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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



Questions to Ask Your Surgeon about Breast Augmentation

The following list of questions may help you to remind you of topics to discuss with your surgeon. You may have additional questions as well.

  1. What are the risks and complications associated with having breast implants?
  2. How many additional operations of my implanted breast(s) can I expect over my lifetime?
  3. How will my breasts look if I choose to have the implants removed without replacement?
  4. What shape, size, surface texturing, incision site, and placement site is recommended for me?
  5. How will my ability to breast feed be affected?
  6. How can I expect my implanted breasts to look over time?
  7. How can I expect my implanted breasts to look after pregnancy? After breastfeeding?
  8. What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my implanted breasts?
  9. What alternate procedures or products are available if I choose not to have breast implants?
  10. Do you have before and after photos I can look at for each procedure and what results are reasonable for me?

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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