It can be difficult to even start the process of looking for a plastic surgeon, especially if it is after having a mastectomy or hoping for a breast revision. Patients who have had mastectomies, breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast reconstruction, may need changes or adjustments made in order to get the results they truly want.
The first step is to do research and set up consultations with surgeons that may be the right fit. A surgeon should spend time during a consultation to review, in depth, about surgery goals, concerns, and answer any questions about breast surgery or breast revision. It may also include an examination. The doctor should make a potential patient feel comfortable and secure throughout the entire process.
Below is a checklist to use as a guide in searching for a breast revision surgeon.
What to Look for in a Surgeon
It can often be challenging to find a good plastic surgeon, especially one that is convenient in regard to location and accessibility. Some of the most important characteristics and qualifications to look for include:
- Personality – One of the most important things to look for in a surgeon is feeling comfortable. Surgery requires spending a significant time with a surgeon so the rapport between patient and surgeon is very important to ensure a pleasant and successful experience.
- Board Certified – It’s important to ensure a plastic surgeon is “board certified.” Medical board certification requires member doctors to undergo additional training and they ensure that your doctor is also ethical. For example, Dr. Comizio is board-certified by the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS).
- Breast Revision Awards – Another important factor to research is if a surgeon has received any awards specific to your procedure such as breast revision. Receiving an award typically confirms the capability and recognition of a surgeon among their peers and industry experts.
- Patient Endorsements – Testimonials can we an integral part of making decision, especially when it comes to surgery. Listening to other’s experiences, their outcome and their comfort level will provide insight into the surgeon and their practice. Previous patients should be advocating for the surgeon. Doing an online search will typically provide ample rating and testimonials from multiple websites to compare and contrast.
It can be difficult and often intimidating to search for a surgeon, especially if it is for a breast revision. Selfcare is important to ensure a healthy and fulfilled life. Thorough research is a big part of deciding on a surgeon that will keep a patient’s best interests in mind.
As a woman and a Harvard-educated surgeon, Dr. Comizio is committed to making sure that every one of her breast revision patients are 100% comfortable and get the results and appearance that match their inner beauty. Dr. Comizio specializes in breast reconstruction and revision as she knows the importance of a successful outcome. She has built her practice on helping women feel great inside and out. To read more about Dr. Comizio, visit the practice website or call (973) 775-9248 to schedule a consultation.