Recommendations for an online plastic surgery assessment consultation

The evaluation appointment for plastic surgery can be just as exciting as the day of the procedure. It is for this reason that it is recommended to be prepared for this moment. Thanks to the advancement of technology and the development of medical tourism, these virtual consultations have been very successful since they offer endless advantages, among them, it allows the surgeon to have a relationship with patients who are not in the same city or country, there is no need to worry about moving to an office, in addition, and it is much easier for interested patients who want to save time and money to find that connection they are looking for with a plastic surgeon.

Here are some recommendations to prepare for a virtual evaluation consultation:

  • Check that the time your appointment was scheduled is correct for your geographical area or city (if the surgeon is in another city or country).

  • Try to have a good Wi-Fi connection and the availability of time to attend this consultation (it lasts approximately between 45 and 60 minutes).

  • Preferably make the video call at a time that does not interfere with your activities, such as work (choose the time in which you can have the necessary availability).

  • When taking the video call, it is recommended that you are in a quiet place, without noise, so that you can focus all your attention on clarifying your doubts with the specialist (for example, your room, living room, or study).

  • In this assessment consultation, embarrassment or shame should be put aside, as surgeons ask their patients to send photos of the area, they are interested in improving, before the consultation. By doing this, you will give the surgeon clarity of what the patient wants with this surgery and will allow him from the beginning, to explain the possible results, the consultations become fast and efficient. Below you will find an example of how to submit your photos.

  • In the previous article, some questions are suggested to ask during this consultation, you can take these as support and add more questions or doubts.

  • You must answer all the medical questions that the specialist asks. Be honest when answering, and let the surgeon know if you suffer from any serious illness.

  • If for any reason, you cannot connect to have the online consultation, it is necessary for you to notify the surgeon or whoever you have scheduled the appointment with, since despite the fact that it is a virtual consultation, the specialist schedules his time to attend all of his patients, either online or in person.


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