Preparing Consultation

Preparing for Your Consultation: A Checklist

Preparing for your consultation doesn't need to be overwhelming. By now you have read our comprehensive article on consultations and how to get ready for them. Here's a companion checklist to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. Review this list in advance of your consultation appointment(s).

___ Research the facial plastic surgery that you are interested in, whether facelift, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery or another procedure.
___ Do some background checks on the surgeon.

___ Understand the doctor's policy on the consultation fee before you make an appointment.

___ Compile and bring a list of the medications, if any, that you take on a regular basis. (This list should include prescriptions, over-the-counter products and "natural" supplements.)

___ Bring photos of how you want — or don't want — to look.

___ Be prepared to discuss your medical history, and possibly that of your first-degree relatives.

It's a good idea to bring a friend or a family member with you to your consultation. Sometimes, a third party can be more objective and may pick up on something that you miss. It's also helpful to jot some notes down during this important visit.

Remember, you should never feel pressured to book a surgery, and you should always go with your gut. Even if your friends and family swear by this surgeon, he or she may not be a good match for you. Good luck!

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    Dilip D. Madnani, MD

    Madnani Facial Plastics
    325 E Main St
    Smithtown, NY 11787

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    Lloyd D. Landsman, MD

    994 Jericho Turnpike
    Suite 102
    Smithtown, NY 11787
    (631) 864-4111

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    Sandra Margoles

    Sandra Margoles MD, FACS
    2 1/2 Dearfield Dr
    Greenwich, CT 06831