What can I expect from cosmetic consultation?
When you arrive for your cosmetic (breast augmentation, tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, etc.) consultation you can expect a professional and comforting experience. After filling out a small amount of paper work, you will meet with Dr. Quinn and his nurse. They will go over with you what it is you would like to change about your body, discuss your expectations and have you look at before and after picture books. These books give you an opportunity to find patients who have a similar “before” look and to check out what they achieved in results from that particular procedure.
In the case of breast augmentation, Dr. Quinn will also have you do a fitting with actual implants to find a size that you are interested in achieving. Dr. Quinn will perform an exam and go through the procedure(s) in detail. This process can take up to an hour, because Dr. Quinn will want to make sure that all your questions have been answered and all your concerns addressed.
After your visit with Dr. Quinn, you will have a chance to sit down with our Patient Care Coordinator. She will give you detailed quotes for the procedure(s) that you and Dr. Quinn have decided on. If you are interested in financing, that information will be given to you at this point in your appointment. Finally, if you are ready to schedule the procedure you can do so right then with our Patient Care Coordinator, or you can go home and give her a call when you are ready.
If I decide that I would like to have a cosmetic procedure performed, how soon will I be able to book that procedure?
We tell patients to plan to have surgery within 4 to 6 weeks of their consultation. However, if your schedule requires a closer date than 4 weeks, our Patient Care Coordinator will work her hardest to get a surgery date that works for your schedule.
Can I bring my husband/friend/mother to my consultation?
You are welcome to bring whomever you choose to your consultation. We do ask that you try to find arrangement for your children though, as this appointment is lengthy and we do not have entertainment for children. However, we understand schedules and childcare arrangements, so we are happy to see you even if your children must attend the consultation as well.
After my consultation, do I have any more appointments before my surgery date?
In the case of all our cosmetic procedures, you will have a pre-operative appointment. At this appointment you will be given instructions for the night before surgery, the day of surgery, and the day after. In the case of breast augmentation and/or breast lifts with implants, we do have you come back between your consultation and pre-operative appointment to have an implant fitting once more.
What does an “implant fitting” entail?
An implant fitting is a process that Dr. Quinn has found gives women the best indication of how they will look in clothes after the breast augmentation procedure. In this fitting, you will be given a specially designed bra that is used to slip different sized implants on top of your already existing breast tissue. Using the combination of bra and implants, you can compare different sizes until you find the one that gives you the look you are looking for. We encourage you to bring your favorite tops from all different seasons, a tight T-shirt and even bathing suit tops to your second fitting. That way you can get a very good indication of how you will look in your clothing after the procedure.