You’ve finally booked a plastic surgery appointment. The next thing you need to do is to prepare for your consultation. Getting plastic surgery is a big decision and can have long-lasting effects. As your initial consultation is a pivotal one, it’s best that you come prepared for it.
A successful plastic surgery starts with an effective consultation, so here are five tips to keep in mind before you head to your appointment to see Dr. Clinton.
- Do your homework.
One of the most common mistakes that people make is they treat a plastic surgery consultation like a regular consultation with a family doctor. Some of them rely on the surgeon to tell them what cosmetic procedure to get. Plastic surgery is a personal matter, so it pays to know what you want in advance.
Once you know what you want to get, do some research about the procedure. If you want to increase your breast size, read about breast augmentation. If you want to contour your body, research information regarding liposuction and tummy tucks to help you decide which one you prefer the most. Educating yourself about the procedures you plan to get can make your consultation a productive one.
- Fill out an online form.
Although this is optional, you can make the most of your visit if you fill out online forms in advance, rather than filling them out in the office. Doing so will allow you to settle down as you arrive and be comfortable while waiting for your appointment.
- Prepare a copy of your medical history.
A part of your plastic surgery consultation will include your medical history. This is essential as this will help Dr. Clinton evaluate if, medically, you’re a good candidate for your chosen procedure. This will also guide him in creating a personalized treatment plan for you.
Be prepared to provide a copy of your medical history as well. It’s also best that you include the medicines and supplements you’re taking, including herbal supplements.
- Write down questions.
Your consultation with Dr. Clinton is a two-way communication process. We encourage you to prepare questions to ask him, as this will help both of you come to a mutual understanding of your plastic surgery goals and desired results.
- Be on time.
Your time is precious, so we don’t double book our appointments. This will ensure that our focus will be on you. If you are going to be late or you can’t make it, we always appreciate a quick phone call.
We want your visit with us to be a successful and effective one. Therefore, come prepared and, together, we’ll make your plastic surgery journey a smooth one. For more questions about what you need to prepare, please call Clinton Plastic Surgery.