What to Expect
Your health and safety are our priorities and we strive to make your visit as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Here’s what to expect.
The purpose of the consultation is to enable you to make the best, most educated decision to achieve your health and beauty goals. Because we always put safety first, our doctors begin every consultation by discussing your overall health and well-being. Our next consideration is your vision for the outcome of the surgery, and Dr. Sullivan and Dr. Clarke-Pearson will work with you to ensure your expectations are realistic and attainable. They will also determine whether you need pre-operative testing like blood work, an EKG, a mammogram or clearance from your primary care physician.
Also during the consultation, your doctor will listen to all of your concerns and answer all of your questions regarding surgery. You will also be able to review photos of some of our previous patients’ results.
Why We Charge a Consultation Fee
Our consultation fee is $100 (applicable towards your surgical procedure) for cosmetic patients. We believe that in consulting with a professional – as with all things in life – you get what you pay for. Unfortunately, too often, a “free consultation” for cosmetic surgery turns into nothing but a high-pressured sales pitch.
A professional consultation should be a learning experience and should function solely to your benefit and advantage. Dr Sullivan will spend time with you to ensure she understands your motivations and desires. She believes that she should never pressure you into making a very important and personal decision.
Ultimately, your doctor will help you decide if surgery will help you achieve your overall health and beauty goals. In fact, we sometimes recommend that you do nothing.
We’re with you every step of the way, ensuring all your questions are answered and that you know what next steps to take. From the initial consultation to surgery and beyond, our staff will guide you through every appointment and procedure and offer guidance and recommendations for how to prepare and what to expect. We understand that this isn’t something you do every day – and we do. You can trust in our expertise and know that we have your best interests at heart.
Post-Op & Recovery
We proactively work with all patients to ensure they achieve full recovery as quickly as possible. After surgery, our staff will provide you with instructions for your post-operative care and follow-up appointments. We’ll check in with you to make sure that you are healthy, well and enjoying the results of your procedure.