Questions to Ask Your Breast Augmentation Implant SurgeonBefore choosing a major plastic surgery procedure such as breast implants, the patient should have a fair idea of what the procedure entails, the risks and benefits involved, the recovery process and the anticipated results. The patient should also know about the surgeon’s background and feel confident about her choice.

The patient should ideally prepare a written list of questions, which can carry along during the breast augmentation consultation. A committed surgeon will try to address every question in adequate detail in a patient-friendly language. Board certified plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery provide breast augmentation implant surgery to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities.


Open Communication

Establishing fantastic rapport and having a relationship of trust and open communication will form the basis for a successful breast augmentation surgery. Breast augmentation is a personal journey, and the patient should follow her own judgment and instincts while making a decision. If she feels satisfied during the initial consultation, only then she should go ahead with the breast implant plastic surgery procedure.

The surgeon will usually present breast implant surgery before and after images during the consultation process. The patient should review the images carefully and ask questions to ensure she develops realistic expectations. The patient should also feel free to ask for testimonials of past patients who have received the same surgery and are willing to share their experience.


List of Questions

The following questions may be included in the list of questions to be asked during the breast augmentation consultation:

Do you have a board certification in plastic surgery, and from which board? For how many years have you trained in and performed plastic surgery procedures? Have you specifically performed breast implant surgery previously, and what is your patient satisfaction rate? Would you recommend general or local anesthesia to perform my procedure? Which surgical venue would you suggest in my case? What is the estimated duration of breast implant surgery? What should be the appropriate choice of breast implants for me, and in what size? Are there any risks and complications associated with the surgery that I should know of? What would be the expected life of breast implants? In case of an implant failure, do you have a policy for a revision procedure? Is the recovery going to be painful, and for how long will I be confined to home? Should I arrange for aftercare following the surgery? Will I be able to breastfeed in the future? How visible will the scars be after the healing process runs its course? What is the estimated cost of breast augmentation, including the cost of implants? Will I experience loss of sensation in the nipple area? Will I be able to reach you in case of any post-operative emergency?

Dedicated plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas for breast implants and various other procedures for the breast, body, and face.

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 please visit

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