Every year at POLYTECH, we respond to thousands of questions and inquiries from breast surgery patients and surgeons worldwide. Our commitment to patient education is ongoing, and we continually attempt to provide reliable and accurate information to your questions.
Our new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page content and structure:
We recently updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section on our website, with new information and detailed answers to your most common questions about breast augmentation surgery and breast implants. In many of the answers you will also find reference to other pages on our website for further reading and more detailed information.
Among the common questions you have asked us are:
- What breast implant types are there?
- What are they made of?
- How to choose the right breast implant for me?
- Recovery after breast augmentation surgery and when can I resume my routine?
- Does POLYTECH offer an additional warranty?
- Are breast implants safe?
- How long do breast implants last?
What do breast augmentation patients care about?
The patient’s journey through plastic and aesthetic surgery is lengthy and can take several years of research and planning.
Patient satisfaction is complex, an accumulation of many aspects in their personal aesthetic journey. And although the aesthetic outcome is an important predictor of satisfaction, other aspects such as bedside manner and staff interaction, patient-surgeon communication and postoperative care contribute to high-satisfaction. 1
The content on our new FAQs page and on other sections of our website, can help you prepare for your consultation with your surgeon, and keep you informed and educated on the different breast implants options, things to consider ahead of time, preparing for breast surgery, implant warranty and surgery recovery and aftercare.
Most patients search for information online
Today, more than 90% of breast surgery patients search for information about aesthetic surgery online before their consultation. 2 As patients become more experienced in discerning between marketing and informative content, and even though marketing content is the most common, research shows that engagement levels are higher for personal and educational content. 3
However, as patients are exposed to different levels of information sources, their research may lead to misinformation and unrealistic expectations. 2
Today, 70% of plastic surgeons indicate that they use a personal or practice website and that their website is the most important channel for them. 4
Trust in your surgeon
As always, what you read online should be considered as general information, and your surgeon’s recommendations should always take precedence,
rom choosing the right breast implant for you, through recovery and up to long term breast health.
Find more topic-specific FAQs and information for the following topics:
- FAQs about Implants of Excellence (IoE) implant warranty programme >>
- FAQs about B-Lite Lightweight Implants >>
1. Irene A Chang, BA and others, The Positive Patient Experience: A Comprehensive Analysis of Plastic Surgery Online Reviews, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 42, Issue 9, September 2022, Pages 1083–1093, https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjac092
2. Montemurro P, Tay VKS, Hedén P. The Evolution of Patients’ and Surgeons’ Perspectives Towards the Role of the Internet and Social Media in Breast Augmentation Over 5 Years. Aesthet Surg J. 2021 Jan 25;41(2):262-268. Doi: 10.1093/asj/sjaa087. PMID: 32246151.
3. Kometh Thawanyarat, BA and others, Content and Engagement Among Plastic Surgeons on Instagram, Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum, Volume 5, 2023, ojac096, https://doi.org/10.1093/asjof/ojac096
4. Mess SA, Bharti G, Newcott B, Chaffin AE, Van Natta BW, Momeni R, Swanson S. To Post or Not to Post: Plastic Surgery Practice Marketing, Websites, and Social Media? Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2019 Jul 25;7(7):e2331. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002331. PMID: 31942358; PMCID: PMC6952162.