By Dr Maria Lombardo
We often hear patients talk about how they have been wanting to do a cosmetic consultation for a very long time but they were “afraid coming to the doctor’s office would be intimidating” or “thought it would be expensive” or “I’m not ready to do a procedure right now”.
At Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery, we always make the consultation process as easy as possible. We offer complimentary consultations for all cosmetic patients both surgical and non-surgical visits. Sometimes a patient comes in not knowing what options are available to them and leave with a recommendation that is different than what they thought was going to be necessary.
When you come in to the office, some procedures like Botox, fillers and peels can be done at the same visit. Frequently, new patients just want more information about products or procedures and plan to do them at a later time. Of course surgery needs to be planned a bit further in advance but some patients are ready to schedule right away. Other patients want to plan for surgery when they have an upcoming vacation or time off work.
Women who come in for a breast augmentation (implant) consultation will try on different implants styles during that first visit to get an idea of what size they want to be. Usually a second “try on” is done before making the final decision on implant size. There is no pressure to make such an important decision at the first visit.
At the time of your consultation, you will need to fill out some paperwork before meeting one on one with Dr. Lombardo. Plan on spending 15 to 45 minutes in the office, depending on what types of procedures are being discussed. A personalized quote will be provided to you after the consultation is completed. Our office manager can schedule your next appointment or discuss outside financing if that is appropriate.
The bottom line is… if you are interested in a cosmetic procedure, surgical or non-surgical, talking in person and directly to the doctor is the best way to find out all the options. When you have all the information, then decisions can be made about what course of action to take…
Call today for your complimentary consultation: 760-610-8990