What is a plastic surgery visit?
A plastic surgery visit is the first step to getting what you want. In this consultation, an expert plastic surgeon creates a custom path for a patient. By providing assistance, the patient learns about the process.
Anyone who wishes to undergo surgery starts his or her journey with a consultation.
It does not matter if your surgery needs concern the face, body, breast, or aesthetic medicine treatments. Or if you need plastic, aesthetic, or reconstructive surgery.
Here at My Face Surgeon, a first appointment is customary. For one thing, it is useful to welcome any patient into the clinic. Then again, several ways are available to ease the patient into a more informed view of the surgery to be done.
What is the plastic surgery visit for?
The plastic surgeon wants to meet the patient’s beauty needs. At the same time, the patient explains what he or she would like to achieve.
The plastic surgery visit allows the specialist to evaluate the goals with the patient. Assessing the extent of the defect takes up the remaining part of the visit. Then, the surgeon provides clear and complete information for a safe and informed decision.
The surgeon may explain varying surgery procedures such as:
- Facial cosmetic surgery: blepharoplasty, face lift, lipostructure, additive mentoplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty.
- Body cosmetic surgery: abdominoplasty, gynecomastia, thigh lift, lipoaspiration.
- Cosmetic breast surgery: breast lift, breast augmentation, breast reduction).
- Aesthetic medicine: hyaluronic acid implant, botulinum toxin injection, revitalizing treatment.
How does the plastic surgery visit take place?
After the usual check-in procedures, you will meet a medical assistant first. At the My Face Surgeon clinic, the initial goal is to obtain the patient’s medical history. Then, the plastic surgeon meets the patient.
Usually, the surgeon interviews the patient. In this conversation, you will talk about your needs and desires. It is the job of the surgeon to explain the risks involved in the surgery. As well as what results are achievable.
Sometimes, patients need diagnostic tests. Thus, the surgeon may prescribe:
- Useful laboratory tests (normally, blood tests).
- Radiological tests.
- Cardiological tests.
In this case, patients are advised to bring back any tests before going ahead with the discussion.
How should patients prepare for their first visit?
When you first contact a clinic, the staff should tell you what to bring with you. Here is a short list of useful items to take with you to help your first visit run smoothly:
- Your insurance card.
- A reminder that contains medications or supplements you take.
- Any medical records that may relate to your problem or aesthetic goal.