You've written out your 2018 goals and resolutions in the hope that you will make most of them, if not all, come true.
Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures across the globe.
New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) demonstrate a constant continuation of growth in cosmetic procedures every year.
Given that plastic surgery is a lifetime decision, it can be daunting choosing which surgeon to go with. Most Plastic surgeon consultations require a deposit so to make the most of your consultation it's best to thoroughly research your chosen surgery and write down any questions you think of along the way.
Chat to friends that may have had breast augmentation surgery, even research forums and reviews of surgeons in your area. Don’t go for the cheapest option, your health and recovery should always come first.
We’ve devised a list of questions that you should consider asking your surgeon to make sure they are the right fit for you. It’s also extremely important to ensure they are qualified for your surgery needs.
Questions to ask your plastic surgeon in 2018
How many breast augmentations does the surgeon perform a month?
Knowing this can be important as this will give you an idea of the variety of patients they have treated. This means they also may be more likely to be skilled in the most current techniques of the treatment.
What qualifications and credentials does the plastic surgeon have?
Make sure you ask about the qualifications and credentials of your potential plastic surgeon. You can check the AHPRA website to see if your surgeon is registered as a Specialist Plastic Surgeon.
Dr Mark Hanikeri is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon. The “Specialist Plastic Surgeon” title can only be used by surgeons in the recognised Specialty of Plastic Surgery.
Do you do different types of breast augmentation procedures (Smooth/textured, round/teardrop, in front of the muscle and behind)?
It’s important to know that your surgeon doesn’t favour one method when it comes to breast augmentation.
You want to know that they can cater to your body type and what is best for you.
Can I see some before-and-after photos?
Before and after breast augmentation photos will help you see the work that your plastic surgeon has performed. This will help your decision on whether you’re comfortable with the surgeon or not.
Have any of your staff members been a patient, if so can I speak to them?
Like the before and after photos, this will give you an idea of how other surgeries have gone.
Asking other patients about their experience will assist you in knowing if that surgeon is right for you.
If there is a problem after my surgery, what can I do and what will it cost?
This is an important question to ask, as you always want to know your surgeon can address complications after your surgery and what your expenses may be if this occurs. Ask if other patients have returned for further treatment, if this seems to be regular occurence for the surgeon this could be concerning. Mr Hanikeri has never had to take a breast augmentation patient back to the operating theatre for a complication after breast augmentation surgery
What type of anaesthesia will I receive and who will provide this for me?
General Anaesthesia is statistically the safest way to have breast augmentation surgery when it is performed by a qualified anaesthetist. Be sure to ask who will be administrating your anaesthesia, this person should be a specialist anaesthetist.
What will my recovery be like?
Ask the surgeon how much time you can expect to rest from your normal activities, including work and exercise. Before you schedule the surgery, you need to make sure the people around you know you are resting for a few days or weeks.
Most importantly, avoid glitzy radio or TV marketing, in particularly medical programs on TV. We advise that you seek the services of a local specialist Plastic Surgeon, rather than going overseas.
If you’re wanting to book a consultation with Specialist Surgeon Dr Mark Hanikeri we’d be happy to book you in.
Ph: (08) 9380 0311