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What to Expect During a Consultation at a Fairfield County Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
Are you unhappy with how you look and the way you feel about your body? Are you looking for a plastic surgeon near me in West Norwalk, CT who can help you improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, then you’re in the right place! Dr. CS Kim Plastic Surgery is a Top East Coast cosmetic surgery clinic. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kim, performs a wide range of procedures at our Joint Commission Accredited Fairfield County facility. Hailed as one of the leading tummy tuck surgeons, breast augmentation surgeons, and breast reduction surgeons in the region, Dr. Kim has helped hundreds of patients reshape their bodies and reclaim their youth.
Preparing for Your Consultation at a Cosmetic Surgery Clinic
You’ve done extensive research and have found a few cosmetic surgeons that you feel will best meet your needs; board-certified physicians who specialize in the procedure you are interested in, and who performs surgeries at accredited facilities. Now it’s time for you to meet with the prospective doctors face-to-face.
Consultations are a big step in the plastic surgery process. It means that you’re really serious about moving forward with the procedure. These face-to-face meetings are also really important because they can help you determine if plastic surgery is the right option for you, and if so, which surgeon you should choose to perform your procedure.
But what should you expect during your consultation? If you’ve never met with a plastic surgeon before, you may be feeling a little nervous about your meeting. To help ease your nerves and prepare you for the experience, here’s a basic overview of what you can expect during a consultation at a cosmetic surgery clinic.
Upon arriving at the facility, the first thing you’ll need to do is check-in at the front desk. You’ll be asked to provide your name and any paperwork that you may have been asked to fill out ahead of time. You might also be asked to fill out some additional forms. If any of the clinics that you are visiting use electronic medical records, you might be given the opportunity to complete any necessary forms ahead of time through a patient portal.
Once you’re signed in and have completed the required paperwork, you can take a seat in the waiting room. While you’re waiting to be called, inspect the waiting room. Is it clean and comfortable? The patient waiting area of a credible facility will be neat, tidy, furnished with comfortable chairs, well-lit, and will offer reading materials, televisions, or some other form of entertainment that you can enjoy while you’re waiting to be called.
Medical Assistant or Nurse Meet and Greet
When your name is called, the first person you will meet will likely be a medical assistant or a nurse. He or she will review your medical history with you and will help you get settled in. Make sure that you answer all questions honestly; the information that you provide about your medical history is critical and needs to be completely accurate in order to ensure your safety. Make sure you tell the medical assistant or nurse about any conditions that you have been diagnosed with and any medications and supplements – both prescription and over-the-counter – that you take. If you use alcohol or recreational drugs, be sure to share that information as well. Don’t worry; you won’t be scrutinized if you do.
You’ll also be asked about your lifestyle; eating habits, exercise routines, activities that you participate in, and what you do for a living. Information about your lifestyle is just as important as your medical history, as it will help the plastic surgeon determine the best course of action for your procedure and will aid in your recovery plan.
Your vitals will likely be taken, as well.
Meet with the Surgeon
After meeting with a medical assistant or nurse, you will meet with the cosmetic surgeon. If your consultation is at a multi-surgeon practice, be sure that the physician you are meeting with is the one who will be performing your surgery.
During your meeting with the doctor, you will be asked several questions. While the questions you are asked will depend on the procedure you are planning on having done – and the surgeon you are meeting with – the following are examples of what you can expect to be asked:
- What do you want to change about your body and why?
- How do you feel about your body right now?
- How would you like to feel about your body after surgery?
- What do you want to look like after the procedure?
- Are there any specific changes that you would like to see?
You should also use this time to ask the surgeon questions, too. Examples of questions that you might want to consider asking include:
- What does the surgery involve? (anesthesia, incisions, etc.)
- How long will the procedure take?
- What will recovery be like?
- How long will it take to fully recover?
- How do you determine what changes to make?
- Can I see samples of your work?
- Are there any possible risks or complications?
- How long have you been practicing plastic surgery?
- How many procedures like mine have you performed?
- Where did you get your degree?
- How will the procedure be performed?
Make sure to write down the answers. You can refer to and compare the answers after you have met with each doctor.
The surgeon will perform an examination of the area that you would like to transform. If it is an area underneath your clothing – your breasts, tummy, or buttocks, for example – you will be asked to change into a robe. A nurse or assistant will remain in the room during the exam.
The doctor will perform a full examination of the area that you want to have treated. Depending on the procedure you are planning on, measurements may be taken.
After the examination, you will be asked to get dressed and will meet with the doctor to have a post-exam discussion. The doctor will share details with you about the procedure, based on the information that was gathered during your previous discussion and examination. You may be shown a “rough draft” of what you can expect to look like after the procedure, too.
Don’t forget to discuss the cost of the surgery and make sure that the quote you receive includes all fees that you will incur.
Ready to Schedule a Consultation with a Leading Fairfield County Cosmetic Surgeon?
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. CS Kim Plastic Surgery, please call 203-920-1444 or visitwww.CSKimPlastics.com and submit our online contact form. We look forward to meeting with you and discussing your goals.
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