As women, we make the world go round, and our choices affect everything around us. When we are happy and healthy we can focus on the things that matter and make the world a better place. Many women lack confidence in their bodies, which affects everything they do. Plastic surgery can be a tool you use to find new confidence in your body so you can be the best version of yourself. The first step in your journey is choosing a plastic surgeon who supports you and empowers you to make the best decision for your body. Women getting a breast augmentation should know that not every plastic surgeon offers IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. Surgeons who offer this new technology are board-certified, and have a proven dedication to offering their patients choices that matter. Access to all your plastic surgery options is an important factor in getting the best results possible.

What the Best Plastic Surgeons Have to Say

We talked to real plastic surgeons to learn their tips for finding a plastic surgeon near you. Below you can read what they had to say.

Dr. Scott Greenberg board-certified plastic surgeon in Winter Park, Florida told us about the importance of a plastic surgeon who takes the time to listen to you:

“A patient needs to know that their surgeon is going to stand behind them and be available to them no matter what. A good plastic surgeon will take their time with you and not rush you through your initial appointment. If you go to a surgeon who gives you five minutes during a consultation when they’re trying to solicit your business, how much time do you think you’re going to get when you have a complication?”

When you visit a plastic surgeon for the first time bring a list of questions. Dr. Greenberg tells us, “For women who are wanting breast augmentation in particular, you have to ask your surgeon about their experience with breast surgery. You should ask questions like:

  • How many breast surgeries have you done?
  • How many breast surgeries do you perform in a month?
  • What is your experience with complications?
  • How are complications handled?
  • Who is expected to pay for complications?”

Dr. Eric Desman board-certified plastic surgeon in Alexandria, Virginia, reminds us that choosing a plastic surgeon also means you are choosing to work with their office staff:

“You should take into account how their office staff responds to you, because that is almost always a reflection of the doctor. Throughout the course of your surgery, you will sometimes have as much contact with the office staff as with the doctor in the day-to-day visits. So if the office staff treats you well, that’s a good sign. Then once you make it into the office, think about how closely you feel you’re being listened to. Some of it is a little bit of a gut instinct, a gut feeling to make sure that the practice and the surgeon are a good fit for you personally.”

Dr. Matthew Galumbeck board-certified plastic surgeon in Virginia Beach, Virginia emphasizes experience and safety standards you should identify:

“I kind of think of it as a three legged stool. To get even in balance you should have a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform the procedure, have an anaesthesiologist so that the patient can be monitored safely, and if it’s not done at the hospital, it should have an accredited facility, as we are, to perform the procedure, that way you get great results and safety.”

For a more extensive list of questions to ask your surgeon before a breast augmentation visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons page about breast augmentation questions.

Board-Certification: Why it Matters

The best plastic surgeon for your procedure should be board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Surgeons who are certified by these groups are dedicated to maintaining high ethical standards and providing their patients with safe treatments. The American Board of Plastic Surgery also provides continuing education opportunities so surgeons can stay up to date with the latest medical research. Dr. Greenberg tells us, when evaluating plastic surgeons,

“patients should absolutely make sure their surgeon is board certified, so they can feel confident knowing their doctor has the experience, knowledge, and judgment to help them meet their goals. All board certified plastic surgeons are members of the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, but you should also look for a board certified plastic surgeon that is a member of the Aesthetic Society. That indicates a particular expertise and interest in cosmetic surgery.”

Board-certified surgeons are trained in the specific procedures you are seeking. This training helps to ensure that plastic surgeons avoid common complications, and know how to manage them should they arise. IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants are only available from board-certified surgeons so women can have peace of mind that they are getting the best there is.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon Who Offers Breast Implant Options

When you choose to improve your self-esteem through breast augmentation, make sure you have access to options that will give you the results you are looking for. No two women are the same, and what works for your sister or neighbor won’t always work for you. When you have a variety of options you will be able to choose the best fit for your body.

This is especially important when choosing breast implants. IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants are only available through board-certified plastic surgeons. Your surgeon should work closely with you, explaining the benefits and compromises of each choice so you can be confident heading into your procedure. You should be aware of the aesthetic results you can expect, as well as any long-term maintenance needed. For example, many women love the look of silicone gel breast implants, but are not aware the FDA recommends an MRI at three years and then every two years for life to check for a silent rupture. Furthermore, a recent study found the majority of women would feel somewhat to constantly concerned about the status of their silicone gel breast implant.

Dr. Paul Zwiebel, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Highlands Ranch, Colorado tells us when you’re searching for the best plastic surgeon,

“you really need to have that expert who’s going to help you sort through the many, many different options that are out there. Your surgeon should talk to you about the selection of the right implant for you, what’s going to fit your body well, the right size, the right shape, the right type of implant, all the factors that will ultimately go into your decision.”

Your results, and your peace of mind, should not be determined by a lack of breast implant options. Visit a plastic surgeon who offers saline, silicone gel, and IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants so that you know you are getting the best opportunity for a good outcome.

Find a Plastic Surgeon Near You Today

Choosing a plastic surgeon doesn’t have to be a daunting task. If you’re ready to start the journey toward increased self-esteem visit the IDEAL IMPLANT surgeon finder. All surgeons in the IDEAL IMPLANT network are American Board of Plastic Surgery certified or eligible for certification. Surgeons marked Preferred and Premier have increasingly extensive levels of experience using the IDEAL IMPLANT. If you already have a plastic surgeon, but they are not listed in the network, you can refer them here.

You choose how to express yourself to the world. With the best plastic surgeon you can choose the freedom to be who you want to be.