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Breast Augmentation: Why Cost Shouldn’t Be the First Question You Ask

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One of the most common questions people ask regarding breast augmentation is “how much does it cost?” When you are looking to invest in something, the cost is undoubtedly an important factor to consider, but it shouldn’t be the only question you have when your safety and medical results are at stake. In fact, it should be down the list—past patient safety, surgeon qualifications, and quality of results. Cheap surgery can end up being the most expensive procedure of all.

At Bay Area Plastic Surgery, Dr. Leonard W. Gray is one of the most established and sought-after surgeons in the San Francisco area for his incredible cosmetic services. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, he expertly conducts surgeries and non-surgical procedures with a specialty in breast augmentation. While the cost of your procedure is important, here are some things you should consider above all else.

Patient Safety

Breast augmentation is not a high-risk surgery, the complications can be much higher in the hands of someone who isn’t well-trained or who cuts corners when operating. The most extreme is to get bargain surgeries in other countries that are without rigorous safety regulations.

To avoid these risks, start by confirming that your surgeon is board-certified—and not just by any board, but by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This indicates that your surgeons have completed rigorous training, extensive examination, and maintenance of expertise. At Bay Area Plastic Surgery, you can look up all of Dr. Gray’s education and explore our AAAASF accredited surgical center that has been serving the San Francisco community for over 20 years.

Patient Reviews

Now that you’ve found a well-trained surgeon who doesn’t cut corners and specializes in your specific surgery, you still have some homework to do. How do you know if the surgeon is going to listen to your individual goals? To find out the positive (or negative) experiences of patients, you must go to the surgeon’s reviews. It’s important to keep in mind that not all reviews are legitimate. Negative reviews could come from a jealous competitor, a disgruntled former employee, or patients looking for refunds on quality work. You can also search for Dr. Gray and read honest reviews of patients’ experiences.

Rely On the Results

Most plastic surgeons post galleries on their websites. When looking through cases, look for consistencies between the before photo and the after photo: the lighting, background, camera distance from the patients, and any distinguishing traits the patients might have like freckles, moles, or tattoos. Also, look for a frontal view and side view.

Another thing to look for is the natural mismatch in breasts. No two breasts are the same. If there are differences in the left and the right, it’s because the patient’s breasts are different. While a surgeon might be able to correct dramatic differences, like one breast being significantly larger than the other, these differences are what keep your results looking natural.

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation with The Best In San Francisco, CA

Next time you plan a consultation regarding your breast augmentation, make sure the cost isn’t your only factor. Your safety, quality of results, etc., far outweigh the cost. To learn more about breast augmentation with the best plastic surgeon in San Francisco, Dr. Gray, don’t hesitate to call (628) 265-0220 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation today!