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!
Marcia V. Ormsby, MD
Annapolis Aesthetic Surgery, Inc.
116 Defense Hwy.,
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ronald H. Schuster, MD
10807 Falls Road, #100
Baltimore, MD 21093
Brian R Buinewicz MD
Buinewicz Plastic Surgery & Medspa
3655 Route 202
Suites 225 and 230
Doylestown, PA 18902