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What To Expect From Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

March 15, 2024

What to Expect From Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

Moving ahead with a plastic surgery procedure is a big decision. Before you undergo surgery, a consultation appointment is the first step. This introductory session allows you to learn more about the procedure, meet your surgeon, and ask any questions you may have. Understanding what to expect from your consultation can help to put your mind at ease and ensure you feel confident in your decision to pursue plastic surgery.

Preparing for Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

Ahead of your consultation, start by doing some research on the plastic surgery procedure you’re seeking. Many practices offer a variety of procedures, including facebody, and breast operations for both men and women. Gain an understanding of how the surgery will go, as well as the aftercare and healing process. Take this time to also learn about the surgeons at the practice of your choice, and read over any patient policy information ahead of time.

As you head to your consultation appointment, gather your medical records and ensure you’re informed on your own medical history. It’s important to take your time and thoroughly fill out medical paperwork ahead of time, which can also save some time at your appointment. For breast and body procedures, consider wearing clothing that is form fitting so your surgeon has practical access to examine the body parts that would be operated on and see what bothers you the most. 

How Your Plastic Surgery Consultation Will Go

When you first arrive for a consultation, you’ll get the opportunity to see some areas of your chosen facility and meet your surgical care team for the first time. Next, you’ll be taken to an examination room to meet with your surgeon. The surgeon will start by asking some basic questions to get to know you and the procedure you’re looking to receive. They will also do an initial examination of the body parts you’d like operated on to see if you would be an ideal candidate for surgery. This examination will likely involve taking photos for your medical record. The surgeon will also go over the basics of the procedure you’re interested in, including how the operation will be performed, what the results will look like, and aftercare processes you’ll need to follow. The appointment will wrap up with information about pricing and financing to ensure you’re comfortable paying the costs associated with your procedure.

Questions to Ask at Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

To gain an even better understanding of your procedure and feel at ease for your operation, consider asking your surgeon some of the following questions:

  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure? Why or why not?
  • How many times have you performed this procedure?
  • What are the risks associated with this procedure?
  • Where will the procedure take place?
  • What anesthesia will be administered for the procedure?
  • How would you respond if an emergency occurred during the procedure?
  • What do I need to know about recovering from the procedure?

What Happens After Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

When your consultation is complete and you decide to move forward with a procedure, it’s time to schedule your operation. The time between your consultation and cosmetic surgery depends on the availability of the practice and your own schedule. Following the consultation appointment, your surgical care coordinator will work with you to determine a date and time for the operation based on these factors. 

Once your procedure is scheduled, you’ll take the steps outlined by your surgeon to prepare. This likely involves planning time off work or other daily responsibilities so you can recover at home. You’ll also need another person to drive you to and from the operation, and potentially stay with you for the first couple of days so prior to the surgery is a great time to determine who in your life will be offering support.

 Schedule Your Consultation With the Centre for Plastic Surgery

Ready to move forward with your plastic surgery procedure and schedule a consultation? At the Centre for Plastic Surgery, we’re here to answer your questions and ensure you’re confident in moving forward with such an important decision. Contact us today and get one step closer to achieving the face and body you’re dreaming of.