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How to Choose the Best Plastic Surgeon for Your Breast Augmentation

Woman on couch researching which plastic surgeon to choose for her breast augmentation.

It can be both exciting and intimidating to begin your search for the best plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation in Toronto. If you’re like many people, you may find it challenging to sift through or make sense of the wealth of information that’s available online today. With input about credentials, facilities, specializations, and more at play, how can you tell what really makes a surgeon the “best”?

In this blog post, I’ll discuss a few steps you can take in your search to find the best, most qualified surgeon in your area.

Check Your Surgeon’s Credentials

For the sake of your safety and results, you should always work with a surgeon who is certified by the Royal College and who operates at an accredited facility. Royal College certification (or board certification in the U.S.) requires years of specialized, hands-on training in plastic surgery. It reflects a surgeon’s ability to uphold the highest standards of safety and skill in the operating room.

Memberships in professional societies, such as the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons, also reflect advanced experience and peer approval.

Verifying your surgeon’s credentials is one of the most critical research steps you can take as you plan for your surgery. Learn more about what you should look into before breast augmentation in my previous blog post.

Browse Before-and-After Photos

Little speaks more to a surgeon’s abilities than before-and-after photos. As you vet potential surgeons, look through each one’s online gallery and check for natural-looking results, symmetry in the breasts, and sizing that flatters each woman’s body. Look for women whose body types are similar to yours and ask yourself whether their results align with your goals.

You can start your research by visiting my breast augmentation before-and-after photo gallery.

Read Real Patient Reviews

Reviews and testimonials from former patients will provide insight into what it’s really like to work with a surgeon. These reviews will give you information you won’t find elsewhere, including personal reflections about the experience and observations about the office, staff, and more. How happy are past patients with their results? What do patients have to say about the surgeon’s approach and personality? How did they feel during and after their visits?

Meet in Person

An in-person consultation will allow you to get a feel for the surgeon’s personality and the atmosphere of the practice. Feel free to ask your surgeon about his or her approach, experience, and vision for your potential procedure. Pay close attention to how well he or she listens to your concerns, provides thoughtful answers, and makes you feel understood and at ease.

Ultimately, the best surgeon for you will be the one who is not only highly qualified but is also supportive, compassionate, and excited about creating uniquely ideal results you’ll feel great about for years to come.

To schedule a consultation at my plastic surgery practice, or to learn more about choosing the best plastic surgeon for your breast augmentation here in Toronto, please contact us online or call (416) 925-7337. I look forward to hearing from you.

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