How To Get a Great Consultation – 2 Rules
We want Dr. Will’s patients to make the most of their office visits and have consultations that are productive, meaning they get their questions answered and feel confident about how to proceed – whether that means going through with surgery or not.
Here are two simple rules that can help you accomplish those goals:
1. Be prepared
Depending on the procedure you’re interested in, it might be difficult to find (or make sense of) all the information you need. Fortunately, the consultation offers a perfect opportunity to get straight answers from a professional. Just bring a list of questions or topics that you think are really important.
It also helps to define the general goals you have for cosmetic surgery. Some patients have been considering a particular surgery for years and know exactly what they want; others are just starting their search. While a consultation can be useful in either case, you’ll get more from the experience if you have at least a general idea of your goals for surgery.
2. Be open
Good communication is important from the first consult all the way through the surgery. If it’s difficult for you to communicate your goals, use pictures or other visual aids. 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. Will ensure that they are fulfilled, so use whatever tools you think might aid in that process.
It’s also a good idea to share any pertinent information that might allow Dr. Will to serve you better. That can include things such as your medical history, past procedures, and motivations for surgery.