. However, an in-person consultation with the surgeon will help you make the final decision. The office staff will likely provide you with more detailed information on breast augmentation surgery, and you will also get the chance to see the different types of breast implants and use breast sizers to help determine which size is correct for you.. You may love the work that you see, but that doesn’t mean that you will feel comfortable with the plastic surgeon.
Breast augmentation is an amazing procedure that will change your life by giving you more self- confidence. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment to learn more. When you are confident in taking the next step, call our office at 404-531-2478. Dr. Lisa DiFrancesco, M.D. is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is ready to help you live your best life! DiFrancesco Plastic Surgery is located in Atlanta, Georgia. Call today or set up a free consultation by filling out the online form. We can’t wait to hear from you!