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Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Breast augmentation model

If you decide to have breast augmentation surgery, the most important decision you will make is to choose a skilled, qualified plastic surgeon. The first step is to locate a surgeon and schedule a consultation, where you will decide if you are confident with placing your trust in his or her hands. If you decide to proceed with surgery, you and your surgeon will work together as partners during the entire process.

Choose a Plastic Surgeon for Breast Augmentation

All About Implants is pleased to offer the resources in this section to help you choose a plastic surgeon who is right for you. Our Plastic Surgeon Locater can help you find top doctors close to you who perform breast augmentation and many other cosmetic procedures.

Your family doctor or other trusted physician can be another good source for references in finding a qualified plastic surgeon. This can also be a good time to get a checkup and discuss any health problems that may interfere with your breast augmentation.

Researching Your Plastic Surgeon

Before consenting to any type of surgery, you should check your doctor's credentials to ensure that they have the proper training and experience to help you achieve your dreams. Visit our section on researching your plastic surgeon to learn about the importance of board certification and how to verify the credentials of plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists and operating suites. This section includes information about the organizations that govern licensing, certification and accreditation, and links to easy-to-use online search tools.

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Once you have located a plastic surgeon and researched their credentials, you may want to proceed with a consultation. This meeting can help you decide if you are comfortable with the surgeon and his or her staff and are confident in placing your trust in his or her hands. Visit our section on your consultation with a plastic surgeon for much more about this important step in the breast augmentation process.