Call it breast enlargement, breast augmentation, or a boob job; mammoplasty is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic surgeries worldwide. Here in Australia, our beach culture has given birth to cleavage culture, and frankly, there’s been a boom in busts. In NSW we have world-class plastic surgeons, but also a number of practitioners who are less than expert in their field. How can you tell one from the other? How can you find the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation in Sydney?
5 Questions to Ask a Plastic Surgeon
Expertise is everything when it comes to choosing the best breast augmentation surgeon. To assure the best outcome, make sure you ask:
What is your training as a plastic surgeon?
In Australia, it is legal for any doctor with a basic medical degree to perform breast surgery. However, specialist plastic surgeons
- Complete 7 years additional training after obtaining their medical degree
- Have the letters FRACS after their name to denote their fellowship in RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeon)
Are you experienced in breast augmentation?
- How many years have you been performing this procedure?
- How many times have you performed this type of procedure?
Where do you perform surgery and have hospital privileges?
Breast augmentation can be performed in a hospital, day procedure clinic, and in some cases, at the premises of the doctor you choose. For in-office procedures, it is vital that s/he have hospital privileges in the event of a problem.
Does your aesthetic sense match mine?
Ask to see your surgeon’s before-and-after pictures for breast augmentation. This will give you a better sense of how the surgeon tailors mammoplasty to someone with your body type.
Does your practice offer a good experience?
You have a right to the very best treatment from the moment you make an initial enquiry in a breast augmentation plastic surgeon’s office until the moment you say good-bye after your final follow-up. If you are not satisfied with the staff, the facility, or any aspect of a practice, choose another surgeon.
Do a Little Detective Work
There’s one more step. The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) has an online register you can use to determine if there are any restrictions surrounding what a particular surgeon is allowed to do. Restrictions are generally put in place after there’s been a negative incident of some kind, making this information vital.
Breast Augmentation with Dr Benjamin Norris
Dr Benjamin Norris has trained for more than 20 years in Sydney and overseas to become fully qualified as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon specialising in cosmetic surgery. An expert who has literally “seen it all” in the world of breasts, he is especially skilled at diagnosing various breast anomalies and creating customised treatment plans that result in glowing reviews on a broad range of online forums.
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We invite you to make our practice your first stop for breast augmentation or any other type of breast enhancement surgery. Dr Norris brings an unsurpassed level of medical expertise and aesthetic excellence to his work, and patient satisfaction is his #1 priority. Please call us on 02 9387 3800 or use our online enquiry form.