Once you’ve made the decision to undergo a cosmetic gynecology procedure (PS, good for you!), you’ve likely already scheduled your meeting and initial consultation with your physician. Though it’s easy to get so excited that you’re focused mostly on the prospect of how much the procedure will benefit you, it’s important to remember that your consultation is an integral step in the whole process. It’s your first impression of your doctor, their team & facility, and a time for gathering all of the essential info pertaining to your specific needs and what can be done to address them. With that said, we’ve gathered some pointers to help you make the very most out of this initial meet and greet.
For starters, ask questions! It’s a good idea to write down any questions you have before meeting with the surgeon, and to address questions and concerns as they come up during your conversation with the doctor. This will help ensure you feel properly educated and better prepared when the day of your procedure rolls around.
Second, be candid, open and honest. Being able to articulate exactly what you’d like to accomplish will help your physician provide you with the appropriate information and make recommendations that will best suit your needs. Also, providing clear and concise data about your health history and current health status and any medications you take will help you and your physician make informed decisions that will keep you safe and pleased with your experience.
Third, ask to view the facility, the doctor’s before and after photos and any testimonials from previous patients. Whether you’re opting for a vaginoplasty or labiaplasty, hearing what other patients have said about their experience and seeing for yourself some of the work the surgeon has done previously will help you get a feel for whether you and the surgeon are a good fit, and it will help you to have a realistic approach and expectations.
We hope these tips have been helpful as you embark on your surgical journey. At the Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, we take great care to ensure our patients are equipped with the proper knowledge and tools for a successful outcome and a pleasant experience. Should you have any questions regarding a cosmetic gynecology procedure, please contact us – we’re happy to help!