Plastic surgery can be an exciting experience, but it can be stressful if you don’t know what to expect. This is why consultation appointments are so important. Your plastic surgery consultation gives you the opportunity to ask questions, learn about the procedure, and discuss your desired aesthetic goals. Read on to find out what else you can expect during a consultation with a facial plastic surgeon.
DISCUSSING YOUR COSMETIC GOALS
The first thing you will do during your facial plastic surgery consultation is to discuss your cosmetic goals. Before moving forward with any surgery, your facial plastic surgeon will need to determine whether these goals are achievable. You can go over your aesthetic concerns, and Dr. Apo will let you know if the results you are looking for are realistic and attainable.
GOING OVER THE SURGERY PROCESS
Once you have shared the outcome you are looking for, you can find out more about the surgery you will need to achieve the desired results. If there is a specific type of facial plastic surgery that you’re interested in, you will be able to learn more about it during your appointment.
If that procedure is the best course of action, we will review it with you to make sure you know what to expect throughout the entire process. If there is an alternative procedure that would yield better results, Dr. Apo will inform you of this and discuss your various options with you.
VIEWING BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
When you’re going to have a plastic surgical procedure, it’s helpful to know what your outcome might look like. This is why surgeons typically show patients before and after photos during the consultation. You will get to see examples of similar bone structures and the results of the surgery to give you an idea of how your own results may look.
REVIEWING YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY WITH DR. APO
Before scheduling your procedure, Dr. Apo will need to review your medical history. It is important to know if any medical concerns could impact your ability to have the procedure. You will need to inform the entire surgical team of any medications and supplements you currently take as well. This is all to confirm that it is safe for you to be under general anesthesia for your surgery.
ADDRESSING YOUR QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
Your facial plastic surgery consultation is a chance to ask any questions that you have or to bring up any concerns about the procedure. We want you to be informed about your treatment before moving forward with the process. If it helps, you can make a list of questions and concerns to bring to the consultation with you.
GETTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION
Before leaving the office, you will receive paperwork that details how to prepare for your procedure. This will include anesthetic precautions, such as when to stop eating and drinking before the surgery. You will also be given instructions for your recovery. This paperwork will explain what to expect after your procedure.
SCHEDULE YOUR PLASTIC SURGERY CONSULTATION TODAY
Are you tired of what you see when you look in the mirror? Plastic surgery can help you feel like the best version of yourself by resolving concerns that have troubled you. With a focus on facial plastic surgery, Dr. Apo performs brow lifts, rhinoplasty, and facelifts in Austin, TX. Schedule your first consultation for plastic surgery by contacting our office today.