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What Do I Need to Bring to my Consultation?
I have my consultation on Tuesday; besides my list of questions is there anything else that I should bring?
5 Doctor Answers | Asked by Mobile2522 in Mobile, Alabama
The plastic surgery consultation
Don't be afraid to ask questions at your consultation, no matter how trivial or how personal you think they'll sound. It's a good idea to write down your questions before hand,and to make a note of the surgeon's answers as well. The components of a good consultation are: 1. The surgeon should answer all of your questions thoroughly, in language you can understand. 2. They should ask about your motivations and expectations, discuss them with you, as well as...
What shall I bring to my PlasticSurgery Consultation?
Great Question. A consultation should not be a one way interaction where a surgeon or his staff try and sell you a procedure and try and rush you into scheduling nor should it be a session where you tell the surgeon what he should do for you without giving him the chance to examine you. A consultation should be a comprehensive session in which the surgeon learns your medical and surgical history, understands your wishes and based on your examination, you and your surgeon evaluate all...
Preparing for Your Consultation
What your surgeon most needs to effectively help you is information. If it is available, obtain a copy of the doctor's medical history form and take time to accurately fill it out. Make sure that you list all of the medications that you take, prescription and non-prescription. Also, make sure that you have a listing of all the skin care products that you use. I am amazed at how many people come in to my office and really have little idea of what they are...
Plastic surgery consultation
Besides bringing your list of questions, bring with you the request from your surgeon (not a consultant or nurse) to describe as best as possible what they expect your result might be like so that you can be sure that your expectations will be met or exceeded by what the doctor routinely expects from your starting point.
Bring photos to your consultation to help you explain yourself to your Dr.
Bring any previous surgical records if you had any plastic surgery on related areas. Bring photos if you have them to help you explain to the surgeon what you want and do not want.