If you’re considering facial rejuvenation, the best first step is to set up an appointment for a consultation. We offer a variety of contact options for maximal convenience (phone, email, text, etc). During the initial contact (phone, email, text, etc), our staff will ask you questions to get you prepared for your visit and will schedule a time for you to come in for an in person or a virtual consultation.
Once you’ve scheduled your consultation, here are a few things you should do to prepare:
1. Fill out medical history forms
You are able to fill out your medical history and registration forms online through our patient portal. Be sure to mention any family history or past medical conditions, as well as current conditions and medications. You can fill this our prior to your consultation or on the day of at our registration kiosk.
2. Come with questions and bring a picture
Write them down ahead of time so you don’t forget them at the time of the visit. We want to make sure that you have all your questions answered and all your concerns addressed, no matter how small they may seem. We also recommend that you bring a photo of yourself from 5-10-15 years ago so we can analyze your goals with what we are able to achieve.
3. Open Discussion
During your consultation, you will have your pictures taken and meet with your patient coordinator and the physician. This is the time to express any questions or concerns you have. Our expert patient coordinator will explain the aging process so you have an understanding as to what your treatments options will be. You will then meet with the physician and they will determine the best course of action with you.
4. Figure out your financing options
It’s important to know our elective procedures will not be covered by insurance. If you need assistance into payment options like financing; our patient coordinators can walk you through the process of applying.
5. Bring your calendar to your consultation
Different procedures require different healing periods, so you should be ready to check your schedule to find the best time to get the procedure you want. You may need to take time off from work, depending on the surgery, so you should factor that in as well. Do you have vacation days you are able to use? Do you have any big events coming up in your life? These are questions you will want to ask yourself in selecting a surgical date. You will receive a patient journey booklet from us as your own personal guide throughout the entire process.
6. Consider bringing someone with you to the consultation
Two heads are better than one as there may be a lot of information to process. Again, getting cosmetic surgery is a big decision, so you may find it helpful to discuss your options and get a second opinion from someone you trust. Ultimately, the choice is up to you, but it never hurts to get the reassurance from a friend, relative or other loved one.
If you do all of these things to prepare for your visit, we’re sure you will have a successful and productive consultation, and you will leave the office feeling confident about your decisions.
We’re here to help you every step of the way before, during and after your journey with us.