Dr. Jay Calvert explains the plastic surgery consultation process.
The plastic surgery consultation process in plastic surgery is essential to building the doctor patient relationship necessary for success in plastic surgery. The patient and the plastic surgeon need the time spent during the consultation to establish rapport and build a plan based on the patient’s desires. The patient brings their issues and complaints to the surgeon. Then, the plastic surgeon digests these problems and provides feedback as to what can or cannot be done to help the patient. In general, the interaction is a time when both the patient and the surgeon are assessing each other as to the best way in which to work together. However, there is also the possibility that the two parties may choose not to proceed for any number of reasons.
Making the most of your consultation
The way to get the most out of your plastic surgery consultation is to bring as much information as you can and to learn as much as you can about the procedure you are interested in having. An informed patient is more effective in a plastic surgery consultation process. They have the best chance to communicate their complaints and hear the possibilities for treatment. This ensures that the most information will be transferred and the best choices can be made on both sides.