5 Tips to Prepare for My Plastic Surgery Consultation

If getting plastic surgery is your resolution this year, give us a call and schedule your consultation. During your consultation you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our staff and surgeons, to ask questions, and to receive personalized treatment advice and recommendations.

Now that you have your consultation scheduled, we’ll help you prepare. These tips will ensure that you get the most out of your consultation.

Write it Down

As you prepare for your consultation you’ll likely have questions. Write them down, even if you think you’ll remember them. A consultation is an exciting time and many patients forget their questions. If you have a list with you it is easier to remember.

Take Some to Analyze

Spend a little time in front of the mirror before your consultation. Figure out exactly what you hope to achieve from surgery. What areas bother you the most? What do you like about your body? When you know exactly what you want from surgery and what you expect to achieve, we can help you determine if plastic surgery is a good fit and what options will best meet your goals.

Gather Information

During your consultation we’ll discuss your medical history in great detail. This helps us determine if surgery is a safe option and if additional information or medical clearances are needed. Bring along a list of any medications you take including prescriptions, herbal supplements, and vitamins. We’ll also ask about previous surgeries and medical conditions you may have. Bring along relevant medical history and be ready to discuss.  It is very important that you discuss all of your medical issues and past procedures with your surgeon.  Letting your surgeon know your entire medical history is important to get you through the surgical experience safely.

Take Notes

You’ll receive a lot of information during your consultation. Bring a notepad and take a few notes. When you get home and have decompressed from the appointment it can be helpful to have a few notes to review and refresh your memory. Some women like to bring a friend along.

Get in Touch

If you have questions after your consultation, get in touch.  While the actual consultation appointment may be over, we are here to help you throughout every step of your plastic surgery journey.  Talk with us about your concerns.  Ask us questions.  Many patients call and email after their appointment to discuss things further.  You will continue to have access to the information you need to make an informed decision.

Are you ready to take that next step? Schedule your consultation today and discover what plastic surgery can do for you.