The two most common means of finding a qualified provider to perform your breast cosmetic surgery include referral and your own research. Combining both of these clearly can be most effective. You also should consider the influence of the many physicians who advertise cosmetic surgery of the breast. If you are considering cosmetic surgery of the breast, hopefully, you won’t find or seek out a provider by responding to bargain advertisements or special offers. While advertising is a common and acceptable practice, it may not tell you the whole story. Always check credentials and seek out some form of referral to that physician.
A referral by a trusted physician, family member, or friend is a good first step in finding the breast or plastic surgeon who is right for you. In addition, many hospital- and university-based medical centers offer referral services. Even if your referral is from a trusted physician to treat disease, make your final selection for a provider based on your research of credentials, affiliations, and the appropriateness of treatment relative to credentials and experience.
Research today most often begins on the Internet. In your Internet directory searches for a breast cosmetic surgery provider, first consider the directories of the medical societies and professional organizations that support physicians qualified to perform breast cosmetic surgery and cosmetic surgery of the breast. Most of these groups have directories or referral services available online. Aside from these medical boards and professional societies, you need to be cautious of the sources you are using for your research. Those Web sites that pop up first on a search of “breast surgery” are not necessarily the most credible sources of information. Many directories, physician finder, and listing services available online are commonly subscription services where a physician pays to be listed, and there may be no requirement or screening of credentials. You must always check credentials. Once you have carefully confirmed a provider’s board certification, affiliations, training, and experience check on the licensing or accreditation of the facility where your surgery will be performed.
Credentials are your foundation and experience is your framework, yet every physician is an individual. A consultation is your opportunity to meet the individual and to ask a provider specifically how he or she will address your case. In your consultation, be sure to personally review the specific credentials of the provider you are considering, and make certain all credentials are active and in good standing. Then ask specific questions about the kind of experience the provider has relative to the procedure you are considering or that has been prescribed for you. Realize that experience is not always measured in years—it is measured in satisfied patients and in outcomes. How you gauge experience and determine your personal comfort with a provider is by listening, by reviewing, and by asking questions. These questions may include asking the provider how many times he or she has performed the specific procedure you are considering, or that is recommended for you. Another thing to review with a provider is his or her preand post-treatment photographs of similar cases. You should feel comfortable asking questions about the results in those photographs and how they were achieved. In addition to credentials, experience, and outcomes, your personal experience is a very important factor in choosing a breast cosmetic surgery provider. You should feel welcomed, comfortable, and secure in your provider’s office. You should also be confident that you are safe and will be compassionately cared for.
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