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How to Choose a Breast Augmentation Surgeon

If you are considering a number of breast augmentation surgeons, Dr. Ramon Robles is happy to discuss a potential procedure during a consultation at our Phoenix office.  Potential patients should consider several factors when choosing a surgeon, including the doctor’s experience, the location of his practice, and the options he provides.  You should consider the doctor’s credentials and review patient testimonials to learn how other patients have interacted with him.  Potential patients need to understand that the procedure requires major surgery, and they need to take their time when selecting a breast augmentation surgeon in the Phoenix, AZ, area.

Your doctor, no matter how busy his schedule, should take time to meet with you face to face before your surgery.

Checking Credentials

Checking the doctor's credentials is possibly the most important factor in choosing a surgeon.  It should rank among the first steps you take.  Your surgeon should have board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).  This member board is one of the 24 that constitute the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).  Doctors may obtain certification in a number of specialties, so you will need to ensure that your doctor has certification specifically in plastic surgery.  You can find out if a specific doctor has obtained certification from the board by logging on to www.certificationmatters.org.  Beware of doctors who claim certification from a cosmetic surgery board.  The ABMS has no board with “Cosmetic Surgery” in its name.  You may also look for memberships in societies specific to the doctor’s area of practice.  For example, Dr. Robles maintains membership with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Experience Matters

Seek out a doctor who has a good amount of experience with the procedure.  You need to look at more than the number of years he has practiced.  The number of surgeries the doctor has successfully performed may give you a better feel for his experience.  Dr. Robles, for example, has practiced for 14 years, and in that time he has performed over 3,000 breast augmentation procedures.  He also utilizes the latest surgical techniques to obtain the best results for his patients.  With rapid recovery breast augmentation, Dr. Robles combines special exercises and the use of anti-inflammatory medication into your recovery to reduce your downtime to as little as 24 hours.  Patients not only achieve beautiful results, but have a much better experience with their breast augmentation surgery.

Personal Attention

No matter how busy your doctor's schedule is, he or she should take time to meet with you face-to-face before your surgery.  Some doctors have a patient liaison that handles consultations and other duties, and the patient may not meet the doctor until the day of her appointment.  An in-person consultation with the doctor, however, allows the patient several opportunities.  First, she can assess the doctor’s personality and decide if he or she is the kind of person she wants operating on her.  Second, it gives the patient an opportunity to ask the doctor any questions she may have about the procedure.  Finally, the consultation gives the patient a chance to let the doctor know what her goals and expectations are for the surgery.

Individualized Care

Your personal consultation allows the doctor to create a treatment plan tailored to your wants and needs, while allowing you to take part in the creation of the plan.  Patients undergoing a breast augmentation have to decide the type, style, and size of their implants.  Meeting with the doctor in person before the surgery allows you to discuss the benefits and risks associated with each choice directly with the doctor.  In addition to the consultation, the doctor will ideally make himself available to the patient to address any questions or concerns she may have leading up to, or following, her procedure.

Dr. Robles meets directly with his patients at the very first consultation, and uses the information they give him to completely customize the treatment plan.  He and his staff make themselves available to the patient before and after surgery, and the doctor even provides his cell phone number to patients, so they can reach him at all times.

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