What to Expect During Your Consultation

There’s no denying that your cosmetic surgery consultation is one of the most important aspects of your plastic surgery experience. Here are some steps you can take for a smooth and informative consultation.

  1. Before your consultation, prepare procedure-specific questions for the surgeon. Do not be afraid to ask questions. This is a time for you to learn, and if your surgeon is hesitant to answer any of your questions, you aren’t in the right place.
  2. A consultation is a time for your surgeon to learn more about you as well. Be sure to answer any questions you are asked honestly and completely. This time is an opportunity to specify your goals and create a plan that will help you achieve optimal results.
  3. Honesty is a two way street. The surgeon should be willing to discuss his or her training and experience with specific procedures. He or she also should be able to share details about what the day of surgery will be like and begin to prepare you for what to expect during recovery.

When I am in consultation with one of my Kentucky plastic surgery patients, I make a special effort to ensure that we both are communicating. The consultation should be a dialogue, not a one-sided conversation. If you don’t have a “good feeling” after your consult, don’t rush things. Think over your options and schedule a few more consultations to get a better sense of what the surgeons in your area are offering.

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