THE COSMETIC SURGERY DECISION
People look in the mirror on a daily basis and see something they would like to change about themselves. Whether it is as simple as the color of their hair or the condition of their skin, it is human nature to want to continually improve on what nature has bestowed on us. In addition, more and more people are finding that the changes they seek cannot be taken care of with hair dye or a facial cream. These people are looking for changes that can improve their appearance permanently. These are the people who consider cosmetic surgery as an option. Anyone considering cosmetic surgery should be comfortable with the doctor(s) they choose, and feel that the time spent in their Cosmetic Consultation was thorough and informative.
THE COSMETIC CONSULTATION
The First Step
In order to make your dreams become a reality, you must take the first step – contact us to make an appointment for the Cosmetic Consultation. The goal of a cosmetic consultation at Spalding Drive is primarily to educate the patient about the surgery in question, the process of preparing for surgery, and the recovery period involved. The cosmetic consult is an important step in the process of considering cosmetic surgery. We understand more than anyone that a cosmetic consultation can be seen as an intimidating or daunting experience. Because of this, we take special care to ensure that our patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible in a professional, yet friendly atmosphere.
Dr. Nassif’s consultations – $1,000 (credited towards the cost of the surgery)
Skype consultations – $500 (credited towards the cost of the surgery)
Dr. Yoo’s consultations – $250
Skype consultation – $200 (credited towards the cost of the surgery)
Please contact Ana Martin for more information on the Skype consultation.
A consultation at Spalding Drive generally takes 1.5 to 2 hours. Upon arrival, you will check in with our front office staff, and fill out all necessary paperwork. This will include a brief health history, which gives our physicians the information they need to determine that you are a good candidate for elective surgery. Next, you will be introduced to our patient care coordinator, Ana Martin. She is experienced in beauty, image, personal training and cosmetic surgery. She will personally take you through the consultation process. She is available to answer all your questions, discuss your image enhancement goals and make honest recommendations, show before and after photos of the doctor’s work, and introduce you to the physicians.
You will meet your doctor(s) in a private, comfortable consultation room where you will spend time communicating your specific desires and wishes. The doctor will examine you and give you his advice on how to best achieve the results that you desire.
THE PATIENT CARE CONSULTANT
Ana Martin is our patient care consultant. Ana has been in reconstructive cosmetic plastic industry for over 8 years and has experience in beauty, image, personal training and cosmetic surgery. Ana will personally take you through the consultation process. She is available to answer all your questions, will discuss your image enhancement goals and make honest recommendations, show before and after photos of the doctor’s work and introduce you to the physicians.
After meeting with your doctor, our patient care consultant Ana will discuss cost with you. She will ensure that all of your questions and concerns are answered. You will receive a fee quote that you can take home with you that day. Ana will also provide information regarding available financing plans and after-care facilities. When necessary, she can coordinate phone conversations with patients that have undergone procedures similar to those in which you are interested. At Spalding Drive, we hope that you leave our office an informed patient, excited about the future and it’s many possibilities. We are available for any follow up questions by phone or even for a 2nd consult to assist you in making your decision. To schedule a consultation, click here.
TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY and TWO WEEKS FOLLOWING SURGERY
- NO VITAMIN E except in a daily multi-vitamin.
- NO aspirin or aspirin products.
- NO anti-inflammatory products (Advil, Motrin, Alleve or any ibuprofen products).
- NO ALCOHOL ( very important: NO RED WINE ).
- NO SMOKING or nicotine products.
- You must notify our office of ANY medications you are taking, including over the counter drugs such as cold or headache medications, nose drops, etc.
- Extra-strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) is allowed pre- and post- operatively for pain and /or fever.
- NO herbs of any kind.
- NO recreational drugs at all- EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
- Drink 8-10 glasses of bottled water per day.
THE NIGHT BEFORE SURGERY
- Wash face and shampoo hair using Phisoderm or an antibacterial soap and shampoo.
- If instructed, take pre-op medication.
- DO NOT EAT OR DRINK anything after 11:30 p.m. except as directed by our staff.
THE DAY OF SURGERY
- Take pre-op medications as instructed.
- Remove all make-up and wash your face using an antibacterial soap before coming to the office for surgery.
- Do not use any hair spray or hair fixatives on the day of surgery.
- For men, shave closely prior to your office visit on the day of your surgery.
- Do not wear contact lenses to your surgery.
- Leave valuables at home or with family members.
- Wear loose, comfortable BUTTON DOWN THE FRONT clothing. If desired, bring a scarf and sunglasses (except for after nose surgery) to wear when leaving the surgery center.
- Please arrange for someone to drive you to and from the Surgery Center on the day of your surgery.
- Make arrangements for someone to pick you up and remain with you for at least 24 hours following surgery. A FRIEND OR A FAMILY MEMBER MUST ACCOMPANY YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THE SURGERY CENTER . If an over night stay in an aftercare facility is necessary, a driver from that facility will pick you up from our surgery center.
- DO NOT DRIVE following surgery until cleared by Dr. Nassif or his staff.
- Do not sign any papers or make important decisions for 24 hours after surgery. Medications in your system may alter your judgment.
We understand that it is often inconvenient, time-consuming and expensive for patients to fly to our Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon office for a consultation then fly back again a few weeks later for surgery. We have designed a program to facilitate your experience that will allow you to determine the options that are available to you with ease and understanding. Here’s how it works:
The first step is to call or e-mail our patient care consultant, Ana Martin, and request New Patient Application Forms.
Fill in the Blanks
Fill out our new patient information sheet, and all other pertinent forms and return to our office via fax or email . (The paperwork can also be mailed to our office with your do-it-yourself pre-operative photos – see below).
Please provide clear, recent close-up photos. Photos should clearly show your area of concern and can be sent regular mail or e-mailed.
Obtain an Assessment
Our doctors will assess if you are a good candidate for procedures that you are interested in. You will then be contacted by Ana Martin who will discuss pre-operative care, costs, recovery, local accommodations and any questions related to your procedure(s).
Schedule Your Procedure
In order to reserve your surgery date, a 50% deposit is required. This will ensure that your time is reserved both on Dr. Nassif’s schedule and the surgery center schedule. The remaining balance is due at the pre-op appointment or 4 weeks before surgery, whichever is greater. The deposit is refundable within the first 48 hours. After this time period, a cancellation fee of $3500 will be withheld from your deposit.
Read, Initial, Sign
Shortly after your surgery is scheduled, you will receive a packet in the mail containing pre-operative instructions and procedure consents. These documents must be read carefully and all instructions followed closely. All contents must be signed and initialed. The entire pre-operative packet must be brought with you to your pre-operative office visit. If you have questions at this time please call or email our office.
Fly in for Surgery
Our local international airport is LAX. For a map to our office from LAX click here. We are located approximately 20 minutes from LAX.You MUST arrive one to two days prior to your surgery date. At a designated time during this period you will meet with the doctor/s and have an in depth consultation discussing all procedures. For patients flying to Beverly Hills, CA for an appointment or surgery at Spalding Drive Plastic Surgery, please make sure that ALL consent forms are signed, dated and faxed or mailed in prior to your pre-operative appointment. Please contact the office should you have any questions at 310.275.2467
We advise all patients that fly-in for surgery to spend at least the first night at Serenity After-Care facility thus ensuring any required medical attention necessary. Patients that are having a revision rhinoplasty with rib or a procedure over 5 hours in length are required to stay for at least 1 night. We will be happy to schedule your stay at Serenity. In the days that follow we will see you post-operatively and depending upon the procedures that have been performed you may return home 7-14 days later. In the event that you require any medical attention after returning home we will refer you to a local physician for a check-up. Your health and safety remain our number one priority.
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Click here to contact our patient consultant. She looks forward to meeting you and assisting in making your dream a reality.