Once you’ve researched the procedure you’re considering and narrowed down your search for the right plastic surgeon, the next step is to schedule a few consultations. To help you prepare, here’s what you can expect at your plastic surgery consult.
Discuss Your Unique Goals
Whether you are thinking about breast augmentation, a tummy tuck or another plastic surgery procedure, your consultation provides an important opportunity to meet your plastic surgeon, meet his or her team and discuss your specific needs and goals.
While online research is helpful at first, the only way to get personalized advice, custom-tailored to your unique goals and body type, is to sit down with a board-certified plastic surgeon. While some practices are offering “virtual” consultations in one form or another, most surgeons feel that an in-person consultation provides a better experience and helps them formulate the most appropriate recommendations.
Get a Physical Evaluation
Your plastic surgeon will perform a physical evaluation to help you determine if you could be a good candidate for a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure. This is also an important step when discussing the details of your procedure, such as incision method, pre- and post-operative instructions, and other factors. The physical exam performed during a consultation will not be invasive in any way, though keep in mind you may need bloodwork or other tests before being cleared for surgery.
If you are considering breast implants, you can also take advantage of 3D imaging technology during your consultation.
Your plastic surgery consultation is your chance to ask as many questions as you like — it is a good idea to jot some important ones down prior to your consult so you don’t forget anything. Further, we encourage taking notes so you can easily recall the discussion you had with the surgeon when you speak with your family and friends.
To schedule your plastic surgery consultation today, please contact us online or call our Sacramento office at 916-983-9895.