Plastic surgery has come a long way in the decades since its popularity began. We’ve seen technological advances that increase both safety and patient satisfaction. There have also been dramatic improvements in the stigma associated with plastic surgery. Both men and women are more comfortable with the idea of enhancing their appearance through cosmetic surgery.
More comfortability and conversation about plastic surgery has led to many more options for those seeking cosmetic enhancement. The increased popularity of plastic surgery doesn’t necessarily mean easier decision-making, though. There’s no “one size fits all” practice or surgeon – and this is a good thing! Every individual is different, from physical makeup to what they want to achieve with surgery. Breast augmentation can be a life-changing experience with long lasting results, so it’s important to take your time and weigh your options throughout the entire process. A successful procedure can improve self-confidence and make you feel more like yourself.
If you’re interested in just exploring the cost, please click here to visit our surgical pricing page. But when considering the price, consider these other things also. We all know that sticking to a budget is important for most people. However, plastic surgery is not somewhere we would recommend budgeting for, and here is why:
You Get What You Pay For
Before scheduling your consultation, you should verify that your surgeon has proper credentials. This may sound confusing due to medical jargon, but don’t let that deter you. Look for board certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This means he or she has undergone the rigorous board certification process by the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. This is an important indication that you can trust that the surgeon is highly trained and qualified to perform your breast augmentation. While a well-trained surgeon can deliver amazing results, an inexperienced surgeon can increase your chances of complications and dissatisfaction, leaving you with additional costs, time, and heartache.
Their Style Should Fit Your Goals
Along with training and medical knowledge, cosmetic surgery requires the eye (and hand!) of a true artist. Everyone’s body is unique, so the “best” plastic surgeon for your neighbor may not be the right fit for you. Your surgeon’s style of work should align with your aesthetic goals. In addition, he or she should tailor your breast procedure to your unique situation to meet those goals. Review the surgeon’s gallery of before and after photos to get an idea of his or her work and ensure you like their aesthetic style.
The practice you choose should operate in an accredited and accommodating facility. Because cosmetic plastic surgeries generally happen outside of the hospital, it’s especially important to ensure that the facility your procedure will take place in is held to the highest standards of safety, quality, and patient care. Look for at least one of the following certifications:
- State licensure
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
- American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)
- Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
- Title XVIII Medicare participation
They Have Good Vibes
Yea, we are not kidding with this one! Techniques and technologies are important, but finding a surgeon that you’re comfortable with and feel like you can trust makes all the difference. When you find a surgeon that you connect with, you’ll be able to feel more confident about your surgery and you’ll be able to have open honest, and important discussions about aesthetic goals, lifestyle, overall health, and any questions or concerns that you might have. The right provider will also outline a realistic timeline for recovery based on your medical history and help you through the recovery process.
At Capizzi MD, we pride ourselves in treating you the way we would treat our own relatives. We always want you to feel comfortable enough to voice your concerns and ask questions so that you can make positive decisions as a well-informed patient, emerging from our practice more relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated.
They Are Known for Being the Best
Make sure your surgeon is ranked on Google, RealSelf, Yelp, Facebook, or wherever you go to get your reviews. In fact, check all of these sources! Make sure they are the best at what they do. So what does it mean to be Best in Breast? The surgeons at Capizzi MD have a combined 30+ years of experience placing breast implants and are recognized as experts among their colleagues.
The Capizzi MD approach to cosmetic breast enhancement is one of continuous research and improvement. As new and better approaches to medicine evolve daily, it is important to consider that your physician’s techniques should not be antiquated. The search for better options and safer techniques is what sets our patient experience apart. Here are a few technological innovations we use every day:
Crisalix 3D Software
A unique augmented reality (AR) experience allows prospective patients to see what their results may look like. Patients can “try on” different sizes and shapes of implants, different levels of lifts, and even results with mesh or reductions.
Our physicians see value in continuing breast care through your breast surgeon. That is why we provide patients with implant ultrasounds in accordance with FDA recommendations.
The Best Performing Breast Implants
Only two manufacturers in the US offer the gel-to-shell integration that truly makes an implant a “gummy bear.” At Capizzi MD, we are involved in the forefront of improving this technology and ongoing clinical research to ensure these implants continue to be the best options for our patients.
Private, Accredited Operating Suite
You can breathe easy and relax and know that you are in the best of hands at Capizzi MD. We have an AAAASF accredited surgery center in our practice located on East Boulevard, and all procedures are considered outpatient – meaning you will return home the same day! We hand-pick each member of our operative team, ensuring that every patient gets the absolute best quality care.
When you schedule a confidential initial consultation, your physician will meet with you to review your medical history, take measurements, and carefully go over your questions to set up your personalized treatment plan. The entire Capizzi MD team strives to offer a caring, personalized patient experience that will leave you completely satisfied when considering breast augmentation or any other body contouring procedures.
Whether you are interested in exploring a surgical or non-surgical procedure, we are here both before and after to support you. Every one of our patients is truly valued and we gratefully welcome you as a lifetime member of Capizzi, M.D. Cosmetic Surgery and Med Spa. To schedule your consultation, give our office a call at 704-655-8988 or fill out an online consultation form.