Successful Consultation with a doctor

November 26, 2016


Be well prepared for the Meeting…

If you are planning on a cosmetic surgery procedure, it’s important that you prepare for your consultation with a board certified cosmetic surgeon.

girl-1640047_1920A successful consultation with a board certified cosmetic surgeon will educate you about your options and put your mind at ease before scheduling surgery. Getting the most out of your consultation can be as simple as being prepared and knowing the right questions to ask.

Before you meet with Your Surgeon, be well prepared:

– Write down any questions you have for the surgeon,

– bring or show your medical history information (including medical problems that run in your immediate family )/or you can ask if you can fill out your medical paperwork beforehand.


Fill out all paperwork accurately; the more comprehensive, the better.

Be certain to share any and all medical conditions, which can help ensure proper planning and safety before, during, and after your procedure.

Give a full list of medications and supplements you take and anything you ingest to support your health, including herbs, teas, and vitamins.


checklist-1622517_1280This checklist for comparing cosmetic surgeon can help you to choose right surgeon for you:

  • Arrival at the surgeon’s office, make mental notes:
  • Is the office clean, organized, and professional?
  • Is the staff friendly, courteous, and happy to see you?
  • Is the atmosphere warm and inviting?


  • Does your surgeon make you feel welcome and at ease?
  • Does he/she listen to your concerns and offer feedback?
  • Does the surgeon understand your expectations?
  • Does he/she help you understand your options?

Important questions to ask your surgeon:

  • Am I a good candidate for my procedure of interest? If not, what is keeping me from being a candidate?
  • How many times have you performed this procedure?
  • What are the benefits?
  • What are the risks?
  • What board certification(s) do you hold?
  • Where will the surgery take place?
  • Is the surgical facility accredited?
  • Do you have hospital privileges? If so, where?
  • Who will perform the anesthesia and what are their qualifications?
  • What type of anesthesia is required for this procedure?
  • What are the credentials of your surgical staff?
  • How would you respond if an emergency were to occur during surgery?
  • Have you helped patients with similar physical qualities and concerns? Can you show me before and after photos of their results ?
  • Is the doctor courteous and professional?
  • Did the doctor seem to understand your areas of concern?
  • Has the doctor informed you of the available options for meeting your goals?
  • Did the doctor describe how they would specifically tailor the procedure(s) for you?
  • Has the doctor helped you understand what to expect?
  • Do you have reasonable expectations of your results?
  • Do you feel confident moving forward with surgery?

Financial Planning

woman-912367_1920Most surgeons require an initial down payment when you schedule your procedure and payment in full prior to the date of surgery.

Ask about the available payment options during your consultation.

Then, compare average cosmetic procedure prices along with other costs and answers on suggested questions.

The abovementioned checklist can help guide you through the process and ensure you take full advantage of your potential surgeons. Your feeling will tell you the best -Listen your inner voice.




Prior to scheduling surgery, we recommend consulting with multiple doctors to ensure that you are completely comfortable and confident with your final decision. The right cosmetic surgeon will have the experience you need, communicate with you openly, and take the time to answer each of your questions thoroughly.

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