The decision to have breast augmentation is a very personal one, and one that you probably spent a lot of time thinking about. But it is only the first of several decisions you will have to make. The next important decision in the process is selecting the plastic surgeon to place your implants.

According to Dr. A.J. Khalil, selecting a surgeon who is up to the task is one of the most important things you can do to ensure a good cosmetic result. It is essential that you spend some time researching breast augmentation surgeons, checking their credentials and meeting with a few in order to find the right one for you.

Check Credentials

First things first: You must be sure that any surgeon you are considering is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery indicates a surgeon has graduated medical school, completed a residency training program in plastic surgery and passed oral and written exams. Board-certified plastic surgeons must adhere to a strict code of ethics and commit to continuing education to stay up to date with the latest techniques.

You can check a surgeon’s board certification here.

Ask about Breast Augmentation Experience

Next, you should get an idea of how much experience the plastic surgeon has with breast augmentation. Some plastic surgeons offer a wide range of procedures but focus on facial or body procedures; you want to find someone who is very experienced with breast surgery and performs the procedure regularly. Find out how often a surgeon places breast implants and how many procedures they typically perform in a month.

Consider Communication Skills

Your surgeon’s communication skills are important to your overall experience. The best way to get an idea of the way a surgeon communicates is during an in-person consultation, where you can ask the surgeon about their experience and approach to surgery. You can also ask any questions you have about breast augmentation.

After the appointment, ask yourself, does the surgeon take the time to answer all of your questions? Are they patient? Do they use language you can understand? Do you feel confident in their skills?

Browse Before and After Photos

You probably want an idea of the results you can expect for yourself. Looking through a surgeon’s before and after photographs helps you to visualize what they are capable of, and what they think looks good.

Meet Our Beverly Hills Breast Augmentation Surgeon

When you work with Dr. Khalil, you can enjoy the peace of mind knowing you are in good hands. To schedule a consultation to meet him and discuss breast augmentation, please contact our practice today.