Finding a Plastic Surgeon
It is essential to find medical care that fits your individual physical and emotional needs. One of the best ways to determine whether you’ve met the right doctor is to ask questions. See our guide on what to ask your doctor for questions we suggest.
- Certifications: Qualifications matter. Ensure that you find a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
- Experience: Be sure to talk to your surgeon about their experience both generally and with breast reconstruction, specifically. Your surgeon will ideally have years of experience with breast reconstruction. Seek out someone who has the most possible experience with the specific procedure you are considering.
- Breadth of Options: Whenever possible, try to find a surgeon who offers a wide range of implant and natural tissue breast reconstruction options.
- Personal Comfort and Compatibility: The best results are built on a foundation of trust and communication with your surgeon. You need to be able to communicate your goals, concerns, needs, emotions, and surrounding life circumstances. Be sure to look for a surgeon with whom you are comfortable communicating openly.
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