Knowing what to expect when you visit our plastic surgery practice near Kansas City for the first time helps create a comfortable, positive experience. We’re proud of the level of patient care we provide that sets us apart from other plastic surgeons in Kansas City. Take a look below at what you can expect when you come to visit us.
Before Your Appointment
Our goal is to ensure you have a positive experience throughout your relationship with Associated Plastic Surgeons. That begins before your first appointment. If you prefer to complete our new patient paperwork prior to your scheduled consultation, you can find it on our Patient Resources page. Patients who would rather fill out the paperwork at our office should arrive 15 minutes before their consultation time.
When You Arrive
In the Kansas City area, our plastic surgeons and staff are known for putting patients at ease from the moment they walk into our office, which is located in the beautiful suburb of Leawood, Kansas. There is convenient parking in front of the building, and our offices are on the second floor. You will be warmly greeted by one of our receptionists upon your arrival. If you’ve already filled out our new patient forms, a nurse will come to escort you to an examination room.
The consultation is an important part of the overall process. Your surgeon asks questions to learn about your goals and to get a sense of your expectations. Part of the surgeon’s job is to provide a realistic assessment of what can be accomplished. Your surgeon will also ask about your medical history and get a sense of why you are considering a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure.
This is also the time when you can ask questions. Some of the most important questions to ask include:
- What are your surgeon’s credentials?
- How many times has your surgeon performed your procedure of choice?
- What are the benefits and risks of the surgery you’re considering?
- How long will it take to recover? How much time off work is involved?
Depending on the procedure, your doctor may leave the exam room while you change into an exam gown. A complete physical exam helps the surgeon create a detailed plan. Your physician will evaluate things such as skin tone and elasticity, facial structure, or body proportions. Measurements are also taken, along with photos to document your specific physical characteristics and help the surgeon prepare for your operation. It’s also possible the surgeon may recommend a different procedure based on the physical exam, as well as the possibility of combining procedures to get the results you want.
After the Consultation
Once the exam is completed, you will then be escorted to the nurses’ office. That’s where you can browse before-and-after photos of other patients and get detailed instructions to follow both before and after your operation. Before you leave, our patient coordinator will quote a specific price for your cosmetic procedure and schedule the surgery. Reconstructive procedures may need to be predetermined with your insurance provider.
The entire team at Associated Plastic Surgeons looks forward to meeting you and providing the best care available.