Finding the right breast implant surgeon is key to the success of your procedure and your overall breast augmentation experience.
It’s important to keep in mind that as you search, the surgeon with the best credentials in the world may not be the best surgeon for you.
We’ve been working with patients in northern NJ for more than a decade and we’ve found that too many people have the wrong vision of the best plastic surgeon.
There are no absolutes when searching for the right breast implant surgeon—only you can define who should be your partner in this process. We don’t want to see you solely dictate the process of choosing a surgeon by basing your decisions off of the surgeon your friend may have used.
That is why we’ve decided to break down some of the things that we believe will allow you to find the best breast implant surgeon in NJ for you.
Breast Implants Are Common, but You’re Not
Breast augmentation is a wildly popular procedure, with nearly 300,000 surgeries being performed annually in this country. Although this surgery is something that occurs frequently, it is not a decision that should be taken lightly.
The decisions you make now will impact the results you have for the rest of your life. The best way to make it a positive and successful experience is to take your time evaluating surgeons and their experience.
The good thing about the procedure’s popularity is that surgeons have been able to perfect their craft over time. But not all surgeons keep up with the latest techniques to speed healing.
If you take the time, you’ll find the best breast implant surgeon for you. They should be your partner throughout the process.
Questions to Ask Your Breast Implant Surgeon
Dr. Winters and I have been working with NJ breast implant patients for more than a decade and we’ve found that there are several questions that have helped our patients find the right fit for them.
At your consultation we recommend asking the following questions of your prospective surgeon:
- How many breast implant surgeries do you perform annually?
- What percentage of your practice is devoted to breast augmentation? What percentage for breast reconstruction? (Reconstruction experience is an indicator of a deep knowledge of breast function and surgery techniques, whether you are seeking reconstruction or not.)
- What complication do your patients most often confront with breast implants?
- What is your total rate of complications?
- What type of implants do you recommend to achieve my goals? Why?
- What type of scars are involved with the procedure?
- What will my recovery be like? How long will it take to recover after surgery?
Be sure to add your own questions to the list. As you’re talking with your breast implant surgeon, evaluate whether they answer your questions and follow-ups completely and clearly.
You want your prospective surgeon to share your goals and to be invested in your operation. You need to have total confidence in the surgeon you choose.
What makes the Cohen/Winters practice unique?
At Cohen/Winters, we’re in the top tier of skilled breast surgeons in the US. With first-class education, experience and skill, we are proud of the excellence we’ve achieved in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. We’re also proud of the amazing patients we’ve met and partnered with for stellar surgical outcomes.
Of course, this doesn’t mean we’re the perfect fit for you and your goals. To determine that, you must spend time with prospective surgeons and learn about them.
Dr. Winters and I get satisfaction out of the process of helping our patients. We enjoy meeting with prospective patients, even when they decide against surgery. We want every patient we meet with to understand why they are or aren’t an ideal candidate for surgery. We truly believe that information and honest conversation will allow you to have the best experience possible.
No-Charge Consultation in NJ
We believe that meeting with your surgeon is the single most important factor in deciding when and where to have breast augmentation. We offer a no-charge consultation to patients because after meeting us most patients discover that we are very serious about informing, listening, and ensuring that if you undergo this procedure that you are satisfied.
Many practices that charge for a consult will feel like they are trying to sell something, and patients often express relief to us that they were able to discuss breast augmentation with a surgeon who listened to their concerns.
Our guiding philosophy in the practice of medicine is that you deserve what is best for you. We are here to ensure you get it—along with a wealth of breast implant information that you can use.
Finding the Right Fit
Once your preliminary research is done, finding the right fit is what’s most important to the success of your breast implant surgery. Your surgeon should take your goals seriously and be honest with you about creating realistic expectations.
At Cohen/Winters, we feel this is a journey we’re undertaking together, both doctor and patient. We’re here to help you make the right decision, whether it is to have surgery or not. When you are ready to learn more about breast implant surgery—and how it would work for you—we’d love to speak with you.