One of the top three questions new patients have during their first breast implant consultation with Dr. Paul Wigoda is “are breast implants safe?” While breast implant safety is an understandable concern, plastic surgery has evolved so much over the past 15 years and advances in the techniques and technologies have made the procedure more precise and safe making patients even more confident in expert board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Wigoda. Patients should be concerned about breast implant safety – in fact, we would be concerned if they weren’t – but expert plastic surgeons should also be able to offer peace of mind by making the patient more knowledgeable on the procedure and ensuring that the plastic surgery procedure is both safe and reliable.
To ensure your plastic surgeon has patients’ safety and concerns front of mind, do your homework and use both the internet and your free breast implant consultation as a way to interview the plastic surgeon. Ask them about topics like breast implant surgery risks, breast implant safety and cancer, and breast implant leaks and make sure that you are confident in their answers and they match the research you have done. If the plastic surgeon brushes off those questions and it make you uncomfortable or concerned in any way, they may not be the right doctor for you.
As you research for the right plastic surgeon, make sure they meet the following requirements:
- Certified. Make sure your plastic surgeon is board-certified plastic surgeon
- Safety. Work in an AAAASF accredited surgery facility
- Authentic. Make sure your plastic surgeon is 100% up front with you about lawsuits or, better yet, have never had any;
- Results. The plastic surgeon you pick should have past patient reviews
If a plastic surgeon does not meet one or more of these requirements, that should raise a red flag immediately.
A plastic surgeon who does not have the proper certifications, has lawsuits, cheap prices and limited to no patient reviews should make patients more concerned about their breast implant safety. Additionally, make sure the plastic surgeon is someone you are comfortable with and that they ask you about pre-existing conditions and have plenty of questions for you as that will indicate that safety during and after the breast implant procedure is equally important to them.
It’s OK to be concerned about breast implant safety but if you have found a reputable plastic surgeon, they are guaranteed to have the experience, skills, and tools to perform a safe, breast augmentation procedure. If you have any questions regarding this popular procedure or would like to schedule a free consultation to learn more, contact Dr. Paul Wigoda today!