Coming to see a plastic surgeon can be a daunting thought, whether you are coming about a mole to be removed through to a facelift or breast reconstruction. Mr Pacifico is acutely aware of this and will immediately put you at ease with his warm, friendly and professional approach.
You will get most out of your consultation if you have had the opportunity to do some reading about the area you are interested in beforehand. Mr Pacifico highly recommends reading through the relevant information on the website prior to your appointment. This will allow a more in depth discussion between you, and you will get more out of the consultation.
On the whole the consultation will initially start with Mr Pacifico finding out about you, your reasons for coming and your expectations. He will then take a thorough medical history. This is followed by careful clinical examination. As part of the examination process, Mr Pacifico routinely takes clinical photographs of the areas you are concerned about, having obtained your consent. He will then use these as the focus of your discussion, after uploading them for you both to view on a computer.
There will be a lot of information to take in during the first consultation, but it is important not to worry about remembering everything: in addition to providing you with detailed written information, Mr Pacifico will write to you summarising your discussion, his examination findings and the possible plan that you discussed.
Mr Pacifico will normally invite you back for a second consultation around 2-weeks after the first. This allows you time to reflect on what has been discussed, and gives you an opportunity to read the written information provided as well as the letter you will receive about your consultation. Furthermore, by then you will have received a quote for the proposed procedure enabling you to consider the financial aspects.
Planning and booking surgery usually takes place at the second consultation. Any necessary pre-operative tests and investigations are also planned in the lead up to your surgery date.