Question: I’m interested in Breast Augmentation. What are the main ingredients to success in choosing the best Plastic Surgeon for me? Is it necessary to select a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery?

Answer: I believe there are several important steps to a successful Partnership between a board certified Plastic Surgeon and their Patient!

The key to picking your Plastic Surgeon for any procedure is that:

  1. He or she is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A handy list to refer to when interviewing or considering a Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon can be found here.
  2. That he/she has experience in performing Breast Augmentation. The Plastic Surgeon needs to be committed to helping you decide on the best implant and also committed to following you every year after surgery so that you better understand what to look for if you think you detect any changes in your implants and get the latest information on implants. For more information on Breast Augmentation click here.
  3. That you can view typical case photos of the surgeons Breast Augmentation results. Click here to view our Breast Augmentation Galleries.
  4. You need to evaluate the Plastic Surgeon’s skills by first going to a consultation that should evaluate your individual anatomy, your expectations and review your options. Bring a list of questions or concerns to help organize your thoughts. TOGETHER you should pick an implant for each breast. Breasts are often different. Be sure your Plastic Surgeon helps you decide what will best meet your expectations and provide you with the post operative and long term care you need. Implants, like all medical devices, do not last forever. You should expect to need replacement during your long healthy life.
  5. If the Plastic Surgeon is also an active member of ASAPSthen you know they also fulfilled the impressive criteria to become a member. Among the requirements for invitation and election to ASAPS membership, a plastic surgeon must:
    • Be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
    • Be in at least the third year of active practice following board certification
    • Participate in accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) to stay current with developments in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery.
    • Document the performance of a significant number and variety of cosmetic surgical cases to demonstrate wide experience.
    • Be sponsored by two ASAPS-member plastic surgeons to help ensure that the applicant’s professional reputation meets the high standards required by ASAPS.

The requirements for membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) are designed to encourage application by trained and experienced plastic surgeons who concentrate their practices in performing cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and the entire body. ASAPS membership remains an exclusive privilege for those surgeons who possess the necessary qualifications. Only about one-quarter of all American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeons have been accepted into ASAPS membership.

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Learn more about: Breast Augmentation | Breast Implant Revision | Breast Lift | Cosmetic Breast Reduction

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Read Patient Testimonials: Breast Augmentation: One Woman’s Story | Breast Augmentation: “I feel better in my wedding dress!”

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