If you’re considering plastic surgery, the best first step is to set up an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Wise by contacting one of his experienced Patient Care Coordinators. During your first phone call, a Patient Care Coordinator will ask you questions to get your prepared for your consultation and assist you with the calendar. When you arrive at your consultation, Dr. Wise will help you determine the best course of action by discussing your aesthetic options with you, along with benefits and potential risks of certain procedures.
Once you’ve scheduled your consultation with Dr. Wise, here are a few things you should do to prepare:
1. Bring your medical history with you
This includes any family history or past medical conditions, as well as current conditions and medicines taken. You can download and print our new patient forms here. Just fill these out to the best of your ability and bring them to your first visit with Dr. Wise.
2. Come with questions and concerns
Write them down ahead of time so you don’t forget them at the time of the visit. Getting plastic surgery can be a big decision, so you want to make sure that you have all your questions answered and all your concerns addressed, no matter how small they may seem.
3. Figure out your financing options
It’s important to remember that most elective surgeries will not be covered by health insurance. You should see if you have enough money saved up in your savings or checking accounts, or whether you should look into other payment methods like bank loans, credit cards, etc. Dr. Wise office participates with Prosper Financial Services and Care Credit so as long as you qualify for the financing, you can pay for your procedure over time.4. Bring your calendar to your consultation
Different procedures require different healing periods, so you should be ready to check your schedule to find the best time to get the procedure you want. You may need to take time off from work, depending on the surgery, so you should factor that in as well. Do you have vacation days you are able to use? Do you have any big events coming up in your life? These are questions you will want to ask yourself in selecting a surgical date.
5. Consider bringing someone with you to the consultation
Again, getting plastic surgery is a big decision, so you may find it helpful to discuss your options and get a second opinion from someone you trust. Ultimately, the choice is up to you, but it never hurts to get the reassurance from a friend, relative or other loved one. Additionally, any minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian.
If you do all of these things to prepare for your visit, we’re sure you will have a successful and productive consultation with Dr. Wise, and you will leave the office feeling confident about your upcoming procedure.