If you are considering cosmetic surgery, then a consultation is the next logical step in the process. During the consultation, you will meet with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Roth to discuss your surgical options and determine your candidacy.
Discuss Your Goals
Every consultation begins with a discussion. Dr. Roth takes all the time needed to really listen to what you have to say. It is from this listening that he is able to provide you with individualized recommendations.
As part of your consultation, expect to:
- Identify specific areas of your body you’d like to change
- Discuss specific changes
- See before-and-after photos
- Determine whether expectations align with the results possible
Browsing Dr. Roth’s patient before-and-after photos, you will be able to see examples of what the procedure can achieve. Although your results will be unique, these photos give you an idea of what is possible so you can make sure your expectations are reasonable.
Some of our guests choose to bring images or photos of other people who have the physical traits they want to achieve. For example, maybe there is a certain celebrity whose curves you’d like to emulate. While these photos provide good discussion points, remember that your body is completely unique. Plastic surgery cannot make you look like someone else, but it can help you look and feel your best.
Another portion of the consultation focuses on a) assessing your candidacy for surgery based on health, and b) assessing the area of the body for procedure suitability. Dr. Roth makes sure you are healthy enough to undergo surgery, and examines your area(s) of concern to make sure the cosmetic procedure can achieve what you expect. That process includes reviewing:
- Health history
- Current health conditions
- Surgical history
- History of allergies
- Any other pertinent health information
Generally, all people in good overall health are candidates for cosmetic surgery. Dr. Roth makes sure you are informed of all of the risks and benefits associated with the procedure.
Our patient coordinator will discuss the cost estimates for the treatment plan you have chosen. We present your payment options, as well as financing plans you may wish to apply for. Most insurance policies do not cover elective procedures, but financing plans are often an option for patients who do not want to pay the lump sum upfront. Many cosmetic surgery patients feel the initial investment is well-worth it: aesthetic results continue to provide a return year after year, enhancing self-confidence and boosting your body image.
Recovery and Aftercare
Your consultation will of course include discussion of what happens during surgery; most people are curious to know the steps taken to achieve the final outcome. Your consultation also includes information about recovery and downtime, which is important to plan for.
All cosmetic surgeries differ, especially when it comes to recovery. In general, you may need to take several days to several weeks of downtime as it relates to:
- Heavy lifting
- Strenuous activity
- Childcare/lifting your child
There will also be instructions related to showering and keeping the incision(s) clean. You may need to wear a compression garment for a couple of weeks, as well as bandages. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled in advance.
Q&A with Dr. Roth
Of course, the consultation also provides ample opportunity to ask questions. Typically, our guests have a prepared list of questions so that nothing is left out. Dr. Roth makes sure you leave with all the answers so that you can make an informed decision about surgery.
Here are a few examples of questions commonly asked at the time of consultation:
- How often do you perform the procedure I am interested in?
- Have you completed any specialized training in this procedure?
- How quickly will I be back to normal?
- Are you board certified and why does it matter?
- What other qualifications do you have?
- Where will the surgery be performed?
- Will someone need to bring me to the appointment and drive me home?
- What should I do upon arriving home from surgery?
- How long will the results of this procedure last?
- Is there anything I can do to maintain the results?
This list is not exhaustive. You certainly may have other questions you want to ask. We encourage you to do some thinking ahead of time to generate a list to bring with you. And of course, don’t hesitate to call us afterward if you think of anything else.
Begin the Journey: Schedule Your Consultation
If you are ready to take the next step in making your aesthetic dreams come true, please contact the Las Vegas practice of Dr. Jeffrey Roth to arrange your consultation. Dr. Roth is a board-certified plastic surgeon and he is personally committed to helping his patients look and feel their best.