You’ve decided that you’re ready for breast augmentation surgery. You’re ready to improve your self-image by enhancing the size and shape of your breasts with implants. While wanting to look and feel your best is natural, its only one step in a long line of decisions you’ll have to make first. Choosing the right breast augmentation surgeon is essential to getting the results you want.
With so many options these days, it can be difficult to determine the best fit for you. So, where do you start? What should you look for in a breast augmentation surgeon? Let’s take a look.
#1 A Surgeon who’s Board-Certified
Many patients don’t realize that not all plastic surgeons are board-certified with the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS). Surgeons such as Dr. Tenley K. Lawton who have obtained board-certification through the ASPS have gone through rigorous hands-on training to be the best they can possibly be.
The ASPS requires surgeons to graduate from an accredited medical school before undergoing at least 6-years of additional surgical training. They must then pass numerous comprehensive oral and written exams on the latest techniques to ensure patient safety. Surgeons must also commit to continued education and adhere to a strict code of ethics to maintain certification.
#2 Lots of Breast Augmentation Experience
While board-certification is key, it’s still important to choose a surgeon with experience in your chosen procedure. A doctor may be an excellent rhinoplasty surgeon, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are the right person for your upcoming breast augmentation.
A good way to learn more about your surgeons’ experience is through their website. Take a look at the primary focus. Look for before and after photos in your specific surgery.
Once you’ve added a surgeon to your ‘maybe’ list, schedule a consultation. Ask your surgeon up front how often they perform breast augmentations. A skilled surgeon should have no problem answering all of your questions in-depth.
#3 A Surgeon with Proven Results
Whether it’s before and after photos, testimonials, or a personal recommendation, social proof can go a long way towards helping you find the ideal surgeon. Look for a surgeon with plenty of happy patients before vetting them further. Opting for a surgeon with proven results will let you go into surgery with confidence and make your entire experience less stressful.
#4 Someone who Provides Guidance
Above all else, your breast augmentation surgeon should be someone you feel comfortable with. Choose someone that takes the time to understand your goals and answers your questions. Dr. Lawton is a highly-skilled surgeon who specializes in breast enhancement procedures of all types. She’ll work closely with you every step of the way to customize a procedure that’s right for you.
Choosing a breast augmentation surgeon isn’t something you want to rush. Take your time, do your homework, and vet more than one surgeon. Go with the board-certified surgeon that will provide you with the best possible outcome based on your individual needs.
Take the Next Step
Would you like to learn more about Breast Augmentation procedures? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 835-4617 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.
*Individual Results May Vary