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When it comes to achieving your ideal results with breast surgery, you of course need to take every step you can to ensure you choose the right surgeon. Choosing the right surgeon is just the first step though. You also need to be able to communicate well with your surgeon so they know exactly what it is you want to achieve with your surgery.

With this in mind, below are some tips to ensure you communicate well with your breast surgeon.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

One of the best ways to ensure that your communication goes well with your breast surgeon is to make a list of questions to bring to your consultation. A good surgeon will be happy to answer your questions, even if you might be afraid that they’re silly or the answers are obvious.

Let them know any information you feel is relevant

You should let your surgeon know about anything you feel is relevant to your surgery. Things to inform them of including any medications you might be taking, any previous surgeries you’ve had (even if it wasn’t breast surgery) and any health conditions you have, no matter how minor. Your surgeon will want to know these things since they might affect your ability to recover and mean you’re not a suitable candidate for breast surgery.

Consider bringing a close friend or family member with you

Many women choose to bring a friend or family member with them when they have a consultation for breast surgery. This is beneficial for a couple of reasons. Firstly you’ll probably feel more comfortable and relaxed during the consultation; and secondly there’s a good chance the person with you will think of questions you might not have thought to ask yourself.

Take notes during your consultation

You’ll be provided with a lot of information when you have your consultation so it’s definitely a good idea to take notes. This way you can make an informed decision when deciding if you want to go ahead with the surgery. It’s especially important to be aware of the risks, the differences between the types of implants and the results you can expect to achieve. These are all things you want to make notes about.

If you’d like to book a consultation for breast surgery then get in touch and we’ll be happy to schedule one for you.

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam

Dr. Gregory T. Lynam is Richmond's only board-certified plastic and maxillofacial surgeon. He has helped numerous people within the community tumor surgeries, breast reconstructions, and facial trauma surgeries.

Dr. Lynam was voted one of Richmond's "Top Docs" in plastic surgery and one of Richmond's "Best Plastic Surgeons to take you back 20 years" by Richmond Magazine in 2010. Additionally, he is known as an expert plastic surgeon on RealSelf and was honored as one of the Top 100 Doctors on RealSelf in 2013.

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