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Questions to Ask Before Getting Breast Implants

by Dr. Daniel Lin

 Breast Implant Questions | Breast Augmentation | West CovinaBreast augmentation is the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US today after liposuction. During the initial consultation process, the patient should be prepared to ask various questions to clear all their concerns and doubts. A dedicated surgeon will address all queries in detail and to the patient’s satisfaction.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin provides breast implant procedure to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities.


Knowing the Surgeon

Most new patients will naturally like to know about the surgeon’s educational and training background and their experience in the field of breast implant cosmetic surgery. Key questions in this area may include:

  • Are you a board certified plastic surgeon?
  • For how many years have you trained in surgical procedures?
  • Have you performed breast augmentation procedures specifically?
  • What would be your success rate in performing breast implant surgery?
  • Would you perform the procedure at a hospital, surgery center, or a private surgical suite?


Learning the Experience of Other Patients

  • Will you provide me with breast augmentation before and after photos of previous patients?
  • As an experienced plastic surgeon, do you receive patients from places such as West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, or nearby areas?
  • Can I review the testimonials of one or more of your previous patients?
  •  Can you show me a video of a previous procedure to understand how it will be performed?


Choice of Breast Implants

  • Should I choose saline or silicone breast implants?
  • What kind of implant size would be more suited in my case?
  • Will the breast implant surgery cause a loss of sensation in the nipples or incision sites?
  • Can a woman breastfeed after an implant surgery?
  • Will the surgery hamper my future mammograms?
  • Will the implants be covered under a warranty, and how much will they cost in case of a replacement?


Potential Risks and Complications

  • Are there any risks and complications that I should be aware of?
  • Is it possible to minimize or prevent the risks?
  • What kind of precautions would I have to take following implant surgery and would I have to make any major lifestyle changes?
  • Do you have a policy if breast revision is required?
  • Should I get myself insured for potential complications?


Preparation and Recovery

  • Am I required to follow any dietary or lifestyle restrictions prior to the procedure?
  • How much pain and discomfort would I experience during the post-op recovery phase?
  • Would I need to make any alterations with regard to my regular medications?
  • How many days off from work should I expect to take?
  • When will I be able to re-start my regular exercise regimen?

The surgeon will usually address a majority of these concerns on their own during the initial consultation, but the patient should also be prepared with their questions.

Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Pasadena, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley. Call today to schedule a consultation 626.810.6165 or click here.

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