Choosing a Surgeon | Choosing an Implant | Choosing the Surgical Incision Site | Choosing the Type of Implant Placement | General Description of Breast Implant Surgery | After the Surgery | Choices in Reconstructive Procedures | Breast Reconstruction with Breast Implants | Immediate reconstruction is one-stage or two-stage reconstruction | Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Flaps | Questions to Ask Your Surgeon about Breast Augmentation | Questions to Ask Your Surgeon about Breast Reconstruction

 

Breast Implant Surgery

Choosing a Surgeon

When choosing a surgeon who is experienced with breast implantation, we recommend that you find out the answers to the following questions:

  • In which states is he/she licensed to practice surgery? Note that some state medical licencing boards provide information on disciplinary action and malpractice claims/settlements to prospective patients either by request or on the internet.

  • Is he/she board certified, and if so, with which board?

  • How many breast augmentation, reconstruction, or revision surgeries does he/she perform per year?

  • How many years has he/she performed breast implantation surgeries?

  • What are the most common complications he/she encounters with patients after breast implantation?

  • What is his/her reoperation rate with breast implants and what is the most common type of reoperation he/she performs?

When you have answers to these questions, you will have a better idea of the technical qualifications of your surgeon.

Choosing a Surgeon | Choosing an Implant | Choosing the Surgical Incision Site | Choosing the Type of Implant Placement | General Description of Breast Implant Surgery | After the Surgery | Choices in Reconstructive Procedures | Breast Reconstruction with Breast Implants | Immediate reconstruction is one-stage or two-stage reconstruction | Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Flaps | Questions to Ask Your Surgeon about Breast Augmentation | Questions to Ask Your Surgeon about Breast Reconstruction

FDA Breast Implant Consumer Handbook - 2004
U. S. Food and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/breastimplants/handbook2004/glossary.html

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