August 8, 2008, Newsletter Issue #82: Contacting Breast Augmentation Surgeons Previous Patients

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During the process of interviewing breast augmentation surgeons, the patient should ask the surgeon for references from previous patients. This is important because speaking to these references can give the patient the opportunity to learn about the surgeon's results and how comfortable the patients feel talking to the surgeon about their expectations and preferences.

Most breast augmentation surgeons will willingly provide a list of references to potential patients. Many patients ask for these references and fail to contact them because they assume the surgeon will only provide references who were fully satisfied with their surgery. While it's true that most surgeons will only provide references from these types of patients, the patient can still learn a great deal about the surgeon through contacting these references.

Questions to ask the reference: how well the surgeon explained the procedures and options, whether the surgeon listened to question and concerns and how well the surgeon was able to reassure the patient during times of doubt.

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