08 Jan Consultation at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery
What to expect at your initial consultation
We believe that Plastic Surgery is not a commodity, or a procedure. Rather, Plastic Surgery is an experience. This experience begins at our initial consultation. Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery is designed to provide an elegant, comfortable and friendly venue to discuss the intimate and important personal issues that our patients present with. We recognize that the decision to consult with a plastic surgeon is a difficult one. It is a strong person travelling on “the road less travelled” that is willing to say “I do not like this about myself, and I want to do something about it.” The privilege of joining you on this journey is not lost on us, and we work very hard to make this process as comfortable as possible for you. We know that the process of plastic surgery is just as important as your outcome.
Our process begins at the initial consultation. You will first be greeted by our front office staff, and be introduced to our menu of services. Subsequently, Rosana Mumford (LINK to BIO) will bring you back to our consultation room. Rosana will be available to answer any preliminary questions you may have. Next, you will spend anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour with Dr. Durkin discussing any issues, concerns, or objectives you may have. Our consults are designed to provide as much information as possible in a comfortable setting. We do not offer people the “hard sell”. Our goal is to educate our patients on their options, and to allow them to make truly informed decisions on how they want to proceed is a stress free environment. Initial cosmetic consultations are always complimentary, and we do not take patient photographs until you decide to proceed with therapy.
After meeting with Dr. Durkin and formulating your treatment options, Amanda will provide you a tour of our entire facility, including our preoperative holding areas, postoperative recovery areas, overnight suites, operating room, make-up studio, and medical spa treatment rooms. Over 70% of our patients will use some form of minimally invasive therapies, such as dermal fillers, Kybella, or neurotoxins. For these patients, the option of injections at the time of consultation is always provided, but there is no obligation on your part to proceed with therapy during your consultation if you are not ready.
Lastly, you will be provided with a comprehensive price quotation for your desired procedure at the time of your consultation. Options for medical financing are available at our practice, and Rosana will provide you with any information you desire regarding finance options.
We want to hear about your concerns and objectives. We pride ourselves on an ability to listen and understand. At our foundation, we recognize that every individual consult represents an individual concern, and requires treatment plan. Every facelift is different and unique, every breast augmentation is different and unique. This fundamental understanding of plastic surgery fuels our passion for our patients. Excellence in plastic surgery is not created through standardized templates and a cookie-cutter approach. Excellence in plastic surgery starts with open communication between you and our staff. We synergize our listening skills with exemplary customer service, and a dedication to provide the finest cosmetic results in the safest possible fashion with the least amount of invasive surgery.