No Regrets

I chose Dr. Phan to do my breast augmentation with Allergan 410 “gummy bear” implants a few months ago. The decision was one I took seriously, researching all board certified plastic surgeons on Oahu and consulting with several.

Two things were key in selecting Dr. Phan over other surgeons: first, the amount of time spent with his patients. During our initial consult, we discussed a wide range of topics including background, pros and cons of different implants/incisions/aftercare techniques, FDA recommendations, complications, etc. I had a lot of questions and Dr. Phan not only provided answers, but explained his reasoning in depth. He invited me to come back for a second consult so I could bring my husband and gave us a tour of the immaculate operating room. On a similar note, I found assurance in Dr. Phan’s emphasis on doing meticulous work, even if it requires more time. During my initial examination he took the most careful, thorough measurements of any of the surgeons by far and talked with me about how small anatomical details might play into my surgical outcome. I was never charged for any consults or follow ups.

The other thing that set Dr. Phan apart was his attention to long term health. He wants patients to be complication free and happy with the results right away, but also a year from now, five years from now and so on. He was the only doctor who addressed the “big picture” so to speak.

All in all, I felt well prepared and knowledgable going into surgery with Dr. Phan. Recovery was surprisingly fast and easy and, just between you and me, my breasts look awesome!!! 🙂 If I could send a photo back in time, my pre-op self would say, “Yes, just like that!”

Last observations of note…the staff is genuine, kind and unfailingly accommodating. Cost wise, he is on par with other surgeons in the building (there are several in the same high rise). I had never met with a plastic surgeon in the past so I had no idea what to expect, but Dr. Phan is very respectful and professional, and I always leave the office feeling positive. I debated whether to have a breast augmentation for years, and now I can honestly say that I’ve not had a single moment of regret. It has been an excellent experience. A huge thank you to Dr. Phan and his team!


Hawaii Plastic Surgeon - Bao L. Phan MD