At first glance, all of the factors that go into deciding “should I get breast implants?” can seem overwhelming. However, with the best plastic surgeon in Dallas on your side, the process can seem less daunting, and more exciting!
At Southlake Plastic Surgery, we strive to meet the needs of our patients, and we always value their time and desired outcomes. As a board-certified and accredited plastic surgery center with over 22 years of experience, we want to provide this guide to help you find the best breast surgeon in Dallas to fit your goals!
Review the breast surgeon’s credentials
The first step in finding the best breast surgeon in Dallas is reviewing credentials. Your breast surgeon needs these credentials in order to perform breast surgery:
- Four-year bachelor’s degree (usually in a medical-related field such as biology or pre med)
- Doctorate of Medicine degree
- Residency in a related field (From an accredited program)
- Board certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Commitment to ongoing training
Dr. Mark E. Mason is the board-certified plastic surgeon who founded Southlake Plastic Surgery in the year 2000. He graduated first in his medical school class at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio and completed his plastic surgery residency at Stanford University Medical Center. 22 years later, he is still helping grateful patients feel more like themselves every day. In this video, Dr. Mason talks about Southlake’s procedures and why he loves his job:
Related: What to Look for in the Best Plastic Surgeon in Dallas
Check the surgery center’s accreditation
The next step in finding the best breast surgeon in Dallas is ensuring that the facility is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
The AAAASF is the gold standard of accrediting organizations for private surgery centers. This accreditation ensures that the surgery facility dedicates the highest level of commitment to their patient health and safety.
At Southlake Plastic Surgery, we have an AAAASF-accredited facility with a team full of caring and knowledgeable people who genuinely want to get to know patients. Our on-site board-certified plastic surgeons and anesthesiologists, surgery coordinators, nurses, and patient care and office coordinators all share each patient’s unique goals.
Our team works together seamlessly to make sure your surgical process goes perfectly from beginning to end!
Research the breast surgeon’s experience and procedure offerings
After you’ve ensured that your breast surgeon has credentials and accreditation, the third step is making sure your surgeon is knowledgeable about the procedure(s) you want.
The best breast surgeon in Dallas will have a wide range of knowledge on all of the different types of breast surgeries. The surgeon will have completed dozens upon dozens of each type of breast surgery, as well as worked with implants of all shapes and sizes.
Dr. Mason has performed thousands of breast surgeries, worked with all types of breast implants, and has even participated in an FDA study of implants! It’s safe to say that no matter the type or size of implants you need, Dr. Mason is the expert you want to work with.
Your surgeon should be able to answer any question you throw their way, no matter how specific and nuanced. For your reference, these are the different types of breast surgeries:
- Breast Augmentation: Enlarges a woman’s breast using an FDA-approved silicone or saline implant.
- Breast Lift: Removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue in order to uplift the breasts, making them perkier. If desired by the patient, it can also reduce the size of enlarged areolas.
- Breast Reduction: Removes excess fat, tissue, and skin from a woman’s breast. This procedure is great for patients with uncomfortably large breasts.
- Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is the overgrowth of male breast tissue. This treatment removes excess fat tissue from the chest.
If you’re not entirely sure which procedure(s) would work best for you, try using our Virtual Consultation Tool. It allows you to choose your concern areas and gives you insights on what procedure(s) would solve the problem. Better yet, the results get sent straight to us!
Interact with the staff
In your search for the best breast surgeon in Dallas, the fourth step is making sure the staff is authentic and cares about their patients.
Getting surgery is daunting! You shouldn’t feel alone in the process and like the experts aren’t there for you. The staff should be taking a genuine interest in getting to know you and your goals. That’s the only way they will be able to make those goals happen.
The consultation process
The initial consultation is the vital part of our process in which our staff will take all the necessary time to get to know you and your goals. During the consultation, you’ll meet with Dr. Mason as well as interact with some of our other lovely office staff!
You’ll discuss your goals and reasons for surgery with Dr. Mason, learn about results, and see before and after photos of other patients. Dr. Mason will show you the different implants so you can feel the differences, talk you through your options, and ultimately help you decide the best option for you.
This will also be an opportunity to ask the expert all of your questions!
Read the surgery center’s reviews
The fifth and final step in our guide to finding the best breast surgeon in Dallas is researching what past patients’ experiences were like. Are the reviews mostly positive? Are the patients happy with their breast surgeries? Did a patient have a terrible experience? If so, is there a response form the surgery center?
You can read reviews on Real Patient Ratings, Google, Yelp and many more sites. On Real Patient Reviews, you can even use filters like “type of surgery” to find patients who have received the breast surgery you want.
While you’re at it, peruse some before and after photos so you can visibly see the results of real patients!
The best breast surgeon in Dallas awaits
At Southlake Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel empowered to make decisions on your body and confidence. Now that you’ve got the map, you can find the breast surgeon that fits your goals!
If you have any questions, call us or send us a message.