Breast augmentation plastic surgery can be a transformative experience for a woman’s self-confidence and personality.
But the success of this procedure depends on identifying an appropriate surgeon and determining the breast implants and surgical plan that best address the unique needs of the patient.
During the pre-operative consultation, the patient should unhesitatingly ask questions and express her concerns and doubts.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides breast implant surgery to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding locations.
Questions about the Surgeon’s Professional Credentials
Are you board certified in plastic surgery?
Upon choosing a board certified plastic surgeon for breast enhancement, the patient gets an automatic assurance that the surgeon has proven expertise in the area and has already cleared a rigorous set of standards.
What number of years of training and experience do you have in the area of plastic surgery?
The plastic surgeon should have appropriate training and experience in undertaking various cosmetic surgical procedures, including breast procedures such as breast augmentation.
Do you have operating privileges at a hospital or local surgery center?
Operating privileges or staff privileges at a hospital or surgery center mean that the surgeon is allowed to use those facilities to undertake breast enhancement surgery. The surgery is made safer for the patient if the surgeon has these privileges.
What is your rate of success in breast enhancement surgery?
While breast augmentation surgery is a low-risk procedure, complications may occur. The surgeon should be able to offer the patient a realistic response and offer her clarity on the possible risks and complications associated with the procedure to enable her to make a judicious decision.
What are the estimated costs of breast augmentation surgery?
Breast enhancement is usually undertaken as an elective procedure, and the patient will have to bear the costs of the plastic surgery. For this reason, she should have clarity on all costs associated with the procedure.
Questions about the Surgical Procedure
Should I choose saline or silicone breast implants?
It is a vital decision to choose the right implant type. The patient will have a say in this choice, but she should cautiously consider the surgeon’s recommendations and reasons for it.
What would you recommend as an appropriate shape and size of implants for me?
It is possible to customize breast implant shape, size, and texture for each patient. The plastic surgeon will assess the patient’s natural breast size, breast skin thickness, and her aesthetic goals prior to making a recommendation.
Which surgical technique would you use for my augmentation procedure?
In breast enhancement surgery, the surgeon can make incisions beneath the breast crease, in the underarms, or around the areolas. Implants can also be placed beneath or above the pectoral muscle. These types of decisions should be made in close discussion with the patient.
How long will the healing process be after breast augmentation?
The recovery phase is an important element of a significant surgery such as breast augmentation. The patient should understand how much downtime is associated with the procedure, and what precautions she may have to take and for how long before she completely recovers from the surgery.
Cosmetic surgeons at VIPS receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for breast implant surgery. 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.