Dr. Charles Perry outlines the typical consultation experience, emphasizing the importance of developing a strong doctor-patient relationship.
Sacramento, CA — A medical consultation is a meeting between a physician and a patient to determine if a procedure should be performed and how. Dr. Charles Perry, a plastic surgeon in Sacramento, explains that the cosmetic surgery consult process is an excellent opportunity for both parties to develop a close rapport. Furthermore, he believes individuals should use the experience to vet the surgeon and determine if the doctor can instill a sense of comfort and confidence in them before proceeding with the treatment.
Patients should expect to participate in the consultation, Dr. Perry states. He says that asking numerous questions and sharing any concerns shows a desire to become well informed. He clarifies roles further, saying that an experienced plastic surgeon should welcome a discussion and display an interest in developing a relationship with the individual. Dr. Perry suggests that people considering aesthetic enhancement should prepare for a cosmetic surgery consult by researching the treatment in advance so they can have substantive questions ready. He also recommends patients review the education, experience, and board certification of the selected surgeon before scheduling a meeting. Dr. Perry adds that bringing a supportive friend, family member, or significant other is usually fine. “It is important to bring someone who makes you feel comfortable.”
Dr. Perry explains that some physicians charge a fee for consultation and others do not. He says at his Sacramento practice, Chrysalis Cosmetics, consults with the medical team are complimentary. However, due to the length of time and level of attention devoted to the patient during the examination, he says a small payment is required to see the surgeon. Dr. Perry explains that this expense will be applied to the total cost of the cosmetic procedure if the individual decides to proceed.
Ultimately, Dr. Perry believes that the consultation process provides an ideal opportunity for the doctor and the patient to develop a bond. Individuals who have a selection of highly qualified plastic surgeons can utilize this meeting to find the one that makes them feel most at ease and provides the highest level of personal care. People should think of this meeting as a chance to learn more about the procedure and the physician, Dr. Perry notes, and both should seem appealing before continuing.
About Charles Perry, MD, FACS
Dr. Perry is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been in private practice since 2006. A graduate of the University of Puget Sound and the University of Washington School of Medicine, he is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Perry has received several accolades, including convocation into the American College of Surgeons (FACS). He is an active member of several esteemed medical organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Perry is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Perry and his practice, please visit sacramentoplastics.com and facebook.com/ChrysalisCosmetics.
785 University Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95816