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Tips to prepare for your plastic surgery consultation at the Center for Plastic Surgery

Posted May 15, 2019 in Preparing Yourself for a Surgery Consultation

Like any surgery, plastic surgery is always an important decision for you to make. Before you can make the decision with confidence, you will want to meet your surgeon and understand a few things about what’s to come. Here are a few top tips on how to prepare for your plastic surgery consultation:

professional medical doctor in white uniform gown coat interview counseling female patient-img-blogWhat do you want?

Before your consultation, you first must understand what you are looking for. Think about what you like about yourself and what you would like to change, write it down and bring it into your consultation. In addition to your list, bring in photos that best display your desired look. This will help Dr. Bonaldi understand what you are hoping for, and also gives him a chance to tell you how reasonable your expectations are.

Do Your Research

A good rule of thumb is to have some knowledge on the procedure you would like done before you go into your consultation. Knowing the basics of the procedure will make it easier for you to get more information out of your consultation. The more you understand, the more you will feel comfortable with the process.

Write Down Your Questions

Never be afraid or embarrassed to ask questions! Dr. Bonaldi will be able to answer any of your questions with confidence.

Here is a list of general questions to get you started:

  • Am I a good candidate? If not, why?
  • How often do you perform this procedure?
  • What are the risks?
  • Can I see before and after photos of other patients who have had my procedure?

Your Surgery Consultation

The most important part of preparing yourself for a surgery consultation is to keep your expectations realistic. You want to be sure of yourself and why you want this surgery. Find what you’re hoping to accomplish and talk to Dr. Bonaldi about how to get there. Plastic surgery is a huge decision and it’s not one you should step into lightly. As always, Dr. Bonaldi is a loyal advocate of making informed decisions and will help you through every step of the process. To schedule your visit, please go to: https://www.bonaldimd.com.