Breast Augmentation Surgery
Breast Augmentation, and in fact any plastic or cosmetic surgery procedure, is a personal and intimate decision. A decision that can overwhelm even the most confident and capable man or woman as they come to terms with wanting a body to match their confidence and lifestyle, or even help increase their confidence and self-esteem.
Having finally made the decision that surgery is the best option – and desperately wanting to avoid the horror stories of botched surgeries often featured on the tabloid style TV programs – this same confident and capable person can easily feel overwhelmed as they are faced with choosing from all the options and techniques now available in the ever-expanding world of plastic and cosmetic surgery.
The truth is plastic surgeons undergo years of intensive training. While not all of plastic surgery is cosmetic, the application of the years of knowledge learned through working difficult reconstructive problems, train the mind, eye, and the judgment of a plastic surgeon. Performing an operation is much more than making a decision to do so. It’s about planning, critical decision making, having the insight and foresight of potential risks and issues, which is learned through the many years of training. This intensive training and experience ensures patients are in the best trained hands possible.
Also, a specialist surgeon will have the initials FRACS after their name, which means they are a Fellow of the Royal Society of Plastic Surgeons. If they have additional training in Plastic Surgery it will be FRACS (Plast). So if you are having surgery, you will want to ensure your Surgeon has FRACS in their list of qualifications and memberships.
Choosing your surgeon should be like preparing and researching for an interview. The only difference is, the patient is the employer and the potential plastic surgeon, the employee. After all, the patient is employing the surgeon’s services to perform surgery on their body!
Interviewing various surgeons and finding not only the right one, but also one who listens to the patient’s needs, provides expert advice and importantly, whose personality fits the patient, is all part of the process.
Dr Justin Perron, Brisbane-based Specialist Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon, renowned for his excellence in customer care, suggests patients ask the following 7 questions during the ‘interview process’.
1. Could you tell me a bit more about your qualifications and background?
2. How many of these procedures have you done since you specialised?
3. How many breast augmentations do you do a year?
4. What is your success rate for these procedures?
5. What technique do you use?
6. What after-care do you provide?
7. Where do I stand if something goes wrong?
Of course there may be more questions, but this is just a start.
If you’d like to get a copy of Dr Justin Perron’s Guide to Plastic Surgery, click here.
Understanding how a plastic surgery procedure is done and the risks involved is a really important part of your research. With the advent of the internet, information is readily available and easily accessible so there is just no excuse for not doing it anymore. However, finding relevant and correct information can be a little harder to find. That’s why here at the Hub we try to connect you with good surgeons and quality information.
Dr Justin Perron from the Form and Function Clinic in Brisbane, QLD has just made it a little easier to find great information. While we already loved his website… easy to navigate, informative and comprehensive, Dr Perron has made available some downloadable guides for three primary cosmetic procedures – Brachioplasty, Body Lift, and Breast Augmentation surgery. These guides will orient you about all associated aspects of the surgical procedure including the recovery process and home care techniques.
Before we meet with any surgeon, most of us want to feel like we’ve done a bit of homework and know what we want and what to expect. Tools such as these guides are a perfect way to understand the process, and indeed any surgeon who has taken the time to help his patients to do this obviously has his patients best interests at heart.
Although such information is extremely valuable and helpful, having a personal consultation with your selected surgeon and clinic remain an essential part of the research process. This is when the surgeon personally assesses your specific case and you can really start planning for your surgery.
Understanding all aspects of a procedure and the preparation you do beforehand, and indeed for your recovery, will make all the difference not just to your experience but to your outcome and results of the procedure as well. A good place to start getting prepared is by downloading and reading Dr Perron’s guides. Get informed!
If you’d like more information on Dr Justin Perron or the Form and Function Clinic check out the blogs below, or give them a call on 07 3010 3300 to arrange a consultation. Click here to download his informative guides.