Cosmetic Consultation

Cosmetic Consultation

Step inside our oceanside cosmetic surgery center and take comfort in our reception, an elegant prelude to what is to become an unparalleled patient experience. Upon arrival, fresh flowers and refreshing spa water welcomes you to OCEAN DRIVE®. Our Receptionist welcomes you inside and assists you with new patient registration and timely scheduling. You will  be introduced to our menu of services and will be seated comfortably in our reception area or lounge. Subsequently, our Patient Care Coordinator will join you in our consultation suite and ensure you are welcomed. Our Patient Care Coordinator has the pleasure of  assisting you with your registration, answering any preliminary questions, and introducing you to our office.

Next, you will spend 30-60 minutes with Dr. Alan Durkin, Board Certified Plastic surgeon discussing any issues, concerns, or objectives you may have. Our initial cosmetic consultations are designed to provide as much information as possible in a comfortable and private setting. Our goal is to describe all of your available cosmetic options, and to allow you to make truly informed decisions on how you want to proceed in a friendly and warm environment. An OCEAN DRIVE® cosmetic consultation is always complimentary, and we do not take your photograph until you decide to choose us as your caregivers.

Considering a Facelift?

In-Person Consultations

During your in-person consultation with Dr. Durkin, he will want to hear about your concerns and aesthetic objectives. We pride ourselves on an ability to listen and understand. Our Patient Care Coordinator will be with you throughout your consultation to assist you, take notes, and facilitate the consultation process to maximize your comfort. At our foundation, we recognize that every individual ha unique concerns, and requires unique treatment plan. Every facelift is different and customizable.   Every filler injection is different and customizable.  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. Over 70% of our patients will use some form of minimally invasive therapies, such as dermal fillers, Kybella, or neurotoxins at the time of their initial consultation. 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.

After meeting with Dr. Durkin and formulating your treatment options, you will receive a tour of our entire facility, including our preoperative holding areas, postoperative recovery areas, overnight suites, operating room, and the Ocean Drive MedSpa.

Upon your request for additional information, you will be provided with a price quotation for your desired procedure(s). We also offer financing options to our cosmetic surgery patients and our Ms. Kelley will assist you in finding the best option for your situation.

Your Face is your Foundation

A person’s face is their foundation and should be treated with the utmost expertise and respect. Every detail matters when it comes to your face. From skin quality, to facial volume, to the foundational anatomy of the face, our process will identify and quantify the factors contributing to the aging facial process, and offer the latest in multiplanar rejuvenation. At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, we don’t sell you a facelift procedure , or a “tube of filler”. Rather, we offer our patients a comprehensive philosophy of care that’s based upon a deep understanding of patient care, skin quality, and facial aesthetics. Our goal is to define your best possible facial cosmetic outcome and pilot you there in the safest possible fashion. We use a multidisciplinary approach in all facets of facial cosmetic care including complete skin care, evaluation of surgical and non-surgical therapy, laser treatments, and the potential need for nutritional and medical intervention.

Plastic Surgery is an Experience

We believe that Plastic Surgery is not a commodity, or a procedure. Rather, Plastic Surgery is an experience. This experience begins at our initial cosmetic 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.

Natural Results

The process of facial aging is complex, and is influenced by many genetic and environmental factors. Some of these factors include skin type, skin color, types of wrinkles, depth of wrinkles, muscle atrophy, soft tissue volume loss, bone erosion, and others. These factors demonstrate that facial aging is not an event, but rather it is a continual process of events over time. Men and women both consider facelift surgery, laser procedures, eyelid surgery, and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation throughout their adult lives.   Our job is to identify how we can improve the aging process for you, and provide you with the best possible result using the least invasive methodology available.

To achieve ideal, natural results, we evaluate all aspects of the face, from skin tone and quality, to SMAS laxity, and bone structure. We also identify the inherent strengths and weaknesses within each person’s face, with the intention of enhancing the natural strengths, while minimizing any weaknesses.