Choosing to have a cosmetic surgery is an exciting, life changing decision!
You owe it to yourself to have a consultation with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon.
Many prospective patients do their research by looking on the internet, and talking to family and friends who have had cosmetic surgeries. While this is helpful to your decision making process, one of the most important parts of your research will be having a professional consultation.
The consultation should be a learning experience, and an educational opportunity for you. This is YOUR time to express what bothers you about your appearance, your concerns and expectations for what you want surgery to accomplish for you. This is also when you will find out what options are available to get you the body that you dream about.
Be honest with yourself and your surgeon!
This is not the time to be embarrassed, or ashamed of anything! We are here to help you and guide you in your decision making process. Ask your questions, even if you think they are “stupid” we want you to know there are no stupid questions, chances are, if you are wondering about it, someone else has to!
What to expect at your consultation:
- It will last approximately 1 hour.
- You will meet with me (Marilyn), your patient care coordinator. We will go over some educational information, talk more in depth about your concerns and goals, and then I will get you ready to meet Dr. Dehghan.
- We will take confidential photos and measurements for your medical file.
- For Breast Augmentation consultations, you will get to try on the implants and see what they will look like on you!
- Dr. Dehghan will come in and talk with you, do a physical exam and give you his expert opinion.
- You can look at his before and after pictures.
- Based on his recommendations, you will get a quote sheet that is valid for 90 days.
- This quote is all-inclusive, it covers everything but the prescriptions.
In some situations, a patient might not be a candidate for any surgery. Whether it’s due to their anatomy, medical conditions (or health concerns), or unrealistic expectations. We do not operate on everyone who comes to a consultation.
Why do we charge a consultation fee?
The amount of your initial consultation should not be a basis for picking your surgeon. Some surgeons may use this as a sales tool to attract you. You might save money in the beginning by choosing a surgeon who does not charge a consultation fee, but it might cost you thousands of more dollars in 2nd opinions and revisions in the long run if you are not careful in the first place.
We charge $100.00 for a consultation (which is applied to the cost of your surgery). This is an hour that you get with a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 12 years of experience that will provide with you professional, accurate and reliable information.
Many surgeons do charge a consultation fee for the initial visit.