A cosmetic treatment consultation is an important step in the process of undergoing a plastic surgery procedure. It is the time to ask questions, get an idea of what the procedure is like, and understand what you can expect before, during, and after surgery. During a consultation, you should expect to have a review of your complete medical history, an analysis of your objectives and options, and an examination of your areas of concern. The consultation should last between one to two hours.
Board-certified cosmetic surgeons will provide you with in-depth knowledge about the procedure and answer any questions you may have. They will explain the specific surgical steps and determine where in the body the procedure will be performed. They will also discuss the amount and type of anesthesia used, the expected recovery time, and the expected cost of plastic surgery. Since most insurance companies don't offer coverage for elective cosmetic surgeries, they will also discuss payment options. It is important to be prepared for your consultation and know the right questions to ask.
Describe your goals and dreams about the outcome. What do you ultimately hope to achieve with surgery? Learn about the risks and possible complications. A successful consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon will inform you about your options and reassure you before scheduling surgery.