Choosing a Breast Reconstruction Surgeon

Most women feel overwhelmed by the many decisions that must be made after a breast cancer diagnosis. Choosing a breast reconstruction surgeon is often one of the most important. In order to help you make this choice, I’ll share a few factors that I consider especially crucial when choosing a surgeon in Newport Beach for breast surgery.

To get started, before you even meet with a surgeon, do the research about their credentials. Look at their educational experience, training, society memberships, and board certifications. If they have a Web site, you can also take a look at their before and after photos to see the quality of their results.

When you meet a surgeon in person, you’ll be considering their bedside manner and character. Is this surgeon honest and up-front? Can you trust them? Do they treat you with respect? You shouldn’t feel rushed, so watch out for surgeons that keep glancing at the clock.

I can offer guidelines, but there’s one factor that outweighs all others: does this person feel like the best surgeon for you. To put it simply, some people connect while others do not. There’s no formula. If you feel comfortable with your surgeon, you will be open to asking sensitive questions, communicate your needs, and feel more confident on the day of surgery.

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