Breast implant plastic surgery is a decision that will impact the patient’s life for many years to come, perhaps even her entire lifetime.
For this reason, she should make the decision only after careful consideration and choose the most suitable surgeon for her needs.
A successful breast augmentation procedure will provide the patient with improved self-confidence for many years in the future. However, in the hands of an inexperienced or inadequately trained surgeon, the procedure could lead to poor results.
The patient may have bear additional expenses related to revision surgery and experience disappointment due to unwanted outcomes.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provide breast implants to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Selecting an ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
It is important to check if the plastic surgeon that a patient is considering for her breast augmentation procedure is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
Many people believe that state medical boards provide a reliable indication of the surgeon’s credentials to undertake the surgeries that they advertise.
But in reality, there is no government stipulation requiring a surgeon to undergo specific training for a particular surgery that they offer. This is a vital matter in the area of cosmetic surgery.
Doctors who are qualified only in general surgery or other medical disciplines could also undertake plastic surgery procedures, but their safety and success rates may be less than ideal. This makes it crucial for a patient to work with a board certified cosmetic surgeon for her breast augmentation procedure.
To attain an ABPS board certification, doctors must receive at least six years of surgical training after med school, with at least three years of exclusive plastic surgery residency training. In addition, the surgeon must pass written and oral exams after this grueling training phase.
In addition, the surgeon must submit documentation on the cases they undertake after their training is complete. Doctors must also clear a renewal exam every ten years to remain board certified.
Personal Rapport and Comfort Level
The patient should pay close attention to how the surgeon and their staff make her feel. Plastic surgery is a life-changing procedure, and the patient may experience challenges in the journey to achieve her new appearance.
The patient should feel completely comfortable with her plastic surgeon and their team. She should ideally work with a friendly and trustworthy plastic surgeon to ensure safe and beautiful results.
The patient should ask herself the below mentioned questions:
- Am I comfortable spending time with this surgeon?
- Do I trust that the recommendations that the surgeon is making are appropriate for me?
- Is the surgeon approachable enough for me to be able to express any concerns that I may have during the surgical process?
- Do I feel at ease revealing my complete health history and lifestyle habits to this surgeon?
Individualized Care and Attention
Some aspects that the patient should consider regarding individualized care and attention at a specific practice are:
- Is the support staff friendly and warm?
- Do I receive materials that help me prepare adequately for the risks and realities related to breast augmentation surgery and the recovery stage?
- Are the costs stated in a transparent manner? Is the estimate all-inclusive?
- Do I receive a prompt response on reaching out to the practice?
Plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and Modern Body Contouring & Laser Center receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for breast implants.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
Serving Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.