How to Prepare for Your First Plastic Surgery Consultation

When you start to explore the idea of plastic surgery, a consultation is a great way to learn more about your options and what you can expect from a procedure. This consultation is an opportunity to converse with a knowledgeable, experienced plastic surgeon. They can answer any questions you might have while offering advice on treatments and setting expectations for your results. At the end of a successful plastic surgery consultation, you should feel empowered to make the best choices for your aesthetic goals.

This guide will inform you on how to prepare for your first plastic surgery consultation to get the most out of your time with a doctor. The surgeons and staff at Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery are ready to help you determine what procedure is right for your needs.

What to Prepare Before You Attend Your Consultation

Preparing for your first plastic surgery consultation begins at home. Before you attend your first appointment, you will want to:

Identify Areas of Concern on Your Body

It is beneficial to be specific here, as it will help your plastic surgeon understand your goals and how to help you achieve them.

Prepare Your Medical History

Be ready to discuss your medical history, including any health conditions, previous surgeries, current medications, and allergy information. This information will help your doctor ensure your safety throughout the procedures.

Educate Yourself on Different Procedures

It can be helpful for you to have some basic knowledge about plastic surgery and the types of procedures you are interested in. Visiting a doctor’s website and reading about potential methods can be insightful.

On the day of your appointment, make sure you wear comfortable clothing that is easy to change in and out of in case you need to wear a hospital gown. Remember, this first appointment is a conversation. There is no need to be nervous, but even if you are, our team will be here to walk you through every step of this process.

What Questions Should You Ask?

Another good way to prepare for your first plastic surgery consultation is to create a list of questions to ask. Doing this before an appointment can help you remember important questions you wanted to ask if you feel a little nervous. It can also be beneficial to write down the answers to your questions and any other information to refer to later. Some of the questions you may want to ask include:

  • What are your qualifications?
  • Have you helped people with this kind of aesthetic concern before?
  • What sort of results can I expect?
  • Do you provide aftercare?

Bringing a family member or friend to your first consultation can put your mind at ease about the appointment. They can also ask additional questions and keep track of the answers to your questions.

Schedule Your First Plastic Surgery Consultation Today

The Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery team is here to answer all your questions and put your mind at ease about achieving your aesthetic goals. We understand this is a big decision, and we will be here to support you as you make the best choices for your body. Call us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons.