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Preparing for Your Cosmetic Surgery ConsultationUpdated September 7, 2012
We have all had that moment – that moment when we had a question to ask, only to lose it seconds later and forget until it is too late. In the world of cosmetic surgery consultations this can be a problem. The whole point of a consultation is to become informed so that you can make the best possible decision regarding your upcoming procedure. It is no time to forget to ask those important questions.
A new trend is emerging in the field of plastic surgery that helps people avoid the problem of forgetting the big question. Group consultations are proving to be both informational and supportive!
The idea of a group consultation was introduced by Dr. Louis Bucky at the 12th annual Toronto Breast Surgery Symposium. The idea of a group consultation is to bring together a group of like-minded women (in this case, all considering breast augmentation surgery) and discuss the procedure and allow them all to ask questions. The response so far has been wonderful.
One of the reasons that group consultations are working so well are that the group of women in the consultation all have one thing in common: the breast augmentation surgery. Because they all share that common thread they are able to support one another and all ask questions, including ones others have not thought about. This makes the experience more informative overall and increases a woman’s satisfaction with not only the end results but the process as a whole.
While this trend may take some time to catch on in the United States, it does point out some important things to keep in mind when preparing for a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon.
Make sure to research your options for your breast augmentation ahead of time. Write down the questions you want to ask to make sure you don’t forget them. The only silly question is the one that is not asked. By gathering as much information ahead of time as possible you are more likely to set your expectations accordingly and studies have shown the women with reasonable expectations are happier with their end results.
Also, having an idea ahead of time of what to expect will better help direct your conversation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Mark Jewell. When you and your doctor are on the same page it is easier for your doctor to help you visualize what your end results are going to be. By working together, you and your surgeon can help make sure that you get exactly what you want out of the experience!
As always, choosing the right doctor for the job is the best way to ensure not only great results, but your utmost safety as well. Dr. Mark Jewell is one of the leading plastic surgeons serving Oregon and he is always ready to consult with you.
Plan ahead, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jewell today, and get on track to reaching that body aesthetic goal today!