What to Expect at Your Surgical Consultation
The first step in deciding whether to have surgery or not is to come in for a comprehensive in-office consultation. At that time we can ask what the patient's goals are, and show them before and after photos, show them what realistic expectations are, and then decide whether this procedure is the right one for that patient. Sometimes patients come in thinking that they need one procedure, but after evaluating them and examining them, we come up with a different plan. The most important is to have an individual plan for each patient, so there's no cookie cutter plan, every patient gets their own recommendations.
One advantage we have, as being board-certified plastic surgeons, is that we can offer the gamut, as far as surgical and non-surgical procedures. Some people will come in saying that they want a non-invasive procedure for say their tummy, but they have loose skin, and no non-invasive procedure is going to improve that. So we can offer a tummy tuck, we review why we can do one procedure but another won't meet their expectations, and so we fit and tailor the procedure, so that we do whatever it takes to best achieve that patient's goals.