We want patients to have a productive surgery consultation with Dr. Robinson, so here are two easy ways to ensure that happens.
1. Preparation: Ask questions and know what you want.
If you’re seeking information and can’t find it on our website, contact us and we’ll respond in a timely manner. Then if there are more specific facts that need to be clarified, the consultation offers the perfect opportunity for us to do that for you. Before you come, just jot down a list of important questions.
Part of being prepared is simply knowing what you want to achieve with plastic surgery. Many patients research a procedure off and on for years before they schedule an appointment, so it is common to see patients that know what they want. However, that’s not a requirement; if you are just curious about plastic surgery and want honest information from a professional go ahead and schedule your consultation.
2. Communication: Be open and use visual aids
Openness and effective communication are important from the first consult all the way through the surgery. If it’s difficult for you to communicate your goals, use pictures! You can view our before and after photos or bring examples that you think are appealing. Better communication about your desires and specific needs will help Dr. Robinson ensure that they are fulfilled, so use whatever tools you think will aid in that process.
Don’t hide your medical history, past procedures, goals or motivations for surgery. There’s no need to be defensive during the consultation. Just remember that there’s no commitment during a consultation and you can take as much time as you need to consider your options afterward.