A successful consultation with an expert plastic surgeon will ease any worries, answer your questions, and address any concerns you have. You have decided to get cosmetic surgery, found your potential plastic surgeon; the next step is to book a consultation at the Harley Clinic in London.
What is a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation?
A cosmetic surgery consultation is a two-way conversation; it’s an opportunity to have an open discussion with your plastic surgeon. Ultimately, a consultation should help you determine if cosmetic surgery is suitable for you. To get the most out of your consultation, it’s a good idea to know what to expect so that you can come prepared.
The consultations are chargeable at a set fee and there are no refunds for non-attendance or a change of mind.
What to Expect in Your Cosmetic Surgery Consultation at the Harley Clinic
During your consultation at the Harley Clinic, you will meet with Dr. Riaz Agha. The first stage of the consultation is a conversation. You can expect to talk about the following:
- What procedure you want
- Your goals
- The results you can expect
- What’s involved in the surgery
- The risks and potential complications of the surgery
You will also talk through your medical history. It’s important to be as open and honest as possible throughout the consultation so that your surgeon can give you the best advice possible. In addition to speaking through your thoughts and goals, the consultation is also an opportunity for you to ask your plastic surgeon any questions you have, such as:
- How many times do you perform my surgery each year?
- Can I see before and after photos of my surgery?
- What qualifications and expertise do you have?
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
The next stage of the consultation involves an examination of the area or areas of concern. Depending on your surgery, the examination may look a little different. In general, you can expect measurements to be taken using a tape measure, calliper, and scales. You can rest assured that if you are undergoing any breast or body procedure that the examination will be carried out with the utmost care and respect.
Suppose you decide to go ahead with the procedure before pictures may be taken with your permission. Often, photos are taken to document pre-operative anatomy, facilitate surgical planning and aid communication.
During your consultation, you can also expect to discuss pricing. You will receive a detailed price quote for the procedure of your choice. You can also discuss any financial planning questions you have.
How to Prepare for Your Cosmetic Surgery Consultation
To get the most out of your cosmetic surgery consultation, it’s important to be prepared. This starts with researching as much as you can about your procedure. The Harley Clinic Cosmetic Surgery Blog has a library of information, and you can also read up on specific treatments, including:
Come prepared with a list of questions to ask your surgeon. For some ideas on what to ask, read this helpful blog on 7 Questions to Ask Before Your Breast Augmentation. Research your specific procedure and ask as many questions as you need. There’s no such thing as too many questions.
Have your medical information ready to share during your consultation. Be honest about your history, what you want, and any concerns. Your consultation should ease any worries and offer complete reassurance in your chosen procedure and plastic surgeon.
Here’s some further reading to help you prepare for your cosmetic surgery: