Consultation & FAQ
Determine if cosmetic surgery is an option for you by scheduling a consultation and meet with our cosmetic surgeon and team. During this first consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and expectations and also:
- Review your complete medical history (including past and current medications)
- Discuss and evaluate the part of your body you’d like treated
- Give recommendations
- Answer any questions you have
- Discuss medical conditions that could affect your procedural outcome
- Clarify surgical risks and benefits
- Establish a typical timeline for resuming normal work and social activities
You will leave your consultation equipped with the information to help you decide your next steps and clearly understand your procedure.
When you decide upon a procedure, our concierge team will take care of all the details to schedule your surgery – a date, time, location, what to bring with you to help make your brief stay more comfortable, any dietary restrictions prior to surgery, arrangements to discharge you safely after your procedure, and post-operative instructions and follow-up appointments with our concierge clinical team.
The best way to start planning for your surgery is an official consultation. This can be done on the phone or in person at our office. If by phone, you will fill out your medical history in our electronic patient portal (we will send you the link) and e-mail us front and side snapshots of the areas we will be discussing before the appointment. I do charge $100 for the initial consult which is subtracted from the price of your surgery. This allows us to spend as much time with new patients as needed-typically an hour or more. This is paid on the day of your consult.
Feel free to give us a call at 980-938-0459 to schedule your consultation or if you have other questions.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We no longer require a therapy letter or specific time on hormones prior to FTM or MTF top surgery or body sculpting. We use the informed consent model for those procedures. One letter of recommendation from a licensed mental health provider is requested prior to orchiectomy.
When considering gender confirming procedures for patients under the age of 18, we do require the consent of a parent or guardian along with the recommendation of a therapist. For patients 18 years of age and older, we use informed consent.
If there are any doubts about someone’s ability, emotionally or mentally, to give informed consent for a procedure I will ask them to see a licensed mental health provider prior to considering an elective surgery – whether they are gender variant or not.
A family history of breast cancer does not prevent you from having FTM chest reconstruction. If you have a first-degree relative (mother, sister, daughter) with breast cancer you should have a mammogram 10 years younger than they were when they were diagnosed or between 40-45 years old – whichever comes first.
There are several breast cancer risk assessment tools you can use to estimate your overall risk. This is an easy one (Cancer.gov). It may help you determine if you want to get a mammogram prior to top surgery. There is also the possibility of sending the tissue from both breasts to pathology for examination. We can get you a price estimate for that. However, it is rarely indicated.