Spotlight: Breast Augmentation Surgeons

  • Sunday August 20, 2006 | Posted in: Breast Augmentation Surgeons

    Breast augmentation surgeons are plastic surgeons dedicated to perform plastic surgery procedures intended to enlarge the female breasts through the use of breast implants.Many women from all walks of life, from regular housewives to celebrities with breast surgery have gone under the knife of these surgeons.

    Choosing the right breast augmentation surgeon is one of the most crucial tasks a patient needs to do before undergoing a breast augmentation procedure. The patient’s decision on this matter could practically shape the desired outcome, which the entire procedure intends to produce. Knowledge about the surgeon’s trainings, experiences, hospital privileges, and pricing can help patients determine which surgeon possesses the right amount of knowledge and skills necessary for the operation to be as safe and as effective as possible.

    In terms of training, the breast augmentation surgeon should have completed at least five to six years of formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in established and accredited training hospitals. This duration consists of three to five years of general surgery residency and two to three years of plastic surgery residency.

    After training, plastic surgeons need to pass a board certification in order to be fully legitimate in their plastic surgery practice. In this regard, a breast augmentation surgeon should be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, or the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    Aside from credentials, another important factor to consider in selecting the right breast augmentation surgeon is the richness of the experience he or she possesses in plastic surgery. The length of practice would help define the surgeon’s expertise on the procedure in question. The broader the surgeon’s experience is, the lesser the possibility of surgery complications and risks.

    It would also be beneficial to know about the surgeon’s hospital privileges. Hospitals grant privileges only to physicians who have successfully passed certain standards and exhibited proficiency and mastery over the procedure. Knowing this is an integral factor in gauging the surgeon’s background.

    Lastly, adding a caring and nurturing attitude to the list of credentials and experiences can surely help patients loosen up and be comfortable with the entire procedure. This would also enable patients to be more open about themselves, their medical history, and other relevant information that is crucial to generate the kind of result they long to have.

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  • Krista - September 18, 2006, 2:44 pm PDT

    Great info! I also found some good articles on this topic that may be of interest to you at

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