Questions to Ask Your Breast Augmentation Surgeon

SEO Admin May 29, 2012

Selecting a plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation or reconstructive surgery can be a difficult and overwhelming decision. However, its very important that you be an active participant in the process. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons compiled the following interview questions you could ask during your consultation.

Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?

Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?

How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?

Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?

Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally-or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?

Am I a good candidate for breast enhancement or breast enlargement?

What will be expected of me to get the best results?

Where and how will you perform my breast augmentation surgery?

What shape, size, surface texturing, incision site and placement site are recommended for me?

How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?

What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?

How are complications handled?

How many additional implant-related operations can I expect over my lifetime?

How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?

How can I expect my implanted breasts to look over time? After pregnancy? After breastfeeding?

What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my implanted breasts?

How will my breasts look if I choose to have the implants removed in the future without replacement?

Do you have breast augmentation before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?


Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Murphy performs popular breast plastic surgery procedures with all the skill ofhis experience and with the thoughtful attention to your goal of restoring or enhancing your appearance. In addition to breast augmentationand breast implant surgery,he canperform breast reconstruction designed for women who have suffered injury to or loss of one or both breasts.He also performs breast reduction surgery for both men and women. At Murphy Plastic Surgery, we believe that the decision to have cosmetic plastic surgery should be motivated by personal desire it is your choice. To learn more about Dr. James Murphy and Murphy Plastic Surgery, please contact us at 775-322-3446.

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