One of the most important steps on the journey to an improved you is the consultation. This is your opportunity to get all the information you need to make an informed decision regarding treatment.
Why is a Consultation Important?
A consultation answers two very important questions:
- Is this the right surgeon for me?
- Is this the right procedure for me?
During a consultation, you will get a feel for the office and your doctor. It is of the utmost importance that you feel comfortable with the people who will be providing you with care and the facility where that care will take place. Furthermore, the consultation is a time where you will be able to share your concerns with your doctor, while also informing them of the specifics of your case.
Once Dr. Garcia and patient care coordinator, Courtney, has all the pertinent information, the two of you can work together to come up with a treatment plan that best suits your needs, budget, and while also taking your individual health into consideration.
The consultation is also important for you to receive a proper analysis of what would work for you. Because everyone has a different skin type and lifestyle, we need to see patients first-hand to suggest any kind of procedure. Our thorough analysis gives us the opportunity to see if the initial procedure of interest would work or if we need to go with other options to address the same concerns.
What Should I Expect?
Photos and 3D imaging are taken of every patient to keep in their medical file. In most cases, it is wise to set aside 1 hour for the appointment. This time frame will allow you to express your concerns, ask your questions, and discuss all the options with Dr. Garcia. It helps when the medical history is completed online before the appointment. This is emailed to the patient upon scheduling the consultation.
Once you have narrowed down your options and zeroed in on a procedure, the doctor can also give you a rundown of what to expect before, during, and after your surgery or non-surgical procedure. The consultation is also the time to talk about payment and financing options.
What is the Cost?
Due to the importance of the consultation, getting to know your doctor, and understanding the scope of your surgery, we offer consultations free of charge. However, we do ask to keep a credit card number on file as we charge a no-show fee if the patient does not show for their appointment without prior notification. If you are thinking of undergoing a cosmetic procedure, come in for a complimentary consultation and learn more.
To find out which procedure is right for you, contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation. Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery serves the greater Jacksonville, Florida area.