As you may be aware, cosmetic surgeons usually charge a fee for their cosmetic consultation appointments. This is reasonable because the plastic surgeon is providing a service to the prospective patient in the form of reliable, researched information, an exam of the area where cosmetic surgery is desired, and as much time as needed to answer all the patient’s questions and concerns. The best way to get the most from the appointment is to research the cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in which you are interested—breast augmentation, facelift, eyelift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and have all your questions ready for the doctor. A good source is the American Society of Plastic Surgery’s website which offers a wealth of information on all cosmetic procedures for the public to access.
It is also important that you discuss your full medical history with the doctor and speak candidly regarding what result you would like to achieve. Sometimes patients have unrealistic expectations and a good plastic surgeon will bring that to the patient’s attention to avoid the possibility of disappointment.
Here at Dr. Stephen Delia’s practice, our goal ultimately is to have a patient conclude their consultation appointment feeling confident, more knowledgeable, and fully satisfied with the information provided.